Cream Cheese Monkey Bread Recipe

Monkey Bread with a cheesy, gooey little secret! You will completely WOW guests with this sweet breakfast!

I cannot think about this delicious monkey bread without also thinking about my good friend Laurie (who I occasionally call Larry). Larry and I have much in common. Every time I see her, which is not often, I am reminded how much I adore her. I love that girl. Oh how I wish I could talk her into moving to Minnesota!

Larry and I both believe that cream cheese makes everything better, and that is why this bread makes me think of her. It's true. Cream cheese does make everything better.

I had been thinking about doing a twist on good ol' gooey and delicious monkey bread. But what could possibly make monkey bread any better than it is? Then it occurred to me. CREAM CHEESE! It makes everything better, right?

I'll be honest. I ate AT LEAST half of this thing by myself. I felt like a drug addict, eating just a few more bites, in a corner of our kitchen where nobody could see me. 

Cream cheese does make everything better, ooey gooey monkey bread not excluded. YUM.

If you love this recipe, check out these sugary breakfast items: Chocolate Chip Muffins, No Yeast Cinnamon Rolls, Banana Crumb Muffins

Cream Cheese Monkey Bread

Monkey bread with a gooey surprise hidden inside!

Contributed by Megan Porta from

Published Jan 28, 2012

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Serves: 12

Total time: 1 hr, 10 min



  • 2/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • Two 12-ounce tubes refrigerated flaky buttermilk biscuits
  • 8-ounce package cream cheese, cut into 20 cubes
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 12-cup bundt pan with cooking spray; set aside. In a medium bowl, combine the sugars and cinnamon; set aside.
  2. Slice 10 discs of dough from each tube of biscuits. Set discs on a flat surface and set one cube of cream cheese in the center of each piece of dough. Wrap edges of dough up and around the cheese so all that is visible is the top side of cream cheese cube. Place 10 dough-wrapped cheese cubes, cheese-side-up, in bottom of prepared pan.
  3. Top with half of the sugar mixture and half of the butter. Top with the remaining dough-wrapped cheese cubes, cheese-side-down, the remaining sugar and remaining butter. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes. Invert onto a serving platter and serve.