The Kansas City Coffee and Tea Week is quickly approaching, so we had to wonder which desserts Kansas City residents would want to receive via delivery services straight to their homes and offices. This made us wonder about coffee cake.
Has coffee cake been around as long as our beloved coffee? Or, is it a more recent invention created by coffee enthusiasts? A little research reveals that honey cakes, the precursor to traditional coffee cakes, have been around since Biblical times.
Apparently the French added fruits to those interesting little bites of sweetness, calling them galettes, thereby inventing what we now know as Christmas fruitcakes. These galettes led to sweet yeast rolls which further spurred the Dutch to create Danish coffee cakes (and they had real coffee in them).
Recipes from Colonial times in the New Jersey, New York and Delaware areas are very similar to those coffee cakes made today. Apparently the German and Dutch people from the colonies became quite famous for their coffee cake accomplishments. The Scandinavians also created their own versions and can be credited with the advent of our beloved, “Coffee break,” concept.
Not to be left behind, the Brits created a toffee infused version. So by 1879, there were a number of recipes for coffee cakes, streusel and crumb cakes. Coffee cake had made its appearance and had no intention of leaving the scene.
Great with Coffee
Surely we all know that coffee cake is great with coffee. That’s why Sweet Street offers two different coffee cake options that are sure to tantalize the coffee enthusiast’s taste buds. The first is, Sandy’s Sour Cream Coffee Cake. This sour creamy bundt cake is glazed with apricot and rich with nuts and ribbons of cinnamon and brown sugar.
Or, if crumb cake is your idea of fun, we would recommend the Apple Crumb Cake. Buttery coffee cake layers alternate between layers of flavorful cinnamon’d apples. Then the whole cake is crowned with crisp, crunchy crumbs. One bite of this will certainly enhance any coffee experience.
However, coffee cake isn’t the only thing that goes well with a tall cup ‘o’ Joe. There’s the Jelly Roll Cupcake that will add sweetness to even the blackest version. This all natural vanilla cupcake surrounding a raspberry filling is topped with fluffy raspberry icing. It’s like a jelly donut with your coffee, only yummier.
Or, perhaps you like the idea of chocolate and coffee (or chocolate and anything!). If that’s the case, you might want to consider the Chocolate Cupcake made with a dark chocolate cake embracing a bittersweet truffle center. A pure, dark chocolate coin sets atop the luscious dark chocolate frosting.
In case all that chocolate seems a little much for you, you should know that Sweet Street Desserts utilizes 35 different kinds of chocolates and cocoa powders. We’re on a mission of excellence and that means having the greatest quality ingredients available, including hand-selected chocolate from South America, hormone-free dairy and creams and all natural flavors.
When you order delivery service from Sweet Street Desserts, whether you are in Kansas City, or anywhere else in the continental United States, you can rest assured that you’ll receive restaurant quality, award-winning, desserts straight to your home or office door. Stop wishing and waiting. Click or call today!