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Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake Recipe

Looking for an easy Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake recipe? Learn how to make Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake using healthy ingredients.

Submitted by eviltoesock

Makes 10 servings

Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Recipe Ingredients for Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

2 1/4 tsp. instant yeast
2 tbsp. warm water
1/4 cup sugar (1 3/4 oz.)
2 large eggs
1 tbsp. milk
10 1/8 oz. all purpose flour
3/4 tsp. salt
8 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened but still cool, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 1/4 cups fresh or frozen raspberries or blueberries
1 1/2 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 pinch of salt
1 pinch of ground cinnamon
1 3/4 tsp. cornstarch
4 oz. cream cheese, softened but still cool
2 tbsp. sugar
4 tsp. all-purpose flour
1 pinch salt
1 tsp. finely grated lemon zest
1/2 egg (I just beat it lightly with a fork and add about half)
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
2 1/2 tbsp. brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. granulated sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 pinch of salt
2 1/2 tbsp. cold unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces
1 large egg
1 tsp. heavy cream or whole milk
6 tbsp. powdered sugar
1 1/2 tsp. milk
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract

Recipe Directions for Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

  1. To make the dough, sprinkle the yeast over the warm water in the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; stir to dissolve. Add the sugar, eggs, milk and vanilla. Mix at the lowest speed until well combined. Add about 1 cups of the flour and the salt, mixing on low speed until the flour is incorporated, about 1 minute. Increase the speed to medium-low and add the butter pieces one at a time, beating until incorporated, about 20 seconds after each addition. Replace the paddle with the dough hook and add the remaining cup plus 2 tablespoons flour; knead at medium-low speed until soft and smooth, about 5 minutes longer. Increase the speed to medium and knead until the dough tightens up slightly, about 2 minutes longer.

  2. The dough will be too soft to pick up with your hands, so scrape it into a straight-sided lightly oiled plastic container using a dough scraper (I just used a spatula). Cover the container tightly with plastic wrap and let rise at warm room temperature until doubled in size, 3-4 hours. Press down the dough, replace the plastic and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, at least 4 or up to 24 hours. Alternatively for a quick chill, spread the dough onto a lightly oiled baking sheet, about 1-inch thick, and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, about 2 hours.

  3. Meanwhile, to make the berry filling, combine the berries, sugar, lemon juice, salt, cinnamon, cornstarch and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Continue boiling, stirring constantly, until the mixture is thick and shiny, 1 to 2 minutes. Scrape the mixture into a small bowl, cover and chill thoroughly before using.

  4. To make the cream cheese filling, beat the cream cheese, sugar, flour and salt in the bowl of a mixer at high speed until smooth, 2-4 minutes. Add the lemon zest, egg and vanilla extract. Reduce the speed to medium and continue beating, scraping down the sides of the bowl at least once, until incorporated, about 1 minute. Scrape the mixture into a small bowl and chill thoroughly before using.

  5. To make the streusel topping, mix the brown and granulated sugars, flour, cinnamon and salt in a small bowl. Add the butter pieces and toss to coat. Pinch the butter chunks and dry mixture together between your fingertips until the mixture is crumbly. Chill thoroughly before using.

  6. When you are ready to shape the coffee cakes, remove the chilled dough from the refrigerator and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface.

  7. Shape the dough into a log about 8 inches long and about 2 inches in diameter. (For me, there was way too much dough to fit into a 8 x 2-inch log, so I just approximated.)

  8. Roll the log evenly into a 40-inch rope about 1 inch in diameter.

  9. Use your fingers to flatten the log slightly into a 1-inch wide strip.

  10. Use both hands to twist the strip of dough into a coil. (I found the length of the rope to make it a bit difficult to coil the whole thing neatly. The easiest method was to start from the middle, coil one half of the rope, and then coil the other half from the opposite end, keeping the direction of the coils consistent.)

  11. Loosely coil the rope in a spiral pattern, leaving a -inch space between coils. Tuck the end under and pinch to secure. Place the coil on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

  12. Remember, if you make two cakes, place each on its own baking sheet ? trust me! Cover the shaped cake with plastic wrap and let proof at room temperature until slightly puffed, 1 to 2 hours.

  13. Brush the cake with egg wash.

  14. Spoon the cheese filling over the center of the top of the cake, leaving a border clear around the edge.

  15. Layer the raspberry filling over the top of the cheese filling. (Some of the filling may leak over the edges, but it won?t hurt anything.)

  16. Sprinkle the streusel topping over the top of the cake. Slide the baking sheet onto a second baking sheet to prevent the bottom crust from over-browning. Bake in an oven heated to 350 F until deep golden brown and an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center of the cake reads 190 F, about 25-30 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and cool for at least 20 minutes.

  17. To prepare the glaze, whisk together the confectioners? sugar, milk and vanilla extract in a bowl. Drizzle over the top of the finished cake and let set before serving.



Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 134.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Trans Fat
Total Carbohydrates
Dietary Fiber
Vitamin A 13% Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 4% Iron 13%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.


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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
    Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • High in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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