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

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 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 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!
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 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


  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: 194mgCarbohydrates: 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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About Aimee

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Posted on April 8, 2018

Comments & Reviews

  1. I committed to making this recipe and then realized more than 1/2 way through that I was using 3 1/2 sticks of butter in one recipe!! Holy Smokes I’ve never done that before and eating it I’m telling my family I will never be making it again because this is way too much butter (and sugar!!)

    Also, I started making the crumb topping with the 1st and 2nd cups of flour and stopped. I think a 3rd cup of flour would have ruined the crumb topping.

    1. I would cover tightly and refrigerate if it makes you feel better. Personally I don’t, but that’s me 🙂 The cream cheese is cooked and stabilized!

  2. Just want to make this coffee cake and it’s delicious… yum!! The only question I have for making it. Do I need to cook it for 1hour and 15 minutes ? is 325°the right temp? Going to make it on my bestie’s birthday.

  3. Like one other commenter who sounds like they actually made the cake, I also had trouble with the timing on the bake. Mine was in the oven probably for close to 1 hour and 30 minutes total as well. The problem was that the center just would not set, but by the time it finally did, the streusel got really dried out and the edges were tough and overbaked. The center was good, but the cake is so thick and high, and large, that the timing was very difficult to get right.

  4. Someone needs to start a  trend for recipes where there are separate threads for comments. One thread for SERIOUS questions and comments pertaining to the recipe itself. I want to know if you made it and if it was good or not and any issues or adaptations that were made. I don’t want to weed through the “that looks yummy” comments to find out if a recipe is worth making. 
    The other thread of comments would be for the “oh it looks yummy” and other such comments that one takes the time to make for what ever reason I’m not sure why. 

    1. Most of my recipes don’t have this many comments, but if there is a serious question, I usually try to address them as soon as possible!

  5. Just made the coffee cake and it’s delicious… yum!! Only question I had after making it is, I had to cook it for 1hour and 15 minutes before it was done… is 325°the right temp?

  6. going to snow tomorrow…i’m going to make this recipe!  i love my keurig!   coffee and coffee cake is the best

  7. i was debating on purchasing a keurig, I have such bad luck when it comes to coffee pots. its a family joke, I just can’t keep them working six months. but now that I read about yours, I just have to have one and pray that it will work for me forever. I love ice coffee in the summer and did not know about the kcups. so now I will bake that coffee cake today and go shopping for a keurig. love your site! thank you

    1. If you haven’t bought the Keurig yet, you might want to look into the Ninja Coffee Bar. It’s my new favorite coffee appliance. I love that you can still make an individual cup of coffee, but with less environmental waste. It uses grounds instead k-cups! Plus it makes THE BEST iced coffee 🙂

      1. I LOVE my ninja coffee maker. Best coffee and iced coffee. I’m spoiled from it, and now think coffee shops don’t compare. I made your coffee cake for a school veterans function. Everyone loved it, including my 12 year old son. I just made it again today for him. I did bake at 335• because my oven can be off and I added 5 minutes. It’s so good. Thank you.

    1. Hmm, sounds like maybe your measurements may have been off, or that your oven temperature might not be correct? Sorry it’s not working!

  8. I’ve been craving something decadent with cinnamon and I needed to use my cream cheese before I move in the next couple of weeks. I stumbled upon your recipe last night and decided to make this earlier today. I just ate a slice and wowza is it good! 

    1. Oh Sarah, thanks so much for stopping by with the sweet comment. So glad you loved the recipe. Good luck with your move 🙂

  9. I made your recipe a couple of days ago. We are a family where everyone loves their coffee. This recipe had the honor to be our family’s superbowl snack! Guess what? Everyone has nothing but praises for it. I’m passing the credit to you now :). Thanks for the wonderful recipe.

  10. Think this would work as muffins? I’m baking for our pastor and there’s no way he’d finish a 9×13 pan (plus I’d get to have some if I made it into muffins). : ) Thanks!

