Coffee cake

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Coffee cake
Sour cream coffee cake.jpg
Sour cream coffee cake
Type Cake
Cookbook: Coffee cake  Media: Coffee cake
Cranberry coffee cake

Coffee cake is a common cake or sweetened bread available in many countries. It is generally intended to be eaten with coffee or tea (like tea cake), offered to guests as a gesture of hospitality, or served as a brunch food.[1][2] It is leavened with either baking soda (or baking powder), which results in a more cake-like texture, or yeast, which results in a more bread-like texture.

Coffee cakes are typically single-layer cakes; they are often square, but may also be rectangular, round, or ring-shaped (either as a tube cake or as a bundt cake). They can be flavored with cinnamon or other spices, nuts, and fruits. Despite their name, they do not contain coffee. These cakes sometimes have a crumb topping called streusel and/or a light glaze drizzle.


Applesauce cake[edit]

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

Arany galuska[edit]

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

See also[edit]


  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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