DLM Classic Coffee Cakes: The DLM Difference

  • POSTED Oct 1st, 2021
  • BY Calvin Mayne

Sur ce doux nom, une tache de beurre! Upon his sweet name, a spot of butter!” cries out the pastry chef Ragueneau in the famous French play Cyrano de Bergerac, upon seeing children walking out of his shop with beautiful buttery pastries wrapped in torn out pages of his beloved poetry book. Butter-stained poetry, perfectly understandable to a French audience. Butter is a staple in France, showing up in everything from sauces to sandwiches to the most elegant of pastries.

Paradoxically, can you believe that margarine was invented in France about 150 years ago? By the 1950s, in part due to our eagerness to adopt fashionable food trends, margarine had also become popular here, eventually overtaking butter, sold as a “healthy substitute.” And so manufactured fats, including the worst—trans fats—found their way into cookies and crackers and all sorts of baked goods. Thank goodness we’ve gotten past that. We are enjoying natural fats again, like lip-glistening, totally satisfying real butter. I don’t know about you, but I do love butter! We go through pallets of it, literally, in our bakery operations, where we use it unapologetically in everything from scones to pie shells to our famous Killer Brownie®.

Adding to our Bakery's repertoire is another butter-centric pleasure ... DLM Classic Coffee Cakes! When you eat a slice (or two) you get that wonderful butter sensation on your palate, and it feels good in your tummy, unlike eating overly sweet treats that make you queasy and regretful. We mix a few ingredients such as local organic eggs, sugar, flour, and of course French-style butter. We then bake the cakes in classic Bundt pans to a perfectly caramelized crust with a moist, dense interior. These coffee cakes were developed and are lovingly baked by our talented pastry chefs, headed up by Amy Brown.

DLM Classic Coffee Cakes

In addition to seasonal features, we have three traditional flavors for you to enjoy: Zesty Lemon Poppy Seed, Double Chocolate, and Toasted Walnut Cinnamon (my fave). Enjoy them for breakfast with a hot cup of DLM 1948 Classic Dark Roast Coffee, a chilled glass of DLM A2 Guernsey Milk, or a latte from our DLM Coffee Bar. Have a slice with an afternoon cup of tea, or even serve for dessert. However you enjoy them, that genuine “spot of butter” flavor from our DLM Classic Coffee Cakes will have you waxing poetic.

Zesty Lemon Poppy Seed

Zesty Lemon Poppy Seed

Bright with each bite, the zest of lemon dancing with poppy seeds shines through this morning starter.

Double Chocolate

A Belgian cocoa base with a hint of espresso erupts with bits of chocolate couverture for absolute decadence. Dessert or breakfast, the choice is yours.

Double Chocolate
Toasted Walnut Cinnamon

Toasted Walnut Cinnamon

A ribbon of cinnamon and brown sugar swirled within combine with toasted walnuts for a comforting taste of home.

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Apr 7th

My favorite of all is your Old Fashioned coffee cake. It’s incredibly perfect. It reminds me of the one I grew up with from Excel Bakery in Cincinnati 70 years ago. I never found anything like it until this one. It gets me out of bed every morning. Thank you!

- Linda

Dorothy Lane Market says:

Thank you so much Laura! We appreciate your comments so much!


Apr 8th

Love them all! Can you tell me what you coat the pans with that make them come out so easily! Thank you!!

- Diane

Dorothy Lane Market says:

Thank you Diane for the compliment! We just spray them with a pan spray and we take them out of the pan while they are still hot to prevent them from sticking. 

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