Crescent Roll Coffee Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks


Crescent roll coffee cake is an easy way to have a quick morning treat your family will love. This recipe is so simple and very versatile You can use any kind of jams and jellies in this recipe.  You can serve this delicious coffee cake with ice cream as a dessert or serve it in the morning with your coffee. This coffee cake also reheats well which is nice if you have leftovers. This easy coffee cake would be the perfect addition to any brunch or holiday morning.

Ingredients Needed for crescent roll coffee cake:

White granulated sugar

Butter, softened


All-purpose flour

Vanilla extract

Crescent dinner rolls

Chopped nuts of your choice

Blackberry jam


Powdered sugar


Recipe Notes: This cake is good with any flavor of jams or jellies. You can use any kind of nuts that your family enjoys. If you have leftovers, they reheat great. You can also add the nuts to each individual crescent roll or mix with mixture and pour on top. Totally up to you, I have made it both ways and it’s delicious either way.

Recipe Comments: “Oh, my gosh, this coffee cake is so delicious and so easy to make. Made it for a friend who right away wanted the recipe. Then made it for my family who loved it. It is a definite keeper!”-Marsha

“Wow, this is good! I used strawberry vanilla jam and left off the nuts. The directions are easy to follow and it came out perfectly. We all loved it. Definitely a keeper!”-Michelle


Crescent Roll Coffee Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks


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5 from 13 votes

Crescent Roll Coffee Cake

This is an easy breakfast cake. You can use any jam or jelly that you like, it's very versatile.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Crescent Roll Coffee Cake
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter or 4 tablespoons softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 8 ounce can crescent dinner rolls
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts of your choice
  • 8 tablespoons blackberry jam


  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk


  • Beat together sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla extract with a mixer. Stir in flour. Set aside.
  • Spread your favorite jam or jelly on each crescent roll and roll up starting at short end of dough. Place rolls in a sprayed 9 inch round baking pan or dish.
  • Spread egg mixture over rolls and sprinkle on nuts. Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for 25 minutes until done in center and brown on top. Remove from pan, mix together glaze and drizzle over cake while warm.

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  1. So good…made a pan with cherry jam and a pan with apricot jam….my only comment is that it was a bit too sweet…it could be because my husband “helped” and put more than the suggested tablespoon of jam inside…way more…lol……next time I may reduce the sugar in the pour over mixture a bit…just to cut some of the sweetness…..or maybe use a low sugar jam….or lemon curd…
    Thanks for such a wonderful, easy recipe.5 stars

  2. My son likes all things cinnamon. I think I’ll add a bit of cinnamon to the egg mixture, then spread a mixture of butter, brown sugar and cinnamon on the crescents. I’ll continue as per your instructions and frost with cream cheese icing. Sounds yummy. Thanks.5 stars

  3. Oh ,my gosh, this coffeecake is so delicious and so easy to make. Made it for a friend who right away wanted the recipe. Then made it for my family who loved it. It is a definite keeper!5 stars

  4. YUMMY! Followed recipe as written except used red raspberry jelly and didn’t add the glaze. Had it for dessert and it’s very tasty!5 stars

  5. I like easy-to-make recipes that don’t call for ingredients that are expensive and that I’ll never use again , so this was perfect. Made it but didn’t make the glaze. After it cooled a bit, I cut a small slice to taste and decided that this was definitely a “keeper!” My husband asked how it was and I told him it wasn’t bad (ha-ha). Later on, he cut a small piece for himself and after he ate it, he went back and cut a LARGE piece! He said that this had to be the best I’ve ever made. I used raspberry preserves (our favorite), but next time, I’m going to make the glaze. Thank you for an easy and delicious dessert!5 stars

  6. Might seem a silly question, but I am super new to all things in the kitchen. Will this recipe need salted or unsalted butter? Thanks, cant wait to give it a go!

  7. Wow, this is good! I used strawberry vanilla jam and left off the nuts. The directions are easy to follow and it came out perfectly. We all loved it. Definitely a keeper!5 stars

  8. Love it when something taste even better than you think it will and this did exactly that. I will admit I altered it a bit and mixed some cream cheese with a little sugar and vanilla and spread that on the crescent rolls then topped it with blackberry fruit spread. But the kicker is the egg mixture. It makes a custard type filling that was so very good.5 stars

  9. My sick daughter wanted raspberry danish. I found this recipe and adapted to what I had in the house. I took a half of bag of frozen raspberries and put in a saucepan with a little sugar. I added to a half of cup of frozen blueberries to make sure I had enough sauce. Next I ran it through a strainer to deseed it and let it cool. Even though my sauce was thin it spread well. I actually used to rolls of crescents. I kept the butter, flour and sugar mixture the same. Baking took a little longer about 10 minutes. I also should have grease the pan better, but the top put back together fine. Lastly, I had no powder sugar, so I had a small amount of white frosting in a can, microwave it and drizzled it over the cake. My girls are happy and think I am a genius…lol. Thank you for this recipe.5 stars

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  11. It came out so good. I spread the cream cheese mixture on the crescent dough and spread the BlackBerry jam on top of that then rolled it up and followed the directions from there. Delicious! Thanks again for sharing the recipe!5 stars

    1. Wonderful, Loni. I am so happy it worked for you. I will have to try your method next time. Thank you for letting me know. Have a great day.

  12. This sounds delicious! I’m definitely going to make one with the blackberry jam. I’d like to try one with a cream cheese filling also. You think that would be too sweet?

    Thanks for the recipe!

    1. That sounds good to me, Loni. If you make it with the cream cheese, let us know how it turns out. Hope you enjoy this recipe and thanks.

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