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Cream Cheese Coffee Cake Recipe

Cream Cheese Coffee Cake Recipe

These impressive loaves really sparkle on the buffet. You can't just eat one slice of this treat with its rich filling peeking out of sweet yeast bread. Once you drizzled on the glaze and savor that first piece, you'll know the extra work is worth it. -Mary Anne McWhirter, Pearland, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + rising Bake: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:20-24 servings


  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • GLAZE:
  • 2-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Toasted sliced almonds, optional


  • 1. In a small saucepan, combine sour cream, sugar, butter and salt. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, 5-10 minutes or until well blended. Cool to room temperature.
  • 2. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add sour cream mixture and eggs. Beat until smooth. Gradually stir in flour to form a soft dough (dough will be very soft). Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • 3. Punch dough down. Turn dough onto a floured surface; knead 5-6 times. Divide into fourths. Roll each piece into a 12x8-in. rectangle. In a large bowl, combine filling ingredients until well blended. Spread over each rectangle to within 1 in. of edges.
  • 4. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seams and ends to seal. Place seam side down on greased baking sheets. Cut six X's on top of each loaf. Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 1 hour.
  • 5. Preheat oven to 375°. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. In a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla; drizzle over warm loaves. Sprinkle with almonds if desired. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 20-24 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 264 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 192mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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Jayaina User ID: 8664893 240123
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2015

"I refrigerated the dough only an hour instead of overnight, and it still turned out great. I would definitely cut the sugar in half next time, because I added apricot jam with the cream cheese filling and it was VERY sweet. But, having some real fruit flavor was delicious! :-) Also, I omitted the glaze."

BarbKLong User ID: 1981764 223951
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2015

"This recipe is very impressive, the finished product is excellent."

Potempa User ID: 1789758 1162
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2014

"I have made this coffee cake several times and find this is the perfect cake for someone who fears to bake with yeast. This is one of my families and friends favorite. SOOOOOOOOOO gooooood!!!!"

love2beMom User ID: 5558560 1474
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2012

"This coffee cake recipe is more work than some...but it's WELL worth every bit of effort! The dough just melts in your mouth! I usually forgo the almonds, and add a little lemon juice to the glaze. Delicious!"

nholte User ID: 6061924 1857
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2012

"One of the best coffee cakes I've ever made! I'll be using this recipe over and over again."

kopfk6947 User ID: 6373411 2279
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2012

"My husband and kids think it's heaven!"

ewcia User ID: 3309814 1643
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2011

"I've made this coffee cake today and my family absolutely love it! It is so good that we can't stop eating it. I did a little bit of modification though. I used light sour cream for the dough to cut on calories, fat and cholesterol level. In the cream cheese part I only used 1/2 cup of sugar and no salt. We really liked it this way - just perfect amount of sweetness. It is a keeper!"

houllath User ID: 1585086 1701
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2010

"Such an awesome recipe! Every time I make it people love it and ask for the recipe."

jralmeter User ID: 1039078 2278
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2009

"I have made this several times and keep getting request to make it. Lost recipe, soooo glad to find it on line"

warheit User ID: 893205 1469
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2008

"This is absolutely awesome. Watching the video helped inspire me to go ahead and make this and it is a recipe that I will definitely make again....after I lose the 2 pounds I gained from eating this!"

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