Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

If not for cakes I wouldn’t have much of a sweet tooth ok, and maybe meeting a friend once a week for coffee doesn’t help since we bake things for each other and enjoy them fully! Pintrest doesn’t help much either. I mean who can resist all those pins of great looking food? Next thing you know you are clicking it, printing the recipe and poof you are eating it. One of those things I pinned, baked and ate recently was cream cheese coffee cake. You can see the post by Just Baked. There you can also see the gorgeous picture since I failed to get a snapshot of how mine turned out.

I added the recipe below with minor alterations.

Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

For the filling:

Two 8 oz. packages cream cheese, softened

½ cup sugar

½ teaspoon vanilla

1 large egg

For the cake:

3 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

½ cup butter, softened

1 cup sugar

4 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup sour cream

For the streusel topping:

¼ cup sugar

¼ cup flour

3 tablespoons butter, chilled and cubed

For the glaze:

¼ cup organic powdered sugar

1 ½ teaspoons milk

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease/flour a 9 x 13 cake pan. Set aside.

Make the filling: In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle, mix together the cream cheese, sugar, egg and vanilla on medium-low speed until creamy. Set aside for the filling.

Make the cake batter: In medium bowl, stir together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt until well combined. Set aside.

With an electric mixer cream together the butter and sugar on medium-low speed. Add eggs one at a time. Add the vanilla. Slowly pour in the flour mixture alternating with the sour cream until it is all combined.

Spread half of the batter into the prepared cake pan with a spatula. Spread the cream cheese filling evenly on top. Top with remaining cake batter and smooth with a spatula. Using a butter knife, gently swirl in the batter.

Make the topping: Add the sugar, flour and chilled butter in a small bowl. Stir using a fork or pastry blender until the mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle the streusel on top of cake batter.

Bake for 40-45 minutes until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a rack.

To make the glaze: In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar and milk until creamy. Drizzle over cake.



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