Strawberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake


Strawberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

1 hour to prepare serves 8-10

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 cup strawberries, sliced
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 oz. cream cheese
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • powdered sugar, sprinkled on top

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 375º F.
  2. Grease a 9-inch round cake pan, then line it with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt, and set aside.
  4. In a separate bowl or stand mixer, mix together 1 cup sugar with butter until light and fluffy.
  5. Mix in egg and vanilla extract until smooth.
  6. Alternating between dry and wet ingredients, add in flour mixture and buttermilk, beginning and ending with the dry mix. Set batter aside.
  7. In a small bowl, beat together cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1 egg until creamy.
  8. Pour half of the batter into prepared pan, then top with cream cheese mixture, and spread into an even layer. Top with remaining batter.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes, then remove from oven and press sliced strawberries on top. Return to oven and bake for another 20-30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  10. Remove from cake from oven and let cool at least 10-15 minutes, then sprinkle with powdered sugar.
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