Apricot Jam Coffee Cake

This moist cream cheese-based coffee cake has a layer of apricot jam and a sweet coconut topping with big flavor--thanks to a few minutes under the broiler.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
1 9x13-inch cake


  • 2 cups sifted cake flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ¼ cups white sugar

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ¼ cup milk

  • 1 (10 ounce) jar apricot preserves


  • 2 cups shredded coconut

  • cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • cup unsalted butter, melted


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13-inch pan.

  2. Sift cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a bowl; set aside.

  3. Combine sugar, cream cheese, and softened butter in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla extract; beat well. Add flour mixture alternately with milk, beating after each addition until smooth. Spread 1/2 of the batter into the prepared pan. Spoon apricot preserves on top and cover with remaining batter.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Remove cake and set on a wire rack. Turn on the broiler.

  5. Combine coconut, brown sugar, cinnamon, and melted butter for the topping in a bowl; stir until well distributed. Sprinkle topping over the cake.

  6. Place the cake back into the oven and broil until topping is golden brown, about 3 minutes.

  7. Let cool on a wire rack, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

447 Calories
21g Fat
64g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 14
Calories 447
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 26%
Saturated Fat 14g 68%
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 224mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 64g 23%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 41g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 63mg 5%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 129mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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