Coffee cake is a type of cake that is flavored with coffee and often topped with a streusel or crumb topping. It can be served as a dessert or as a breakfast or snack cake. Coffee cake is usually light and fluffy in texture, and can be made with a variety of flavors such as cinnamon, lemon, nutmeg, or cardamom. Coffee cake is usually served with coffee or milk.
WHY IS IT CALLED COFFEE CAKE?
Coffee cake is a type of cake that is usually served with coffee or tea. It is often flavored with cinnamon, nuts, or other spices, and often served with a sweet glaze or frosting. The name “coffee cake” comes from the fact that it is traditionally served with coffee.
HOW TO MAKE IT ?
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch round cake pan.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time until well incorporated. Add in vanilla extract and mix until combined.
Gradually beat in dry ingredients until just combined. Stir in sour cream until no lumps remain.
Pour batter into prepared pan. In a separate bowl, combine walnuts, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Sprinkle over batter in pan.
Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow cake to cool in pan before serving. Enjoy!