Cakes are everyone’s favorite right?
It makes the perfect dessert, no matter what kind of party, cakes are a must. Especially birthdays! Birthdays are incomplete without cakes, ever wondered why?
Well here’s a fun fact: back in time cakes were offered to the goddess of the moon and it was believed that blowing out of candles would take your wish to God in the form of smoke. Cool, right?
Now that I mentioned ‘back in time’ above, do you know how long cakes have existed? Just to give you an idea – According to Google and Wikipedia, the word cake has Viking origins, and Vikings existed around the late 10th, 11th century. Egyptians are said to have the most advanced baking skills in the 13th century.
Well, back then, cakes were essentially made out of bread and honey, milk, nuts, and such were used as sweeteners.
Coming back to now, here we have a list of cakes you should try next with sinfully attractive pictures to tingle your taste buds.
Probably one of the simplest cake to bake, this cake is made with butter as its main ingredient, as its name suggests. Other than butter it includes basic ingredients like egg, sugar, and flour. Sometimes, give it a layer of whipped cream or chocolate or both.
Pound cake gets its name from the method it is prepared from. It is obtained primarily from pounding flour, eggs, sugar, and butter together – the basic ingredients. Since you are quarantined, you might wanna give this cake a try.
Red Velvet Cake
Probably one of the most favorite cakes in the world. This cake is actually a chocolate cake (did I disappoint you?) which is softer and fluffier than most other cakes which make its texture velvet-like in the mouth. The red color comes from vanilla extract.
As the name implies, these cakes are made of carrots. They might not seem so appealing to eat as cake, but their taste isn’t exactly ‘carroty’. These cakes are moist and made from the basic ingredients often with variations of cinnamon and lemon.
They are light and leavened cakes – containing no baking powder or baking soda. They depend solely on flour and eggs and egg whites for volume and are usually lathered with whipped cream. A type popular of this cake is the angel food cake.
What sets this cake apart from the other cakes is that it makes use of vegetable oil instead of the traditional butter. It is really soft and falls between the taste of an oil cake because of its rich texture and sponge cake as it is light.
This cake is made without – yes you’re right – flour. An extremely simple and phenomenal tasting cake is made from tons of chocolate, coffee, and vanilla.
This cake is of French origin and is the marriage of the most loved coffee and chocolate. It is made in the layers of almond which are soaked in coffee prior to putting everything together.
Devil’s Food Cake
This cake is light and has a rich texture. Also, a chocolate cake, it is lathered lavishly with cocoa which gives it a rather expensive and intimidating look.
Often served at Christmas, this cake, as the name suggests, is made from dried fruits and nuts. It is popular among children.
Black Forest Cake
Black forest – this sponge cake deserves a special mention since it is probably the most popular cake in India. This cake’s name is actually derived from a forest in Germany.