Delicious Cheesy Coffee Cake Recipe – Perfect for Brunch!

Ladies and gentlemen, gather round, and let me tell you all about the Quick & Cheesy Coffee Cake Recipe. Now, I know what you’re thinking. Coffee cake? That sounds boring. But let me tell you, this ain’t your grandma’s coffee cake.

First off, it’s quick. None of that waiting around for hours for your dough to rise. We’re talking a baking time of only 35 minutes! And as for the cheesy part, we’re not just talking cream cheese frosting here. No sir, the cheese is actually in the cake itself.

And let me ask you this: who doesn’t love cheese? I mean, come on now. It’s a universal truth that cheese makes everything better. So why not put it in your coffee cake? Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.

But we’re not just stopping at cheese here folks. We’ve got cinnamon too – because what goes better with coffee than the warm, spicy flavor of cinnamon? And don’t even get me started on the streusel topping.

So next time you’re looking for a sweet treat to go along with your morning cup of joe, don’t settle for some boring old pastry. Give this Quick & Cheesy Coffee Cake Recipe a try and thank me later.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Quick & Cheesy Coffee Cake
Quick & Cheesy Coffee Cake

Are you in search of the perfect sweet and cheesy coffee cake? Look no further than this Quick & Cheesy Coffee Cake Recipe. This recipe is an absolute crowd-pleaser, and I’m here to give you all the reasons why.

First and foremost, this coffee cake boasts the perfect balance of sweet and savory flavors. The cream cheese filling adds a luscious richness to every bite, while the cinnamon-infused cake batter is moist and just sweet enough. Believe me, your taste buds will be thanking you.

Another reason to love this recipe is how easy and quick it is to put together. You don’t need any fancy equipment or ingredients; everything can be found at your local grocery store. Plus, you can make it ahead of time for those rush mornings or unexpected guests.

But don’t take my word for it – this Quick & Cheesy Coffee Cake Recipe has been tried, tested, and loved by countless individuals. Just take a look at all the rave reviews online!

In summary, why should you try this recipe? It’s delicious, easy-to-make, and has received numerous accolades from multiple sources. Give it a shot – I promise you won’t be disappointed!

Ingredient List

 Indulge yourself in a quick and easy coffee cake that's bursting with cheesy goodness.
Indulge yourself in a quick and easy coffee cake that’s bursting with cheesy goodness.

Let’s start by gathering all the ingredients for this Quick & Cheesy Coffee Cake Recipe. Don’t worry, it won’t take long to collect everything you need. Here’s everything you’ll need to make this coffee cake recipe:


  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of sour cream

For the Cream Cheese Mixture:

  • 8oz package of Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Cinnamon Cream Cheese Filling:

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

For the Streusel Topping:

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup unsalted butter (softened)

And there you have it. Once you have gathered all the ingredients, let’s move on to the recipe instructions in the next section.

The Recipe How-To

 Have a taste of heaven in every slice of our delicious quick and cheesy coffee cake.
Have a taste of heaven in every slice of our delicious quick and cheesy coffee cake.

Now, the most exciting part of this Quick & Cheesy Coffee Cake Recipe, the how-to.

Making the Cheese Mixture

First thing’s first, let’s make the cheese mixture. You will need to beat one 8 oz cream cheese and 1 egg in a bowl until it is smooth. After that, you mix the sugar, 1 tsp vanilla extract and set it aside.

Preparing the Cake Batter

Now, on to the cake ingredients. In a bowl, beat 2 cups sugar and 1 cup softened butter until it becomes fluffy. Add in the 2 eggs, then slowly stir in the 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 tsp baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon baking soda. Continue beating until a creamy and smooth consistency is achieved.

Creating the Streusel Topping

To make our crumb topping, we will combine 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup flour, 1/4 cup softened butter, and 1 tablespoon cinnamon. Use a fork to create large crumbs.

Combining All Things Together

Next up, we’re going to combine the cheese mixture into our cake batter. Pour half of the cake batter into an 8 or 9-inch greased pan. Sprinkle half of our streusel topping over it. Spoon the cheese mixture onto cake batter in pan, then pour remaining cake batter over all that goodness. Top with leftover streusel crumbs.

