Lemon Coffee Cake

Lemon Cream Cheese Coffee Cake Recipe

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Lemony and moist coffee cake great for dessert or for a breakfast treat.


Coffee Cake

  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup flour

Creamy Lemon Glaze

  • ⅓ cup sifted powdered sugar
  • ½ tablespoon heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice


Coffee Cake

  • Place oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl beat the cream cheese and butter until nice and fluffy, about 1- ½ minutes with a hand mixer on low setting.
  • Beat in the sugar until well blended or "creamed".
  • Beat in the egg.
  • In a small bowl mix the flour and baking powder then add to the batter mixture.
  • Add the lemon juice and mix.
  • Spoon the batter into a 6 inch cake pan or mini loaf pans, spread evenly.
  • Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick or cake tester inserted comes out with just a few crumbs on it. Careful not to overcook.
  • Set aside and let cool while you make the lemon glaze.
  • Remove from pan and place on serving dish and drizzle with the lemon glaze.
  • Sprinkle top with powdered sugar.

Creamy Style Lemon Glaze

  • Mix all lemon glaze ingredients in a small bowl or measuring cup and stir with a small whisk until well blended and smooth.


Mixing the glaze in a small measuring cup with a pour spout makes it easy to drizzle the glaze over the coffee cake.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 451Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 108mgSodium: 386mgCarbohydrates: 55gFiber: 1gSugar: 29gProtein: 7g

The nutritional information provided here are estimates and are not calculated by a registered dietician.

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Try these great Individual Chocolate Chip Brownie Cake Recipe or how about some Easy Lemon Bars with Graham Cracker Crust or maybe Lemon Berry Trifle for Two


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