Delicious Cream Cheese Coffee Cake Muffins Recipe

Welcome, coffee and pastry enthusiasts! I know that most of you cannot resist an irresistible coffee cake — and you’re in for a treat. Today, I will be sharing with you one of the best cinnamon cream cheese coffee cake muffins recipe that you could ever bake. Yes, your bakery-inspired pastry dreams are about to come true.

Nothing beats the aroma of freshly brewed coffee in the morning, paired with a tasty pastry to start your day just right. If you think that coffee cakes are already impressive on their own, then wait until you try these delectable muffins bursting with cinnamon streusel and rich cream cheese filling!

This recipe is perfect for any occasion– from breakfast or brunch to a sweet snack in the afternoon. Plus, it’s incredibly easy to make and takes only 45 minutes from start to finish! With your expertise in baking combined with the simple yet indulgent ingredients mentioned below, we’ll create aromatic and delicious cream cheese coffee muffins unlike any other.

Are you ready to elevate your baking skills without breaking the bank? Let’s get started!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Cream Cheese Coffee Cake Muffins
Cream Cheese Coffee Cake Muffins

Are you looking for a delicious and easy-to-make recipe that’s perfect for breakfast, brunch, or even dessert? Look no further than these cream cheese coffee cake muffins!

This recipe is a delightful twist on classic coffee cake, offering tender muffins filled with a rich and tangy cream cheese filling. One bite of these muffins and you’ll fall in love with the cinnamon streusel topping and the creamy center.

What’s more, these muffins are incredibly versatile, making them perfect for any occasion. Serve them up with a hot cup of coffee or tea for breakfast or brunch. Or, dress them up with fresh fruit or whipped cream for a decadent dessert.

But what really sets these muffins apart is just how easy they are to make. With simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry and an easy-to-follow recipe, you can have these delicious muffins ready to eat in just 30 minutes!

So why not give this recipe a try? Whether you’re craving something sweet or need an impressive dish to bring to your next brunch, these cream cheese coffee cake muffins are sure to hit the spot.

Ingredient List

 These muffins will make your taste buds dance!
These muffins will make your taste buds dance!

Before diving into the recipe, it’s essential to have all the necessary ingredients. Here is a list of what you’ll need to make these delicious Cream Cheese Coffee Cake Muffins.

For the Muffin Batter:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

For the Cream Cheese Filling:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg

For the Cinnamon streusel topping:

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Make sure you have all the ingredients before starting to bake. With these ingredients in your pantry, your muffins will turn out as flavorful and moist as possible.

The Recipe How-To

 Your morning coffee just got a whole lot better.
Your morning coffee just got a whole lot better.

Now, let’s talk about the main part of this article: how to make Cream Cheese Coffee Cake Muffins that people will rave about.

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a muffin tin with baking cups, or grease with baking spray.

Step 2: In a large mixing bowl, stir together 2 cups (250g) all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, and 1 teaspoon baking powder.

Step 3: In another mixing bowl, cream together 1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter and 1 cup (200g) sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy.

Step 4: Add in two eggs, one at a time. Beat some more until they’re well combined.

Step 5: Stir in one cup of sour cream, and a pinch of salt. Keep stirring until everything is smooth.

Step 6: Gradually add in the dry ingredients from the first mixing bowl. Continue mixing until everything is just combined.

Step 7: Fill each muffin cup halfway with the batter mixture.

Step 8: Add about a tablespoon of cream cheese filling on top of each muffin cup. Use a toothpick to swirl the filling into the batter.

Step 9: Add another tablespoon of muffin batter on top of the cream cheese filling.

Step 10: Mix together half a cup (100g) of sugar with one teaspoon of cinnamon for the cinnamon streusel topping. Sprinkle over each muffin top evenly.

Step 11: Bake in preheated oven for ~20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool down for several minutes before removing muffins from pan.

And voilà! Your Cream Cheese Coffee Cake Muffins are ready to be served!

Substitutions and Variations

 The perfect breakfast treat for a lazy Sunday morning.
The perfect breakfast treat for a lazy Sunday morning.

No two coffee cake muffins are alike, and there is always room for experimentation when it comes to creating your own variation of this classic recipe. Here are some substitutions and variations that you can try:

– Instead of cream cheese filling, try blueberry cream cheese or strawberry cream cheese filling. Adding fruit to the batter creates a delightful flavor combination that will leave you wanting more.

