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Coffee Cake

When I say "coffee cake" ...

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When I say "coffee cake" ...

ipsedixit | Dec 14, 2010 07:08 AM

... you think

(A) it's a cake made with coffee (or espresso)

(B) it's a cake meant to be served and eaten with coffee

I've always associated "coffee cake" with (A), but more and more nowadays I've come across people and menus where it's (B).

Is there one settled meaning, and how in the world does one discern the difference on, say, a menu?

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