Desserts

Cream Cheese Stuffed Strawberry Bread

If dry bread is your thing, then you’ll want to skip this recipe. This Cream Cheese Stuffed Strawberry Bread is a super moist, melt-in-your-mouth kind of recipe! I prefer the latter, hands down.

Snack or dessert, it doesn’t really matter. It tastes yummy on its own or serve it with some vanilla ice cream. This recipe is a keeper!

Cream Cheese Stuffed Strawberry Bread - a super moist, melt-in-your-mouth kind of recipe!

The peak season for strawberries in Ontario is in June and July. We often pick berries in the summer and then make a recipe with our day’s work. Bridget adores strawberries so I buy them year round.

Cream Cheese Stuffed Strawberry Bread - a super moist, melt-in-your-mouth kind of recipe!

Cream Cheese Stuffed Strawberry Bread

Ingredients:

For bread

  • ¾ cup sugar + 1 tbsp for topping
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour + ½ tbsp for strawberries
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup heavy cream (or whole milk/whole greek yogurt)
  • 1 pint strawberries, tops removed and chopped

For cream cheese filling

  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp flour

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, add ¾ cup sugar, 4 ounces cream cheese, and ½ cup butter; beat on medium until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each one. Add vanilla and heavy cream; beat to combine.
  3. Remove bowl from stand mixer. Add 2 cups flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt to the bowl with the wet mixtures; Fold in with a spatula until just combined.
  4. Place strawberries in a small bowl and sprinkle ½ tbsp flour over the top; toss to coat. Add strawberries to batter and gently fold in. Do not overmix. Set aside.
  5. In a medium bowl, add 4 oz cream cheese, ¼ cup sugar, 1 egg, and 3 tbsp flour; whisk or use a fork to completely combine (no lumps); set aside.
  6. Using a 9×5 loaf pan, spray with non stick spray, add ¾ of the strawberry batter to the pan; spread evenly. Pour cream cheese filling mixture over the batter; spread evenly. Carefully add the remaining batter to the top, pressing very lightly to spread (you don’t want it to mix a lot with the cream cheese filling), until the cream cheese layer is covered. Sprinkle 1 tbsp sugar over the top, place in oven; bake for 50-60 minutes. If you feel the bread is getting too browned partly through cooking, you can tent a piece of foil over the top. Check bread with toothpick at 50 minutes. When the toothpick comes out without batter on it, the bread is done (this is a little difficult because the cream cheese won’t get hard – but check for batter not cream cheese).
  7. Remove from oven and allow to cool in pan for 30 minutes on a wire rack. Remove from pan and allow to cool completely on a wire rack before slicing to serve. Enjoy!

Store wrapped tightly in the fridge. If you use mini loaf pans, make sure to only fill 3/4 full, otherwise it will be a BIG mess.

Cream Cheese Stuffed Strawberry Bread - a super moist, melt-in-your-mouth kind of recipe!

For more strawberry recipes, try these ones from my blog: Strawberry & Coconut Breakfast Casserole, Strawberry No-Bake Cheesecake, Berry Cheesecake Trifle, Strawberry Agua Fresca and Berry Jam Smoothie.

Cream Cheese Stuffed Strawberry Bread - a super moist, melt-in-your-mouth kind of recipe!

Have you ever made strawberry bread?

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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