– Experiment with different streusel toppings. Cinnamon streusel is a popular choice, but why not try pumpkin spice or lemon zest?

– For a healthier version, substitute Greek yogurt for sour cream and use whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour. You can also reduce the sugar content by using natural sweeteners like honey or maple syrup.

– To make these muffins gluten-free, use almond flour or coconut flour instead of wheat flour. However, keep in mind that gluten-free batter tends to be denser than normal batter. So, adjust accordingly.

– Add some chopped nuts or dried fruits like raisins or cranberries to the streusel topping for an extra crunch.

– For a savory twist on the traditional coffee cake muffin, try adding crumbled bacon to the batter. Or switch the streusel flavour with garam masala and a pinch of smoked sea salt.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with different ingredients until you find the perfect combination that suits your taste buds! The possibilities are endless when it comes to creating delicious and unique coffee cake muffins.

Serving and Pairing

 A little slice of heaven in muffin form!
A little slice of heaven in muffin form!

The Cream Cheese Coffee Cake Muffins are a delightful dessert that can be enjoyed with a variety of beverages or as a snack anytime. The muffins pair perfectly with freshly brewed coffee, tea, or hot chocolate to create a flavorful and heartwarming experience. They are also great for sharing with family and friends at any gathering or party.

When serving these muffins, it’s important to make sure they are cooled for a few minutes before consuming. This will allow the cream cheese filling to set and become easier to eat, while also preventing anyone from getting burned from the steam.

For those who prefer an extra zing in their muffins, trying pairing them with a lemon, blueberry, or strawberry cheesecake. These flavors will complement the sweet and savory taste of the cream cheese filling, creating a delightful contrast in every bite.

If you’re looking for something simple yet satisfying, serve the muffins with Greek yogurt or fresh fruit. The tangy flavor of the yogurt enhances the creamy texture of the muffin’s streusel topping while the fruit creates an exciting burst of fruitiness with every bite.

In addition, these muffins can be customized to your taste preferences by adding your favorite toppings or fillings. Try making pumpkin cheesecake, blueberry cream cheese, strawberry cream cheese, or lemon cream cheese filled muffins for different occasions and seasonal treats.

Overall, these Cream Cheese Coffee Cake Muffins are versatile and can be served in different ways depending on your cravings or occasion. They are perfect for those who love sweet treats and bakery items that offer comfort in every bite.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Get ready to fall in love with these Cream Cheese Coffee Cake Muffins.
Get ready to fall in love with these Cream Cheese Coffee Cake Muffins.

Now that you have baked and feasted on your delicious Cream Cheese Coffee Cake Muffins, you might wonder about their shelf life. Fret not, as these scrumptious muffins are easy to store and reheat!

If you need to make a large batch of muffins for a party or simply want to get an early start on breakfast preparations, these muffins can be made ahead of time. Store the muffins in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days. If you plan on storing them for longer, pop the muffins in the freezer and they will stay fresh for up to a month.

When reheating, don’t hesitate to use your trusty microwave or oven. For microwaving, wrap the muffins in a damp paper towel and heat on high for 10-15 seconds per muffin. If using the oven, preheat to 350°F (175°C). Place the muffins in the oven and warm for 5-10 minutes or until heated through.

Additionally, if you want to go above and beyond for your guests or if you plan on packing them for office snacks, try adding a little extra flair by garnishing the top with powdered sugar or blueberries. Not only will it make your muffin stand out from the rest of the bunch, but it will also add a hint of color.

So go ahead and impress your friends and family with these easy-to-make Cream Cheese Coffee Cake Muffins!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Muffins so delicious, you'll want to share them with your friends.
Muffins so delicious, you’ll want to share them with your friends.

Achieving perfection in baking requires a bit of finesse, confidence and trial and error. As a barista, I have learned many tips and tricks along the way to perfect my coffee and pastry recipes. In this section, I will share with you my tips for achieving the perfect Cream Cheese Coffee Cake Muffins.

To get the perfect muffin tops, add some extra streusel topping to each muffin just before baking. This will create a delicious crunchy layer on top of the muffin while keeping it moist inside. Another tip is to avoid using overripe bananas or fruits in your recipe as this can alter the flavor and texture of your muffins.