Baking Our Delicious Creation

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) before placing your pan inside for around 60-70 minutes. Once done, you can insert a toothpick in its centre to check if it’s baked properly—if it comes out clean with no residue on it, then your cheese coffee cake is perfectly baked!

Congratulations! You now know how-to make a scrumptious Quick & Cheesy Coffee Cake.

Substitutions and Variations

 It's a cheesy paradise! Check out our quick and cheesy coffee cake recipe now.
It’s a cheesy paradise! Check out our quick and cheesy coffee cake recipe now.

Looking for ways to jazz up your Quick & Cheesy Coffee Cake? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered! Here are some of my favorite substitutions and variations that will take this classic recipe to the next level.

1. Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake: Swap out the Philadelphia cream cheese for raspberry cream cheese or cherry cheese for a tangy and fruity twist. You can also try adding a cup of fresh raspberries or sliced strawberries to the cream cheese mixture for added sweetness.

2. Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake: For a more cinnamon-forward coffee cake, add a few tablespoons of cinnamon to the cake batter as well as the cream cheese mixture. Swirl in some brown sugar and cinnamon before baking and you’ll have a deliciously spiced coffee cake that’s perfect for fall.

3. Lemon Cream Cheese Coffee Cake: Want something a little brighter and tangier? Swap out the vanilla extract in the cream cheese mixture for lemon extract or zest, and add a few tablespoons of lemon juice to the cake batter for a refreshing twist.

4. Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cake: Looking for something to warm your soul on those chilly autumn days? Add a tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice to the cake batter, and swap out the sour cream in the cream cheese mixture with pumpkin puree for a cozy pumpkin spice coffee cake that pairs perfectly with your morning cup of joe.

5. Crescent Roll Coffee Cake: If you’re short on time or ingredients, substitute crescent roll dough instead of making homemade dough from scratch. Layer crescent rolls in an ungreased 8-inch round cake pan, then spread on the cheesecake mixture and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until golden brown.

Remember, there’s no wrong way to enjoy Quick & Cheesy Coffee Cake! Whether you’re sticking with the original recipe or trying out one of these fun variations, I guarantee this delicious treat will become a household staple in no time.

Serving and Pairing

 This coffee cake is a delightful blend of coffee and cheese that will surely satisfy your cravings.
This coffee cake is a delightful blend of coffee and cheese that will surely satisfy your cravings.

Alright, guys, now that you’ve baked this irresistible cheesy coffee cake, you’re probably wondering how to serve and pair it! Well, let me tell you – this coffee cake goes really well with a nice hot cup of coffee or tea.

I recommend pairing it with a medium-bodied coffee that has hints of cinnamon and chocolate for that extra touch of warmth and comfort. You can also add a dash of cinnamon on top of your coffee cake slice for that little extra bit of spice.

If you want to turn up the indulgence factor, try serving the coffee cake with some raspberry cream cheese or lemon cream frosting on top. Trust me, the tartness of raspberries and lemons complement the sweetness of the coffee cake perfectly.

Alternatively, if you’re looking to balance out the richness and heaviness of the cheese filling in this cake, you can pair it with some fresh berries or a fruit salad bowl. The acidity and freshness of the fruits will help cut through the creaminess and make for a lighter dessert experience.

Finally, I recommend serving this cheesecake either cold or warm – depending on your preference. You can serve it straight from the fridge if you like your cheesecake firmer or microwave for 20-25 seconds if you prefer it softer and ooey-gooey (who doesn’t?!).

So go ahead and enjoy this scrumptious cheese coffee cake with your favorite beverage or topping – I guarantee it’ll brighten up any morning or afternoon snack time!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Our quick and cheesy coffee cake has the perfect balance of sweetness and a rich cheesy flavor.
Our quick and cheesy coffee cake has the perfect balance of sweetness and a rich cheesy flavor.

Now, listen up folks. Let me tell you some tips on how to make this cheesy coffee cake ahead of time and store it properly.

If you don’t have enough time to bake the cake fresh in the morning, don’t worry, you can prepare and bake it a day before. Simply cover it with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and store it at room temperature for up to three days or in the fridge for up to a week. But, trust me, once your family starts digging in, it probably won’t last that long.

