Delicious Cherry Cheese Coffee Cake Recipe

Are you tired of the same old coffee cake recipe? Do you want to add a little pizzazz to your next brunch with friends? Look no further than my Cherry Cheese Coffee Cake Recipe.

With a delectable and tangy cherry cream cheese filling and a sweet, buttery crumb topping, this coffee cake will have your taste buds dancing with joy. The combination of flavors in this recipe will knock your socks off, and it’s easy to make, so you can impress without the stress.

Plus, the versatility of this recipe cannot be overstated. It works beautifully as a breakfast item or as a dessert. Serve it warm for breakfast or chilled for dessert. It’s also easy to store and reheat, so you can enjoy it for multiple meals.

And let’s be real: coffee cake is just better with a twist. So why not try something new and exciting? Trust me, once you’ve tried my Cherry Cheese Coffee Cake Recipe, you’ll never want to go back to plain old coffee cake again.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Cherry Cheese Coffee Cake
Cherry Cheese Coffee Cake

Get ready to fall in love with this cherry cheese coffee cake recipe because it’s the perfect blend of sweet and tangy that will awaken your taste buds. This recipe promises indulgence with every bite and I can guarantee that you won’t stop at just one slice!

Let me tell you why you’ll love this recipe. Firstly, the cherry cream cheese filling is so creamy and velvety and pairs perfectly with the crumbly texture of the cake. The sweet cherry pie filling adds just the right amount of decadence to each bite. Also, the cheesecake lattice topping is a work of art that is both visually stunning and deliciously indulgent.

Not only is this coffee cake recipe a showstopper dessert, but it also incredibly versatile. It’s perfect for serving at breakfast, brunch, or even as an after-dinner dessert with a cup of hot coffee. With each slice, you’ll be transported to pure bliss.

Plus, this recipe doesn’t require any complicated techniques or ingredients that are hard to find. You can easily whip up the cherry cheese filling and assemble the cake without any fuss.

In short, if you’re looking for a dessert that ticks all the boxes – deliciousness, uncomplicated process – this cherry cheese coffee cake recipe is the one for you!

Ingredient List

 Slice into this decadent Cherry Cheese Coffee Cake for your next indulgent breakfast treat.
Slice into this decadent Cherry Cheese Coffee Cake for your next indulgent breakfast treat.

Before we start baking our Cherry Cheese Coffee Cake, let’s go through the list of ingredients that we need to have on hand. Don’t let the extensive list intimidate you, as most of these items are probably already in your pantry or refrigerator. For this recipe, you will need:

Cake Batter

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Cherry Cream Cheese Filling

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 21 oz cherry pie filling

Crumb Topping

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar


  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk

You may also want to have some Pampered Chef or crescent rolls and sour cherries to add a twist to your recipe. It is important to note that you should always measure out your ingredients accurately for the best results.

The Recipe How-To

Let’s get down to the good stuff- making this Cherry Cheese Coffee Cake. This recipe is perfect for those who are either strapped for time but still crave a sweet treat or want to show off their baking prowess (without looking like they’re trying too hard).

Step One: Prepare the Filling

Mix 8 ounces of cream cheese (softened), 1/4 cup of powdered sugar, and 1 egg together until smooth. Then, incorporate 1 can of cherry pie filling and mix until fully combined.

Step Two: Make the Batter

In a separate bowl, mix 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 3/4 cup of sugar, and 2 teaspoons of baking powder together until well-combined. Cut in 1/2 cup of cold butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Then, add 3/4 cup of milk, 1 egg, and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla to the mixture. Stir until the batter is combined and there are no lumps.

Step Three: Assemble the Cake

Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease a cake pan with butter or oil.

Pour half of the batter into the greased cake pan then spread it out with a spatula. Evenly spread the cherry cream cheese mixture across the batter.

Pour the remaining half of the batter over the cherry cream cheese mixture then spread it out again with a spatula.

Step Four: Bake and Finish

Bake for approximately 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of the cake. Let cool before serving.

For an extra touch, dust some powdered sugar on top or drizzle a vanilla glaze over it.

This recipe has endless possibilities for variations, so don’t be afraid to experiment with different fruits, such as blueberries or peaches.

Substitutions and Variations

When it comes to baking, there is always room for experimentation and substitutions. Here are some suggestions to make this cherry cheese coffee cake recipe truly yours:

– Fruit Filling: While the recipe calls for cherry pie filling, you can also swap it with other fruit fillings such as blueberry or strawberry. You can even try mixing different fillings for a fun and unique twist.

