Sour Cream & Cherry Coffee Cake

This cherry swirl coffee cake is a sweet addition to breakfast, brunch, snack or even dessert. 🍒
Saturday I had asked everyone on my Face book fan page to help me choose a sweet treat for our upcoming open house. All of your choices were equally yummy Glazed Lemon Bars, Mexican Wedding Cookies, Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake or a Sour Cream & Cherry Coffee Cake. 

Everyone added their input, but something kept pulling me towards the Sour Cream & Cherry Coffee Cake. So that was the recipe that I decided on. I've made this coffee cake several times and it always turns out so good. If you love cherries than this coffee cake will be such a treat for you. 

One thing about this recipe that is probably going to surprise you is....... this coffee cake uses a white cake mix. You really can't tell at all by the photos. I think the cake mix really gives this coffee cake the perfect sweetness, especially along with the tart from the cherries. 

If cherries aren't your thing then just use a different variety of pie filling. This recipe is so easy and takes hardly any time to pull together. So for everyone who has been waiting for this recipe after my teaser photo on face book. This one's for you!

The pie filling is dropped by spoonfuls over the batter, make sure to swirl it around. If not the pie filling will settle in the middle.

Baked and ready for some icing. I think apple pie filling would be a yummy substitute for cherry. Sprinkle some cinnamon sugar all over the top just before baking. Then after it has cooled finish it off with a simple vanilla icing.

Cut into squares and Enjoy!!! 

Yield: 10-12
Author: Tina Butler | Mommy's Kitchen
Sour Cream & Cherry Coffee Cake

Sour Cream & Cherry Coffee Cake

This cherry swirl coffee cake is a sweet addition to breakfast, brunch, snack or even dessert. 🍒
Prep time: 20 MinCook time: 40 MinTotal time: 1 Hour


Coffee Cake
  • 1 (15.25 ounce) package white cake mix, dry
  • 1 (8 ounce) container sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup water or milk (milk gives it a richer taste)
  • 1  (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, optional
Simple Glaze
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • ½  teaspoon vanilla or almond extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease a jelly-roll pan or 9 x 13 inch baking pan. Mix together the sour cream, eggs and water.
  2. Combine with the cake mix. Spread mixture into a greased baking dish and drop the pie filling over the batter in spoonfuls.
  3. Make sure to swirl the pie filling throughout the batter. If not the pie filling will settle in the middle.Bake for 30-40 minutes or until lightly browned and cooked through.
  4. Test with toothpick for doneness. Cool in pan and drizzle with a simple icing if desired.
  5. To prepare the icing blend all the ingredients together until smooth. Drizzle over coffee cake and garnish with sliced almonds.


To make a apple version just use apple pie filling in place of cherry pie, sprinkle some brown sugar (about 1/4 cup) and cinnamon over the pie filling before swirling, omit the slivered almonds, and use vanilla extract instead of almond for the icing. Or you can do a caramel apple pie filling and add toasted pecans and cinnamon sugar on top.  

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Kay Little said…
Tina ~ this recipe screams delicious! I can't wait to make it. Love those quick and easy recipe....blessings, K
Cassandra said…
Looks amazing, can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing!
ann said…
Tina, this coffee cake looks so great. I'm reading this before dinner and it's making me so hungry. I want coffee cake for dinner now. Delicious!
Holly said…
This looks delicious!! I could have a piece with a cup of coffee right now;)
Tina Butler said…
Dessert can always be eaten before dinner LOL.
Siggy said…
This looks so fabulous Tina! I love, love, LOVE Cherry Coffee Cake!
This cake looks delicious! Bookmarking this. Thank you!
This looks so delicous, and the recipe is so easy. I am definetly going to try this one. Thanks for sharing.
aer conditionat said…
I absolutely love cherries. And this cake looks so mouth-watering. I’ll try it this weekend. Thank you for the idea.
Danielle Leal said…
This looks incredibly delicious! I wish that my oven was working so that i could make one now. Boo!
Pip said…
I'm going to make this and send it to work with my husband. The guys he works with will love it. thanks for the recipe.
Morgan said…
This looks positively divine! I'm going to a brunch this weekend and will definitely try your recipe out! Thanks for the share.
Glamm Girrl said…
dropped by via FTLOB's tasty Tuesday blog hop and OMG, this looks very good, I've printed the recipe and will add it to my book! I can't wait to try this out! Hope your open house went well!
Branson said…
This looks sooo good! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Happy Tasty Tuesday =)
b. lee said…
oh, wow * luv me some coffee cake ... sweet twist!
Kathleen said…
That looks so yummo and very simple...thanks for sharing!
Alida Sharp said…
Thanks for the recipe... sounds simple to make and yummy to eat!
Mmm this sounds delicious!

<3, New Follower
Anonymous said…
this looks too good to be true! anne
Evie said…
Today is my Mom's 80th birthday. I planned a party for her this coming Saturday at a restaurant with about 20 people, will be serving a traditional cake then but.... Today I'm making this cake for her, it looks so good! Thanks for posting, love your site:)
Lynne said…
Did I tell you what my 19 year old son said while the cake was baking yesterday. He came into the kitchen and asked if I had anything for breakfast. I said, "You can have some of that." I pointed at the oven. He pushed on the light and made what sounded like a negative groan sound. Alarmed I asked, "What's wrong?! What does it look like?!" He said, "It looks like AWESOME!!" Oh good you scared me.
Anonymous said…
I made the coffee cake and took it to work. It was still warm and everyone loved it. Thanks for the good, easy, quick recipes.
Sheltiemama said…
I made this Tuesday night. It's so delicious, and easy! Thanks for the recipe.
Katrina said…
I made this yesterday in two 8x8 pans so I could share with a neighbor. What a great, easy cake to make. Thanks.
I just posted it on my blog.
Sweet Sue said…
Made this yesterday, used cherry cause that's what was in pantry, also added a teaspoon of almond extract cause we like almond, very easy ~ a HUGE winner. This is now one my *Go To* favorites for sure! My pantry will always have a white cake mix and can of fruit filling.

Thx for this easy and scrummy treat:)
carolyn said…
I made the cake for my husband because he loves cherries. I am not a fan of cherries. But when I taste this cake, It felt like I was in heaven. This cake was so good. Even my son do not care for cherries either. But he loved it. We loved it so much, that my husband wanted me to make anoter one the next day. We ate the cake up in one day. Thanks.
made this cake today and it was a hit with everyone...super moist and tasty! (and i dont even like cake :)
Thanks for sharing!
This kind of cake is dangerous for me. I could eat half the pan with no problem! Yum!
David Fowler said…
So glad you posted this recipe. It was incredibly quick, easy, and delicious. I substituted devil's food cake mix because I love chocolate and cherries paired, but I intend to try this with a wide variety of cake mix flavors and pie fillings. This is a standard around here after just one try.
Anonymous said…
Can I use yellow cake mix?
Unknown said…

This was so easy and turned out delicious. I used mostly sour cream and some greek yogurt. Also used almond milk and added a tsp. of vanilla. Used the glaze but I think whipped cream would be good on this too. Thanks again for the recipe.