NATIONAL COFFEE CAKE DAY

April 7th is National Coffee Cake Day

What to make, what to bake? Raspberry coffee cake? Lemon coffee cake? Sour cream coffee cake? How about COFFEE coffee cake? From Epicurious comes  a recipe for — and this is what they call it — Coffee coffee coffee cake.

Whisk 2 1/2 cups flour, espresso powder, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and cardamom in a medium bowl. Whisk coffee, sour cream, and vanilla in another medium bowl. Beat granulated sugar and 1/2 cup butter in a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Bake at 350 for about 40 to 50 minutes.

Serve with — coffee?

According to Caffeine Informer, there are 19 good reasons to get your daily caffeine fix. Here are the most interesting ones. Caveat: the writer and blog publisher do not endorse or confirm these alleged benefits.

  1. Two cups of coffee can reduce the pain you feel after a hard workout.
  2. Coffee helps increase your fiber intake; about 2 grams of the required daily dose of 20 to 38 grams.
  3. It lowers the risk of Type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s.
  4. Greek boiled coffee is linked to longevity and heart health.
  5. Coffee can prevent retinal damage.

One can only hope these are all true and, if you don’t mind, let’s pause before I finish this article … to ….ummmm…get another cup of coffee.

(PAUSE)

So, there it is. National Coffee Cake Day. And you thought it was just going to be another one of those days. Make it a fun day. Make or buy a coffee cake and take it to work. Proudly announce the little known fact to everyone and celebrate. However, there may be colleagues who will turn down the opportunity because they prefer tea. Ahhh! Let them know that this June, you’ll bring in tea cake because, guess what? June is National Iced Tea Month and then, in January it’s National Hot Tea Month. (Why tea gets a whole month, I don’t know)

By the way …. anyone have a recipe for a tea cake?

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