This Lemon Berry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake is the answer to your brunch prayers! A lightened up coffee cake that is bursting with spring flavors, filled with a creamy cream cheese swirl and a thick crumb layer!
This lemon train. I can’t get off of it!
Spring is here and I believe I have gone through 5 pounds of raspberries and strawberries in the past week, along with a CostCo size bag of lemons!
All these lemons remind me of my obsession with Chick Fil A’s lemonade during my first trimester. Not much sounded good during those days, so when you find something you can stomach, you go all in. Hence the daily craving and the drive thru peeps knowing me by name. That is definitely something I never saw coming.
When I was little, lemonade was a summertime perk. From those lemonade bars that I chased down the ice cream truck for to my Grandma’s homemade lemonade. Perfectly tart with a touch of sweetness. Just how I take mine these days. Some things never change.
That goes for both the lemonade and the ice cream truck…
With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s another reason to whip up a plethora of brunch treats and pop some bubbly! But I won’t be whipping up anything. That’s for the hubs to do…I will get kicking my feet up and enjoying my said day!
But this coffee cake is a synch to make. Even a caveman could do it. Well, probably not but you get the point. The cake is lightened up with white whole wheat flour, sprinkled with a good dose of lemon zest then layered with a silky cream cheese layer. Oh man. Doesn’t cream cheese make everything better? I agree.
The cream cheese layer is sweetened with a touch of International Delight Vanilla creamer. It provides that silkiness and a hint of vanilla without weighing down the mixture.
Fresh raspberries are added in the middle and then the best part comes in. The crumb layer! I did not skimp here. We are talking a mile-high crumb layer to ensure every bite comes with that crumbly, sweet, buttery mixture.
Holiday celebrations such as Mother’s Day remind me of the simple joys in day to day notions. We slow down, spend time with the ones we love and thank them for all they do. My mom is my best friend and has shown me what it means to be a terrific role model, as mother and a wife.
With brunch so easy, all that is left to do is pop that cork and dig in!
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