Sweet Strawberry Cream Cheese Bread Loaf

Strawberry Cream Cheese Bread Loaf is a bread that does not require any kneading! This dessert bread has a layer of cheesecake in the center making it taste like a strawberry cheesecake baked in a sweet bread. Very soft, moist bread that does not have a touch of dryness. The edges are crispy like homemade bread should be! Cream cheese bread recipe is only 6 steps, and 8 ingredients, and can be completed from beginning to end in 2 hours (this includes bake time and the cool time as well). 

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strawberry cream cheese bread loaf with one slice cut on a wire rack.

Main ingredients to use for this strawberry cream cheese bread recipe:

  • flour-provides a base
  • sugar-adds sweetness
  • baking soda-helps the bread rise
  • strawberries-Driscolls

Steps to make easy homemade cheesecake bread:

  • stir together dry ingredients
  • mix together wet ingredients-this will ensure the egg gets beaten enough and mixed thoroughly throughout. Then stir in strawberries.
  • stir together dry and wet ingredients together-this will form the strawberry cream cheese bread mixture
  • make cream cheese mixture-this will be your filling in the center of the cream cheese bread
  • layer the mixtures in the pan-pour about 2/3 of the bread mixture into a greased and floured baking pan, then dump in cream cheese mixture in an even layer. Top off with remaining bread batter.
  • bake at 350 degrees
  • gently remove from pan and serve!

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What type of pan do I use for cream cheese bread?

A 9.25 x 5.25 pan works bread for this strawberry bread recipe! The Wilton Perfect Results Nonstick Loaf Pan (not sponsored, this is just what I use) comes with easy to grip handles, and the loaf just slides right out after loosening it from the edges with a knife! The pan is a little large, but this will prevent the bread (or any bread) from spilling over.

Tips for making strawberry cream cheese cake:

  • pick nice strawberries-it is easier to bake with strawberries that do not have many bad spots on them versus trying to cut all the bad spots off just to salvage a few strawberries out of the whole box. This will save a bunch of time.
  • cut strawberries small-chuncks of strawberries are yummy, but they also have a lot of moisture. This could affect the batter around a large strawberry.
  • microwave cream cheese-room temperature cream cheese is ideal for this recipe. If you keep most of your cream cheese in your freezer like I do, microwaving it is the way to go! I put mine in a glass bowl in the microwave for about 20 seconds until I thought it was unfroze throughout.
  • toothpick to check for doneness-I knew my strawberry cheesecake bread was done baking when I inserted a toothpick. The toothpick came out clean! If yours does not come out clean after baking for an hour, let bake a few additional minutes.
  • a frosting knife to remove bread from pan-I used a plastic frosting knife to help remove my bread from the loaf pan by gently cutting around the edges of the bread to unstick it. I used this choice of knife so I would not scratch my pan. Any plastic knife would work though!

strawberry cream cheese bread loaf

Variations of cream cheese bread:

  • omit cinnamon-I know not everyone likes cinnamon. You can take it out of this strawberry loaf cake without noticing too much of a difference.
  • more strawberries-if 3 cups of strawberries are not enough for you, you can add a little more! I would only recommend adding about half a cup more though or else it could change the consistency of the dough.
  • apple sauce instead of oil-if wanting to make this recipe healthier and take out the oil, you can use 1/2 cup of apple sauce instead! For more information about how to make healthy substitutions, click here.
  • frozen strawberries-you can use frozens strawberries, just be aware that they could turn the batter pink.

How to store this strawberry cream cheese dessert:

  • fridge-store this strawberry bread recipe wrapped in tinfoil in the refrigerator for up to one week
  • freezer-I have not tried freezing this cream cheese bread recipe. If you would like to try it, go for it! Let me know how it goes

Check out my other bread recipes:

strawberry cream cheese bread loaf

Strawberry Cream Cheese Bread Loaf

Strawberry Cream Cheese Bread Loaf is a bread that does not require any kneading! This dessert bread has a layer of cheesecake in the center making it taste like a strawberry cheesecake baked in a sweet bread. Very soft, moist bread that does not have a touch of dryness. The edges are crispy like homemade bread should be!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people

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9 x 5 x 3 loaf pan
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large bowl
hand mixer or stand mixer
wire rack
measuring cups
teaspoon measures


Bread Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • dash salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 cups strawberries sliced and quartered

Cream Cheese Filling

  • 8 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 egg


  • In a medium sized bowl, stir together flour, 1 cup sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a large bowl, mix together eggs and oil until well combined. Stir in strawberries. Pour dry ingredients into this mixture. Stir until well combined throughout. Set aside.
  • Make cream cheese mixture by combining cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar, flour, and egg together in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Grease and flour a 9 x 5 x 3 loaf pan. Pour in 2/3 of the bread batter. Then, pour in the cream cheese mixture, and then pour remaining bread batter on top.
  • Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees. At 1 hour, instert a toothpick into the bread. If it comes out clean, then remove from oven. If the toothpick does not come out clean, bake for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  • Cool for 15 minutes. Carefully remove the bread from the pan at 15 minutes by turning it onto a wire rack and gently sliding it out. Serve Strawberry Cream Cheese Bread Loaf cold or warm.


To store: wrap in tinfoil and place in the fridge. 

All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. Nutritional facts listed are a rough estimate and should only be followed as a general idea.

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