Apple Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Apple Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

 

First up – coffee cake is not coffee-flavoured cake (although coffee cake can be cake with coffee in it).  Wiki says coffee cake is cake intended to eat with coffee or on coffee break, a single layer cake either round, square or ring (tube) shaped or maybe even in the shape of a loaf (like banana bread).  Coffee cake can be spiced, and include nuts, seeds and/or fruit.  Coffee cake is topped with a streusel topping or a glaze.  Similar to teacakes….. but tea cakes are served with tea ;-).  I like the idea of streusel topping – saves having to ice (frost) the cake.  I am still not entirely sure what the difference between coffee cake and tea cake, or regular cake is though. Continue reading