Cream Cheese Coffee Cake


Cream Cheese Coffee Cake with Cinnamon Streusel

yield: 16 SERVINGS

prep time: 20 MINUTES

cook time: 40 MINUTES

Thick Cinnamon Coffee Cake has a layer of Cream Cheese and topped with a crunchy Cinnamon Streusel. This coffee cake NEEDS to be made for family and friends. I dare you!

INGREDIENTS:

FOR THE CAKE:

  • 2 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk

FOR THE FILLING:

  • 2 pkg (8oz each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg

FOR THE STREUSEL:

  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 cup all purpose flour

DIRECTIONS:

  1. For the cake, grease and flour a 13×9 baking dish and set aside. In a mixing bowl, beat flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt on low until combined. Beat in softened butter until mixture is crumbly. Add in eggs, vanilla and buttermilk and beat until fully combined and fluffy! Pour half the batter into baking dish, spreading evenly.
  2. In a separate mixing bowl, beat cream cheese with sugar and egg until light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes. Pour over batter. Top with remaining half of cake batter.
  3. For the topping, mix sugars with cinnamon and salt. Add in butter and combine fully. Add flour and mix with hands until fully combined.
  4. Pour crumb topping over batter, sprinkling with hands until evenly distributed.
  5. Bake cake in a 325 degree oven for about 45 minutes, until fully cooked. Cool completely and serve.
**recipe inspired by Cook’s Illustrated May 2007**

 

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