Cherry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet

Cherry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake is made with a cake layer topped with a cheesecake filling, fresh cherries and a buttery crumb topping.

In addition to Coffee Cakes, we love Chocolate Cakes that are moist and tender like Chocolate Banana BreadChocolate Brownie Cake and Chocolate Baileys Poke Cake. 

Cherry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Cherry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

There is no better way to start your day than with Cherry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake topped with a delicious, buttery crumb and a hot coffee. This Cherry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake is divine, layers and layers of stuff that I absolutely love. With cherries popping up in the grocery stores, I just can’t help myself and use my favorite fruit in desserts. Don’t worry, you can use frozen cherries in this recipe as well. You just have to thaw them and discard and water excess. I usually put mine into a colander for 1 hour. You can also you other fruits, berries would be perfect, or stone fruit like plums and peaches.

Tell me please you love cherries too! I absolutely loathe them, I can eat pounds and pounds of cherries in one day. I am completely addicted to them, and I love every second of it. This Cherry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake is pure perfection. A layer of buttery cake topped with a cheesecake filling, fresh, juicy and sweet cherries, a buttery crumb and extra cherries. Wow!

Cherry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

What is a Coffee Cake?

A Coffee Cake is usually a cake that can be served with coffee or its made with coffee. Usually it should have a streusel topping and some spices like cinnamon.

Is the coffee in Coffee Cake recipe?

Coffee cakes rarely contain coffee, mostly the contain spices, nuts, and feature a streusel or simple glaze topping.

How to store Cherry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake?

Freshly baked cake will last for about 3 to 4 days at normal room temperature. While you can store it in the refrigerator, for about 1 week, cover with foil or plastic wrap to prevent cake from drying out.

Can you Cherry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake?

Yes. First, wrap cream cheese coffee cake tightly with aluminum foil or plastic freezer wrap. It will maintain it’s best quality for about 2 to 3 months, but will remain safe for consumption beyond that time. Thaw in the fridge before serving, you can cut individual slices and thaw them separately, while keeping the rest of the cake in the freezer.

Cherry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake


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Cherry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake
Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 15 servings
Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 55 minutes Total time: 1 hr 15 mins


Cake Layer:

  • 2½ cups  flour 
  • 1 cup  sugar 
  • 2 teaspoons  lemon zest 
  • 1/2 cup  butter  (room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon  baking powder 
  • ½ teaspoon  salt 
  • 1  egg 
  • 3/4 cup  sour cream 
  • 1 tablespoon  vanilla extract 

Cheesecake Filling:

  • 8 oz  cream cheese  (room temperature)
  • 1/4 cup  sugar 
  • 1  egg 
  • 1 tablespoon  vanilla extract 
  • 20 ounces  pitted cherries  (fresh or frozen*)

Crumb Topping:

  • 1½ cup  sugar 
  • ½ teaspoon  salt 
  • 1 cup  unsalted butter  (melted)
  • 2½ cups  all-purpose flour 


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease the bottom and sides of a 9x8 baking pan and line it with parchment paper, overhanging on the edges for easy removal of the cake.
  3. In a large bowl combine flour, lemon zest, baking powder, salt and set aside.
  4. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugar for 1-2 minutes, until light and fluffy. Scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula, mix in egg, sour cream and vanilla extract.
  5. On low speed add the dry ingredients. Press mixture into prepared pan.

Cheesecake Filling:

  1. Combine softened cream cheese, egg, vanilla extract and sugar until well mixed. Pour over the crust. Top with ⅔ of the cherries.

Crumb Topping:

  1. In a medium bowl combine sugar, salt and flour, pour melted butter over the ingredients and mix with a fork until well combined and large crumbs are still visible. Top the cake with the crumb mixture and remaining cherries.
  2. Bake 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Rotate cake mid baking for uniform baking.
  3. Cool completely before cutting and serving.
Calories: 310 Carbohydrates: 49 Protein: 5 Fat: 17 Saturated Fat: 9 Cholesterol: 47 Sodium: 324 Potassium: 115 Fiber: 1 Sugar: 26 Vitamin A: 840 Vitamin C: 0.4 Calcium: 88 Iron: 2.5
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Cathleen @ A Taste Of Madness

This cake looks amazing! Love the combination of cherry and cream cheese!


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Cream cheese and streusel topping...a killer combo!



Hi! This looks amazing! Do you think I could make this in a 9 inch round pan? Thank you in advance! 


The 9 inch round pan may be too small for it, depends how tall/deep it is.


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