What is Coffee Cake?
Coffee Cake is a moist and soft cake with cinnamon flavor made from flour, butter and sugar. The cake has a streusel layer. The streusel in this sweet cake can also be placed inside the cake as a filling. Coffee cake does not actually contain coffee flavoring. It got this name because it is served with coffee. It has different types of recipes. It can also be prepared with coffee upon request.
Coffee cakes became popular shortly after coffee was introduced to Europe in the 17th century. It began to be served with coffee and tea in the USA in the 18th century.
Does Coffee Cake Have Coffee in It?
It varies according to the recipe. Basically, cinnamon filling is used in the classic coffee cake. American coffee cake is a traditional sweet cake topped with brown sugar, cinnamon, and walnut streusel. No coffee flavoring is added. The reason why this cake is called 'Coffee Cake' is that it goes perfectly with a cup of coffee. However, coffee flavoring is often used in coffee cakes in Ireland.
How to Store Coffee Cake?
Coffee cake tastes best when hot. However, you can store it in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator. If you want to store it in the refrigerator, let it cool completely, then place it in a freezer bag or airtight container. This way it will last up to a week.
You can also freeze the coffee cake. To freeze the cake, let it cool completely, then wrap with cling film and aluminum foil. You can consume it this way for up to 3 months.
You can use a microwave or oven to reheat. If you are going to heat it in the microwave, wait 10 seconds. Bake the cake for 6-8 minutes at 350 °F to heat it in the oven.
What to Serve with Coffee Cake?
Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with Coffee Cake: