More About How Did Coffee Cake Get Its Name?
The first thing you might wonder is why we call it coffee cake when it doesn't contain any coffee in the actual recipe. The answer has to do with the cultural history of coffee: it used to be served alongside sweet pastries and bread across Europe and the Middle East. ☕
In Germany, for example, coffee and kuchen (cake) was a common way to enjoy the drink. Over time, the pastry evolved to complement the drink more closely, incorporating spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves to create the rich flavors we associate with coffee cake today. 🍰
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