ku·​chen | \ ˈkü-kən How to pronounce kuchen (audio) , -ḵən \
plural kuchen

Definition of kuchen

: any of various coffee cakes made from sweet yeast dough

Examples of kuchen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But in true kaffee und kuchen fashion, Hahdough is really all about the cakes — paired with a cup of coffee brewed with Linea Caffe beans. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "San Francisco’s only German bakery, Hahdough, to open Sunday," 24 Feb. 2020 Bake the kuchen for 50 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Jean Kressy, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipe: Fill a cornmeal cookie crust with fresh blueberries for a beautiful summer kuchen," 14 July 2019 With a small spatula, loosen the kuchen from the sides of the pan; release the spring latch and lift it off. Jean Kressy, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipe: Fill a cornmeal cookie crust with fresh blueberries for a beautiful summer kuchen," 14 July 2019 German foods will be plentiful, from pork chops to herring, strudel to kuchen, and local German dance groups will perform traditional dances. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Summer Guide: Festivals and free concerts, July 23-29," 22 July 2017 Then there's kaffee und kuchen, the coffee served European-style with the pot, the cream, and a glass of water on a tray. Polly Campbell, Cincinnati.com, "Gorgeous cakes, skinny schnitzel in Newport? Yep.," 24 July 2017 Homemade kuchens in a dessert contest, after judging, are auctioned; proceeds help finance future reunions. Mary Bergin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Reunions Bring Wisconsin Travelers Back Year-After-Year," 29 June 2017

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First Known Use of kuchen

1854, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kuchen

German, cake, from Old High German kuocho — more at cake

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“Kuchen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kuchen. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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