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Cheese-Filled Coffee Cakes

I began collecting interesting recipes years ago when I had dreams of owning a bed-and-breakfast. I never met that goal but came away with flavorful recipes like this.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    4 loaves (10 slices each)


  • 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • GLAZE:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • In a large bowl, combine 1-1/2 cups flour, sugar, yeast and salt. In a small saucepan, heat sour cream, butter and water to 120°-130°; add to dry ingredients. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Add eggs and 1/2 cup flour; beat 2 minutes. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a firm dough. Do not knead. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • In a small bowl, beat filling ingredients until smooth; set aside. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface; divide into four pieces. Roll each into a 12x8-in. rectangle. Spread filling to within 1/2 in. of edges.
  • Roll up, jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seams to seal and tuck ends under. Place, seams side down, on two greased baking sheets. With a sharp knife, make deep slashes across the top of each loaf. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 375°. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over warm loaves. Cool. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 132 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 96mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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  • lvnmitchell
    Mar 17, 2015

    This is without a doubt the BEST pastry I have ever made! It is over the top delicious! I used nonfat Greek yogurt instead of sour cream in the dough and Neufch?tel cheese instead of cream cheese. WONDERFUL ! I'm making it to take to work in the morning to celebrate our OIG inspection that we passed today!

  • bhambread
    Dec 27, 2013

    Tese got a rave from friends and the recipe has migrated from Alabama to the Chicago area.

  • Atappero
    Sep 17, 2013

    This is amazing. I didn't change anything. Have brought it to several events and have been asked for the recipe every time. They have also asked me where I bought it because the presentation is beautful!

  • mcape
    Mar 11, 2009

    I meant BREAD FLOUR..Sorry.

  • mcape
    Mar 11, 2009

    I made this and it is amazing. One of my favorites...if not my best ever recipes. This turned out amazing!! I sub. sour cream for vanilla yogurt, milk instead of water and I used bread flour instead of all-p. (I made it a braid instead of jelly roll) I made my own "cheese cake filling". I also drizzled it with home made cream cheese icing!! TRY IT...YOU'LL NEVER BE THE SAME!!