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National Coffee Cake Day – April 7, 2023

National Coffee Cake Day is held every year on April 7. This season brings a fantastic experience for us to hold up our cup of coffee. We can also try out new recipes for making a yummy and tasty super coffee cake. Wow, it’s another time for us to extend that hand of love to our neighbors and pals with a smashing recipe for coffee cake. And guess what, making a delicious coffee cake would cost you just about a little time to get it all ready and done with. And you can treat the receiver to a heartwarming delicacy. Would you love to try out something new? Here we go!

History of National Coffee Cake Day

Cakes are sweet and they are a common sight at every celebration and felicitation. Such is the sweetness of cake that one would readily find at any special gathering. The truth is that it serves a dignifying purpose as the deliciousness it embodies cuts across all strata. What typically comes to mind when a cake is seen? What a day of feasting it would be!

Coffee Cake is another variety of cake; spongy and flavored with a preferable touch of coffee. Basically, this cake is eaten while taking gentle sips of coffee or tea, denoting the name coffee cake. We love coffee cakes, we hope you do too. The inventor of coffee cake is not exactly known. However, it appears that this amazing cake evolved from several other confectioneries through the ages, spanning the 16th and 17th centuries. Historically, the first known cake originated in Dresden, Germany. Subsequently, the Danish began and practically institutionalized the culture of eating cake while taking a swipe at coffee, and as a result of this, coffee cakes evolved as one of their diverse traditional and cultural patterns.

Coffee cakes come in an array of multiple ingredients some of which include delicious flavors, such as tart cherry, pecan custard, sweet cinnamon apple, and so much more. The coffee cake has stayed around for more than 100 years and has been enjoyed by all and sundry. Coffee cake is probably one of the few cakes that have earned that exclusive right to get their own holiday.

National Coffee Cake Day timeline

The 1400s
The Invention of Cake

The invention, evolution, and popularity of cake begins in Egypt and gains widespread acceptance in Germany.

1600s
The Arrival of Coffee in Europe

Coffee is introduced to Europe for the first time and is consumed by the general public.

1850
The Literary Mention

Coffee cake is referenced in literary material.

1965
The Popularity of Coffee Cakes

The popularity of coffee cakes spreads throughout New York, New Jersey, and Delaware as a result of immigration.

National Coffee Cake Day FAQs

Why is it called coffee cake?

Because some recipes contain coffee in them but mainly because this type of cake is eaten while drinking coffee.

How long is a coffee cake good for?

A freshly baked coffee cake can stay unspoiled for about one week in the fridge when it is properly stored.

Can coffee cake stay fresh in the fridge?

Yes, it can. It is, however, ideal to cover the coffee cake with foil or plastic wrap when refrigerating to prevent it from drying out.

National Coffee Cake Day Activities

  1. Bake a coffee cake

    Oh, cake lovers, this is absolutely that time of the year to try out something delicious. If you're a lover of baking, why not celebrate this Coffee Cake Day by jumping on that special recipe and making something delicious out of it?

  2. Cut yourself a slice

    The taste of the pudding is in the eating. Cut some slices of super tasty coffee cake for yourself, friends, and neighbors, and make this day memorable for all.

  3. Celebrate with others

    A day like this should be shared with our loved ones. We encourage you to felicitate with your pals and colleagues, share fun pictures of your cake, and post on social media with the hashtag #NationalCoffeeCakeDay. It’s all fun and vibes.

5 Fun Facts About Coffee Cake

  1. Originated in Germany

    The first known coffee cakes are thought to have originated in Germany in the form of sweetbreads.

  2. It doesn't contain coffee

    Most of the coffee cakes sold in the U.S. don't contain coffee as a major ingredient.

  3. The Recipe is found in early cookbooks

    American cookbooks contain the coffee cake recipe from as early as the 19th Century.

  4. Some are coffee-flavored

    Although most coffee cakes are meant to be taken with coffee, some do have coffee as part of the ingredients.

  5. It was not invented

    Contrary to some opinions, coffee cake was not invented; it evolved from different forms of cake.

Why We Love National Coffee Cake Day

  1. Coffee Cake perfects coffee

    National Coffee Cake Day gives us more reasons to stay over for a cup of coffee. Coffee cake is the perfect combination for a hot cup of coffee.

  2. Takes little time to prepare

    For many experienced bakers, making a coffee cake is a fun thing to do as it takes little time to bake. Also, it brings a sense of culinary fulfillment to both the baker and sweetness to the consumer.

  3. It is beautifully flavored

    Coffee is often flavored with a variety of cinnamon, seeds, walnut, and fruits such as pineapple and blueberries. These flavors give a special taste and feel to the coffee cake.

National Coffee Cake Day dates

YearDateDay
2023April 7Friday
2024April 7Sunday
2025April 7Monday
2026April 7Tuesday
2027April 7Wednesday

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