Cakes are something that almost every person loves. Whether it is birthdays or anniversaries, or marriage ceremonies, or small or big celebrations, nothing is complete without a cake. It is the most delicious dessert which almost everyone loves. They are light desserts that can be eaten as snacks or after dinner. It is something that can uplift your mood suddenly.
You know what, a cake is not the same as it was in the 17th century, it is different because of the bakers doing innovations and coming up with better versions every time. This innovation leads us to the varieties of cake we have today. So, here are some varieties a foodie must try.
1. Pound Cake
Pound cake is named as pound cake because it is made with a pound of each of four ingredients: flour, butter, eggs, and sugar. The cake is moist, tender, and rich. Every bite is dense and decadent. And the best part is – it is easy to make.
2. Butter Cake
Butter cake is a relative of pound cake. The main ingredient of this cake is butter and almost all of us love it and getting a cake whose main ingredient sounds absolutely amazing. Butter cake is traditional, rich, soft, and fluffy which is delicious to eat.
3. Sponge Cake
A cake without baking soda or baking powder but lots of whipped eggs or egg whites is a sponge cake. You can get varieties of flavors of sponge cakes and maybe with different names at different places.
4. Chiffon Cake
Chiffon cake is moist, airy and is very light in texture. Its distinct feature is that it is made with vegetable oil which gives it richness similar to shortened cake. To make it airy, baking powder and whipped egg whites are used. Once you will eat it, you’ll want it more.
5. Red Velvet Cake
Red velvet cake is nowadays red because of adding red food color to it but the traditional red velvet cake is reddish brown because of the reaction of buttermilk and vinegar. Cocoa powder is also added to give it a mild chocolaty flavor and is layered with white cream cheese. It is one of the most favorite cakes in the south.
6. Carrot Cake
Carrot cake contains grated carrot into the batter which makes the cake moist and gives flavor to the cake; spices can also be added to give the cake flavor. It is mostly served with white tangy cream cheese frosting which is heavenly delicious.
7. Genoise Cake
It is an Italian sponge food cake named after the city of Genoa and is associated with French and Italian cuisines. This cake is a combination of eggs, sugar, and butter. It’s highly spongy and extremely delicious to eat.
8. Flourless Chocolate Cake
The best part of this cake is that it doesn’t require flour. This flourless cake tastes like a giant fudgy chocolate truffle once it is chilled. It is very creamy and dense; it is no doubt a very rich dessert anyone would love to eat.
9. Fruit Cake
This cake is rich from outside and light from inside, made with dry fruits, fruits, and spices. It is layered with cream and garnished with fruits. It is very moist in texture. If it is in front of you, I bet you can’t ignore it.
10. Opera Cake
It is made with layers of almond sponge cake soaked in coffee syrup, in between a layer of espresso flavored buttercream and a topping of chocolate glaze. It is a fantasy for every coffee lover. It takes some effort in making but is worth it.
11. Biscuit Cake
Biscuit cake is a very famous dessert made with crushed biscuits; it is an eggless cake, easy to make with a few ingredients from your kitchen. This cake turns out to be soft, moist, and appetizing.
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