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Strawberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

This will be gone the minute you pull it out of the oven. You should probably make two, just to be safe.

Are you looking for a way to add a little summer flavor to your coffee cake? Look no further! We sprinkled in some strawberries and whipped in a layer of decadent cream cheese filling to spruce up the traditional coffee cake recipe. This would be the perfect treat to bring to a brunch with the ladies, or a fun Saturday morning surprise for the family! Be warned – if your family is anything like ours, this strawberry coffee cake won’t last long. You should probably make two, just to be safe.

Go ahead; try this new twist on an old favorite!

Serves 8-10

1 hour

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 cup strawberries, sliced
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 oz. cream cheese
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • powdered sugar, sprinkled on top
  1. Preheat oven to 375º F.
  2. Grease a 9-inch round cake pan, then line it with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt, and set aside.
  4. In a separate bowl or stand mixer, mix together 1 cup sugar with butter until light and fluffy.
  5. Mix in egg and vanilla extract until smooth.
  6. Alternating between dry and wet ingredients, add in flour mixture and buttermilk, beginning and ending with the dry mix. Set batter aside.
  7. In a small bowl, beat together cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1 egg until creamy.
  8. Pour half of the batter into prepared pan, then top with cream cheese mixture, and spread into an even layer. Top with remaining batter.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes, then remove from oven and press sliced strawberries on top. Return to oven and bake for another 20-30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  10. Remove from cake from oven and let cool at least 10-15 minutes, then sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Recipe adapted from

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