Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Coffee Cake and Mother's Day Breakfast Ideas

On Mother's Day all women deserve a special meal to celebrate them, in addition to their flowers or whatever gift you are giving them, after all we are all mother's of the world, to kids, pets, friends, etc.  If you cannot be with your mom because she is far away or you are not a mom (like me) than celebrate YOU!

Although I am not normally a breakfast fan (unless it contains sugar) I thought I would put together a few old and new recipes to make something that is easy and fun to serve. I should warn you, this menu is heavy on sweet dishes.

Fresh Strawberries with or without Whipped Cream
Cinnamon Roll Pancakes
Cinnamon Roll Cake
Cinnamon Cream Cheese Struesel Coffee Cake

Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate

Vidalia Onion Tart

Fresh Berries

Fresh Berries with Whipping Cream

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Cinnamon Roll Cake

Pecan Praline Pull Apart Bread

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Streusel Coffee Cake

If you would like some more savory recipes, Better Homes and Gardens has some fabulous recipes.

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Here is the recipe for the Cinnamon Cream Cheese Coffee Cake. I found this recipe recently and made it yesterday for some friends. It is delicious and frankly the perfect sweet for any Sunday morning! I hope you try it or any of the other recipes that I have made.

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Streusel Coffee Cake
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/4 cup sour cream
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. each: ground nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, allspice

1 (8oz) package cream cheese
1 egg yolk
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

Streusel Topping:
1/4 cup of  brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup butter (semi-soft)
1Tbl.  cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9 inch spring form pan with cooking spray and set aside. 
Cream the butter and sugar in a medium sized bowl fitted with a paddle attachment for 3-4 minutes.
Add the eggs & sour cream and beat for another 3 minutes.
Sift together in a separate bowl: flour, baking powder, salt, and spices & add to creamed mixture, mix on low just until combined.
Spread 1/2 of the batter into the bottom of a greased spring form pan.
Cream Cheese Filling:
Mix cream cheese with the egg yolk for 1 minute, add sugar and vanilla and mix to combine.
Spread filling mix over coffeecake mix. Spoon remaining 1/2 of coffee cake mixture over top. 
Stresuel topping :
Combine all ingredients, using your fingers or fork to cut the butter into the topping mixture until it resembles crumbles. Sprinkle over top.
Bake for 50-55 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack and run a knife around the pan before you remove it.

  If you are making something special for your mom, your family or yourself I would love to hear all about it.

Enjoy your day!


THE RECIPE CALLS FOR A 9 INCH PAN.  I used a 6 inch spring form pan and two 3 inch pans. If using a smaller pan DO NOT PUT ALL OF THE BATTER INTO ONE CAKE PAN, YOU WILL HAVE A BURNED MESS IN YOUR OVEN. If you use a different size pan you are going to have a much thinner or thicker cake. Please adjust the amount of batter you put into the pan so you do not have these problems.

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  1. GOOD MORNING MY SWEET! As I sit here, eating my breakfast of oatmeal and cherries, I am enjoying a guilt-free romp in your kitchen!!! YIKES I could never make it through the morning on all the sugar; I have a hard enough time getting through the day if I eat too many carbs WHICH I LOVE but can't tolerate.

    FABULOUS PHOTOS AND RECIPES MY DEAR! Enjoy your mother this weekend, even if it is from a distance! LOVE TO YOU! Anita

  2. Wow Elizabeth, seeing this while I am starving was probably not wise! That cream cheese coffee cake sounds and looks delicious as does everything else. Have to bookmark this for sure.

    1. This cake is scrumptious. It is easy to put together and looks like it came from a little corner bakery.

  3. MMM that cinnamon thing I must try:) I now follow you on FB.
    If you want my favorite chocolate cake rec.
    check ouy my new post:)

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis

  4. Your breakfast sounds out of this world and I'm definitely going to try that coffee cake it sounds and looks delicious! Thank you for the menu!


  5. Yummy. That is all I can say... ;)
    You know, I have had crazy dream for many years, and that is to open a little cozy tea room and book about it Elizabeth?? Two of our favorite pastimes in one place...heavenly!

    I am so glad you stopped by, and I also love that first sweet yet so powerful.
    Hope you are having a beautiful day, my dear friend..
    - Irina

  6. Ooops. Drooling on my keyboard now!
    These all looks simply amazing.
    I would love for someone to make me those
    cinnamon pancakes... they look truly amazing!

    I may have to splurge on mOther's day and request my kids to make one of these for me, I mean all of US!!!

    Thanks for sharing.

  7. I am so glad you dropped by, it led me to drop by your site...lovely and drooling! I love anything cinnamon!

  8. Wow Elizabeth..these look so good I added a link for my Facebook friends. Cinnamonlicious is all I can say! :) xx

  9. I love anything with cinnamon. This coffee cake looks absolutely amazing, so moist, cinnamon-y and delicious. Oh yeah, I'm trying this one.

  10. I have a sugar high from looking at all that fabulous sugary food!!!! Oh, my! I am making the cinnamon roll pancakes. My crowd will go crazy... and a little wild with sugar!
    Thanks for joining ON THE MENU MONDAY with your beautiful Mother's Day breakfast!
    BTW: I was the worst NO BREAKFAST girl. Recently I have forced myself to eat it and you cannot believe the difference it makes in my energy throughout the day!!!

