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coffeecake

[kaw-fee-keyk, kof-ee-] /ˈkɔ fiˌkeɪk, ˈkɒf i-/
noun
1.
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.
Origin of coffeecake
1875-1880
1875-80, Americanism; coffee + cake
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  • 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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