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Strawberry and Cream Coffee Cake

Updated: Feb 28, 2022

One easy-to-make cake with five irresistible layers that are bursting with flavor and mingle together in perfect harmony. With a buttery and moist vanilla sour cream cake, adorned with a thick and silky cream cheese filling, sweet strawberry preserves, an almond crumb topping, and finished off with a simple vanilla glaze, this terrific coffee cake is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or as a light dessert.

Strawberry and Cream Coffee Cake with Vanilla Glaze

Layered Strawberry and Cream Coffee Cake with Almonds

Slice of Strawberry and Cream Coffee Cake with Vanilla Glaze


Sour Cream Coffee Cake

  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • ¼ cup light brown sugar, packed

  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder

  • ½ tsp salt

  • ¾ cup full-fat sour cream

  • 2 tsp pure almond extract

  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 cup strawberry preserves or jam

  • ½ cup sliced almonds

Cream Cheese Filling

  • 8 oz full-fat cream cheese, softened

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar

  • 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Vanilla Glaze

  • ¾ cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted

  • 2 Tbsp whole milk

  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract


Sour Cream Coffee Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease the bottom and sides of a 9-inch springform pan and lightly flour.

  2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour and both sugars. Use a pastry blender to cut in the butter until the mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Remove 1 cup of the crumb mixture for the topping, place in a small bowl, and set aside.

  3. To the flour mixture, add the baking powder, salt, sour cream, almond extract, vanilla extract, and egg and stir until combined.

  4. Evenly spread the batter onto the bottom of the prepared pan and smooth with an offset spatula.

Cream Cheese Filling

  1. In a small bowl, use a handheld electric mixer to beat the cream cheese, sugar, flour, egg, and vanilla until smooth and creamy.

  2. Spoon the cream cheese filling on top of the coffee cake batter in the pan. Carefully spread the filling evenly with an offset spatula.

  3. Carefully spoon the strawberry preserves over the filling and spread to the edges using an offset spatula.

  4. Mix the almonds into the reserved crumb mixture, and sprinkle evenly on top of the preserves.

  5. Bake the cake for 65-75 minutes, or until the filling is set and the cake is no longer jiggly in the center. Cool for 15 minutes in the pan, and then run a thin knife around the cake and remove the side of the springform pan.

Vanilla Glaze

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the sugar, milk, and vanilla until smooth. Drizzle the glaze over the cake. Serve the cake warm.

Celebrate strawberry season with these other amazing recipes:

Chocolate Strawberry Mousse Cake

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Strawberry White Chocolate Blondies with Strawberry Glaze

Strawberry Coconut Lamingtons with Jam Filling

Strawberry Kiwi Domed Trifle Cake

Strawberry Shortcake Layer Cake

Strawberry Lemon Crumb Bars

Strawberry Lemonade Cookies

Strawberry Pretzel Salad Bars

Strawberry Rhubarb Tartlets with Pecan Oat Crumble

Strawberry Lime Cupcakes

Hosting an Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, or other special family or holiday brunch? Check out these other fabulous menu ideas to accompany your bacon and eggs:

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Homemade Apple Cinnamon Pop Tarts with Brown Sugar Icing

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Easy Buttermilk Pancake Bread

Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls

Apple Fritter Breads

Chocolate Cruffins

Piña Colada Zucchini Breads

Pluot (Plum Apricot) Almond Cardamom Turnovers

Blackberry Lime Scones

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Blueberries and Cream French Toast Casserole

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