coffee cake

noun

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 Dorothy Ann Bakery also carries specialty cakes, cheesecakes, pies, candy, fruitcakes, coffee cakes, Christmas logs (buche de noel) and more. Jess Fleming, Twin Cities, "Short on time? Let these local bakeries do the holiday work," 12 Dec. 2019 Chocolate Cranberry Coffee Cake This chocolatey coffee cake from vegan baking expert Fran Costigan features cranberries, pecans and oats. oregonlive, "28 Thanksgiving dessert recipes, including the best pumpkin pie variations," 18 Nov. 2019 As a comparison, a square of Starbucks' classic coffee cake provides the exact same number of calories, and a near identical number of carb grams. Cynthia Sass, Mph, Health.com, "Starbucks Holiday Drinks: Which Is the Healthiest?," 13 Nov. 2019 Think coffee cakes and muffins in the morning, and desserts that make a nice alternative to pumpkin pie. oregonlive, "16 Thanksgiving cranberry recipes that put sauce out of a can to shame," 23 Nov. 2019 This slightly crunchy, buttery crumble that generously tops the coffee cake is so good. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "Joanna Gaines' Magnolia Journal Dutch Oven Cinnamon Coffee Cake Is Perfect for a Fall Gathering," 15 Nov. 2019 Cookie flavors range from the classic chocolate chip to peanut butter crisp and the occasionally available coffee cake, plus many seasonal and limited-availability options. Patrick Connolly, orlandosentinel.com, "Gideon’s Bakehouse cookies will satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth," 26 Nov. 2019 This chocolatey coffee cake from vegan baking expert Fran Costigan features cranberries, pecans and oats. oregonlive, "16 Thanksgiving cranberry recipes that put sauce out of a can to shame," 23 Nov. 2019 This chocolately coffee cake from vegan baking expert Fran Costigan features cranberries, pecans and oats. Grant Butler, oregonlive, "35 vegan Thanksgiving recipes to be truly thankful for," 12 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of coffee cake

1865, in the meaning defined above

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12 Jan 2020

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“Coffee cake.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coffee%20cake. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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coffee cake

noun

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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