[kaw-fee-keyk, kof-ee-]
a cake or sweetened bread, often flavored with cinnamon and made or topped with nuts, raisins, candied fruit, etc., and glazed with melted sugar, usually served with coffee.

1875–80, Americanism; coffee + cake Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Example sentences
But with its bounty of tangy raspberries and topping of cinnamon-walnut streusel, this buckle isn't so far from coffeecake.
Which explains why the buttermilk biscuit or sour-cream coffeecake gets its lift from baking soda.
The meal may consist of stale, store-bought coffeecake.
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