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Cinnamon Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

This delicious Cinnamon Cream Cheese Coffee Cake has got to be the best coffee cake I’ve ever had. The cream cheese swirl that runs through out the topping is incredible.

Brew a fresh pot of coffee and enjoy a slice of this tasty cake.


Cinnamon Cream Cheese Coffee Cake
Makes a 9 x 13″ pan, about 12 servings


  • For the crumb topping:
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened and cut into small pieces
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • pinch salt
  • For the cream cheese swirl:
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • For the cake:
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 & 1/4 cups sour cream


  1. To make the crumb topping: Combine all the crumb ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Mix with a fork until the mixture resembles crumbs.
  3. To make the cream cheese swirl: Beat the cream cheese and brown sugar until fluffy.
  4. Mix in the vanilla and cinnamon. Stir in the pecans.
  5. To make the cake: Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9” x 13” x 2″ baking pan.
  6. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  7. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating just until combined after each addition. Mix in the vanilla.
  8. Gradually add the flour mixture, mixing just until combined. Stir in the sour cream and mix just until combined.
  9. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan. Top the batter with spoonfuls of the cream cheese swirl. Use an up and down motion with a knife to swirl. Sprinkle the crumb mixture evenly over the top of the cake.
  10. Bake 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Recipe from Bake or Break.

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