  11. Hi Shugary Sweets!

    Tried this recipe last evening.. Halved the recipe and skipped the filling altogether..Kept the streutsel layer thin.. baked for 40 mins at 350 F… and voila!!

    Very happy with the result.. thank you…

    Much love,

  12. Looks so yummy! Just want to check first — is it really supposed to have 3 cups of flour in the streusel? Thank you!

  13. I made the coffee cake and had to cook an extra 45 mins to get. It done @325 good thing I tested it .so cook it for 1hr and 30 mind @ 325

  14. Love my Keurig(s), yes I have two (2).. one at work and one at home.. looking to get another one for the beach house..

  15. LOL and my son just saw this recipe on my posting and requested that I have this ready for him when he gets home from school if I would be so kind:) And to stop putting awesome food on while he’s trying to study!:)

  16. I’m so excited I just ordered my first keurig and can’t wait for it to arrive! Coffee, hot or cold, is my go to comfort food:)

  17. I made this recipie last night and all I’ve heard today is people raving about it. I highly recommend this recipie. The only thing I changed was I added an extra stick of butter to the crumble. How could more butter possible be bad!?!

  18. this looks great! does it need to be stored in the fridge because of the cream cheese, or is it ok on the counter? thanks!

  19. Hi there. I found your blog the use of msn. That is a effectively written document. We’ll make sure you take a note of this and are available to understand extra of the helpful tips. Many thanks for the posting. I most certainly will certainly comeback.

      1. Lol, thanks! I was very confused, I think I read the recipe about 6 times thinking I had missed the coffee. Love coffee!!

      1. I made the coffee cake this evening. Will try it in the morning. It did take longer than 45 minutes. I am using an electric oven abd wonder if the next time try it at 350 degrees instead of 325.

  20. I have been admiring this for a long time. I would love to have my morning coffee, french vanilla is my favorite but would love to try all the flavors i just can’t get with my regular coffee maker. It would also be great for my son’s cocoa and he could do it himself without making such a mess :-).

  21. Not sure why I am just getting around to seeing this now but…I need a piece of this right now!

  22. Since the temperatures have been in the 90’s here I would want iced coffee! I don’t care HOW hot it gets, I still want my coffee! Love the flavor!

  23. Definitely some regular flavored coffee! I love to make my own iced lattes and this one cup system would be awesome for that 🙂

  24. Thanks to my coffee loving hubby, I’m starting to acquire the taste for it. I still like it fru-fru with lots of syrup and creamer, though. Looking forward to trying out this yummy looking recipe and eating it with a nice cup of coffee!

  25. I am another coffee addict! The only thing better than a really good cup of coffee is when you have a big slice of coffee cake. The are made for eachother! YUM!
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  26. Looks creamy and delicious. Was searching pinterest for a coffee cake recipe to make today and found this. Thanks!

  27. Just came across your coffee cake recipe on Pinterest! Cannot wait to make for my hubby 🙂 is the Keurig give away still going on? Would love to have a cup of coffe with my coffee cake 🙂

    1. It IS still going on, good luck in the giveaway! make sure you enter in the Rafflecopter (in the post above)!! Glad you found me 🙂

  28. My coffee addiction NEEDS a Keurig!! I so want to try that iced coffee! And that yummy-looking coffee cake wouldn’t be so bad either : )


  29. This recipe has been very duly marked. I have so much trouble finding cake recipes that don’t either shrivel up or stay a gooey mess in my extremely tempermental oven–fingers crossed, because this looks really heavenly! Especially loving that layer of cream cheese…

  30. I love iced coffee, and I look forward to being able to make beautiful big cup of hazelnut flavored, sit with my books on the shaded back porch, and enjoy refreshment for mind and body and spirit.

  31. I like green tea, my husband drinks coffee and my Mom loves hot chocolate! All would go great with this coffee cake. Keurig is the way go!

  32. I made this for my father’s birthday brunch. It was a big hit with family members young and old! Definitely excited to check out the rest of your recipes.

