Indulge in the Blissful Delight: Cheese Coffee Cake Recipe

Attention all coffee and cheese lovers! Do you crave a sweet treat that combines the creaminess of cheese with the richness of coffee? Look no further than our Quick Cheese Coffee Cake Recipe. This easy coffee cake recipe is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or even as a dessert. With a moist cake base, decadent cinnamon cream cheese filling, and sweet crumb topping, this recipe is sure to satisfy all your cravings.

Don’t be intimidated by the idea of making a coffee cake – this recipe is incredibly simple and can be made in just over an hour. Plus, we’ve got a recipe video to guide you along the way.

Whether you’re hosting a fancy brunch, impressing your coworkers at the office potluck, or simply treating yourself to a delicious home-baked treat, this quick cheese coffee cake will not disappoint. So grab your apron and get baking!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Quick Cheese Coffee Cake
Quick Cheese Coffee Cake

If you’re a lover of all things cheese and coffee cake, then this quick cheese coffee cake recipe is an absolute must-try! This recipe combines the best of two worlds to create a delightful dessert that will leave you craving for more.

The cream cheese filling in this coffee cake is what makes it so special. The filling is rich and creamy with just the right amount of sweetness. It pairs perfectly with the cinnamon sugar topping and the moist cake, making for a perfect bite every time.

This easy-to-make recipe is perfect for those who are looking to impress their guests or want to indulge in a sweet treat without having to spend hours in the kitchen. The best part? It’s versatile and can be served as breakfast, brunch, or dessert.

This recipe is also highly customizable! You can add fresh fruits like strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, or even pumpkin to the filling to give it an exciting twist. Or you can swap out the cinnamon sugar topping for a streusel topping or add a crumb topping to give it even more texture.

What’s more, this recipe pairs perfectly with your favorite cup of coffee or tea. Its balanced sweetness and subtle flavors make for a perfect pairing with your morning beverage.

In conclusion, you’ll love this quick cheese coffee cake recipe for its moist texture, creamy filling, easy-to-make directions, and endless flavor possibilities. Give it a try today and watch as it becomes your new go-to dessert recipe!

Ingredient List

 Satisfy your coffee and cheese cravings with this easy-to-make quick cheese coffee cake!
Satisfy your coffee and cheese cravings with this easy-to-make quick cheese coffee cake!

Here is a list of ingredients you’ll need to make this Quick Cheese Coffee Cake recipe. Make sure you have these ingredients on hand before beginning the recipe:

For the Cake

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Cream Cheese Filling

  • 2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg

For the Crumb Topping

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

Note: You can find these ingredients at your local grocery store.

The Recipe How-To

 Ditch the traditional desserts and indulge in this cheesy goodness.
Ditch the traditional desserts and indulge in this cheesy goodness.

Mixing the Cake Batter

  1. In a large bowl, I combine 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.

  2. Then, I take another bowl and mix together 1 cup of unsalted butter (softened) and 2 cups of sugar until it turns creamy.

  3. Afterward, I add in 2 eggs and whisk it well before adding in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract to the mixture.

  4. The next step is to add half of the flour mixture into the bowl with the wet ingredients and mix it with a spatula before carefully stirring in 1 cup of sour cream. Once that is fully incorporated into the batter, I proceed to add in the remaining flour mixture, mixing until evenly combined.

  5. The cake batter is now done and can be set aside.

Creating the Cream Cheese Mixture

  1. Begin by preparing the cream cheese filling for the cheesecake layer: Take a large bowl and use an electric mixer to beat together two 8 oz packages of cream cheese on medium speed, until smooth.

  2. Gradually stir in 1 cup of sugar, then add one egg at a time, mixing well after each addition.


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C), then grease and flour a 9×13 inch (22x33cm) pan.

  2. Pour half of the prepared cake batter into the pan, making sure to spread it out evenly with a spatula or spoon.

  3. Next, pour all of the prepared cream cheese filling on top of the cake batter layer.

  4. Using a spoon, spread out your remaining cake batter on top of this layer try not to leave any air pockets, creating an even layer across the whole pan.

  5. To make the crumb topping, combine 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 2 tsp of cinnamon, and stir it in a small bowl until the mixture fully incorporated.

