Lemon Cream Cheese Coffee Cake is extra lemony, with a creamy filling and a crumbly topping. Light, refreshing, and delicious; brew the coffee and invite your friends!

Lemon Cream Cheese Coffee Cake is extra lemony, with a creamy filling and a crumbly topping. Light, refreshing, and delicious; brew the coffee and invite your friends!

Cake – especially a crumb topping cake – pairs extremely well with coffee. I guess that’s why most of these crumb-topped cakes are called coffee cakes even though there’s no coffee in the list of ingredients. I’ve had the cakes with coffee in them, and even though they are quite delicious, there’s just something about a lemon coffee cake that makes it so worth the effort and the calories. Add to that a cream cheese filling.

Serves: 16

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 45 min

Total Time: 1 hr

Ingredients

Cream Cheese Layer

  • 1 package cream cheese (8 ounces), softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

Cake Layer

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon zest (about one lemon)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Crumb Topping Layer

  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter

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