Recipe: Cream Cheese Breakfast Cake

by Elizabeth on November 9, 2010 · 6 comments

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Warning: When I say breakfast cake, I mean breakfast cake. Not bread, muffins, etc. This is a cake, plain and simple. It’s just made with typical breakfast ingredients, which makes it perfectly acceptable to eat for breakfast.

At least, I think it makes it acceptable to eat for breakfast. 🙂
 

If you are looking for something sweet and special to serve for guests during the holidays, I would say this is perfect! It’s also easy enough to make on a regular morning, so it doesn’t have to be reserved for a special day or holiday.
 

That is, if you’re okay with serving lots of sugar for breakfast.
 

Which I am. Especially when it’s this tasty. Enjoy!

Cream Cheese Breakfast Cake – adapted from Southern Living

Cake:
½ cup butter, softened
½ cup sugar
2 large eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
¾ cup milk
3 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon sugar

 
Strudel:
cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 tablespoon flour
½ teaspoon cinnamon
cup chopped pecans (optional)

Glaze:
1 cup powered sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla
1-2 tablespoons milk

Preheat oven to 400°. Grease a 9 inch cake pan with cooking spray.
 

Cream butter and ½ cup sugar together, about 3-5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating just until blended.
 

Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Add of the flour mixture and mix just until blended. Add ½ of the milk, mix just until blended. Repeat with second of flour, second ½ of milk, and remaining flour, stirring just until blended between each addition.
 

Pour batter into prepared pan. In a small bowl, mix together cream cheese and sugar. Dollop teaspoons of cream cheese mixture over the batter. Swirl with a knife, if desired.
 

In another small bowl mix strudel ingredients together, including pecans, if desired. Spread strudel evenly over the top of the batter. Bake for 22 to 24 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
 

When done, remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes while you make the glaze. To make the glaze, combine powdered sugar, vanilla, and 1 tablespoon milk. If needed, add more milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached. Drizzle over top of cake or serve as a sauce on the side.

This post is linked to Tasty Tuesday.


 

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Christine November 9, 2010 at 2:39 pm

this sounds ridiculously good 🙂

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2 Cate November 9, 2010 at 4:49 pm

Why are you doing this to me?! This looks scrumptious!

(Cake is a totally acceptable breakfast as far as I'm concerned, by the way.)

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3 Megg November 9, 2010 at 7:36 pm

Yum!! I wanted a picture though! 😛
I've been keeping an eye out for yummy breakfast dishes for my Thanksgiving company! I'm going to put this on the list!

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4 Stephanie November 9, 2010 at 11:32 pm

I am ALWAYS looking for new breakfast dishes, and this one sounds delicious!!

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5 Alea November 10, 2010 at 1:33 am

I think this would make a wonderful addition on a breakfast buffet!

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6 Elizabeth November 10, 2010 at 2:54 am

I'm glad you all think it looks tasty! I can assure you it is. I'll have to make it again soon and take a picture.

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