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Cream-Filled Cinnamon Coffee Cake Recipe

Cream-Filled Cinnamon Coffee Cake Recipe

Repeat guests at Arlene Wengerd's home in Millersburg, Ohio phone ahead to request her cinnamony coffee cake for breakfast. You can prepare it in advance and refrigerate, or welcome company with its fresh-baked aroma.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:8-10 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream, beating just until combined.
  • 2. Pour into two greased and waxed paper-lined 9-in. round baking pans. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over batter. Lightly cut through with a knife to swirl.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • 4. In a small saucepan, combine cornstarch and milk until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. In a small bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and chilled milk mixture; beat on medium speed until smooth and creamy, about 10 minutes.
  • 5. Place one cake on a serving plate; spread with filling. Top with remaining cake. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 8-10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 506 calories, 28g fat (13g saturated fat), 97mg cholesterol, 354mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate (41g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

Reviews for Cream-Filled Cinnamon Coffee Cake

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Jojombailey User ID: 6746673 151190
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2014

"Loved the cake! Was not crazy about the filling , the taste was okay but the consistency and the mouth feel bothered! The shortening just did not work for me. I will make it again but substitute cream cheese for the shortening!. The secret to the filling is to beat it the full 10 minutes as stated in directions."

mlrollin User ID: 2197693 95466
Reviewed May. 26, 2012

"cake is moist and has a good texture and taste. We liked the filling, never have any leftover..."

Ratlova30 User ID: 5832130 164510
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2012

"This was really good, because of the reviews and the fact that the filling seemed like too much effort for me I opted to use my homemade cream cheese frosting instead. This cake is very delicate so be sure to use the wax paper as instructed or you'll end up with a pile of cake crumbs. I didn't like this cake when it was chilled in the fridge so I just heat up leftovers in the microwave for a few seconds. This will be going into the recipe box."

Maureengford User ID: 1880248 95461
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2012

"I used homemade buttercream filling."

1275 User ID: 6324211 95335
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2011

"<p>I made this recipe a couple days ago and it was great! I only thing I did not like was the filling. My family and I found it bland and tasteless- it did not have much flavor and it had a strange consistency. Next time I make this, I will make sure to use a different filling. Maybe try a cream cheese type icing. The cake was great though. I left out the pecans too. All in all, this recipe is great but keep it mind the filling is very different.</p>"

mamamo9 User ID: 5928986 76646
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2011

"Made this as a cake for my mom's b-day, she works at an assisted living facility, she shared her cake with several of the elderly women having a social. Everyone was pleased with it~ Mom was happy!"

sanbur User ID: 1854827 149729
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2010

"I have made this recipe several times and each time every one loves it and asks for the recipe."

shaylovesme User ID: 4288456 96616
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2010

"Made this for a family gathering...I became very famous...Thanks Taste of Home for Fabulous recipes!!!"

mlrollin User ID: 2197693 96550
Reviewed May. 4, 2010

"Have made this a few times for my family and they all loved it. The only problem is that one cake is not enough and I need to make two."

danalbell User ID: 3817192 208808
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2010

"Based on the other review, I decided to skip this stuffing and made my own by beating 8 oz of softened cream cheese, 1/2 stick of softened butter, 1 tablespoon vanilla and 2 cups (or more to taste) of powdered sugar. Awesome!"

whamff7989 User ID: 4574722 122826
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2010

"I just tried this recipe..The cake part turned out right but the filling didnt turn out right...I will make it again but I will tweak the filling part just a bit!!!"

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