An espresso cake drizzled with glaze on a wire rack that is set on a pice of parchment to catch any glaze drips.
Quentin Bacon
1 of 7

Espresso Cake

This espresso cake is easy as can be and comes together with strongly brewed coffee plus espresso powder baked into the cake. If that weren’t enough, a coffee glaze–made with coffee, milk, and confectioners sugar–is drizzled on top.
Babka Shaping on a marble board.
Quentin Bacon
2 of 7

Hungarian Coffee Cake

This Hungarian coffee cake, made with cinnamon sugar and a yeasted bread dough and a rich, buttery cinnamon streusel, is essentially a cross between bread and pastry and cake. What could be better?
An apple coffee cake with one slice cut from it on a wire cooling rack with parchment underneath.
Leigh Beisch
3 of 7

Apple Coffee Cake

Apple coffee cake made with sour cream, cinnamon, streusel, and an apple glaze in a Bundt pan is a guaranteed crowd pleaser. Provided, natch, that you’re willing to share.
A whole sour cream coffee cake with a wedge cut from it.
David Leite
4 of 7

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

This sour cream coffee cake gets its richness and tender crumb from sour cream and is rippled through with a cinnamon-pecan streusel and drizzled with a white glaze. Excellent for breakfast, coffee breaks, tea time, snacking, and dessert. Oh, and it shuts up kids in three seconds flat!
A Zingerman's sour cream coffee cake with a piece cut from it and lying on its side with a cup of coffee, and a stack of plates and pile of forks nearby.
Antonis Achilleos
5 of 7

Zingerman’s Sour Cream Coffee Cake 

This easy sour cream coffee cake, from the famous Zingerman's Bakehouse in Ann Arbor, MI, lives up to its well-deserved reputation. A cinnamon walnut filling swirls through a moist, buttery cake Bundt. Caution: Highly addictive.
A glazed lemon pull-apart coffee cake on a wire rack with a spoon and jar of glaze beside it, all resting on a wooden cutting board.
Cenk Sönmezsoy
6 of 7

Lemon Pull-Apart Coffee Cake

This lemon pull-apart coffee cake is made of layers of yeasted dough sandwiched together with a sweet, buttery filling fragrant with citrus zest. Once out of the oven, it’s brushed with a lemon cream cheese icing and fairly falls apart although it’s much funner to gently pull it apart.
Several pieces of coffee coffee cake stacked on a wire rack, with a cup of coffee next to them.
Edd Kimber
7 of 7

Coffee Coffee Cake

This coffee coffee cake gets a caffeine boost from the ribbon of espresso swirl running through it and is lavished with a sweet streusel.

About David Leite

David Leite has received three James Beard Awards for his writing as well as for Leite’s Culinaria. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, Saveur, Bon Appétit, Gourmet, Food & Wine, Yankee, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, and more.

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