The first coffee cakes appeared around the 17th century in Europe, when drinking coffee beverages was introduced. The very first coffee cakes were more bread-like and they contained spices and dried fruit. Over time coffee cakes evolved to contain sugared fruit, yogurt, cream cheese, nuts, seeds. As you see, coffee cake wasn't developed, it evolved from different types of cakes.
Today common cakes are mostly flavored with cinnamon and other spices, as they go well with coffee. But you can also find recipes of coffee cakes with apples, blueberries and even creamy fillings.
Did you ever think why coffee cakes have a hole in the center? It's relatively recent innovation for any type of cake. When bundt pan was invented, bakers could use heavier batters to get cooked all way through without central part of dough left unbaked.
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