– Cream Cheese: If you’re not a fan of cream cheese or just want to switch things up, try using mascarpone or ricotta cheese instead. These cheeses have a similar texture but bring their distinct flavors to the table.

– Sweeteners: While granulated sugar is used in the recipe, feel free to experiment with brown sugar, honey or maple syrup for added depth of flavor.

– Toppings: The crumb topping adds a lovely crunch and texture to the cake, but you can always switch it out with a streusel topping if you prefer a bit more sweetness. For an elegant touch, try adding sliced almonds on top before baking.

– Gluten-free: Want to make the cake gluten-free? Simply use a gluten-free all-purpose flour blend instead of regular flour.

Keep in mind that substitutions may affect the end result, so don’t be afraid to adjust the measurements or make multiple test batches until you achieve your desired taste and texture.

Serving and Pairing

The cherry cheese coffee cake is a treat on its own, but why not give it that extra oomph by pairing it with your favorite drink? The cherry flavor in the cake pairs well with warm beverages, such as a freshly brewed cup of coffee or tea.

If you’re feeling adventurous, try serving it with a cherry-flavored drink or cocktail. The nutty and buttery flavors in the cake complement the tartness of cherry-based drinks perfectly.

Looking for a dessert pairing? Whip up some vanilla ice cream or whipped cream to serve alongside slices of this coffee cake. The cool creaminess balances out the bold flavors in the dessert and makes for an indulgent treat.

If you’re serving this cake at a brunch or breakfast gathering, try pairing it with juicy fruits like strawberries and blueberries. Or if you prefer savory options, serve it with bacon, eggs, or sausage links.

This versatile cake can be served warm or cold and is perfect for any time of day. Whether you’re having it alone as an afternoon snack or serving it as dessert at dinner parties, the cherry cheese coffee cake is sure to delight your taste buds and impress your guests!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

When it comes to this cherry cheese coffee cake, the good news is that you can easily make it ahead of time and store it properly for future use. To make this coffee cake ahead, simply bake it until golden brown, let it cool completely, wrap it tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and keep it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

If you plan to freeze this coffee cake, I recommend cutting it into slices first before wrapping and freezing, so you can easily reheat only the portions that you want to serve. If you’re using slices, remove them from the freezer and let them thaw at room temperature for a few hours. Then, if you prefer your coffee cakes warm, microwave each slice for about 30 seconds or pop them in the oven at 350°F for about 10 minutes.

If you have leftover coffee cake that’s already been cut, store it covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. If you want to reheat just a slice or two, simply warm them up in the microwave or oven as described above.

As far as storing goes, this cherry cheese coffee cake can be stored either on the counter, covered in saran wrap or sealed container and enjoyed within a day or two (if all of your ingredients are truly fresh + properly cooked), or kept in the fridge where it can last around five days max. Keep in mind that when it’s stored in the fridge, it tends to lose some of its moistness so when reheating make sure not to overdo it.

Do keep in mind though that one of my favorite parts about this cherry cheese coffee cake is actually how well its texture holds over time! The soft creaminess stays put even after being refrigerated and reheated so you’re not sacrificing any of that exceptional tastiness by enjoying leftovers. For a perfect cup of coffee house style morning wake-up call, consider prepping this cherry cheese filled delight ahead of time and wake up with a glorious buzz any day of the week!

Tips for Perfect Results

Now, let’s dive into some helpful tips to ensure perfect results every time you make the Cherry Cheese Coffee Cake Recipe.

Firstly, it is essential to use all ingredients at room temperature, especially the cream cheese. This will make them easier to mix together and will aid in achieving a smooth batter. So, make sure you take the cream cheese out of the fridge at least an hour before starting your recipe.

For a fluffier cake, do not overmix the batter. Once all ingredients are combined, stop mixing and pour the batter straight away into your greased baking dish. Overmixing will cause gluten to form and result in a denser texture.

To prevent the cake from sticking to the baking dish, generously grease it with butter or cooking spray. I recommend using Pampered Chef or any trusted brand for optimal results. You should also sprinkle flour over the greased baking dish before pouring in your batter.

When making the crumb topping, make sure that the butter is cubed and chilled. The cold butter combined with sugar and flour creates a streusel crunch that compliments the creamy filling of this cake perfectly.

If you have leftovers or plan to store your Cherry Cheese Coffee Cake, wrap it tightly with plastic wrap and store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. You can also freeze this cake for up to two months! However, it is best to freeze before adding any glaze or frostings.

Lastly, enjoy every slice of this delightful coffee cake with any coffee of your preference. The Cherry Cheese Coffee Cake pairs nicely with a hot cup of cappuccino or latte.

