I always love to get new recipes myself, so I thought that I would start sharing some of mine. Most I make are fairly easy. This one tastes especially good--at least we think so! I got the following recipe from Better Homes and Gardens about ten years ago. It is great for breakfast, coffee after services at church or just as a regular dessert after your dinner.
Cream Cheese Coffee Cake
1 8oz. pkg of cream cheese or Neufchatel, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup cherry preserves or preserves of your choice
Sifted powdered sugar
In a large mixing bowl beat cream cheese, granulated sugar, and butter with an electric mixer on medium speed till fluffy. Add half of the flour, the eggs, milk, vanilla, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Beat for about 2 minutes or till well mixed. Beat in remaining flour on low speed till well mixed. Spread batter evenly in a greased and floured 9x13 pan (I use vegetable spray instead of greasing and flouring). Spoon preserves in 8 to 10 portions on top of batter. With a knife, swirl preserves into butter to marble.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for approximately 30 to 35 minutes or until tests done with a toothpick. Cool slightly on a wire rack. Sift powdered sugar over cake and serve warm or cool.
We are still having rain! Yesterday there was only a 20 percent chance of rain, so I finished planting some chicory seeds in an area I was wanting them. By dinner time, it was pouring outside, probably washing all my seeds away! More chance for rain today, so I'll plant again at the end of the week.
Have a great day.