easy cream cheese coffee cake

Easy Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

  • Author: Kate Morgan Jackson
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 9 squares 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This speedy recipe for easy cream cheese coffee cake made with crescent roll dough calls for just five ingredients and is a perfect brunch treat!


  • 1 eight ounce can crescent roll dough
  • 1 eight ounce package cream cheese, room temperature
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350 and spray an 8 inch square baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. Put the cream cheese and ½ cup brown sugar in a mixing bowl and beat it with an electric mixer until smooth. Separate the egg and add the yolk to the cream cheese mixture (save the egg while for later) and beat it in well.
  3. Open the can of crescent roll dough and cut it in half so you have two squares. Press one of the squares into the bottom of the baking dish.
  4. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the dough, and then place the other half of the dough on top.
  5. Brush the top of your coffee cake with the egg white and sprinkle first the nuts and then the rest of the sugar on top.
  6. Pop it in the oven and bake until golden brown, about 30 minutes. Cool for a little bit and then cut into squares and serve!


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