  6. Then pour in 1/2 cup of melted butter and mix until it resembles a coarse sand-like texture.

  7. Next, sprinkle the crumb topping over the cake batter layer make sure to cover the cake mixture evenly throughout.

  8. Bake your coffee cake in the preheated oven for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick can be inserted into the center of the cake and come out clean.

  9. Once The coffee cake baked through, let it cool down for a while before slicing into small squares, and enjoy!

Substitutions and Variations

 A slice of this coffee cake and a cup of coffee are the perfect match made in dessert heaven.
A slice of this coffee cake and a cup of coffee are the perfect match made in dessert heaven.

One of the best things about baking is that you can make it your own by experimenting with substitutions and variations. Here are some suggestions to personalize this Quick Cheese Coffee Cake Recipe:

– Cheese: While cream cheese is the star of this recipe, you could substitute it with other soft cheeses like ricotta or mascarpone for a different flavor profile.

– Cinnamon: If cinnamon is not your thing, try swapping it for nutmeg, cardamom or ginger to add some warmth and depth to the cake.

– Streusel Topping: The streusel topping is what sets this cake apart from other coffee cakes. But if you don’t have access to cinnamon cream cheese, vanilla cream cheese or caramel would also work well in the streusel topping. For a more traditional crumb topping, mix flour, sugar, and butter until it resembles coarse crumbs and sprinkle on top of the cake batter.

– Fruit Additions: This coffee cake recipe is already delicious on its own, but if you’re feeling experimental, add fresh fruit or fruit preserves in between layers of the cheese mixture. Raspberry or blueberry cream cheese would complement fresh raspberries or blueberries well, respectively. You can also try adding canned pumpkin puree to the cream cheese mixture as a unique twist.

– Diet Restrictions: To make this recipe suitable for vegetarians, simply replace eggs with an egg substitute. To make it gluten-free, use gluten-free flour instead of all-purpose flour and experiment with a gluten-free graham cracker crumb in place of graham flour.

There are numerous possibilities with this Quick Cheese Coffee Cake Recipe – tweak it and adjust it as you like to create your own unique spin on one of the best cinnamon cream cheese coffee cakes out there.

Serving and Pairing

 The creamy texture of the cheese and the bold flavor of the coffee create a delicious flavor profile.
The creamy texture of the cheese and the bold flavor of the coffee create a delicious flavor profile.

Once the quick cheese coffee cake is ready, it’s time to serve and enjoy this heavenly dessert. I suggest serving the cake when it’s still warm, as it is much more appetizing that way. You could also serve it at room temperature or slightly chilled, depending on your preference.

This coffee cake is a versatile dessert that can be paired with a myriad of beverages. A hot cup of coffee is an easy go-to pairing for this delightful cake, as its flavor and aroma complement the rich flavors of the cheese and cinnamon cream topping. But, if you’re not a coffee person, a cup of tea, hot chocolate or even a glass of milk can work well.

If you’re looking for something extra special, you could whip up some whipped cream or add a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top of your cake slice to take things up a notch. Fruits such as raspberries or strawberries can also be served alongside the coffee cake to add some freshness and balance out the richness.

One serving tip is to cut the coffee cake into small squares or slices, so that they are easy to serve and eat. You might find that people will come back for seconds, so make sure you have plenty on hand!

In conclusion, pairing options for quick cheese coffee cake are endless. Whether enjoyed alone or with company, it is sure to become a crowd-pleaser and a staple in your dessert repertoire.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A delicious way to start your morning with a slice of quick cheese coffee cake and a steaming hot cup of coffee.
A delicious way to start your morning with a slice of quick cheese coffee cake and a steaming hot cup of coffee.

This quick and easy cheese coffee cake is perfect for busy mornings when you need a delicious breakfast on the go. It’s great to know that this cake can be prepared ahead of time, so you don’t have to worry about getting up early to make it fresh.

To make-ahead, bake the cake as directed in the recipe and allow it to cool completely. Once cooled, tightly wrap the cake in plastic wrap and then place it into an airtight container. The cake can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or frozen for up to 2 weeks.

