Coffee + Cake = A Match in Heaven
No matter the time of day or occasion, you can rely on coffee to be a delicious complement to a delectable treat. My favorite food to eat with coffee: cake. There is something so divine about the marriage of flavors between the sweetness of the cake and boldness of the coffee. What’s even better than regular cake and coffee? You’ve got it. Coffee cake! If you’ve never tried it… well, you’re totally missing out. I have a few coffee cake flavors that I’d like to talk about, and therefore… let the coffee cake games begin!
Okay, first off, I am obsessed with cinnamon. I use at least double the amount suggested with baking, and I put cinnamon in things that don’t even need cinnamon. It’s a slight problem. I bring up my cinnamon addiction for one reason: cinnamon coffee cake. It’s by far my favorite, and that magnificent cinnamon streusel on top is to die for, honestly. My favorite coffee to drink with this is a simple black cup of coffee or sometimes a café au lait if I am looking for a more warming taste. You can get yours here.
My second-place spot for favorite coffee cakes is a tie. I can’t convince myself I like pumpkin spice more than banana walnut coffee cake and vice versa. They both speak my love language (aka coffee and food), and satisfy my sweet tooth just as well. I may opt for the pumpkin in the fall and wintertime over the banana, but trust me, they both taste sinfully good. I love the pumpkin with a warm cappuccino and prefer eating my banana coffee cake with cold brew. You can’t go wrong!
Lastly, but certainly not least, we have cranberry coffee cake. This one just tastes like Christmas in your mouth so I can’t see how that could be bad at any time of the year. I feel the tartness of the cranberry blends well with a classic latte. Oh, and serve it during Christmas time? It would surely be a wonderful after dinner companion to that last cup of joe as you sit by the fire and gather amongst friends and family.
No matter your choice, you won’t be disappointed by any combination of coffee and coffee cake. They are simply a match made in heaven! Now, if you excuse me, I think I am going to go indulge myself in some coffee cake now.
- Grayson Wise