A special day for the cake lover around then world. November 26 was selected as the National Cake Day to appreciate the tasty and the sweetness of every cake in this world. To celebrate the greatest invention in human history.
Cake is a sweet delicacy enjoyed as a dessert. In most ceremonies and parties, the cake is usually the essential food to merry the party. A birthday party is not even a birthday party without a cake. Cake can be of various flavours and toppings.
Among the famous cakes that have been enjoyed by people are chocolate cake, carrot cake, red velvet, vanilla cake and cheesecake. You are sad and lonely? Your friend betrayed you? Your partner stood you up? No worries. Cake definitely got your back and will never stand you up.
History of Cake
Cake have been around since the ancient days. The English word cake is derived from the word Kaka from the Old Norse. Kaka Is the sweet delicacy made of flour, eggs, milk, nuts and honey. Cake is usually served in ceremony to celebrate special events.
The ancient Greeks version of cake is called plakous which means flat. They also have another different version of cake called satura. Saturday is a flat heavy cake.
In the Roman period, cake was called as placenta which means flat. Cake in that era was baked either using pastry pastry based or inside a pastry cased. The flat surface was formed which brought the name placenta. Among the first cakes that was invented by the Romans are honey cake and cheesecake.
Cake was mentioned by a Latin poet in a book called Exile. In this book, the cake was mentioned to be the celebratory food for his brother’s birthday. The tradition of eating cake in every birthday party has been established since long time ago.
For the love of this sweet and fluffy cakes, people keep developing cake to create a masterpiece. Many types of cake are existed now to please every one. No other sweet things can beat this powerful art.
Types of Cake
From using only flour, milk and eggs, cake has been evolved to several other versions and will continue to amaze people.
Shock but not surprising, these are some of the famous cakes that you might not know;
- Butter Cake
Made of the basic ingredients of cake and enriched with cream butter and sugar. Butter cake can be flavored using other flavour like chocolate or cheese. Butter Cake can be ordered from Tedboy Bakery.
- Pound Cake
Similar with butter cake, but what differentiate between these 2 cakes is the proportion of the ingredients. Pound cake use a pound of everything in baking the cake, hence the name. Pound cake can be ordered from Happy MEAL.
- Sponge cake
Sponge cake is baked without using the baking soda or baking powder. This cake uses flour and and a lot of whipped eggs. Butter cake can be ordered from Junandus.
- Chiffon cake
Chiffon cake is made of baking powder and vegetable oil. It has the combination of spongy texture with slightly crumbs taste. Chiffon cake can be ordered from Moonlight Cake House.
How to Celebrate National Cake Day
Mark this date on your calendar as you will be celebrating this day by enjoying cake with your loved ones. Celebrate today by making our local’s favourite cake; batik cake. Here is the recipe for this none-bake cake;
- 1 can of condensed milk
- 2 cups of Milo powder
- 1 cup of butter
- 4-5 eggs
- Desirable grams of Marie biscuits
- Crush the Marie biscuits well and set it aside
- Greased your cake tray using the butter
- Melt butter on a pan
- Pour in the condensed milk with the milk powder into the pan
- Stir the mixture until it is perfectly combined
- Add in eggs into the pan
- Stir continuously until it thickens
- Put in the crushed biscuits into the mixtures
- Keep stirring the mixtures until it is well-mixed
- Put in more Marie biscuits if you like it to be more crunchy
- Let sit the batik cake for one hour
- Refrigerate the cake overnight with at least 4 hours.
Now, your local batik cake is ready to be enjoyed with your loved ones. Share this glorious cake and let everyone enjoy the beautiful taste of the batik cake. Happy National Cake Day! Visit foodpanda to learn more about food holiday around us.