Thursday, April 7, 2011

National Coffee Cake Day - Coffee Cake Retrospective

From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...Left to my own devices, I'd be late for the second coming. I guarantee that I wouldn't be featuring coffee cakes on National Coffee Cake Day if someone else hadn't provided memory cues and prodded me along. Last year I bumbled my way into two sites that were as interesting as they were original. One was called Tasteful Inventions and the other was called Month's of Edible Celebrations. One site looks at the who and what of food creation and invention and the other is a fascinating compilation of dates and related recipes for food lovers who like to have others do research for them. That would be me. Louise, the creative force behind those blogs, spread the word that April 7th was National Coffee Cake Day. So, here we are. Easter is coming and I suspect you're starting to put menus together for the holiday. I'll be posting new recipes for coffee cakes for the remainder of the week, but I thought I'd get started with a retrospective of what's come before. I hope you find something of interest in the recipes that follow. Clicking on the name of the coffee cake will take you to the recipe for it.








"Real" Coffee Cake














Budapest Coffee Cake













Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake















Walnut Coffee Cake














Blackberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake












Poem Koec - Belgian Coffee Cake
















Coffee Walnut Cake















Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake














Pistachio Coffee Ring













Cinnamon Meringue Coffee Ring















Coffee Twist

91 comments:

Pacheco Patty said...

I love coffee cake;-) I just had to come over and check your wonderful line up of some of the best coffee cakes I've seen. Now, I just need to get my hands on a slice;-)

yummychunklet said...

These all look so yummy, especially the cakes with the fruit inside!

Kim said...

I love all these coffee treats! Looks delicious!

scrambledhenfruit said...

These all look delicious! The only problem is deciding which one to make! :)

Ginny said...

Well, I have never seen you post so early in the evening! What a cool assortment of coffee cakes. The Belgian one doesn't even look like a coffee cake, more like bread. The "Real" coffee cake doesn't look like what I think of as coffee cake at all. All I know is, it's 10:30 P.M. and I want some cake and coffee before bed. Good thing I have lots of decaf!! But I will have to settle for a leftover half slice of chocolate mint cake from the grocery bakery.

Linda Starr said...

National Coffee Cake day, who knew, these all look wonderful. My Gary's grandmother used to make a bread with cardomom and we used to love it; that last bread shape reminds me of it.

tasteofbeirut said...

I remember the first time I found out about coffee cake in the US; I was living in California and saw them on sale at the superarkets. Made some since, and I really love the idea of a coffee cake. Especially if it is homemade.

ButterYum said...

Mmmmmmm, what I wouldn't give for a tiny sliver of each.

:)
ButterYum

The Sweetylicious said...

those recipe came just in time! i was looking for coffee cake recipe (: each of it look so lovely and yummy! im spoilt of choices :D

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

I am a wee tired tonight and not feeling super . . . but you got me . . . and I am still laughing . . . late to the second coming. Wow . . . that was funny.

You are a delight.

Fondly,
Glenda

Jean said...

thanks for sharing mary!

tigerfish said...

I have not seen so many coffee cakes at the same time! Yum!

Carolyn said...

Yum yum yum! I want to try ALL of them. I'm a huge fan of coffee cakes. This is one of them that I have made...

http://cookinformycaptain.blogspot.com/2011/03/daring-bakers-challenge-yeasted.html

I'll let you know when I make one these and what i think--thanks for all the lovely recipes!

sally said...

What a great spread of coffee cakes! I'm getting hungry just looking at them!

Anna A. said...

Coffee cakes are my most favorite things! Your recipes are EPIC! I am vegan until end of April so I will have to wait... I want to make the REAL Coffee cake.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

i just made a coffee cake for my boy's 11th Birthday yesterday, actually not a truly coffee cake, just normal vanilla sponge with coffee cream. Yours all sound so good.

A little bit of everything said...

even if I don't drink coffee I love coffee cakes.
The cakes look great, would have a hard time to pick one.
Thanks for sharing

Faith said...

There is just something about coffee cake that makes me want it. Im not going to lie, its mostly when I am staring it down in the starbucks line (guilty pleasure!) Those all look delightful. I cant wait to try one!!!

Elaine said...

I had no idea that tomorrow is National Coffee Cake Day. All of these coffee cakes look wonderful. It would be difficult to choose which one to make first.

Alessandra said...

What a selection!! I didn't know either that tomorrow if National Coffee Cake! Is it an American thing?

ciao
Alessandra

Julia @ DimpleArts said...

So mouthwatering. I love the ones with fruit. But I also like the walnut coffee cake.

Elin said...

Mary...thanks for sharing so many coffee flavored cakes...you have got the best there...salivating now. Have KIV them and hopefully I get to make them soon :)
Happy" National Coffee Cake Day" to all :) love them all and have a great day !

Regards,
Elin

Ana Rita said...

