Coffee Cake

This mid-nineteenth century sweet originally evolved in Germany as a compliment to cofee, and was brought to America by German, Russian and Scandinavian immigrants. First coffee cakes were usually made with yeast, flour, dried fruit, and sweet spices, but over time bakers started adding cheese, yogurt, and especially sour cream to achieve a more velvety cake-like structure. We recommend to serve coffee cake warm, be it fresh from the oven or after a few seconds in a microwave.