Go Back
+ servings
Cherry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake is made with a cake layer topped with a cheesecake filling, juicy cherries and a buttery crumb topping. #coffeecake #brunch #cherries #sweetandsavorymeals #desserts

Cherry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

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

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cherry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 652 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


Cake Layer:

  • 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
  • 2 cups pitted cherries fresh or frozen*

Crumb Topping:

  • cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter melted
  • cups all-purpose flour


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Grease the bottom and sides of a 9x13 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 and bottom of the bowl with a spatula, whisk 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 with sugar, add egg, vanilla extract and whisk until well mixed. Pour over the cake layer and spread it evenly.

  2. Top with 1 cup of 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 1 cup of 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.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

*If using frozen cherries, the cherries must be thawed and placed into a colander for a few hours to remove any water excess. Before adding them to the cake, pat them with a paper towel to remove as much water as possible.

Nutrition Facts
Cherry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 652 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 83mg28%
Sodium 530mg23%
Potassium 271mg8%
Carbohydrates 91g30%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 50g56%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 1068IU21%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 113mg11%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.