Coffee cake

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Coffee cake
Apple coffee cake slices on a plate, two
Apple coffee cake
Type Cake
Cookbook: Coffee cake  Media: Coffee cake
A whole coffee cake still in a baking pan and topped with chopped nuts
A whole coffee cake topped with nuts

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.

In Hungary, there is a type of coffee cake called aranygaluska containing walnuts and cinnamon.[1]

See also[edit]

  • Amish Friendship Bread, a sweet, cinnamon flavored cake made with a sourdough starter
  • Applesauce cake, sometimes prepared as a coffee cake
  • Banana bread, a cake-like "quickbread" made with bananas
  • Bundt cake, an American German-style ring shaped cake
  • Danish, a sweet pastry, originally from Vienna
  • Depression cake, a type of cake made during the Great Depression in America, sometimes containing coffee
  • Gooey butter cake, a Midwestern cake, coming from a mix-up with a German American recipe
  • Gugelhupf, a tall ring shaped European coffee cake
  • List of brunch foods
  • List of sweet breads
  • Madeleine, a small, light, French shell-shaped cake, nut or lemon flavored
  • Malt loaf, a sweet dark bread, sometimes with fruit, from the UK
  • Ontbijtkoek, Dutch breakfast cake, often with spices, ginger, and citrus
  • Streuselkuchen, the German cake with the crumb topping known as streusel
  • Teacake, a variety of baked goods that are served with tea as well as coffee, or come from areas where tea drinking has been more popular than coffee
  • Tiramisu, the Italian dessert made with sponge cake, coffee, custard, and chocolate