ku·​chen ˈkü-kən How to pronounce kuchen (audio)
plural kuchen
: any of various coffee cakes made from sweet yeast dough

Examples of kuchen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The term quiche originates from the German word for cake -- kuchen. Foren Clark, CNN, 30 May 2022 Whatever warm weather holiday or occasion was on the calendar, a blueberry kuchen was on the table. Morgan Hines, USA TODAY, 28 June 2022 Anyone who comes to my door, even to deliver a newspaper, is invited in and offered at least a coffee, if not kuchen and coffee. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, 1 Aug. 2021 The featured flavor is cookies, and the contestants have to serve their kuchen with a side of ice cream. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 24 May 2021 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, 24 Feb. 2020 Bake the kuchen for 50 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Jean Kressy, BostonGlobe.com, 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, 14 July 2019

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kuchen was in 1854

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“Kuchen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kuchen. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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