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 My favorite coffee cake can be prepped ahead and refrigerated, too. Rita Nader Heikenfeld, The Enquirer, 22 Mar. 2024 There's also a variety of homemade baked goods — dozens of rolls, coffee cakes, bars and pecan rolls. Amy Schwabe, Journal Sentinel, 27 Mar. 2024 For a housemade to-go option, grab a cinnamon brioche bun ($6) or tahini marble coffee cake ($5.75). Valeriya Safronova, New York Times, 14 Mar. 2024 It's called coffee cake, so it's supposed to be had early in the day, right? Karla Walsh, Better Homes & Gardens, 5 Jan. 2024 Our cinnamon coffee cake recipe is a favorite among our Test Kitchen. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 31 Dec. 2023 Active Time: 30 mins Total Time: 3 hrs 30 mins Servings: 12 Great coffee cakes are a thing of beauty—and this cinnamon coffee cake is no exception. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 31 Dec. 2023 This gift box includes some of their best-selling items that are ready to eat like cranberry pecan bread, gingerbread coffee cake, Nor’Easter cabot cheddar nad Holy Cow beef sticks. Anna Haines, Forbes, 11 Dec. 2023 Whether for book club, the new neighbors, or a weekend brunch, this will be your new go-to coffee cake recipe. Mary Shannon Wells, Southern Living, 10 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1865, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of coffee cake was in 1865

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“Coffee cake.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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