Fantastic Buttery Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 50 mins

This cake is buttery delicious, it has a cream cheese layer in the middle and topped with a crumb topping, I always double the topping! You can also bake this cake in an 11 x 7-inch baking pan --- top baked cake with sweetened whipped cream or vanilla ice cream if desired :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (oven rack set to second-lowest position).
  2. Grease a 13 x 9-inch (or an 11 x 7-inch, baking time will need to be increased slightly).
  3. Cream butter with sugar (about 3-4 minutes), add in eggs and sour cream; beat well (about another 3 minutes).
  4. In a bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
  5. Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture; beat well until combined (batter will be thick).
  6. Spread more than half of the batter in the prepared baking pan.
  7. In another bowl, cream together all filling ingredients, then carefully spread over the cake batter.
  8. Spoon the remaining cake batter over the top of the cheese mixture (it doesn't have to cover the cake batter completely, I just dot tablespoonfuls over the batter).
  9. For the topping (I most always double the ingredients) mix all ingredients, and sprinkle over cake.
  10. Bake for about 50-55 minutes or until middle feels set and not jiggly.


Most Helpful

This is very good. I love the actual cake part! It is so dense and buttery and just fantastic. I think, however, that I am more of a cinnamon coffee cake kinda gal. Everyone else LOVED this cake in its entireity, filling and all. I would be interested to try adding either cinnamon or another flavor to the filling and topping (orange or lemon zest perhaps) or simply omitting the filling and trying a cinnamon struesel instead. Still, wonderful! And if you love the tang of cream cheese, this is for you!

under12parsecs March 29, 2011

Big hit at my house with this one! I made it when company was coming so I wouldnt have too much left over... Fat chance of that! It was awesome and one recipe that I will treasure!

*Nataly* June 14, 2010

Oh my gosh, this is the BEST! We love, love, love this recipe! So rich and delicious. Makes getting out of bed in the morning quite a bit easier :-)

Aquagirl May 18, 2010

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