So with all the chocolate consumption I did over the holidays I am now ready for some citrus in my life. In fact, with all the snow we have accumulated over the past couple days I am dreaming of a tropical paradise so maybe that explains my citrus fixation right now as well.
And because I and the kids are still on our break from school, I have also been very much into sweet breakfast treats right now. So combining the two cravings, I whipped up this yummy, gooey Lemon Cream Cheese Coffee Cake.
Now I love the combination of lemon and cream cheese and have used it in other baked goods (Check out this Lemon Supreme Pie!) Lemon and cream cheese just brighten up my day! And with all these gray clouds during the winter months, starting the day with this little ray of sunshine really helps! My kids, husband and I gobbled this up first thing in the morning and boy did we start the day off happy!
So if you are feeling the winter blues lately, whip up a pan of this mood enhancing Lemon Cream Cheese Coffee Cake and feel happy!! 🙂
Oh yum, lemon & cream cheese sound so good together.
Lemon and cream cheese make me happy! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by Jess.
Trish - Mom On Timeout says
This coffee cakes looks so wonderful! And yes, I’m over the chocolate for right now and citrus sounds like just the thing 🙂 Pinned!
Thank you so much for the pin Trish! Have a great weekend!! 🙂
Julianne @ Beyond Frosting says
I agree! I obviously love chocolate but I welcome a nice refreshing flavor- especially in a coffee cake!
I’m the same Julianne, chocolate and I are friends but sometimes we need a break from each other!! 🙂
Hmmmm, sounds perfect! Pinning to try later this spring when we start entertaining friends at the beach house often, it will be a great morning treat, thanks!
“Beach house”…….Ahhhhhhh, now you’ve got me dreaming of tropical places again!! 🙂
Samantha @ Five Heart Home says
My mouth is watering just looking at your lemony cream cheese pictures right now, Renee. I’ve never tried a citrus-y coffee cake before, but it’s a good time to start…this looks divine!
It is definitely time you start!!! 🙂 Thank you!
simple green moms says
i am usually not a cream cheese kind of person but these look too good not to try! thanks for sharing =)
“Not a cream cheese person”……that just does not compute with me! 😉 Maybe these will convert you! 🙂 Have a great weekend.
Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner says
Love sweets in the morning and coffee cake is one of my favorite! This cake looks d-eeeee-licious. 🙂
Thanks Tina! We definitely think alike!!
it looks yummy!
Thank you Dina!!!
Erin | The Emerging Foodie says
This is brilliant! It looks absolutely DELICIOUS. Definitely need to send this to my mom… she is a lemon fanatic!
I like your mom already because so am I!! 🙂
Hehe, I am dreaming of tropical weather too since it’s been really cold where we are with some snow. I am a big fan of lemon and citrus desserts and this coffee cake looks incredible Renee! Love how moist this cake looks and the thick crumb coating is calling my name 🙂
The cake is quite moist with the cream cheese layer running through it and I made the crumb topping X-tra thick for X-tra yumminess!! Let’s just keep dreaming of tropical locales Kelly, maybe it will come true!! ;). -unlikely around here though because the forecast in Chicagoland is -18 for the next two days. Brrrrrrrr…….
Layla @ Brunch Time Baker says
I just had cream cheese crumb cake the other day and now you have me craving more! I’m sure the lemon gave the cake an amazing kick! I’m drooling over the crumb!
Thank you Layla and yes, the lemon definitely brightens up a regular cream cheese cake!! -I also love a thick crumb topping! 😉
So excited, I just realized I have everything I need to make these!!! Making them tonight for my daughter and I to have along with our tea while watching the season premiere of Downton Abby!! Thanks!
Oh MY GOSH!!! I can’t WAIT for Downton tonight!!! I am giddy all day today for this premiere!!! The Lemon Cake will compliment your tea perfectly m’lady!!! I made an English Chocolate Biscuit Cake for tonight! -it was Prince William’s groom’s cake ya know! Have fun watching Downton tonight!!!
So excited!! It seems like its been forever! The Chocolate Biscuit Cake sounds Delish! I would like to serve the Lemon Cake warm, is that ok, or will it be better cooled?
You know what, When I made it the other day, I cut into it pretty early, so while it was still quite warm. And then I also had a piece the next day. When it’s hot or warm, it is definitely mushier because it hasn’t all had a chance to settle yet, but I am ok with a mushy texture. The next day it tasted more like “cake”, probably the way it “Should” taste. I would definitely let it rest for a while though and not eat it while it’s piping hot or the cream cheese portion will ooze out and make a mess. Warm, I think you will be fine…..Hot, I think you will have a mess on your hands. Have a great night….-only a few hours to go!! 😉
Devine!!! We loved it!
Oh, you just made my day!! It’s always nice to hear that my recipes worked as well for others too!! -How did you like Downton tonight?? I was BAWLING by the end! I LOVE that show!!!!!!!!!!
Me too! When Mary went and talked to Carson and started crying, I was sobbing!
I can’t wait for next Sunday! 😉
Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl says
I just want to dive right into this coffee cake, looks incredible and oh so moist!
Thank you Pamela! It is SOOOOO yummy!!!
I’m loving the sound of citrus — I never get enough of it. This coffee cake sounds bright and refreshing, and it is getting pinned!
Thanks so much for the pin Marcie!! I’m the same about not getting enough citrus!!
Julie @ This Gal Cooks says
Now this is what I’m talking about! I’d be all over this instead of the chocolate. I love lemon treats. Pinning and featuring on social media. Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Mondays, Renee!
Thanks so much for the pin and share Julie. I love your link party!!! 🙂
This coffee cake looks incredible! My husband’s a lemon dessert lover and I’m crazy for all things crumb topping, so this is right up our alley. Your photo is gorgeous… I love that plate! Pinning stat.
Thanks so much for the pin and compliments Jelli! -That plate is one of my favorites too!! It’s from Sur la Table. I LUV that place!!!
I’m such a lemon lover and you combined with a coffee cake – genius! Thanks for sharing at our MM party tonight… pinned!
Thanks for the pin Deb! I LOVE Marvelous Mondays! Thanks so much for hosting!! 🙂
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says
This is fabulous! I, too, am totally on the lemon train right now. It’s good to break up all that rich chocolate with lemon. Gorgeous coffee cake!
Thank you so much Dorothy! Great minds must think alike. 😉
Zainab @ Blahnik Baker says
I would just like to face plant in this. It looks so great!! I love lemon and can’t get enough.
That just made me laugh out loud!! I am with you Zainab! I need more lemony sunshine in my life right now because this sub zero weather is just not working for me!!
Gloria // Simply Gloria says
Lemon and cream cheese… you have my whole attention, Renee! (=
Thank you Gloria!! 🙂
I love lemon desserts and this looks amazing! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!
Thank you Karly!!
Stephanie @ Six Figures Under says
Sweet breakfast treats are a favorite of mine too! I’m pinning this for later! Mmmm!
Thank you for the pin Stephanie!
Cream cheese coffee cake – that alone sounds amazing, but adding lemon is a divine idea. My mouth is already watering! I know what I’ll be baking next.
Thank you Julia! Just reading your comments is making me crave another piece. Going to have to make this again soon myself!! 🙂
Shiran @ Pretty. Simple. Sweet. says
I love coffee and lemon cakes (and cream cheese :)), so this cake sounds like a dream! Love the idea of cream cheese filling!