Cherry Cheesecake Coffee Cake

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 12 pieces
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Cherry Cheesecake Coffee Cake is a total dream dessert! Cheesecake is one of my all time favorites and the first dessert I always choose. There’s just something magical about that rich creamy base topped with a sweet tart cherry pie filling. This recipe adds in a delicious buttery coffee cake base under layers of cherry cheesecake and a little bit of streusel topping for a real taste of heaven!


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  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 3/4 cup cold butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup sour cream (or plain yogurt)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 8 oz cream cheese (not spreadable)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 can cherry pie filling (21 oz)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease the bottom & sides of a 9" springform pan or Line a 9x9 pan (must be at least 2" deep) with parchment paper.
  • Combine flour, sugar & lemon zest in a large bowl. Cut in butter until crumbly. Remove 2/3 cup of this mixture and set aside.
  • Add baking soda, baking powder and salt to the remaining crumb mixture. Mix in egg, sour cream or yogurt and vanilla. Press into prepared pan.
  • Combine softened cream cheese, egg, lemon juice and sugar until well mixed. Pour over crust. Top with cherry pie filling. Sprinkle reserved crumb mixture over top.
  • Bake 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool completely.

Recipe Notes

Note: If using a 9x9 pan, the pan will be very full so you'll want to make sure your pan is at least 2" high. I leave my parchment paper overhanging on the edges.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 350, Carbohydrates: 34g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Cholesterol: 86mg, Sodium: 327mg, Potassium: 101mg, Sugar: 16g, Vitamin A: 740IU, Vitamin C: 1.1mg, Calcium: 53mg, Iron: 1.3mg