Follow these tips and make sure you don’t forget any ingredient for perfect results every time you create this exciting recipe!


Before we move on to the final section of this cherry cheese coffee cake recipe article, let’s dive into frequently asked questions to clear up any doubts you may have about the process or ingredients. These common concerns are addressed in a straightforward manner, ensuring that you can bake your perfect coffee cake without any trouble or confusion. With these tips and answers at hand, you’ll know how to troubleshoot any issues that may arise while making this delicious treat, guaranteeing that your coffee cake comes out fantastic every time.

What makes a coffee cake a coffee cake?

Coffee cake goes by the name kaffekuchen and features a single layer packed with a sweet, cinnamon-infused taste. Its streusel topping is made of flour, butter, and sugar, but it may also be layered inside like a filling. Fruit variations are widespread, and the most usual one includes blueberries.

What is the difference between cake and coffee cake?

Coffee cakes have a unique quality that sets them apart from other types of cakes. While they may have a slight drizzle of glaze on top, they do not have frosting like most other cakes do. What makes coffee cakes special, however, is their distinct streusel topping. Additionally, some variations of coffee cakes feature a swirl of streusel within, while others have delicious fillings like fruit, nuts or chocolate. This tasty pastry is perfect for any time of day and can be enjoyed by anyone who loves a good slice of cake!

How do you make a Mary Berry coffee cake?

For this recipe, we will need softened unsalted butter, weighing 100g or 3½oz, along with extra butter for greasing. The other ingredients include caster sugar, 2 large free-range eggs, self-raising flour weighing 100g or 3½oz, baking powder equivalent to a level teaspoon, chopped walnuts weighing 50g or 1¾oz and a tablespoon of coffee essence.

Does coffee cake actually have coffee in it?

Although coffee cakes have the word “coffee” in their name, not all of them contain coffee. Instead, the name suggests that these cakes are typically served alongside a cup of coffee. While some coffee cakes do incorporate a coffee flavor, many do not. For this recipe, we will be adding espresso powder to give it a coffee-like taste.

Bottom Line


In conclusion, the Cherry Cheese Coffee Cake Recipe is a must-try for any coffee cake lover looking to indulge in some bold flavors. The recipe is easy to follow and can be customized to suit your preferences with various substitutions and variations. With its rich cheese filling and cherry pie topping, this cake is perfect for any occasion.

Not only does this cherry cheese coffee cake taste delicious, but it also has an aesthetically pleasing appearance that will surely dazzle your guests. Its cherry lattice design and crumbly streusel crunch are sure to make a lasting impression.

Make sure to follow our detailed instructions on how to make this recipe to ensure perfect results every time. Experiment with different ingredients and variations to create a cake that’s uniquely yours.

Overall, the Cherry Cheese Coffee Cake Recipe is an excellent dessert choice that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you wanting more. So why wait? Grab the ingredients, start baking, and get ready to savor the delicious flavors of this fantastic dessert today!

Cherry Cheese Coffee Cake

Cherry Cheese Coffee Cake Recipe

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Another Pampered Chef favorite of mine. Whenever I make this, I never have leftovers. I have had people insist it must be from a bakery. I say of course it is, MINE!! The extra effort into the presentation makes all the difference!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword < 60 Mins, Breads, Oven
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Calories 238.8


  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg, seperated
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla or 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
  • 1 cup canned cherry pie filling
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 -2 teaspoon milk


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, combine crean cheese, 1/3 cup powdered sugar, egg yolk, and vanilla; mix until smooth.
  • Unrool crescent rolls and reserve four triangles for decoration.
  • Separate remaining dough into 12 triangles and arrange on a 15" round baking sheet (Baking stone preferably) with points toward the center.
  • Roll dough into a 14" circle to seal the seams.
  • Cut the center out with a glass and discard.
  • Spread cream cheese mixture over dough to within 1/2 inch of the edges; top with pie filling.
  • Roll remaining dogh into a rectangle; 6" wide and 7" long.
  • Cut lengthwise into 12 strips.
  • Twist strips and place in a spoke-like fashion over filling.
  • Press ends to seal at center and outer edges.
  • Brush strips with lightly beaten egg white.
  • Bake 25-30 minutes or until golden brown; cool slightly.
  • For Glaze: Mix remaining powdered sugar and milk until smooth.
  • Drizzle over coffee cake.

Your Own Notes


Serving: 86g | Calories: 238.8kcal | Carbohydrates: 33.4g | Protein: 5.3g | Fat: 9.3g | Saturated Fat: 4.4g | Cholesterol: 55.3mg | Sodium: 243.8mg | Fiber: 1.5g | Sugar: 10.4g

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