When you’re ready to reheat the cake, simply remove it from the fridge or freezer and let it come to room temperature. For best results, reheat slices of the cake in the microwave for a few seconds or in a toaster oven until heated through.

If you want to add some extra zing to your cake, try serving with a dollop of whipped cream on top or adding some fresh fruit like strawberries, blueberries or raspberries. This will give your quick cheese coffee cake a refreshing taste and turn a regular breakfast into something special.

Overall, this recipe is perfect for anyone who loves baked goods but doesn’t have much time in the morning. With its easy make-ahead instructions and tasty flavor, this cheese coffee cake is sure to become one of your go-to breakfast recipes.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Don't be afraid to experiment with different types of cheese to elevate the flavors of this coffee cake.
Don’t be afraid to experiment with different types of cheese to elevate the flavors of this coffee cake.

Making the perfect quick cheese coffee cake can be quite a challenge, especially if you’re new to baking. But don’t worry, with a few tips and tricks, you can easily come up with a moist and delicious cake that will impress your friends and family. Here are some tips on how to get perfect results every time you make this recipe.

Firstly, it’s very important to make sure your ingredients are room temperature before you start baking. This ensures that everything mixes evenly, creating a uniform texture throughout the cake. Take the cream cheese out of the fridge and leave it to soften at room temperature for at least an hour. The butter should also be brought to room temperature before mixing.

Another tip when making the streusel topping is to avoid packing it too tightly. Simply mix together the ingredients in a small bowl and then sprinkle it over the top of the batter. This will give you a crumbly, delicious topping that isn’t too dense.

When mixing your ingredients, don’t overdo it – this will cause your cake to become tough and chewy. Use a mixer or whisk attachment on low speed to combine everything together, stop once everything is just mixed – don’t mix or beat until smooth.

Baking time and temperature are also crucial factors in achieving the perfect result for this recipe. Do not over-bake as it might become dry and overcooked. Stop baking once golden brown, (around 35-40 minutes). You can test readiness by inserting a clean toothpick into the middle of your coffee cake – if it comes out clean, then your cake is ready!

Finally, for best results let the cake cool completely before serving or storing. The flavors develop more over time so it tastes even better on day two.

By following these simple tips, you’ll be sure to create a delicious quick cheese coffee cake that everyone will love. Don’t forget to experiment with different substitutions and variations to find what works best for you!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this quick cheese coffee cake recipe is a fantastic dessert option that you can whip up in no time. It’s an easy and delicious way to serve dessert to your guests or family members. Its soft and velvety texture is sure to melt in your mouth, and the cheese crumb topping adds an extra layer of richness to the cake.

By following the recipe instructions carefully and choosing high-quality ingredients, you can bring out the best flavors in this cake. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced baker, this recipe is perfect for you. With a few simple substitutions, you can customize it to your taste and preference.

Don’t forget to pair the cake with your favorite beverage for a complete indulgence experience. You can serve it with a warm cup of coffee, hot cocoa or tea for added comfort and warmth.

So go ahead and give this recipe a try today. Once you’ve tasted it, you will agree with me that this quick cheese coffee cake might just be one of the best cake recipes ever!

Quick Cheese Coffee Cake

Quick Cheese Coffee Cake Recipe

Easy, quick and tasty! This recipe was a Pillsbury Bake-Off winner in 1982.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Fusion
Calories 343 kcal


  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 (10 ounce) can ready-to-bake refrigerated buttermilk flaky biscuits
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Heat oven to 350°.
  • Beat cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar, flour and egg until smooth.
  • Separate dough into 10 biscuits; place in an ungreased 8 or 9-inch round cake pan; press over bottom and 1 inch up sides to form a crust-lined pan.
  • Pour cream cheese mixture into the pan.
  • Blend 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over cream cheese mixture.
  • Bake for 24-30 minutes or until filling is set and edges of crust are deep golden brown.
  • Cool 20 minutes.
  • Serve warm or cool; store in the fridge.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 84gCalories: 343kcalCarbohydrates: 42.4gProtein: 7gFat: 16.7gSaturated Fat: 9.2gCholesterol: 76.8mgSodium: 442.6mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 17.9g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Breads, Brunch, Christmas, Easy, Lunch, Oven, Sweet
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