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Are you celebrating National Coffee Cake Day? Well mark your calendars because this holiday is celebrated every April 7th. Below we will give you a few facts about this holiday in hopes that you too will celebrate National coffee cake day and pass on the date of this food observance.
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National Coffee Cake Day is celebrated every year on 7 April.

Coffee cakes are typically flavored with cinnamon, nuts, and fruits. These cakes sometimes have a crumbly or crumb topping called streusel and/or a light glaze drizzle. They do not typically include coffee as an ingredient, but are so-called because they are often served as an accompaniment to coffee.
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Coffee cake is a common cake or sweet bread available in many countries. The term "coffee cake" can refer to any of the following:

A class of cakes intended to be eaten alongside coffee (for example, as part of a breakfast meal) or that may be eaten during a "coffee break" or offered to guests as a gesture of hospitality on or around a coffee table. Under this definition, a coffee cake does not necessarily contain coffee. They are typically single layer cakes that may be square or rectangular like a Stollen or loaf-shaped rectangular cakes, or they may be ring shaped. Coffee cakes may be flavored with cinnamon or other spices, seeds, nuts and fruits. These cakes sometimes have a crumbly or crumb topping called streusel and/or a light glaze drizzle. Some similarity to teacakes may be found, though teacakes can be individually sized baked items served with tea.

A cake, often sponge cake, which is made with coffee or has a coffee flavor. (see sponge cake day)

In Hungary, a type of coffee cake is aranygaluska, which utilizes cinnamon.
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How is this holiday celebrated?

It's celebrated by enjoying homemade coffee cake and sharing it with your friends and family. Think about having a coffee & cake hour and bake and serve your favorite coffee cake recipes








































Origin of this Holiday

Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. We did however find that this holiday has been celebrated for many years and seems to of started in the United States. This holiday is referred to as a "National " day as all food holidays are. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. Even though we didn't, this is still a holiday that is publicized to celebrate. So have fun with it and celebrate it!
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See Also:
  • Bundt cake
  • Danish (pastry)
  • Gooey butter cake
  • Kugelhopf
  • Madeleine
  • Ontbijtkoek
  • Teacake
  • Tiramisu













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Why the month of April and why the 7th day? 
That's the question... This holiday is referred to as a "National" day as all food and drink holidays are. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. Even though we didn't, this is still a food holiday that is publicized to celebrate and many people do celebrate it.

We found  recognition from...
calendar sites, food sites and personal Internet sites that blog and share information about this holiday. We also found reference to this day on baker websites and restaurant websites that promote brownie desserts. See Hot Links below/right
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How To Celebrate this holiday:
  • Party Planning: Host a coffee cake party. Put on the pot of coffee and bake up a delish coffee cake and your well on your way to a great day of devouring a popular dessert. If coffee is not your thing then offer a pot of hot steaming tea and turn it into a coffee cake tea party for the ladies.

  • Party Games: Play the cake in the bag game. Get brown bags and place a different type of cake in each of the bags. To play the game just have your guests smell each bag and see if they can find which bag has the coffee cake in it. If you don't have time to bake different flavors of cake just go to the bakery and pick a few varieties from there.

  • Amazon Cookbooks: Let's Bake! Amazon is a great source for cookbooks that's perfect for the holidays and friendly get-togethers. They have a huge selection from baking to barbecue.

  • Featured Recipes: Ask the girls over and share homemade coffee cake recipes. Cook up a few batches and divide the bakings with your friends at the end of the day. ~

  • Do you need a door prize for your party? You could think about giving away a fantastic storage box to house your coffee cake in.

  • Give a calendar as a gift so they will never forget this holiday again! Amazon has a huge selection of many different theme calendars. Pick a food or dessert theme calendar.

  • Send Free Internet Invitations! - If your ready to get together with your friends don't forget to invite them by email with these fun Internet Invitations. They are always fun & FREE!
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