Strawberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Delicious coffee cake with a cream cheese and strawberry center!

 

Strawberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake on a white plate with a metal fork.
Do you ever know that you are going to absolutely love something even before you eat it? Yeah. I knew I was going to love this cake! I have been craving it since I saw it and couldn’t wait to make it. The strawberries are looking better in the store lately, so I snatched some up and knew I needed to make this.

Every layer of this cake was amazing. From the moist cake layer, to the cream cheese layer, to the strawberry layer and then topped with the streusel on top! I mean how could you not fall in love with this cake!? I loved everything about it and it became an instant favorite. I will definitely be making it again!

Strawberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 8 Servings

Delicious coffee cake with a cream cheese and strawberry center!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword coffee cake recipes, stawberry cream cheese, strawberry cream cheese coffee cake

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter cold and cut into chunks
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Cream Cheese Filling:

  • 1 - 8 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg

Strawberry Filling:

  • 1 1/2 cup fresh strawberries cut into pieces
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tsp water
  • 1 1/2 tsp cornstarch

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. I used a 9 inch spring loader pan. Spray with cooking spray. An 8 inch pan will also work, the cake will just be thicker.

To make the jam:

  1. In a medium saucepan combine strawberry pieces and sugar. Cook on medium low until the strawberries release their juices. In a small bowl combine the water and cornstarch until it makes a slurry and add it to the strawberries. Continue to cook for about 5 minutes until it thickens. Remove from heat.

To make the cream cheese filling:

  1. Beat the cream cheese until it is smooth. Add the sugar, and egg until it is combined. Set aside.

To make the cake:

  1. Combine the flour, and sugar together. Then add the small chunks of butter and cut it in using a pastry cutter or two forks until the mixture is coarse crumbs. Measure 3/4 cups of the mixture and set aside to use for the crumbs on the top. Add the baking soda, baking powder, and salt and mix well.

  2. In a separate bowl, beat the sour cream, egg and vanilla until it is well blended. Gently stir this into the flour mixture until incorporated. The dough will be lumpy and thick.
  3. Spread the batter into the bottom of your greased pan. You want to spread it so that the sides are a half an inch up. Pour the cream cheese in the center and spread until it is about 1 inch from the sides and be careful not to go past the boarder. Spread the strawberry jam on top of the cream cheese layer. Then sprinkle the 3/4 cup reserved crumbs on the very top.
  4. Bake for for 50-55 minutes. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for about 20 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 508 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 16g80%
Cholesterol 118mg39%
Sodium 390mg16%
Potassium 196mg6%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 33g37%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 977IU20%
Vitamin C 16mg19%
Calcium 87mg9%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

 

Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. I made this cake in the summer, it was the best cake ever. Every one loved it and not a grain was left over. Thank you. Do you have a similar recipe for a pumpkin cake (using sour cream & cream cheese like this one)?

    I would love to make this kind of cake with pumpkin for Thanksgiving. If you have such a recipe, kindly publish it soon.

    Tks. Marie

  2. I want to make this tonight for tomorrow morning…do I bake tonight or do I pre assemble and bake in the morning?
    I don’t want to wake up at 4 am to bake if I can avoid it.
    (My in-laws are staying with us tonight and this looks like an absolute crowd pleaser!)
    Thank you 🙂

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