Mary, it's a hard choice to elect just one, so i'll say i loved them all!

Kisses,
Rita

Su said...

Oh my God! They all look delicious... the real problem is which one to choose :P

Big Kiss

Hovkonditorn said...

These all look so delicious! I would like to bake them all :)

tandysinclair.com said...

who knew there were so many coffee cakes!have a great day :)

eileeninmd said...

YUMMY!! I love coffee cake, the cinnamon swirl is my favorite. But they all look delicious. Have a grreat day!

manu said...

I love coffee and the "Real" coffee cake is so beautiful!
I could reach through the screen and nibble at it!LOL ♥

Suman Singh said...

Mmm..I love homemade coffee cakes and these all looks delicious, especially the walnut coffee cake..YUM!

Katerina said...

All cakes look superb Mary! This is a great way to celebrate the National Coffee Day!

Red Nomad OZ said...

Well, I just wouldn't know which one to pick!! So ... maybe I'll just head off to a good ol' OZ bakery instead ...

Carol at Serendipity said...

Mary,

They all look wonderful. I remember when the mothers in my neighborhood would have coffee together and there would be a coffee cake. Then everyone went back to work. Now that I have a tea break every afternoon, I may have to just have a little sweet with it. Nice.

Carol

Sushma Mallya said...

I love coffee cake....each one of them looks so delicious!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I'd put a pot of Joe on to go with any of those!! blessings ~ tanna

The Blonde Duck said...

Classic!

Susan said...

So, the coffee pot is on?....I'll be there and bring my own fork.

FOODESSA said...

Mary, that berry cream cheese cake looks very promising. Thanks for such a lovely round up of coffee cakes which I may just have to bake at some point ;o)

I'll also give Louise a visit...her blog theme sounds very interesting.

Have a great day,
Claudia

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Here I sit, having my morning coffee and enjoying a few blog and come to visit you...thanks for the coffee cake with my coffee!
So now I'll visit this week with coffee in hand to get some wonderful recipes for your cakes that goes with my coffee. You don't mind if I lick the screen just a little, do you? I just can't resist coffee cake!!!!
xo Yvonne

Ah Tze said...

wow, so many coffee cakes, I can't take coffee but my hubby love coffee stuff very much. Thanks for sharing!

Clint said...

That cinnamon-meringue thingy looks purdy good! Blessings.

Cooking Creation said...

So many lovely recipes to choose from! I giggled with delight when I saw the pistachio coffee ring. It sounds heavenly! Thanks for sharing! :)

Karen Harris said...

My son loves coffee cake of the sour cream cinnamon swirl variety. Probably his favorite food group.

Jenn said...

Oh my, they all look amazing! I could have a slice of each of them right now!! I might need to stop at the bakery on my way to work and honor this day :)

The Food Hound said...

I love coffee cake and would even take up coffee-drinking for it :) I do like coffee-flavoring things, though, so your "real" coffee cake looks fabulous!

Mary at n00bcakes said...

D'oh, I missed National Coffee Cake day! Thanks for sharing the Months of Edible Celebrations blog; I feel like you do, that it's just easier to let someone else tell me what's going on this month in food. ^_^

Gloria said...

WOW! Mary all love amazing and delicious, I love coffe cake!
Have a nice and lovely day Mary, gloria

sweetlife said...

coffe cake day, how fun!! I am loving the blackberry cream cake...looks great!!

sweetlife

Mary at Deep South Dish said...

Nice collection Mary! Have a blessed weekend.

David said...

Mary, I'm a coffee cake junkie... Soooo many choices, so little time! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

lena said...

great bunch of coffee cakes and i like the pistachio coffee ring especially.

lisa is cooking said...

I love coffee cake, and these all look fantastic! I'd like to visit a buffet of all these options.

Rita said...

How interesting! I love coffee but don't make it very often for some reason.
These all look so good abut I have to admit I really am attracted to the Cinnamon Swirl and Coffee nut.
Great post Mary.
Rita

Mamatkamal said...

What a lovely collection of coffee cakes! I love them all and can't wait to try one! Have a great day Mary!

Walk in the Woods said...

National Coffee Cake Day? Who knew? Well, you - obviously! I may not get to making one today, but with the beautiful options you've offered us, I see one in my near future!

hannah said...

Ohhh My God, that difficult choice, I could not choose just one cake on top besides the good looks that they have all, I love coffee, so it really hard choice!

kisses

Claudia said...

I've never made a coffee cake. Shhh. It's a secret. Admit to being enticed by the "real" coffee cake with "real" coffee. But that berry-cream cheese one - it's a version of my beloved cream cheese danish that does not exist in MN.

ABowlOfMush said...

All those coffee cakes look gorgeous!

Although I'm more of a tea person,I do like a nice slice of coffee cake with my coffee.

Jenn @ Youknow...that Blog? said...

