Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Are you a fan of desserts that perfectly combine sweet, creamy, and a bit of crunch? Then, let me tell you, Cream Cheese Coffee Cake is definitely a dish you’ll want to try! This cake is beyond amazing for several reasons.

First, it’s super easy to make, so you don’t have to worry about complicated steps or ingredients. Second, it’s mouthwateringly delicious, with layers of creamy filling, fluffy cake, and a crunchy topping that’s to die for.

The vanilla bean flavor is elevated by using top-notch Amoretti Artisan Vanilla Bean Flavoring, making it exceptionally flavorful. This dessert is perfect for any occasion, from family gatherings to casual get-togethers with friends. Plus, it’s a great way to make mornings extra special. With a slice of this Cream Cheese Coffee Cake, you’re set for a delightful start to your day!

Why You’ll Love Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

  • Easy to Make: One of the best things about this recipe is how uncomplicated it is. You mix the ingredients, layer them, and pop it in the oven. No need for advanced baking skills here!
  • Perfect for Gatherings: Whether you’re hosting a brunch or looking for a dessert for a party, this cake is a hit with everyone. Its rich flavors and diverse textures provide a crowd-pleasing experience.
  • Flavorful and Aromatic: The infusion of Amoretti Artisan Vanilla Bean Flavoring enhances the taste and aroma of the cake, making each bite an explosion of flavor.
  • Versatile: This cake is not just for breakfast; it can be a dessert or even an indulgent snack. Its versatility makes it a staple in any recipe collection.
  • Ideal for Gifting: Wrapped up in some nice paper or packed in a beautiful box, Cream Cheese Coffee Cake makes an awesome gift. Your friends and family will appreciate the homemade touch.

Ingredients You Need To Make Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

For the Cake:

  • 1:1 GF flour
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Kosher salt
  • Eggs
  • Sugar
  • Sour cream
  • Butter, room temperature
  • Amoretti Artisan Vanilla Bean Flavoring

For the Topping/Center:

  • Chopped pecans
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Brown sugar
  • 1:1 GF flour
  • Butter, room temperature

Cream Cheese Layer:

For the Glaze:

  • Powdered sugar
  • Milk

How To Make Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray your baking dish with nonstick baking spray.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine sugar and butter, then mix on high for 3 minutes. Add the eggs, sour cream, and vanilla extract. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, and add the dry ingredients for the cake. Mix until just incorporated.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the ingredients for the cream cheese layer until smooth.
  4. In another bowl, combine the ingredients for the topping and mix until crumbles form.
  5. Pour half of the cake batter into the baking dish. Spread the cream cheese layer over it and sprinkle half of the crumble mix on top. Add the remaining cake batter and top with the remaining crumble.
  6. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Allow the cake to cool, and optionally top with the glaze you prepared by mixing powdered sugar with milk.


Can I use a different type of flour?

Yes! You can use regular flour if you want to go full gluten.

What can I use if I don’t have Amoretti Artisan Vanilla Bean Flavoring?

The Amoretti Artisan Vanilla Bean Flavoringis specifically chosen for this recipe to give it a rich flavor.

How long will the Cream Cheese Coffee Cake stay fresh?

The cake is best enjoyed within 2-3 days when stored in an airtight container.

Can I freeze the Cream Cheese Coffee Cake?

Yes, you can freeze the cake, but it’s best when enjoyed fresh.

There are countless recipes out there, but what sets this Cream Cheese Coffee Cake apart is its perfect blend of flavors and textures. The creamy layer contrasts beautifully with the fluffy cake and the crumbly topping. Plus, it’s so easy to make, even if you’re not a pro baker! Its versatile nature makes it a go-to for any occasion or even just as a special treat for yourself. So next time you’re looking to bake something delightful, remember this recipe. It’s a sweet experience you won’t want to miss!

Substitutions + Alternatives

Can I use All-Purpose Flour?

Yes, All-Purpose Flour can be used. Use the same amount that is listed in the ingredients, but swap with all purpose.

Can I use regular dairy?

Feel free to make this recipe your own. I use dairy-free milk, but feel welcome to choose your preferred dairy option without any recipe adjustments. Unless specified otherwise, you have the flexibility to use the milk of your choice for the recipe.

Note: While almond milk is an option, it is less preferred due to its liquid consistency. Consider opting for a milk alternative with a thicker texture.

Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Cream Cheese Coffee Cake. Who wants to wake up to a big piece of this goodness? This coffee cake is really easy to make & has a delicious vanilla bean flavor thanks to @amoretti Artisan Vanilla Bean Flavoring.  Enjoy free shipping on all Amoretti products with code: SALTYCOOKERFREESHIP 
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 949kcal


  • Ingredients:

For the Cake:

  • 2 cups 1:1 GF flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 2 eggs
  • cup sugar
  • 1 ½ cups sour cream
  • 1 cup butter room temperature
  • 2 ½ tsp Amoretti Artisan Vanilla Bean

For the Topping/Center:

  • 1 ¼ cups chopped pecans
  • 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup 1:1 GF flour
  • ½ cup butter room temperature

Cream Cheese Layer:

  • 8 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 tsp Amoretti Artisan Vanilla Bean
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar

For the Glaze:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp milk


  • Instructions:
  • Preheat to 350 degrees. Spray an 8×8 or 9″ round baking dish with nonstick baking spray, ensuring at least 2″ sides.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine sugar and butter. Mix on high for 3 minutes. Add eggs, sour cream, and vanilla extract. Scrape down the sides, then add dry ingredients. Mix until just incorporated.
  • In a separate bowl, combine cream cheese ingredients and mix until smooth.
  • In another bowl, combine topping ingredients and mix until crumbles are formed.
  • Pour half of the cake mixture into the baking dish, spread the cream cheese layer, and sprinkle half of the crumble mix on top. Add the rest of the cake batter and sprinkle the remaining topping.
  • Bake for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Allow the cake to cool. Optionally, top with the glaze.
  • Enjoy
  • For the optional Glaze:
  • In a separate bowl, mix 2 cups powdered sugar with 3 tbsp milk until well combined.



Serving: 1slice | Calories: 949kcal | Carbohydrates: 90g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 66g | Saturated Fat: 33g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 21g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 187mg | Sodium: 825mg | Potassium: 217mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 85g | Vitamin A: 1792IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 240mg | Iron: 1mg
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