Coffee cake

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Coffee cake
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Sour cream coffee cake
Type Cake
Cranberry coffee cake

Coffee cake is a common cake or sweet bread available in many countries. It is generally intended to be eaten with coffee or tea (for example, as part of a breakfast meal), during a "coffee break" or offered to guests as a gesture of hospitality. Leavening agents include both yeast, which results in a more bread-like texture, and baking soda and/or baking powder, which results in a more cake-like texture.

They are typically single layer cakes that may be square or rectangular like a Stollen, round, or ring shaped, as a bundt. Coffee cakes may be flavored with cinnamon or other spices, nuts, and fruits. These cakes sometimes have a crumb topping called streusel and/or a light glaze drizzle. Some similarity to teacakes may be found, though teacakes can be individually sized baked items served with tea. Coffee cake is sometimes served as a brunch food.[1][2]

The name coffee cake may seem confusing to English speaking foreign tourists, as the cake batter itself does not usually contain any coffee, in opposite to i.e. apple pie containing apples or chocolate cake containing chocolate as main ingredient.

Varieties

Applesauce cake

Applesauce cake is sometimes prepared and served as a coffee cake.[3][4]

Arany galuska

In Hungary, there is a type of coffee cake called aranygaluska containing walnuts and cinnamon.[5]

See also

References

  1. Brennan, G. (2015). Brunch: Recipes for Cozy Weekend Mornings. Weldon Owen. p. PT 83. ISBN 978-1-61628-987-4. 
  2. Fields, D. (2000). Debbi Fields' Great American Desserts: 100 Mouthwatering Easytoprepare Recipes. Simon & Schuster. p. 236. ISBN 978-0-7432-0205-3. 
  3. Clarkson, Potter; Martha Stewart's Cakes' (September 24, 2013). "Recipe: Applesauce Coffee Cake". San Jose Mercury News. Retrieved September 28, 2015. 
  4. Brownetone, Cecily (October 10, 1969). "Cooking Is Fun". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Retrieved 28 September 2015. 
  5. Encyclopedia of Jewish Food - Gil Marks

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