Strawberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake Recipe

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Strawberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Stephanie L.


A friend's daughter is attending culinary school,she wants to one day open a Breakfast Inn,she often sends me some of her ideas and asks me to try them.I haven't had one of hr recipes my family and I didn't love.I love strawberries and cream cheese,I'm sure this will be a winner at any breakfast.
I know it's a coffee cake for breakfast but I made it for dessert,it was delicious.Great for any time of day.

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16 slices




1 c fresh or frozen strawberries
1/4 c sugar
1 t. cornstarch
2 c all purpose flour
1 c sugar
1/2 c cold butter,cut into small pieces
1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
1 t. grated lemon or orange peel
3/4 c plain low yogurt
1 t. vanilla
2 large eggs
6 oz cream cheese,rm.temp
1 t. lemon or orange juice
1 c sliced almonds

Directions Step-By-Step

In a 2-quart pan over medium heat, bring strawberries and sugar to a boil. Lower heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, about 3 minutes. In a small bowl, blend cornstarch and 2 teaspoons water. Add to berry mixture; stir until it simmers and thickens, about 1 minute. Let cool to room temperature.
In a bowl, mix flour and 3/4 cup sugar. Add butter to flour mixture. Cut in with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Reserve 1/2 cup; pour remaining into a large bowl. Stir in baking powder, baking soda, salt, and lemon or orange peel.
In another bowl, mix yogurt, vanilla, and 1 egg until blended; stir into flour-baking powder mixture until well mixed. Spread batter in a buttered 9-inch round cake pan with a removable rim.
In a bowl using same bowl, beat with an electric mixer on high speed cream cheese, remaining 1/4 cup sugar, remaining egg, and lemon or orange juice until smooth. Spread over batter in pan, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Gently spread berry mixture over cream cheese mixture, leaving some visible. Stir almonds into reserved flour mixture and sprinkle over cake.
Bake in a 350° oven until center of cake top is golden brown, 30 to 40 minutes. Let cool on a rack for 15 minutes, then remove pan rim. Serve warm.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American