  33. Lovin’ the hot cocoa in the winter, iced tea in the summer and Donut House Decaf all year long. Best coffee maker ever made. I can always do my favorites and friends and family do theirs. Everyone happy, happy, happy!

  34. I love caramel coffe in the Keurig. But summer is the time for iced coffee. I’ve been enjoying it at the office. I have a bottle of syrup behind my monitor. Don’t want visitors to think I’ve got a bottle of something else that I’m adding to my coffee. But I’ve never tried the Keurig iced coffee. I would like to soon.

  35. Before even leaving a comment I just HAD to print off this recipe! I love, love, love all your recipes Aimee! They always turn out great and I never have a problem! I would love a new Keurig to brew some fantabulous coffee – of course, to go along with this fantabulous coffee cake! 🙂

  36. Did I miss something in the streusel directions? I dont’ see anything about adding the three cups of flour.
    I can’t wait to make this. My hubby wants be to add some fresh blueberries-what do you think?

    1. Ahhh, thanks for the catch. All fixed in the recipe! I think blueberries would be delicious, I would coat them in some flour before adding to the batter so they don’t sink to the bottom. Let me know how it turns out!!!

  37. I know what you mean about coffee…I can drink eat it all day, everyday. It can be cold, hot, iced, microwaved after the coffee maker has shut off. I don’t care, but a Keurig would help me to have more of a QUALITY addiction. Now on to that scrumptious coffee cake…I am making it for my neighbor Margret who by the way turns 96 tomorrow and LOVES sweets. She no longer bakes and loves homemade goodies, and she too is a coffee drinker.

  38. I love your pictures and recipes, they are mouth watering. Would love for you to share them with us at foodieportal.com. Over at foodieportal.com we are not photography expert snobs, we are just foodies, so pretty much all your pictures will get accepted.

  39. First of all, your coffee cake looks so incredible! That layer of cream cheese looks to-die-for! And I love hot chocolate as a comforting nightly treat, so I would look forward to making some hot chocolate in the Keurig!

  40. Cant’ wait to try this recipe! I have one that’s similar but that added cream cheese sounds decadent! Hmm… with a Keurig I would make some yummy coffee to go with the cake of course.

  41. Iced coffee and tea would hit the spot for summer. Coffee and hot chocolate later. That coffee cake looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it! Thanks for the giveaway.

  42. I’m a huge 3pm coffee drinker…right around the time I pick up my kids from school, so I’d look forward to trying the Keurig Iced Coffee!!!

  43. Oh yum!!!!! I can’t wait to make this cake. I can only imagine what that cream cheese does for it! I’m sure it will be even better with iced coffee from that Keurig!

  44. Coffee Cake looks delicious !! Can’t wait to make ~~ Would love to to brew iced coffee in a Keurig coffee maker ! GREAT GIVEAWAY !!

  45. I want to brew iced coffee! It’s hot here in AZ and I can save a boatload if I don’t have to stop at Starbucks all the time!! Thanks for the give-away.

  46. Gorgeous creamy-crunchy coffee cake, Aimee! Love the crumble topping ratio. Coffee cake is all about the topping anyway, isn’t it? 🙂

  47. I have been wanting a Keurig recently. I am all about the coffee. My daughter is all about the hot chocolate. I just want one for the versatility.

  48. I work as a Registered Nurse on the night shift. Coffee is my friend. My bestest friend. I would love to become just as spoiled at home as I am at work by having my very own magical coffee machine to make coffee, iced coffee, hot tea, cider and cocoa. Not that I would make the cider often, but I could if I had a Keurig! (A few of our doctors gave our unit a Keurig for Christmas. We love our doctors!)

  49. I’m not a coffee drinker but I’m a huge coffee cake lover. I make them a lot and I also do one with a cream cheese layer. Ridiculously good!

    1. Thanks Anita! I love coffee cake too. Did you know you can brew lemonade and Snapple in the keurig too? Fun and delish!

