Sour cream 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.
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.
Vegan cranberry coffee cake
- Amish friendship bread – has characteristics of both pound cake and coffee cake
- Gooey butter cake – generally served as a type of coffee cake and not as a formal dessert cake
- Gugelhupf – sometimes eaten with coffee, during coffee breaks
- List of brunch foods
- List of cakes
- Tiramisu – a popular coffee-flavored Italian dessert
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- Encyclopedia of Jewish Food - Gil Marks