Blueberry Cream Cheese Bread

blueberry cream cheese bread

Fresh blueberry and vanilla bread with a cream cheese and orange zest filling. Top it off with a light sugar glaze. Easy to make and fun to slice into!

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Flour and grease a bread pan. Preheat oven to 350.

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Prepare the filling; (use filling ingredients). In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, 1 tablespoon flour, egg and orange zest. Beat until smooth. Set aside.

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Prepare the glaze. Stir together the glaze ingredients and set aside.

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Prepare the bread. Cream butter and sugar (1/2 cup) until fluffy. Add salt and vanilla. Add egg yolks (save the egg whites as you’ll need them later) to the sugar mixture; beat until creamy. Set aside.

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In another bowl, combine flour (1 1/2 cups) and baking powder. Add this mixture, alternately with milk to egg yolk mixture.

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Coat blueberries with 1 tablespoon flour and add them to the batter.Use fresh or frozen blueberries.

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In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Add sugar (1/4 cup), 1 tablespoon at a time, and beat until stiff peaks form. Gently fold egg whites into batter.

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Pour just under 1/2 of the batter into prepared bread pan. Layer the filling over the batter and then finish with remainder of batter. This will create a layer of “cheesecake” between the blueberry batter.

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Pour glaze over top of unbaked loaf and bake for 55-60 minutes. You may need to bake this for 5-10 minutes longer than needed, depending on your oven and how thick the bread is. Use the handy toothpick trick! Let cool.

Blueberry Cream Cheese Bread
Fresh blueberry and vanilla bread with a cream cheese and orange zest filling. Top it off with a light sugar glaze. Easy to make and fun to slice into!
Servings
1 loaf
Servings
1 loaf
Blueberry Cream Cheese Bread
Fresh blueberry and vanilla bread with a cream cheese and orange zest filling. Top it off with a light sugar glaze. Easy to make and fun to slice into!
Servings
1 loaf
Servings
1 loaf
Ingredients
Filling
  • 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp orange zest
Bread
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup sugar
Glaze
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp water
Instructions
  1. Flour and grease a bread pan. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Prepare the filling; (use filling ingredients). In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, 1 tablespoon flour, egg and orange zest. Beat until smooth. Set aside.
  3. Prepare the glaze. Stir together the glaze ingredients and set aside.
  4. Prepare the bread. Cream butter and sugar (1/2 cup) until fluffy. Add salt and vanilla. Add egg yolks (save the egg whites as you’ll need them later) to the sugar mixture; beat until creamy. Set aside.
  5. In another bowl, combine flour (1 1/2 cups) and baking powder.
  6. Add this mixture, alternately with milk to egg yolk mixture.
  7. Coat blueberries with 1 tablespoon flour and add them to the batter.
  8. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Add sugar (1/4 cup), 1 tablespoon at a time, and beat until stiff peaks form. Gently fold egg whites into batter.
  9. Pour just under 1/2 of the batter into prepared bread pan.
  10. Layer the filling over the batter and then finish with remainder of batter. This will create a layer of “cheesecake” between the blueberry batter.
  11. Pour glaze over top of unbaked loaf and bake for 55-60 minutes. Check doneness with a toothpick. Let cool.
Recipe Notes

Use fresh or frozen blueberries. You may need to bake this for 5-10 minutes longer than needed, depending on your oven and how thick the bread is. Use the handy toothpick trick!

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