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Polish Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Rated as 4.46 out of 5 Stars

"Delicious and warm. Wake up and smell the coffee cake. I love this recipe, although it is a bit time-consuming."
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1 h 10 m servings 575 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 9x13-inch coffee cake)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  2. Beat 1 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup butter, and 1 egg in a bowl until smooth. Add sour cream and vanilla extract; mix well. Stir in 3 cups flour, baking soda, and baking powder until mixture comes together in a sticky dough. Spread half the dough evenly into prepared baking dish.
  3. Beat cream cheese, 1/2 cup white sugar, and 1 egg in another bowl until smooth. Spoon mixture into baking dish over dough. Drop remaining half of dough by spoonfuls over cream cheese mixture.
  4. Mix pecans, brown sugar, 1/3 cup flour, and 1/3 cup butter in a bowl until mixture resembles a coarse crumble; sprinkle over dough.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 575 calories; 34.3 g fat; 60.1 g carbohydrates; 8.6 g protein; 114 mg cholesterol; 371 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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SOOO Good ! Had trouble spreading the sticky dough. My husband gave a really good tip: spread and shape the dough between 2 sheets of wax paper. Use the wax paper to transfer the dough into bak...

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This recipe wasn't as great as I hoped it would be. My bf liked it but I won't make it again... I've made other versions I liked much more. Thanks anyway. Maybe it just wasn't my cup of tea?

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SOOO Good ! Had trouble spreading the sticky dough. My husband gave a really good tip: spread and shape the dough between 2 sheets of wax paper. Use the wax paper to transfer the dough into bak...

This coffee cake is absolutely delicious! I did however; change one ingredient. Instead of using 2 packages of cream cheese, I substituted one package of the equal amt. of ricotta cheese. A l...

Not only was this easy to make it tastes wonderful! I appreciate the simple and uncomplicated tastes of this coffee cake. The cream cheese filling is what this cake is all about. Not too sweet b...

Perfection!!! One of the few recipes that make me wish there were more stars to pass out. Incredible not-too-sweet coffee cake! Only made a minor change: a bit more sugar and a splash of vanilla...

This coffee cake is moist and delicious. It tastes amazing fresh out of the oven or chilled, and even tastes good the next day. I cut the recipe down to 1/3 and baked it in a glass bread pan b...

For Recipe Group 2/23/13 - This is one of the best cakes I've ever made. I don't bake often but when I do, I try to do it from scratch. I've had some epic failures but not with this coffee cake....

Made this for Recipe Group...DELICIOUS! Made this exactly as written, and it turned out wonderfully. The 'hardest' part was spreading the dough into the bottom of the pan, but that was easily he...

Made for Recipe Group. We love cream cheese danish, this fits the bill nicely. Moist and crunchy! I patted the bottom layer out with wet fingers, spread the cheese layer over, and put the second...

Made this for Recipe Group - and, though I know I shouldn't, I tweaked it all over the place, in an attempt to "healthy-it-up" (= In the dough, I used 1/4 c butter, and 1/4 c coconut oil. I used...