I'm not a big cake eater, but I do have a craving for it right now thanks to you! ;)

Mentioned you on my blog today, Mary. (no pressure though!)

Have a fabulous day!

bellini valli said...

Yes I did read that it was National Coffee Cake Day. No coffee cake here so I will just oggle your photos on One Perfect Bite.

Melissa @IWasBornToCook said...

These all look delicious! All I need now is a nice, big cup of hot coffee :)

Jill@MadAboutMacarons said...

Gosh, just discovered your amazing site and your post with all of the coffee cakes.... just stunning! This is definitely where I need to come for CAKE. Thanks!

Jill@MadAboutMacarons said...

Oh, and that coffee twist looks like it just HAS to be made in our house!

paula MARIANA said...

Coffee is a drink that I love on summer and winter, fresh or hot, in cakes or biscuits... perfect ...


kisses!!

Pam said...

I'll take a slice of each please... they all look amazing.

Only Fish Recipes said...

wow.....what a wonderful coffee cake ! looks just perfect !

LittleAsianGirl BigAppetite said...

wow is it really national coffee cake day? cool!! btw, do you know why coffee cake is called coffee cake? it doesn't taste like coffee...

Corina said...

Unfortunately I've only just heard about National Coffee cake day on your site so I'm way way behind you! No coffee cake in the house but I do have a few coffee chocolates!

Laural (bhealthier) said...

oooooo lovely - I kept finding myself say "Oh thats my favorite, oh wait, blackberry cream cheese is my favorite, oh but i love cinnamon swirl... " all the way through your post! Haha. Have a nice afternoon!

Broot said...

Suddenly, somehow, I feel a need to bake a coffee cake. ;)

Carrie said...

I'm not sure which one of those I want to attempt to devour off the screen first... They ALL look scrumptious!

Maris (In Good Taste) said...

This is an incredible array of coffee cakes! Thanks so much for sharing this

Maggie said...

As a coffee lover, I could quite happily eat every one of those wonderful coffee cakes.

All That I'm Eating said...

I had no idea there were this many types of coffee cake! I've only ever made a coffee and cardamom one. The coffee and walnut ones look like they'd be my favourite.

Victoria said...

It seems that every food has it's own holiday! I never knew about National Coffee Cake Day, but I will celebrate any holiday revolving around baked goods :)

Duxa said...

Hi Mary, these all look delicious and great!!!Thanks for sharing,
kisses:)

Kath said...

Boy, you honored National Coffee Cake Day well with all of those beautiful coffee cakes, Mary! Thanks for sharing....have a great day!

Parsley Sage said...

OOOOOOOH! I NEED that Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake. Need it! Thanks you so much - again - for doing all the leg work on this and collecting all those recipes in one place :)

Tammy said...

I'm so impressed at how a good cup of coffee can inspire sooo many awesome recipes!
I can't decide which one I'd like to try first!

xx,
Tammy

Wendy Irene said...

I really want to try that blackberry cream cheese coffee cake! That looks simply AMAZING!

Maria said...

Can I have a slice of each, please? ;-)

Joanne said...

Coffee cake is such a fun thing to have around and it's amazing how many different variations there are out there!

The Path Traveled said...

Oh girl...ya killing me with those delish recipes...I am on a sugar rush just looking at the photos...I have to try them...

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Love coffee cake, I couldn't even pick a favorite, they all look fantastic!

~~louise~~ said...

Happy Coffee Cake Day, Mary!!!

I'm blushing:) I don't know which is sweeter, your kind words or your fabulous selection of coffee cakes. Heck, I'll gobble up the words and "One Perfect Bite" of each.

Thank you so much for sharing Coffee Cake Day with us Mary. It was such fun having a virtual kaffeeklatsch at your inspiring home on the web. (I'm still blushing, a heartfelt thank you to you:)

travellingfoodies said...

Hi Mary! I love the crust on the Poem Koe, looks somewhat dignified to me. I know that's a weird way to describe a cake, but that's the first thing that came to my mind when i first saw it! very dignified indeed!

That Girl said...

Oh am I lost - I didn't even realize today was National Coffee Cake Day! I brought in bagels to work!

A Feast for the Eyes said...

It's been ages since I made coffee cake. I made your cinnamon swirl coffee cake, and have yet to post it (let's see, that was a few months ago). What a great roundup. Let's see, I'll take one of each. Yummy!

Catherine said...

Such beautiful cakes Mary! I would love a piece of each. Blessings, Catherine xox

My Little Space said...

Yeah, I remember all those delicious bake that you've been working on long ago. And you just reminded me the coffee cake.
Time just flies isn't it! Looking forward for more from you, Mary. It's been wonderful to have you around all these while. Hope you're enjoying your weekend.
Blessings, Kristy

cindy said...

Can one gain weight just looking at delicious food?? Your blog is amazing. I want to make everything.

soundless_space said...

I adore coffee cakes, you have such a huge recipe collection!

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