  11. Yummy! I can hardly wait to try this recipe. I am your newest follower.

    Susan and Bentley

  12. That coffee cake looks so yummy. I have filed it away to try - have to make sure it is on gym day, I think I gained weight just gazing at it in all its yummy glory!

    Found you from TTT and am a new follower, looking for visiting with you.

  13. This looks so good! We're a new follower, and we'd love for you to link up with us for Tasty Tuesday over at

  14. Oh my, this looks totally devine. I would probably eat the whole thing. Thanks for the recipe. Thanks also for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  15. This looks so good. I will be featuring it tonight at my Swing into Spring party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

  16. I just made this cake today and oh boy was it ever good! I am so glad I tried it. Decadent!

    1. I am so happy you tried this! And that you had good luck with it. Thank you for letting me know.

  17. Remember to use a 6" or so springform pan because the 9" was definitely too big and there wasn't enough batter to go around... Rookie mistake on my part :) but thought I should warn others...

    So far what I've tasted though is good :)

  18. I made the rookie mistake of using a 9" springform pan and the batter didn't make it all the way around easily... Maybe the author could clarify? But I'm guessing it should work well with a 6" one.

    1. Jenna,

      So sorry! I thought I made mention of that. In fact I have used a 6 inch for this recipe, but I make this often and have used larger pans also. The taste is the same, but the end result is that it is a thinner cake.

  19. I just made this and it was delicious!!! I did use a 9 inch spring form pan, and it turned out fabulous and looked just like your picture; it did need to bake for 65 minutes but that may also be an issue with my oven.
    Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  20. I just tried to comment, but it disappeared.
    I just made this in a 9 inch spring form pan and it turned out delicious and looked just like your picture! I did need to cook it for 65 minutes, but that may be my ovens fault as it doesn't hold a consistent temp :)
    Thanks for sharing your recipe!

    1. So happy to hear it worked for you. AS i have mentioned I have made it in a 6 and 9 inch pan and have had no problems. Thank you for letting me know.

  21. HOLY YUMMYNESS!!! The whole menu sounds absolutely devine and I think my momma would be in a happy food coma if she consumed all of that :P

  22. I made the coffee cake this morning to serve at my church's coffee hour after the service. I wanted to use a 9" springform pan because I was planning on serving this to a lot of people with the thinking that I would just double the recipe and it would be fine. Big mistake that turned out to be; I had a huge mess in my oven when the cake was baking and the cake still hadn't finished baking after being in the oven for close to 2 hours. I like the thickness of the cake in the 6" pan, but would more than likely always be making it in a larger pan. Do you have any suggestions for how to alter the recipe to achieve the same thickness in a larger springform pan? Any advice is welcomed as I would like to redeem myself when I attempt to remake this?


    1. Hello Jennifer,

      I am not a professional baker, but here is my suggestion.

      The recipe was made in a 9 in pan, obviously not as thick as when made in a 6 inch pan. The only thing I can suggest is if you want to make it in a 9 in pan and have it be thick, double the recipe but never fill your pan more than 2/3 full, otherwise it will go all over the oven. Use the extra batter to make an additional cake.

      Let me know if you have any luck. Elizabeth

  23. Do you have any suggestions for how to alter the recipe to accomodate a 9" springform pan? I made this coffee cake this morning and just doubled the recipe, but that turned out to be a disaster. I need to redeem myself after failing miserably, but don't know what I need to do in order to achieve the same thickness that you get with a 6" springform pan.

  24. I am so very excited...I made this for Christmas (tomorrow)! I did alter/substitute the sugar for Splenda (both reg. & brown) due to my husband, my dad, and myself being diabetics. I am so anxious to see how it turned out. It's in the oven as I type this :) I will definitely provide feedback!

  25. I am so excited to see how this turns out. I altered the sugar/brown sugar with Splenda due to diabetics in my family, but it looked so good not to try it! In fact, it is in the oven as I type this...making it for Christmas evening!

    1. Cheri, I hope that this turned out today as well as mine do! Enjoy your holiday! Happy New Year!

  26. I hope I'm not being daft and missing something here, but I can't see coffee anywhere in the recipe for the "cinnamon cream cheese COFFEE cake". Am I missing something or is this so called coffee cake void of any actual coffee? I'm confused...haha.

  27. I hope I'm not being daft and missing something here, but I can't see coffee anywhere in the recipe for the "cinnamon cream cheese COFFEE cake". Am I missing something or is this so called coffee cake void of any actual coffee? I'm confused...haha.

    1. No you are not being daft...there is no coffee in the recipe. Most breakfast cakes in the USA are called coffee cakes because you eat them while you drink coffee.

  28. Should the batter be thick ? Because i had difficulty spreading it in the pan .. And i just ended up dumping all the layers over. its in the oven. Waiting to see how it wi turn. =)

  29. Hello,

    I just finished making this and put it in the oven. I want to ask if the batter should be thick? I had difficulty spreading It in the pan and the top half just sank into the cream cheese. Please advice me.
    I'm waiting to see the result.

  30. can it be made in a 13x9 pan?


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