Coffee Cakes

Obviously, I need to make more coffee cakes! Here are some of my faves.

In the United States, coffee cake generally refers to a sweet cake intended to be eaten with coffee or tea (like tea cake). Coffee cakes, as an accompaniment for coffee, are often single layer, flavored with either fruit or cinnamon, and leavened with either baking soda (or baking powder), which results in a more cake-like texture, or yeast, which results in a more bread-like texture. Wikipedia

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Classic Coffee Cake -Crumb Topping

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Years ago on a visit to New York, I was passed the best coffee cake recipe. An elderly neighbor had brought some to the home of my daughter’s Aunt and it was an amazing example of Classic Coffee Cake – Crumb Topping. We had a little chat and I gave her several compliments. The next day, before we left, she stopped by with the recipe. I was so appreciative; this must have been a great effort for her and was so thoughtful.

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