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Copycat Starbucks Cream Cheese Danish

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This Copycat Starbucks Cream Cheese Danish is so good you won’t be able to stop eating it. It has a sweet, flaky crust filled with the perfect amount of cream cheese filling.

A plate of cream cheese Danishes with air fryer and lemons in the background.

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If you enjoy a cheese danish as breakfast or a snack then this recipe is for you. This cream cheese danish recipe is a copycat of the Starbucks version. You know that flaky crust with sweet cream cheese filling. This is just as good if not better than the original.

Why you should make this Cream Cheese Danish

  • Easy to Make – The longest part of this  Cream Cheese Danish recipe is whisking the filling together.
  • Rich & Flaky – A short and simple dough with a delicious cream cheese center makes this danish irresistible.
  • Good as Leftovers – After enjoying this tasty Copycat Starbucks Cream Cheese Danish for breakfast you can save the leftovers or for an afternoon snack.

If you love recipes like this, you may also enjoy this Peach Cobbler recipe.

Ingredients You Will Need

Puff pastry, cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, and lemon sitting on a countertop.
  • homemade or store-bought puff pastry 
  • cream cheese 
  • sugar 
  • vanilla 
  • lemon 

How to Make Copycat Starbucks Cream Cheese Danish

Collage of making cream cheese Danish.
  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the cream cheese, sugar, juice of 1/2 lemon, zest of the other half lemon, and vanilla. (Photos 1 & 2) 
  2. Cut sheets of puff pastry into rectangular pieces. Brush with egg wash optional. (Photos 3 & 4) 
Collage of unbaked and baked cream cheese Danish in an air fryer.
  1. Place pastry into the air fryer basket and cook on 370 for 5 minutes. (Photo 5) 
  2. Remove and place a dollop of cream cheese frosting in the center, cook for 2 more minutes. (Photo 6) 
Cream cheese Danishes on a plate with Starbucks coffee on the side.

Storage

Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days. Be sure to store them in an airtight container or storage bag.

Tips

  • The dough is easy to make and can be made ahead of time then wrapped tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerated for up to one day.
  • Be sure that your dough is nice and cold if you are using homemade dough. Cold dough will give you the flakiest pastry.
  • If you don’t have an air fryer, these can also be baked at 400 degrees F for 12-15 minutes.
  • The egg wash is optional but will make your pastry look nicer.
A pile of cream cheese Danishes with blue cloth and lemon in the background.

Substitutions and Variations

  • If you don’t have any cream cheese, feel free to use mascarpone cheese or another type of soft cheese.
  • You can also add some blueberries, raspberries, or strawberries to the center for a fun variation.
  • This pastry is delicious served with a cup of coffee or tea.
  • For a cheese and cherry danish add some canned cherry pie filling to the cream cheese filling when you add it to pastry.

Copycat Starbucks Cream Cheese Danish FAQs

Can you make this Cream Cheese Danish a day ahead?

Yes, just store it in a sealed container or bag and refrigerate it until ready to use.

How to reheat Starbucks Cheese Danish?

You can warm up the danish in the microwave for about 10 to 15 seconds.

Can you freeze cheese danish?

Yes, just store the pastry in a freezer-safe bag and place it in the freezer. I recommend eating them within 3 months for freshness.

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4.75 from 4 votes

Copycat Starbucks Cream Cheese Danish


Author: Kim Schob
Course: Air Fryer, Breakfast & Brunch
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Yields 12 Danishes
This copycat recipe for a Starbucks cream cheese danish is the perfect way to make something delicious and fun for breakfast, or dessert.

Ingredients 

Instructions

  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the cream cheese, sugar, juice of 1/2 lemon, zest of the other half lemon and vanilla.
  • Cut sheets of puff pastry into rectangular pieces.
  • Place pastry into the air fryer basket and cook on 370 for 5 minutes. Brush with egg wash optional.
  • Remove and place a dollop of cream cheese frosting in the center, cook for 2 more minutes.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 358kcal (18%) Carbohydrates: 37g (12%) Protein: 4g (8%) Fat: 22g (34%) Saturated Fat: 8g (50%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g Monounsaturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 21mg (7%) Sodium: 163mg (7%) Potassium: 64mg (2%) Fiber: 1g (4%) Sugar: 18g (20%) Vitamin A: 256IU (5%) Vitamin C: 5mg (6%) Calcium: 25mg (3%) Iron: 1mg (6%)

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