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Cream-Filled Cinnamon Coffee Cake


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup 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 in 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.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 419 calories, 24g fat (11g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 268mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.


Average Rating: 4.384615
  • Jojombailey
    Dec 31, 1969

    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
    May 4, 2010

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

  • Ratlova30
    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
    Jan 1, 2012

    I used homemade buttercream filling.

  • 1275
    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
    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
    Dec 18, 2010

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

  • shaylovesme
    Sep 10, 2010

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

  • mlrollin
    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
    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!

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