Delicious Raspberry-Cheese Coffee Cake Recipe: Try it Now!

In this recipe, I’m going to show you how to make a scrumptious dessert that will knock your socks off: the Raspberry-Cheese Coffee Cake Recipe. This cake is moist, buttery and delicious, and is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth craving.

The Raspberry-Cheese Coffee Cake Recipe combines a creamy cheesecake filling with juicy raspberries and a crunchy streusel topping, all baked to perfection. This cake is perfect for anyone who loves the tartness of raspberries and the creaminess of cheese.

There’s nothing quite like a homemade coffee cake, and this one will taste like it’s straight out of a bakery. You’ll love the combination of the soft cake with the creamy cheesecake filling and raspberry jam which adds another layer of flavor.

Whether you’re looking for an impressive dessert for your next get-together or just want to treat yourself to something special, this Raspberry-Cheese Coffee Cake is not only easy to make, but it’s also sure to impress anyone who tries it!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Raspberry-Cheese Coffee Cake
Raspberry-Cheese Coffee Cake

Looking for a coffee cake recipe that will blow your socks off? Look no further than this Raspberry-Cheese Coffee Cake. This cake has it all: a moist buttery cake, creamy cheesecake filling, juicy raspberries, and a crunchy streusel topping.

One of the things that makes this recipe so special is the addition of the raspberry cream cheese filling. The filling is made with cream cheese, sugar, and an egg, making it rich and velvety. The addition of raspberries gives the filling a fruity twist that perfectly complements the tanginess of the cream cheese.

The cake itself is light and fluffy, with just the right amount of sweetness to balance out the tangy filling. And the streusel topping adds a nice crunch to every bite.

This coffee cake is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dessert. It’s also great for sharing with friends or family. Trust me when I say that once you make this cake, it will become a staple in your recipe box.

So go ahead and give this Raspberry-Cheese Coffee Cake a try. Your taste buds will thank you!

Ingredient List

 A slice of sweet heaven with every bite
A slice of sweet heaven with every bite

Before diving into the steps of making this delicious Raspberry-Cheese Coffee Cake, let’s take a look at the essential ingredients that you will need for this recipe. This recipe requires two separate mixtures: one is for the cake and another is for the cheesecake filling. Here’s what you will need:

For the Cake:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened (or margarine)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup milk

For the Cheesecake Filling:

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

For the Raspberry Filling:

  • 3/4 cup raspberry jam

For the Streusel Topping:

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries

Ensure that you have all of these ingredients on hand before you start making this delectable coffee cake!

The Recipe How-To

 A perfect balance of sweet and tangy flavors
A perfect balance of sweet and tangy flavors

Now let’s get to the fun part – creating this delicious Raspberry-Cheese Coffee Cake! This recipe requires a few steps, but don’t worry, it’s very easy to follow. Below I’ve broken down the instructions into sub-sections to make it even simpler for you.

Make Raspberry Filling

First, we’ll make the raspberry filling. You’ll need a bowl and a whisk for this step. Take 1 cup of raspberries and mash them with a fork or a blender until they’re smooth. Add 8 oz. of softened cream cheese, 1 egg, and 1/2 cup of sugar to the mashed raspberries, then beat them together with the whisk until the mixture becomes creamy and smooth.

Make Cheesecake Filling

Next, we’ll make the cheesecake filling. You’ll need a medium-sized bowl for this step. Combine 8 oz. of softened cream cheese, 1/4 cup of sugar, and 1 egg in the bowl. Mix them together with a whisk until they’re thoroughly combined and smooth.

Make Streusel Topping

Now let’s move on to making the streusel topping! In a small mixing bowl combine 2 cups all-purpose flour, 3/4 cup of sugar, 1 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt. Add eight tablespoons of melted butter or margarine to the bowl and mix all ingredients until they form crumb mixture resembling coarse sand.

Mix Together Batter

In another large mixing bowl, combine 2 and 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour, 3 teaspoons of baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda. Whisk these ingredients thoroughly until they’re completely mixed together. Then add one cup of sour cream to your dry mixture along with two eggs and two teaspoons of vanilla extract. Pour in 1 and 1/2 cups of sugar, and 1 cup of melted butter then whisk all ingredients together until smooth.

