Coffee Bun with Cream Cheese

Coffee Bun with Cream Cheese

Everyone loves coffee and cheese, but have you ever eaten a combination of both? The coffee bun with cheese cream is the best pairing of cheese and coffee.

Coffee Bun with Cream Cheese

The most interesting fact about this bun is you can match different coffees and cheeses together. The texture and taste highly depend on the batter. Let’s explore some interesting facts about cheese cream coffee bun.

This post is all about coffee bun with cream cheese.

Fun Facts

Coffee bun with cream cheese is a soft and mild-tasting dessert. It is made by using healthy ingredients like milk, cream, and cheese.

However, cream cheese is different from others because it is not allowed time to mature. This coffee bun has an eye grasping color, and you can add extra flavor to it by adding additional seasonings.

Multiple recipes of coffee bun cream cheese can be found in many cookbooks, and it has gained the attention of food lovers all over the world.

Coffee Bun with Cream Cheese


Here is a list of ingredients that will help you to create a delicious batter of coffee bun with cream cheese, and it requires only one proofing or one rising. These ingredients will save you time to form a quick and healthy recipe.


  • 500 g bread flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp yeast
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg


  • 250 g cream cheese
  • 23 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp evaporated milk


  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp coffee powder
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

Cream Cheese and Coffee Combination

Cream cheese and coffee have similar tasting notes, and they have the same flavor changes from the balance of taste, texture, and body. There are many common characteristics held by cheese and coffee.

However, when you make a pairing of cheese and coffee to make a coffee bun, you will surely end up with a perfect matching and delicious food item. The most significant thing about creating a successful pairing of both is to match different coffees and cheeses in a combination.

In this way, you will be able to enjoy a rich taste with every bite of the cheese cream coffee bun.

Coffee Bun with Cream Cheese

How to Make Coffee Bun with Cream Cheese: The Filling & Topping

First is to prepare the cream cheese filling. Take a mixing bowl and beat the cream cheese for 2 minutes in it.  Now add the sugar and evaporated milk and beat until you get a creamy and smooth filling. 

Then let’s make the coffee topping. Take a small mixing bowl and mix the coffee powder with water. Add butter, sugar and egg, and mix until well-combined. Then add all-purpose flour until well-incorporated. Transfer the batter into a piping bag.

How to Make Coffee Bun with Cream Cheese: The Dough

Let’s now proceed with making the buns. Take a mixing bowl and add warm milk, yeast, and about a teaspoon of sugar. Let it rest for 5 minutes until the yeast dissolves, and you get a thick mixture. Add remaining sugar, egg, salt, and oil and stir the ingredients with a wooden spoon. 

Now add the flour and salt mixture, one cup at a time, and keep stirring. Knead the dough. You can use dry flour if the dough is sticking. Keep kneading until you get a smooth and stretchy dough. 

Make a ball of the dough and place it into a bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a clean kitchen towel and let it rise for 1 ½ hour. When the dough has almost doubled its size, gently punch it down at the center.

Roll the dough and divide it into 12 equal portions. You may also use a weighing scale to divide it equally. Flatten each portion using a rolling pin and fill the center with cream cheese mixture.

Make a smooth ball of each portion and arrange the balls on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Leave 2-3 inches of space between each ball. Cover these balls loosely with plastic wrap or a kitchen towel for 30 minutes again. 

Once the dough balls rise, fill in the top of each dough of the coffee batter in a spiral motion until the top is fully covered.

Bake at 350 °F for 20-25 minutes, depending on the temperature of your oven. Take them out of the oven when a golden layer appears on the top. 

Coffee Bun with Cream Cheese


When it comes to making a cream cheese coffee bun, two basic guidelines will be helpful for successful pairing.  

  1. You can use flavor notes in your coffee and cheese to recreate taste combinations that have worked in other dishes. For instance, if you have a fruit-forward coffee, pairing it with English cheddar to create a coffee bun could give you a jelly and butter-type vibe.
  2. You can pair coffees and cheeses together that have similar notes to form the coffee bun perfect and creative. For example, you could pair a light, citrusy, and bright African coffee with similarly light goat cream cheese. The parallel flavor will harmonize the two products by highlighting sweet and salty tastes.

Storage Tips

You can store baked coffee buns in a plastic storage bag or airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. However, the coffee layer will lose its crispness within one day, and you have to keep it in the oven to renew the taste.

You can heat the cheese cream coffee bun for five minutes in the preheated oven for a toasty and nice taste.

Shelf life

In general, the harder the cheese, the longer you can keep it. The cheese will not last for a long time if it is not sorted properly. Moreover, like many other items, it is also a sell-by-date item.

So you have to keep in mind its date for long-term use.

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Rachel runs a small bakery & cafe in her town, alongside her high school best friends. She's a former teacher who pursued the creative industry and later on discovered her passion for baking and photography.

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