Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Cream Cheese Strawberry Coffee Cake

Have you ever tried cooking with light butter? I have found it to work well with cake-like items such as muffins and coffee cakes. If you are looking for a way to cut fat and calories, you may want to consider a light butter. My favorite brand is Land O' Lakes. This coffee cake was very good as a dessert, but would also be nice to accompany a light breakfast.

serves 24 ( 3 points + )

  • 8 oz. reduced fat cream cheese
  • 1 c. sugar
  • ½ c. light stick butter, softened
  • 1-¾ c. flour, divided
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ c. skim milk
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ c. strawberry jam.
  • powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350 and spray a 13 x 9" pan with nonstick spray.
In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, butter, and sugar until smooth. Add ¾ c. flour, eggs, milk, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla and salt. Beat until combined. Add remaining 1 c. flour and beat until just mixed. Spread evenly in prepared pan.
Stir strawberry jam until nearly smooth. Spoon 8-10 mounds on top of the batter. With a sharp knife, swirl jam into batter.
Bake 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center of the cake part comes out clean. Cool and sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.

adapted from "Eat Well, Lose Weight"


  1. these look AMAZING! thanks for posting them! i will let you know what i think when i make them!

    i love cooking with light butter! i like the blue bonnet brand!

  2. I'm definitely making this once the banana bars are gone. I LOVE coffee cake.

  3. I made this cake and it is amazing! It does not taste AT ALL like a healthy substitute for cake - it's wonderful! I divided it into 12 and have a large piece for breakfast and I'm really really looking forward to my breakfasts these days :)
    Thank you!


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