Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

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

Thick Coffee Cake has a swirl of Cream Cheese filling and a generous layer of Cinnamon Streusel

Why this Coffee Cake is Best

I love coffee. Maybe I may have mentioned this once or twice on the blog?

From dalgona coffee to pumpkin cream cold brew, I love a cup of joe!

I’m not much of a breakfast eater though. Unless of course it involves some sort of pastry or baked good. Then I’m all. over. it.

Making breakfast cakes is totally my jam.

But, not going to lie, this Cream Cheese Coffee Cake is one of my favorites, with it’s thick filling and crunchy streusel topping!

Not only does this streusel bundt coffee cake have a moist texture, but I’ve added in a layer of cream cheese (don’t question my decisions!) and topped it with a generous helping of cinnamon streusel.

The streusel is very necessary. Yes? Are we in agreement here?

How to make Cinnamon Coffee Cake

You’ll want to grease and flour your 13×9 baking dish. I use homemade cake release, but a baking spray works too!

Or, this can be made in two 9-inch cake pans (same oven temperature and bake time).

Once you make the cake batter and pour it into the dish, you’ll need to make the cream cheese filling. Make sure you start with softened cream cheese!

Pour your cheesecake filling onto the cake batter, and get started on your streusel. I like to use my hands to combine the streusel ingredients, but a pastry blender works too!

Generously cover your cake in streusel and bake in a 325 degree oven for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and cool. ENJOY!

Coffee cake with cheesecake filling and thick streusel on a stack of white dessert plates.

What you’ll need

  • Decide if you’ll be using a 13×9 or two 9-inch cake pans.
  • Have all your ingredients ready before starting.
  • An appetite. This cake is amazing, and you’ll find yourself enjoying slice after slice!

More delicious breakfast cake ideas

  • No matter the time of year, this Pumpkin Streusel Coffee Cake with Maple Glaze is always a huge hit at our house!
  • Make a quick and easy batch of this Cinnamon Coffee Creamer to go along with your coffee and cake! It’s a treat, and perfect to keep on hand.
  • I love banana muffins! Especially these delicious Cinnamon Glazed Banana Streusel Muffins!! Perfect for a weekday breakfast, weekend brunch, or after dinner treat!
  • Love streusel? You’ve got to try this homemade Instant Pot Apple Crisp with it’s ridiculous amount of streusel on top! PERFECTION!
  • Tender and moist, this Blueberry Buckle Breakfast Cake recipe is the perfect start to your day. Packed with fresh berries and topped with a thick cinnamon streusel, you’ll love a slice for breakfast or dessert!
  • Delicious Cinnamon Swirl Zucchini Bread recipe tastes like a coffee cake with a cinnamon glaze. Two freezable loaves!

Love this recipe? Please leave a 5-star 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟rating in the recipe card below & a review in the comments section below!

Yield: 16 servings

Cream Cheese Coffee Cake with Cinnamon Streusel

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

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!


For the Cake:

  • 2 ½ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ⅔ cup buttermilk

For the Filling:

  • 2 packages (8 ounce each) cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg

For the Streusel:

  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 cups all purpose flour


  1. For the cake, grease and flour a 13x9 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**

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 505Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 104mgSodium: 161mgCarbohydrates: 68gFiber: 1gSugar: 35gProtein: 7g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Posted on April 8, 2018

Comments & Reviews

  1. Cake doesn’t cook in 45 minutes. Took about an hour. Edges turned out dry and topping very dried out by the time the middle was cooked. I wouldn’t make again.

  2. This coffee cake is delicious. I’ve baked plenty this recipe takes the cake. It is very moist with a tender crumb. The flavor is simple but divine. I have a few go to recipes this will be among them.
    Easy to make, do not over bake. I use parchment paper. Refrigerate and cut the next day. Serve warmed gently or at room temperature.

  3. I just made this and it is wonderful! Thank you so much for including the nutrition information — that is not always included in recipes. It’s really important for me because my son has T1 diabetes and we need to know the carb count to correctly dose his medicine.

    I’ll be definitely using your recipes in the future!

  4. I made this for family and they loved it. My cheesecake layer didn’t get as thick as pictured-don’t know why. Also I ran out is sugar so made 1/2 topping with all brown sugar. I didn’t have buttermilk but I learned years ago to add tablespoon of cider vinegar to milk and let sit for a few minutes. Works great. I will be making this again.

  5. I love this, made it and my entire family loved it.
    How can I convert this to cupcakes? My son is a truck driver and it would be great if he could just take a couple cupcakes. Thank you in advance!

  6. OMG. THE BOMB!!!! I made this Gluten Free by using King Arthur’s Gluten Free Measure to Measure Flour. So moist. Love that crumb topping. Family loved it. Can’t tell it’s Gluten Free!!! I definitely give it 5 STARS!!!! LOVE LOVE ❤️ ❤️😋. Thanks for sharing your recipe!!!

      1. I just made this and it was terrific!
        Definitely something to make again!
        For some reason it took much longer in my oven, though.
        It is a bit too much for three (after all, this year somehow wasn’t made for lots of visitors) – do you think I could cut it and then freeze it?

        Thanks for sharing your recipe!

        1. This cake freezes well. I suggest wrapping the portion you want to freeze in plastic wrap, then slide into a ziploc freezer container 🙂

  7. I plan in making this coffee cake this weekend, but the recipe calls for 3 cups flour for the stussel. Is 3 cups amusprint, it seems like it is too much flour. But I maybe incorrect. I just won’t to make sure before I make it. Thank you

    1. This is correct, it’s a very thick streusel. Some people have preferred to cut the streusel ingredients in half.

  8. Sounds delicious, do you think I could add bananas to this recipe? If so would I have to adjust cake mixture?

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