Goes Well With Coffee: Coffee Cake

Goes Well With Coffee: Coffee Cake

3c41ea2607c0db55130a1d59fd513cc339119f66?auto=compress&w=240&h=240&fit=crop
Faith Durand
Jan 29, 2008

No - really! Well, we felt there's no harm in stating the obvious. Coffee cake - it goes well with coffee. But we couldn't decide on just one...

A coffee cake - again, just restating the basics - is not in fact a coffee-flavored cake. It's a moist, dense quick bread or cake baked in a shallow pan. A coffee cake often has other mix-ins, like cinnamon swirl or fruit, and it also usually has a streusel topping or sweet glaze. It's a weekend favorite and brunch basic. There's zillions of variations, although cinnamon turns up a lot.

Both of these seasonal coffee cakes from Williams-Sonoma's recipe archives look moist and yummy. The first is Spiced Apple Coffee Cake, and that glaze looks like it adds a nice touch.

The other one we're considering is this Cranberry-Sour Cream Coffee Cake with Streusel Topping, where the streusel adds a buttery crunch to the top bite.

Kitchn supports our readers with carefully chosen product recommendations to improve life at home. You support us through our independently chosen links, many of which earn us a commission.
moving--truck moving--dates moving--dolly moving--house moving--cal Created with Sketch. moving--apt