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National Coffee Cake Day

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About National Coffee Cake Day

When is National Coffee Cake Day? This holiday is always celebrated on April 7

Any time is a great time to bake one of your favorite recipes. Grab your apron and spatula. National Coffee Cake Day has arrived, and it’s destined to be a delicious food holiday. I can almost smell the cinnamon wafting from the kitchen. This April 7 holiday is a great opportunity for you to do a little baking. Then, take a break from your busy day. Sit down with one or two friends with a pot of coffee, and this delicious cake.

Coffee cakes are very popular around the world. You can enjoy it for breakfast, or any time of the day. It goes great with coffee. But, not all of us like coffee. It pairs well with tea or a glass of milk, too.

The History and Evolution of Coffee Cake

Cakes were first created by ancient Egyptians. It evolved from sweet bread recipes. From there different kinds of cake and recipes spread to Europe and eventually around the world. 

Coffee was introduced to Europeans in the 16th century. There is disagreement as to exactly which century coffee cakes were first made. They were first made in Europe in the 16th or 17th century by confectioners and bakers as the perfect complement to a cup of coffee. It originated in Dresden, Germany. Early coffee cakes were also made near this same time in Denmark. There are varying recipes.

The European coffee cake is a coffee-flavored sponge cake. It consists of two circular layers of cake. After baking it in a bundt pan, the cake is cut in half horizontally to form two circles. The bottom layer is placed on a serving plate. A thick layer of coffee-flavored butter icing is spread on the first layer. Then, you add the second layer of sponge cake on top. Finally, you drizzle streusel on top of the cake. In the United States, a coffee cake is simpler. It has no coffee flavoring in it. It is a heavier, sweet cake topped with a crumbly mixture of cinnamon, sugar, and butter or margarine. In the U.S., it is baked in either a bundt pan or a square 9″ X 9″ pan, depending on how you want to cut and present it.

In both Europe and the United States, some recipes have slightly different base ingredients. And, often fruit or nuts are added.

How to Celebrate National Coffee Cake Day

Here are some ideas on how to celebrate this food holiday:

  • Bake a homemade coffee cake.
  • Alter the ingredients a bit. Try adding some fruit or nuts. 
  • Sit down to a slice of coffee cake with a cup of Joe.
  • If you don’t like coffee, have it with a cup of tea or a glass of milk.
  • Bring it to work to share with your coworkers.
  • Bring one to a friend. They will probably invite you in to share it with you over a cup of coffee.

Today's Quote

“Smell the roses. Smell the coffee. Whatever it is that makes you happy.” – – Rita Moreno

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History and Origin of National Coffee Cake Day

Our research did not uncover who created National Coffee Cake Day. Nor did we discover any information as to why it was created. We can only speculate that a coffee drinker who really likes this sweet cake created the holiday to celebrate coffee cake. As this cake originated in Europe, we wondered if this holiday also came from Europe. We found no information at all to support this theory.

The earliest reference we discovered about this holiday was in 2011.

We found no documentation in congressional records to confirm that this is truly a national day. Nor, did we find a presidential proclamation.

Definition of “National” Days – and why it is important to distinguish true National days.

Related Holidays

People who like this holiday will also like:

International Coffee Day

National Hot Tea Day – Coffee cake goes great with tea, too.

Tea for Two Tuesday

More April 7 Holidays

Here are more April 7 holidays you will enjoy:

Caramel Popcorn Day – Most likely created by a popcorn maker or an e-card company.

International Beaver Day

National Beer Day

No Housework Day

World Health Day

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