If you have any leftover coffee cake, no frets! You can simply cover it with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and pop it in the freezer for up to three months. When reheating, thaw it overnight in the fridge or on a countertop for a few hours. Then reheat in a preheated oven at 350 F for 10-15 minutes or until warm enough to melt the cream cheese filling.

But if you’re feeling fancy, try adding some glaze to your coffee cake. Mix together powdered sugar and milk until smooth and drizzle over the top of your slightly warmed coffee cake. I bet your guests will be singing your praises with every bite!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Hit the spot with our heavenly quick and cheesy coffee cake with every bite.
Hit the spot with our heavenly quick and cheesy coffee cake with every bite.

Now that you have all the ingredients in place and ready to bake the coffee cake, here are some tips on how to get perfect results.

Firstly, make sure that all ingredients are at room temperature before starting. This means taking out the cream cheese, egg and butter from the fridge at least an hour before baking. Baking with ingredients at room temperature will ensure an even mix and consistent texture of your coffee cake.

Secondly, do not overmix the batter. Overmixing can lead to a tough and dense cake. Mix until just combined, even if the batter is slightly lumpy.

Thirdly, use a light hand for adding the streusel topping. Too much pressure can cause it to clump together and sink into the cake while baking. Give it a gentle dusting for best results.

Fourthly, check the oven temperature beforehand to avoid uneven cooking. The ideal temperature for baking this coffee cake recipe is 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 180 degrees Celsius. Use an oven thermometer for accurate temperature reading and adjust as needed.

Fifthly, check your coffee cake using a toothpick or skewer inserted into the center of the cake. If it comes out clean, then it is ready. If it comes out with batter on it, then leave it in for a few more minutes and check again.

Lastly, let your coffee cake cool down completely before cutting into it. This will help it set properly and prevent crumbling while serving.

By following these tips, you’ll get perfect results every time you make this delightful cheese coffee cake!

Bottom Line

Now that you have my recipe for a Quick and Cheesy Coffee Cake, I hope you’re convinced to give it a try! As a barista, I can assure you that this coffee cake recipe is a perfect accompaniment to your daily cup of coffee. Not only is it easy to make, but it’s also fully customizable with various substitutions and variations that I’ve mentioned earlier in this article.

With this recipe, you can bring the taste of a coffee shop into your own home. The warm cinnamon cream cheese filling, the soft texture of the cake batter and the decadent streusel topping will leave your taste buds wanting more. The best part is that you don’t need advanced baking skills to make this delicious dessert.

Why not impress your family and friends with this coffee cake recipe by making it ahead of time for a special occasion or potluck? You could also pair it with your favorite hot drink or indulge in a slice as a midnight snack. This Quick and Cheesy Coffee Cake Recipe is versatile and can be enjoyed any way that suits you.

In conclusion, I encourage you to try my Quick and Cheesy Coffee Cake Recipe. It’s an affordable and simple dessert that has the potential to make any day feel special. So why not treat yourself or loved ones to something sweet today?

Quick & Cheesy Coffee Cake

Quick & Cheesy Coffee Cake Recipe

It's been saved in my recipe book for so many years; I don't recall where it's from. But it is so yummy!!!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Bakery
Calories 382.6 kcal


  • 1 (8 ounce) package Philadelphia Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 cup sugar, plus
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 (10 ounce) package refrigerated biscuits
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Combine cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar, flour, and egg until smooth.
  • Separate dough into 10 biscuits.
  • Place in ungreased 8" or 9" round cake pan.
  • Press biscuits over bottom and up sides of pan to form crust.
  • Pour cream cheese mixture over crust.
  • Combine remaining 1-1/2 tsps sugar and cinnamon.
  • Sprinkle over top.
  • Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until filling is set and crust is deep golden brown.
  • Cool 20 minutes.
  • Serve warm or cool.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 84gCalories: 382.6kcalCarbohydrates: 42.3gProtein: 7.2gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 10.3gCholesterol: 76.8mgSodium: 691.5mgFiber: 0.8gSugar: 21.7g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Breads, Brunch, Easy, Low Protein
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