Assemble Raspberry-Cheese Coffee Cake

Now that you have all our components ready: raspberry filling, cheesecake filling, streusel topping, and batter; it’s time for the fun part – assembling the coffee cake! In a greased 9×13 inch baking pan pour and spread half of your batter in the bottom. Then add your raspberry filling on top, spreading it evenly over the batter. Add the cheesecake filling gently over the raspberry layer ensuring that they are similar in size. Finally, sprinkle most of your streusel topping all over and pour remaining cake batter on top. Finish it off by adding fresh raspberries on top and what remains of the streusel.

Bake The Raspberry-Cheese Coffee Cake

Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 50-60 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean. And voila! Your sweet, moist buttery cake with creamy cheesecake

Substitutions and Variations

 Get ready for a raspberry-cheese party in your mouth
Get ready for a raspberry-cheese party in your mouth

Variety is the spice of life, and this recipe is no exception. There are many ways to tweak the ingredients for this raspberry-cheese coffee cake recipe to suit different dietary restrictions or personal preferences. Here are a few ideas:

1. Low Carb or Keto: If you’re watching your carbs or following a keto diet, you can make some simple substitutions to create a low-carb version of this cake. Swap out the all-purpose flour for almond flour or coconut flour, use a keto-friendly sweetener instead of sugar, and substitute the raspberry jam with sugar-free raspberry jam.

2. Raspberry Almond Cake: For a nutty twist on this classic recipe, add some chopped almonds to the streusel topping or sprinkle them on top of the cake before baking.

3. Fresh Raspberries: While the recipe calls for raspberry jam, fresh raspberries can also be used instead. Simply substitute the same amount of ripe raspberries for the jam.

4. Cheese Variations: The beauty of cream cheese is its versatility. You can experiment with different types of cheese to create your own unique flavor profile. For example, try using goat cheese or ricotta cheese in place of the cream cheese.

5. Streusel Topping Variations: This crumbly mixture is a key component of the coffee cake’s signature texture and flavor. You can vary the ingredients in the streusel topping to create your own delicious combinations. For instance, consider using brown sugar or whole wheat flour for a deeper, more complex flavor.

No matter what substitutions or variations you choose to make, always remember that experimentation is key to creating your perfect coffee cake recipe that will never get old!

Serving and Pairing

 Love at first sight (or bite)
Love at first sight (or bite)

When it comes to serving and pairing this delectable Raspberry-Cheese Coffee Cake recipe, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. To start, this cake is best served fresh and warm out of the oven. The aroma of the cheesecake filling, juicy raspberries, and crunchy streusel topping will surely entice your taste buds.

For those who prefer the cake at room temperature or chilled, we recommend reheating it in the oven or microwave before serving. This will help maintain its moist buttery texture and delicious flavors.

In terms of pairing, we highly recommend serving this coffee cake with freshly brewed coffee. The cheesy cream cheese coffee flavors complement the slight bitterness of coffee perfectly. If you’re looking for an extra kick of flavor, try pairing it with a raspberry-flavored latte or a hot cup of tea.

Additionally, since this dessert is on the sweeter side, you could also pair it with some fresh fruits or a light salad to balance out the flavors. Some sliced strawberries or a mixed berry salad would make great accompaniments.

Overall, enjoy this sweet treat with your favorite beverage and savor every bite. It’s perfect for any special occasion, family gathering or simply as a comfort food to indulge on your own.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Tasty, scrumptious, and oh so satisfying
Tasty, scrumptious, and oh so satisfying

Once your Raspberry-Cheese Coffee Cake is baked and cooled, you can store it in an airtight container for up to 3 days at room temperature or up to a week in the refrigerator. The cake is still moist and full of flavor when refrigerated which makes it perfect for meal prepping or for make-ahead breakfasts.

You should store the raspberry cream cheese coffee cake without the streusel topping as it can become soggy when stored. You can also store the cake with the topping separate and sprinkle it over before serving.

To reheat the cake, wrap it in foil and heat it in the oven at 300°F (150°C) for about 10 minutes until warmed through. Be careful not to overheat the cake as it could dry out or become tough.

If you prefer individual servings, you can slice the coffee cake and store each slice separately in an airtight container for up to a week.

