coffee cake


Definition of coffee cake

: a sweet rich bread often with added fruit, nuts, and spices that is sometimes glazed after baking

Examples of coffee cake in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Part sour cream coffee cake, part chocolate babka, these muffins will brighten any weekend morning. Lisa Zwirn,, "Recipe: A little like sour cream coffee cake with streusel, these babka muffins will brighten your weekend," 26 Jan. 2021 The brunch menu features cinnamon streusel sour cream coffee cake, individual quiche Lorraine, fruit salad, roasted winter vegetables with herbed yogurt dipping sauce and Ascension cold brew. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, "50-plus D-FW restaurants and grocers offering holiday takeout meals," 14 Dec. 2020 Brunch features Lobster Newburg a la King with asparagus salad and vanilla chestnut coffee cake ($75). Sharyn Jackson, Star Tribune, "25 Twin Cities restaurants offering takeout meals for New Year's Eve," 22 Dec. 2020 Petite fours and Champagne follow, and then there’s quiche and coffee cake for the next morning. Janelle Bitker,, "48 Bay Area restaurants serving special New Year’s Eve feasts for takeout," 22 Dec. 2020 The recipes are developed by pastry chef Hattie McDaniel and based on the sour cream coffee cake served at Sahm’s since 1986. Cheryl V. Jackson, The Indianapolis Star, "9 Indianapolis foodie gifts perfect for the holidays," 5 Dec. 2020 Mouths will water over the super-thick apple cinnamon and oatmeal English muffins, a triple-cheese and caramelized onion quiche, Canadian-style bacon, blueberry coffee cake and pumpkin butter. Lesley Kennedy, CNN Underscored, "The yummiest, prettiest holiday gift baskets for everyone on your list," 14 Dec. 2020 Their list of skillfully prepared temptations goes beyond those yeasty, spiraled wonders to include scones, coffee cake, cookies, carrot cake, brownies and a lunchtime pan pizza. Rick Nelson, Star Tribune, "Need a pick-me-up? Isles Bun & Coffee provides a sweet start to mornings," 23 Nov. 2020 Finally, a coffee cake for the chocolate lover in your life. Tanya Edwards, CNN Underscored, "18 of the sweetest treats to send your loved ones for the holidays," 16 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of coffee cake

1865, in the meaning defined above

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11 Feb 2021

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“Coffee cake.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of coffee cake

US : a sweet, rich bread usually made with fruit, nuts, and spices and often eaten with coffee

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