“A party without cake is just a meeting.”
– Julia Child
We cannot agree more with Julia Child who revealed the biggest truth about cakes. Every celebration, big or small calls for indulgence in the yummy cake that delights our sweet buds with its yummy flavor and soft texture. Cakes are considered magical the way they melt in our mouth and offer instant happiness. And of course, no matter what your mood is, cakes never fail to lift up your spirits. Baking a delectable cake is an art that varies tremendously from one country to another. Every country has its own traditional cake with a special recipe that people love to relish on major occasions.
Let’s have a look at some of the famous traditional cakes from around the world that tastes heavenly.
Pavlova- New Zealand & Australia
Pavlova is the traditional cake of Kiwis and Aussies, which is named after the famous Russian ballet dancer, Anna Pavlova during her visit to New Zealand. It is a famous cake with a crisp meringue shell that surrounds the marshmallow-like center and garnished with colorful and juicy fruits, like strawberries, kiwis, and grapes.
Would you be surprised to know that the cheesecake actually originated from Greece? Yes, the sources claim that the most beloved dessert in the world, the cheesecake was created on the Greek Island of Samos in 2000 B.C. Some people believe that it originated in New York but it actually dates back much further. There is also an evidence that suggests cheesecake was served to Greek athletes during the first Olympic Games held in 776 BC to boost their energy in order to enhance their performance.
Mooncake is the traditional cake of China eaten during the Moon Festival or Mid-Autumn Festival. Offering mooncake to friends and loved ones in China is considered the sign of wishing them good luck. Mooncakes are round pastries with the rich thick filling made from red bean or lotus seed paste surrounded by the thin crust that may contain yolks from salted duck eggs. The mooncakes are decorated with different designs depicting the legends of the festival.
Galette Des Rois- France
Galette Des Rois, which in English means “King’s Cake” is the traditional cake of France eaten after the festival of Christmas, during the first week of January. With time, this cake has become so popular that many bakeries in France sell it for the entire month. Made up of buttery puff pastry topped with powder sugar and wrapped around the rich almond cream, the cake is baked until the outer layer acquires a toasted look. The cake contains a hidden bean, toy or trinket and if it’s in your slice, then you are considered the king and queen of the festivities. Also, finding the hidden treasure in this cake is considered the sign of good luck.
Tres Leches Cake- Mexico
The moist, milk based sponge cake, Tres Leches Cake is from Mexico that has become popular all over South America. Three types of milk are used in the preparation of this cake- Condensed Milk, Evaporated Milk, and Fresh Milk or cream. The base of this cake is a butter sponge cake condensed in three kinds of milk as mentioned and garnished with whipped cream or meringue. It is the perfect combination of rich and moist cake that tastes quite different from the usual sponge cakes.
Reading about these delectable cakes from different parts of the world will water your mouth and make you eager to have a bite of each of them. We guarantee these cakes will stand up to your expectations and relish your sweet buds in an excellent manner.