To ensure that your cream cheese filling doesn’t sink into the bottom of your muffin, make sure it is at room temperature before adding it into the batter. Cold cream cheese can cause lumps and prevent it from combining smoothly with other ingredients.

When mixing dry ingredients, always sift them together to avoid clumps and ensure even distribution. Additionally, when using baking powder or baking soda, make sure to add them separately from other ingredients as they react quickly with moisture and begin releasing carbon dioxide while mixing.

Finally, to avoid sticking to the baking pan, generously spray non-stick baking spray or use cupcake liners for best results. It’s also important not to overfill the cupcake liners or baking pan since they may expand during baking and overflow.

Incorporating these tips into your recipe will help you achieve fluffy Cream Cheese Coffee Cake Muffins that are simply irresistible!


Now that you’ve learned how to make these delicious cream cheese coffee cake muffins, you may have some questions. Fear not! In this section, I will address some common inquiries so that you can be confident in your baking skills and enjoy your treats even more.

Why is it called a coffee cake muffin?

Coffee cake is a popular type of dessert that is often served with coffee or latte. The muffin versions of this classic treat are made with a pound cake base, combined with layers of cinnamon and streusel. These muffins are referred to as coffee cake muffins because they are an excellent companion for a warm cup of coffee.

What makes coffee cake different?

Coffee cake, also known as kaffekuchen, is a delicious cake that has a sweet, distinctive cinnamon flavor with a crumbly top. The cake is usually made with flour, butter, and sugar, and the topping made from the same ingredients. You can even find variations of this cake that include fruit, and the most popular fruit used in coffee cake is blueberry. In some versions, the crumbly topping is used to make a delicious filling.

Can I replace milk with coffee in cake?

When you’re preparing baked goods that require liquid ingredients, like milk or water, brewed coffee can be a fantastic addition to the recipe. It can provide a subtle yet delightful taste and add extra richness to foods such as muffins, brownies, and cakes.

How much sugar is in coffee cake muffin?

In the following recipe, we will guide you on how to make a delicious coffee beverage that contains 590 calories or 2469 kilojoules. It also contains 370 milligrams of sodium, which is equivalent to 15% of the daily recommended intake. The total carbohydrate count is 88 grams, which makes up 29% of the beverage’s composition. The drink has 2 grams of dietary fiber and 51 grams of sugar.

Bottom Line

If you are a fan of coffee and crave something sweet, then these cream cheese coffee cake muffins are perfect for you. They are easy to make, require only a few simple ingredients, and can be easily customized with different flavors and variations.

By combining fluffy cake muffins with rich cream cheese filling and a crunchy cinnamon streusel topping, these muffins become an irresistible treat. Plus, with the ability to make them ahead of time and store them for later, they are also a convenient option for busy days.

Whether you prefer blueberry cream cheese, strawberry cheesecake, lemon cream or pumpkin cheesecake, there is no shortage of possibilities. So go ahead and experiment with your own flavor combinations to find your new favorite coffee cake muffin recipe.

In conclusion, these cream cheese coffee cake muffins have everything you need in a delicious dessert or breakfast treat: a soft and fluffy texture, creamy cream cheese filling, fragrant cinnamon, and many ways to customize it to suit any taste buds. Try them out today and let these tasty muffins help you satisfy your coffee cravings!

Cream Cheese Coffee Cake Muffins

Cream Cheese Coffee Cake Muffins Recipe

This is a smaller version of my cream cheese coffee cake, but the ingredients are a little different too! These are very impressive little muffins, packed full of flavor.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 14 muffins
Calories 366.6 kcal


  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 8 ounces cream cheese (room temperature)


  • Preheat oven 375°F.
  • Grease and flour (or use cooking spray) bottom and sides of 12 muffin tins.
  • Combine flour and 3/4 cup sugar. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; reserve 1 cup of mixture setting aside.
  • To crumb mixture in bowl add baking powder, soda, salt, sour cream, 1 egg and almond extract blending well.
  • Divide among 12 to 14 muffin cups.
  • Combine cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1 egg and pour over batter in pan. Sprinkle reserved 1 cup of crumb mixture over all.
  • Bake 20 to 25 minutes.

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Serving: 85gCalories: 366.6kcalCarbohydrates: 37.9gProtein: 5.3gFat: 21.9gSaturated Fat: 12.9gCholesterol: 89.8mgSodium: 317.3mgFiber: 0.7gSugar: 17.9g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Breads, Quick Breads
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