6 Reviews

This is an absolutely outstanding recipe! Looks involved with three parts of the recipe to prepare, but all are very, very easy to make, and the results are incredible. It makes four nice loaves - one to give away, and three to keep. :-)

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Snow White May 16, 2003

WOW!!!!!!!! I have not made these myself yet but tasted some at a friends house on Sunday. The taste is just amazing! I will be making some VERY soon. Thanks for posting this 10 star recipe! :-)

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HAGT May 22, 2007

These are wonderful, impressive, luscious cream cheese braids! I was going through my folder of clipped recipes and was going to post this, but I'm glad it's already here! I first made these back in 1977 ( ya, I know I'm old :) ) to give as Christmas gifts to some special friends. They were very impressed-I kept one for us of course! Thanks for posting this, Claire de Luna. It's going straight into my tried and true cookbook!

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Leslie in Texas April 29, 2007

Yum! This was so good and not very difficult to make. I gave away two loaves because I couldn't stop eating this treat! For the glaze I only put in 1 teaspoon vanilla extract because I think two tsp would have overpowered the flavor. Thanks for posting this!

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Karamia December 28, 2004

I love Southern Living Recipes. I made this and wrapped each one in foil, tied a red ribbon around and gave it to my neighbors, or I would have ate it all myself. Thank you for posting this recipe.

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MelinOhio December 18, 2004

What a fabulous recipe! I love baking, but living with Multiple Sclerosis, I find that I need recipes that give me a lot of "bang" for my energy "buck." This totally fit the bill! The dough came together easily, the rising in the fridge gave me a chance to rest, and everything rolled out beautifully. I made very few changes...used instant yeast mixed with my dry goods, and stirred in the sour cream/butter mixture at a warmer temperature to get things going. I also used 1/2 cup of Splenda and 1/4 cup of sugar in the filling, and divided a can of SOLO almond filling among the four loaves. Finally, I baked the coffeecakes at 380 degrees for 20 -22 minutes as I'm at an altitude of 6,500 feet. Thanks again for a great recipe! I took two each to two different Christmas parties, and they were gone in a blink of an eye.

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FireRaven December 17, 2004
Cream Cheese Braids