By 635CSi - United States - San Diego
Today, my father-in-law called me an idiot for buying him coffee cake because he can't have caffeine. He refuses to believe that there's as much coffee in coffee cake as there is ham in a hamburger. FML
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By  tony1891  |  22

Too many negative votes, comment buried. Show the comment

  free2speak  |  14

The joke's on all of you since I'm pretty sure he meant there is "ham" in "HAMburger" as in saying there is "Sp" in "Speak".. why else would he emphasize it?

  BunchieRules  |  31

Many assume they call it hamburger because of the city Hamburg, Germany. But I'm not actually sure if that's where the name comes from. And 5, congratulations on your first comment.


27, 28, 44-- they're named after the hamburg steak. A beef dish consisting of ground beef (usually mixed with seasonings and sometimes onions) pressed into a patty, cooked and then served like a steak. Eventually someone got the idea to throw it on a bun, and thus was born the "hamburger"

  falon142012  |  22

some book said something about back in the caveman days, people used to just eat piles of raw meat. and they got the idea to cook it. and the location was somewhere around hamburg. but that's probably wrong. how would anyone know where cavemen first cooked meat? lol

  UltraRice  |  0

You guys overlook things. The letters "H", "A", and "M" are in consecutive order in the word "Hamburger". Get it now? It was a play on the word. Tony was referring to the spelling rather than a physical hamburger.

  43bubba34  |  25

The ground meat used to make a hamburger, is also called hamburger. The ground meat was invented in Hamburg, Germany. The hamburger (the sandwich) was invented in New Haven, CT.


11- it depends on the recipe used. Some coffee cakes are really more correctly just a pound or bunt cake... But some recipes do include a cup of cold coffee added to the batter. So you are half right. :)

By  mckibben  |  7

Stuff like this happens all the time. French fries, French toast, not made in France, carrot cake, does not have carrots in it. There is many examples of this.

  mckibben  |  7

Well i know a lot of people who dont. Sorry. Was positive carrot cake never has actual carrots. Kinda ruins the texture of cake with the crunch of a carrot.

  Evie_fml  |  14

Carrot cake has carrots in it. Coffee flavoured cake has coffee in it, but a "coffee cake" doesn't necessarily have coffee in it. Hamburgers sometimes have bacon, so close...

I don't think he should have called her an idiot, that's just rude.

  tikimuppet  |  11

There are carrots in carrot cake, and every time I have seen coffee cake there has been coffee in it. Maybe it's because in England we give things sensible names.

  challan  |  19

French toast and French fries are called that because they were first made and France, and as everyone above has already commented carrots are in carrot cake. Crunchy? Carrots get soft when heated. Have you ever actually cooked before? Or for that matter, eaten?

  AliceLockehart  |  18

Making carrot cake without carrot is like drinking decaffeinated coffee. You can do it, but why bother? Call me old fashioned but I don't like to substitute ingredients when I'm cooking unless I have no other choice.