Treat yourself during Holiday Party with Coffee Cake and Stroopwafels

Treat yourself during Holiday Party with Coffee Cake and Stroopwafels

Coffee cake defines comfort food; it’s a classic, timeless treat perfect for holiday parties as well as year round.Try different varieties including traditional cinnamon walnut, apple walnut, banana walnut, blueberry and chocolate walnut coffee cake.The traditional variety is generously laced with cinnamon streusel and whole walnuts, and is delicious served with fresh fruit and vanilla ice cream or rich vanilla custard. Pumpkin spice coffee cake is perfect for fall, with delicate undertones of cinnamon, sugar and cloves.Try a zesty lemon poppy seed variety of coffee cake.These cakes are perfect for gifts, birthdays, special occasions, family get-togethers and more.

Serve stroopwafels at your next holiday gathering. These Dutch “syrup waffles” are crisp, paper-thin coasters are held together with a rich, gooey caramel syrup. It’s believed that Napoleon introduced the stroopwafel by dictating that sugar be grown in Holland to free France from its reliance on foreign sugar. Not long after, stroopwafels appeared in the Dutch town of Gouda. Known as syrup waffles, siroopwafels, stroopwafels, stroopies or waffle cookies, they were traditionally eaten at teatime.Placed on top of a cup of coffee or tea, the caramel center softens slightly and becomes even more irresistible.

Enhance your next holiday party with classic specialty desserts, such as a Yule log, Italian lemon cake, Pannetone, German stollen and more. Coffee cake and Dutch stroopwafels are also perfect for the holidays, as well as for year-round indulging.

These cakes consist of a chocolate log with coffee flavored chocolate chips and creamy coffee filling, topped with plain chocolate and coffee flavored sprinkles.A lemon cream-filled Italian cake is another great option.It’s a moderately sweet yeast cake with a creamy Italian limoncello filling graced with a dusting of powdered sugar. Pannetone, another classic addition to the holiday desert table, consists of a moderately sweet yeast cake baked candied Sicilian orange peels and a sugar-candy topping. Also consider a German stollen Christmas cake. These traditional cakes come in a variety of flavors including cranberry, black forest cherry liqueur, and marzipan.Indulge in the Christmas classic-fruitcake-made with chopped candied fruit and nuts, soaked in spirits and allowed to mellow.

Christen R. is a freelance writer for www.coffeecakes.com, a provider of highly acclaimed and delicious coffee cake, stroopwafels and other specialty desserts. Visit our website for more information!