Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Best Cream Filled Coffee Cake

Occasionally when I want to treat ourselves to something special, I make this unbelievably delicious cream filled coffee cake. This cake is a slice of heaven!
I've tried other coffee cakes but none have compared to this. A slice of this and a cup of fresh brewed coffee is one of life's simple pleasures.

I usually cut this recipe in half and just make one round pan unless I'm taking it somewhere. I recommend making it in two round pans vs a 9x13 especially if you're going to fill it. It's almost impossible to keep the cake in one piece with the 9x13. I tried it..... Disaster!

 Cream Filled Coffee Cake

2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup sour cream

Crumb Nut Topping:
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

1. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
2. Cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla.
3. Combine above ingredients along with the sour cream.
4. Spread batter in a greased 9x13 or 2 - 8" or 9" round pans. I recommend the round pans.
5. In a separate bowl mix ingredients for topping and sprinkle mixture over batter.
6. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes for 9x13 or 30 minutes for round pans or toothpick comes out clean.
7. Let cake cool off then run a knife around the edge of cake and invert onto a plate. Slice in half and spread filling between the layers. This a much easier if you make it in 2 round pans.

I'll include a few photos of how I split my cake and reassemble it.

Invert your cake onto a flat plate. Run a long sharp knife through the center of the cake going all the way around.
Pick up the top layer which was the bottom of your cake, and place it back in the pan or on the plate you want to serve it on.

Spread on filling.

Now take the layer that has the crumb topping on it and pick up the whole plate and......
carefully flip it back on top of the filling.  Replace any of the crumb topping that came off and brew yourself a cup of coffee and enjoy!!!

Creamy Coffee Cake Filling:
1/2 cup shortening (Crisco)
1 cup marshmallow creme
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1. Cream shortening and marshmallow creme.
2. Add powdered sugar, vanilla, and just enough milk to make the right consistency for spreading.
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  1. Oh that looks fantastic! I remember having those when I was growing up. Delicious!

  2. That looks really delicious! Jx

  3. OH MY GOSH... That looks wonderful.. Makes me so hungry. I am watching my weight ---so won't try this one for awhile. BUT--it does look fabulous. Thanks!

  4. When I get home we are going to have to get together at Moms and you're going to have to bring that cake along for our coffee break. You made it for us eons ago. Or if you have work for us to do we can come to your house. By now we're pros at cleaning. You can't get a better offer then that.

    1. You are definitely the pros! You don't even have to clean for me to get the cake.

  5. OH this looks so good, I want to head to the kitchen and make it. I may not today but I have printed off the recipe and hopefully will make this very soon. Thank you Andi thewednesdaybaker

  6. Your baking looks so very good. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I loved reading about your hiking in the Great Smokie Mts. Your photos are gorgeous. Love them all. We are planning a Spring Trip through the Mts. in the Spring. You have a very lovely blog. Hugs Judy

  7. Stopping by from the Clever Chicks hop! This looks delicious!! Coffee cake is one of my absolute favorite things, and a cream filling?? Oh heavens!! Thanks for sharing!!
    ~April @DimplesandDelights

  8. Looks wonderful. Will make it soon! I'm with break at mom's sounds like a good plan!

  9. Hi Pearl! I found you over at Chicken Chick! This looks absolutely amazing. Especially the crumb topping! I'd like to invite you to participate in my Pin Me Linky Party. It goes Fri-Tue. I allow up to 3 links each week!

  10. Ohhhh....this looks great! Found it on the Clever Chicks Blog Hop. Pinning this!

  11. Hi Pearl! Visiting from The Clever Chicks Blog Hop!! This coffee cake looks so delicious!! Lynn H @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  12. oh that coffee cake looks so good! Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

  13. Oh My gosh! That looks divine! Will definitely have to try this!

  14. What a hit this will be in my house! New follower of your blog... Found you at Diana Rambles!

  15. That really does look heavenly! Stopping by from Pin Me, I'm your newest follower :). Stop by when you have a moment Running Away? I'll Help You Pack!

  16. This looks yummy! Please share this in a new Linky Party --Weekend Kitchen Creations at Please join us, share your delicious creation, build more traffic for your blog and get other scrumptious ideas.

  17. Looks wonderful! I LOVE coffee cake. A slice of coffee cake with cup of coffee is just heavenly. Thanks for sharing with us. I'm pinning this!

  18. Wow, you have somehow improved Coffee Cake! Thank you! Visiting from the Pin Me link party and just pinned this recipe.

  19. These look heavenly. I have some frames that could use a makeover like this. Thanks for sharing at Fluster's Creative Muster. Looking forward to seeing what you link up next week.