Granmaw Betty's Cream Cheese Sugar Cake

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

Another NC Piedmont favorite is the Moravian Sugar Cake. This recipe is a slight twist to this traditional delicacy. I got the recipe from my friend's Granmaw Betty who lives in Stokes County, NC. It is very good.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Spread one can of rolls in an ungreased 9x13 pan.
  2. Beat together cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and lemon juice.
  3. Mix together brown sugar and cinnamon then reserve.
  4. Spread this mixture over dough in the pan.
  5. Spread the other can of rolls over the cheese mixture.
  6. Pour the melted butter over the tops of the rolls.
  7. Sprinkle with lots of brown sugar and cinnamon.
  8. Bake at 350* for 30 minutes.
Most Helpful

Being from the piedmont area of NC I grew up on sugar cake. This is a delicious new twist on an old favorite when adding the cream cheese filling. The best part is the recipe is quick, easy and boy is it good!

Sihlecat November 02, 2009

I found this gem when I needed a quick coffee cake. I made it for a work thing and it was the hit of the breakfast. Quick, easy, and delicious! This one's a keeper--Thanks Peg!

D-trout January 28, 2006