Coffee cake

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Coffee cake
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Coffee cake
Type Cake
Cookbook: Coffee cake  Media: Coffee cake
Cranberry coffee cake

Coffee cake is a sponge cake flavoured with coffee.[1] The term can also be applied to a cake that is 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.[2][3] 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 generally round and consist of two layers separated by coffee flavoured butter icing, which also covers the top of the cake. Walnuts are a common addition to coffee cakes.[4]


Applesauce cake[edit]

Applesauce cake is sometimes prepared and served as a coffee cake.[5][6]

Arany galuska[edit]

In Hungary, there is a type of coffee cake called aranygaluska containing walnuts and cinnamon.[7]

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