Cream Cheese-Filled Crumb Cake

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

I adore Entenamann's cheese filled coffee cake and wanted to try my own. Original recipe from I halved the crumbs/batter for my square pan, but not the filling, as I like mine loaded. :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Grease a 13x9x2-inch cake pan.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the butter, flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Mix with your hands to form crumbs (I used a small handheld pastry blender).
  4. Take out just enough for crumbs on top of cake, about 3/4 cup. Set aside. To the remaining crumbs add the eggs and milk; beat well.
  5. Place all filling ingredients into a medium bowl and beat with a whisk or mixer until smooth.
  6. Spread half the batter into the cake pan (batter is very thick and sticky).
  7. Pour the cream cheese mixture on top to within about 1/2-inch of the edges.
  8. Gently spread the remaining batter on top of the cream cheese (I dropped little dollops of it all across the top, as it was so thick it didn't spread well, especially on top of liquid cream cheese).
  9. Sprinkle the top with the reserved crumbs.
  10. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean.
  11. Remove from oven and set on a rack to cool.
  12. To serve, cut into squares.
  13. Leftover cake should be refrigerated after a day.
Most Helpful

This is very good cake, however the cheese did not taste like Entermmans.

jvanar4431_12348929 July 03, 2014

This recipe is pretty good although the cheese filling is nowhere near as smooth, creamy and oozing as in the true Entenmann's product. I'm still searching for that perfect clone.

Lynn in MA March 21, 2013