Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A coffeecake raised with yeast, often containing fruit and nuts.

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  • n. Any of several types of cake, typically eaten with coffee

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

German, from Middle High German kuoche, cake, from Old High German kuocho.

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German Kuchen

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  • Kuchen, the German word for "cake," is used as the name for several different types of sweet desserts, pastries, and gateaux. The term itself may cover as many distinct desserts as its English counterpart "cake."

    Kuchen desserts are presumably handed down from people of German heritage and as such are often popular in many areas of German settlement in the United States, particularly North Dakota, South Dakota, Indiana, and Minnesota. Kuchen was introduced into the Chilean cuisine when German immigrants settled southern Chile in the 1850s. Kuchens in Chile do always have fruits, such as apples, strawberries or murtas. Now kuchens are found in nearly every Chilean supermarket. In Brazil, it is called "cuca" and it is found in areas of German settlement, like Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina states.

    _Wikipedia

    February 5, 2008