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coffeecake

[ kaw-fee-keyk, kof-ee- ]
/ ˈkɔ fiˌkeɪk, ˈkɒf i- /
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noun
a cake or sweetened bread, often flavored with cinnamon and made or topped with nuts, raisins, candied fruit, etc., and glazed with melted sugar, usually served with coffee.
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Origin of coffeecake

An Americanism dating back to 1875–80; coffee + cake
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