  50. I was JUST over at Jocelyn’s blog salivating over her bundt cake and NOW I have this coffee cake craziness staring me in the face. Here I thought I could try to be better about my cravings but NOW I’m going to have to make both! 😀

  51. I look forward to brewing both ice and hot coffee.

    Entered the rafflecopter as “Wild orchid”

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  52. My basic philosophy is – why not have a little cake with your giant slice of crumb topping? This is perfect. And cream cheese -mmmmm!

  53. Forget making this for friends and family – I want it for ME! Looks positively scrumptious. As for brewing – I’m a huge hot chocolate fan but in the summer iced tea would be nice.

    1. They also have Snapple Iced teas and Lemonade which are delish! thanks for stopping by and good luck in giveaway Rachel!

  54. We dont have a kuerig but my Mother in law does and I love making coffee, hot chocolate and the hot apple cider in hers! so good!

  55. Definitely coffee. We have a keurig at work and it is the best way to make sure we can have fresh coffee any time. No more walking into the kitchen to find a coffee pot with coffee in it from hours ago. I would love to have one at home!

  56. I always look at the iced coffee but have never tried it. Sounds like it could become a bad addiction. Your coffee cake looks awesome!

  57. I love coffee and my Keurig. I make espresso using my k-cup, and I make a latte every day. I have to have two coffees a day or it isn’t a day. I’m a sucker for cream cheese filling (as my latest post proves), so this looks like my kind of coffee cake! I do like breakfast. I’d gobble this up!

  58. I drink coffee throughout the day. We have a Keurig at work, and I’ve been saving my pennies to have one at home, too 🙂

  59. Hi, Aimee! I would LOVE a Keurig! I’d definitely be brewing some iced coffee & lemonade (yes, they have lemonade to ‘brew over ice’) to beat the summer heat.
    Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground

  60. love coffee as well! and this cake sounds so good! especially with that cream cheese filling!!!

  61. I’m not a coffee person. My version of coffee is a cup of English Breakfast Tea in the morning. Look forward to it every morning.

  62. Your cake is gorgeous! I have made an adaptation of that CI coffee cake recipe and that cake base can do no wrong. Same with those streusel crumbs, gorgeous!!

    Coffee. Any time, any way, would be just fine 🙂

    1. You are so right. The base and crumbs alone would be delish!! The swirl of cream cheese just takes it to another level. Thanks for stopping by Averie, good luck in giveaway!!

  63. I already have a keurig at home, but I’d LOVE to have one at work! I’d love to be able to make a cup of coffee right at my desk (no one else I work with likes coffee, so the actual coffee maker is hot-water-only, LAME!)

  64. Coffee gets me through life! And love my Keurig! I don’t discriminate — I would brew all the coffee! 😛 – MBC

  65. I would love to have a Keurig – I love coffee in a hurry! I had a Bunn, but it broke. This would be awesome – especially to eat with that scrumptious coffee cake!

  66. I’ve so done that! There are mornings when I need my coffee right now, so I just use the Keurig. Handy little thing it is. This coffee cake looks fabulous. I love anything with the addition of cream cheese.

  67. All of my family loves our keurig I have Dunkin Donuts my husband has Italian coffee & my son’s have hot chocolate

  68. I look forward to brewing morning coffee, and my kids also love hot cocoa! Keurig would make that so easy and convenient!

  69. I think I just gained 80 pounds from the photos 🙂 I would LOVE to have a Keurig – our current coffee system works fine for now, but it’s SUPER old and could bite the dust any day. I’d love to have something more new and modern and easy to use!

    1. Thanks Heather! Good luck in the giveaway! If you don’t win, it’s totally worth the investment 🙂

    1. Did you know you can brew Snapple lemonades and teas in the Keurig. And Vitamin burst drinks too! I’m sorta in love and hooked! Oh, and this coffee cake is definitely scrumptious!

  70. Love iced coffee & have just developed a liking (mild word for intense liking) of anything cream cheesy! Can’t wait to try the coffee cake!

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