Wonderfully, this recipe is versatile enough that it also makes a great dessert to include in different events. Whether you’re making for large gatherings, mid-morning meetings or any type of special occasion, this raspberry cream cheese coffee cake is always ready to serve.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Creamy filling topped with juicy raspberries, yes please!
Creamy filling topped with juicy raspberries, yes please!

Ah, coffee cakes – they’re just perfect for any occasion! Be it a quiet afternoon alone or a busy family gathering, a generous slice of raspberry-cheese coffee cake always hits the spot. However, making the perfect coffee cake can be tricky, even for the most seasoned of bakers.

Fear not, my fellow bakers! As a barista and a baking enthusiast myself, I have learned some tips and tricks from experience that could help you make the moistest, creamiest, and most delicious raspberry-cheese coffee cake you’ve ever tasted. So grab your apron and let’s begin!

First on the list of tips is to make sure your ingredients are at room temperature. When making a cheesecake filling or any frosting, for that matter, it is crucial to ensure that all ingredients are at an equal temperature. This allows them to blend together seamlessly, resulting in a perfectly smooth filling without any lumps or bumps.

Another important factor is the baking temperature. Preheat your oven properly and bake according to the instructions provided in the recipe. Check your cake 10-15 minutes before it’s supposed to be done to avoid burning it. If you have an oven thermometer, use it – this will give you an accurate reading of your oven’s temperature and allow you to adjust accordingly.

The third tip is to measure all ingredients precisely as per the recipe – this includes using the right measuring cups/spoons and reading amounts carefully (e.g., teaspoon vs. tablespoon). Slight deviations from measurements can significantly impact how your cake turns out.

When mixing your cake batter, don’t overmix it – this could create air pockets in the batter and cause the cake to rise unevenly. Instead, mix until just combined.

Finally, once your cake is baked, let it cool down completely before slicing into it. This might require some patience (trust me, I know), but allowing it to cool down ensures that the cake has the right consistency and texture. Plus, slicing into a warm coffee cake results in a messier slice.

There you have it, folks – my top tips for making the perfect raspberry-cheese coffee cake! Take note of these tips, and your next baking project is sure to be a success. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different flavors – swap raspberries for other fruits, add nuts or chocolate chips to the batter – the possibilities are endless!

Bottom Line

in the style of Ernest Hemingway:

In conclusion, this raspberry-cheese coffee cake is a must-try for any coffee and dessert lover out there. Its moist buttery cake is perfectly balanced with creamy cheesecake filling, juicy raspberries, and crunchy streusel topping that will leave you craving for more.

Don’t get fooled by the simplicity of its ingredients or process as this cake is packed with exciting flavors that will make your taste buds dance with joy. Whether you’re looking for a delicious morning treat, a dessert to share with friends and family, or something to wow your guests at your next party, this recipe has got you covered.

So, what are you waiting for? Grab the ingredients and start baking! Or maybe try some variations like turning it into a low-carb keto raspberry almond crumble cake or adding some raspberry jam to the filling for extra flavor.

In any case, I guarantee that once you try this raspberry-cheese coffee cake recipe, it will become one of your go-to desserts for years to come. And who knows, maybe someday you’ll pass on this recipe to someone else, just like I passed on this recipe to you.

Raspberry-Cheese Coffee Cake

Raspberry-Cheese Coffee Cake Recipe

This is so easy to make that you can invite your friends for coffee and have it ready by the time they arrive.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 325.7 kcal


  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter or 1/2 cup margarine, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup seedless raspberry preserves
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Beat first 3 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs, milk, and vanilla, beating until smooth.
  • Combine flour and next 3 ingredients; add to cream cheese mixture, beating at low speed until well blended. Spread batter into a greased and floured 13-x9-inch pan. Dollop with preserves, and swirl with a knife.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until cake begins to leave sides of pan. Cool slightly, and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cut into squares.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 74gCalories: 325.7kcalCarbohydrates: 42.7gProtein: 4.7gFat: 15.5gSaturated Fat: 9.4gCholesterol: 77.1mgSodium: 260.4mgFiber: 0.6gSugar: 25.3g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Beginner Cook, Breads, Brunch, Cheese, Christmas, Easy, Kid-Friendly, Sweet
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