Strawberry Cream Cheese Monkey Bread

Blogger Stephanie Wise of Girl versus Dough combines the classic duo of cream cheese and strawberries into this sweet pull-apart bread. Learn to make this recipe with our how-to article.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 8

Dough

3
cups Original Bisquick™ mix
2
tablespoons granulated sugar
1/4
cup unsalted butter, melted, slightly cooled
1/4
cup milk
1
teaspoon vanilla
3
eggs

Coating

1
cup packed light brown sugar
2
teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2
cup unsalted butter, melted

Filling

1
cup sliced fresh strawberries

Glaze

1
package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
3
tablespoons powdered sugar
3
tablespoons milk
1/4
teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray fluted tube cake pan with cooking spray.
  • 2 In large bowl, stir together dough ingredients until well combined. Transfer dough to lightly floured work surface. Divide dough into 24 pieces; roll each piece into a ball.
  • 3 In small bowl, stir together brown sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon. Dip 10 balls of dough into 1/2 cup melted butter, tapping off excess; roll in brown sugar-cinnamon mixture. Place coated balls in single layer to cover bottom of pan.
  • 4 Spoon half of the strawberries over layer of dough. Dip 10 more balls of dough into butter and coat with brown sugar-cinnamon mixture; arrange in single layer over strawberries. Top with remaining strawberries. Dip remaining balls of dough into butter and coat with brown sugar-cinnamon mixture; arrange in layer over strawberries.
  • 5 Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until top is golden brown.
  • 6 Meanwhile, in small bowl, beat together glaze ingredients until smooth and creamy. If necessary, add more powdered sugar or milk to create a smooth, thick glaze.
  • 7 Remove bread from oven; cool in pan on cooling rack 5 minutes. Place serving plate upside down over pan; turn plate and pan over. Remove pan. Top warm bread with cream cheese glaze. Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

Monkey bread is best served the day it’s made, but if you want to store it and serve it another day, keep it covered, unglazed, in the refrigerator for up to two days. To reheat, place in 200°F oven until thoroughly heated. Top with glaze.

Don’t fret if the cream cheese glaze is initially too thick when you spoon it over the bread; it’ll spread and melt into a more even layer as it settles.