TOP 10 Best Delicious Traditional Cakes Around the World
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Everyone loves a good cake — and it's easy to see why. After all, cake comes in a variety of flavors, shapes, sizes, temperatures, etc. Birthday cake, ice cream cake, dirt cake, sheet cake, pineapple upside down cake, the much-debated fruit cake — whatever your preferences when it comes to baked goods, it's likely you can find a cake that you'll love and defend until the day you die, Mashed expressed.
1. France: Galette des Rois
The English name of this cake would be the “King´s Cake”. Traditionally this cake is eaten after Christmas, during the first week of January, although lately, it has become so popular that many bakeries sell it during the whole month.
Essentially this cake is made of layers of buttery puff pastry topped with powder sugar, which wrap around rich almond cream. Once everything has been prepared, it is baked until the outer layer acquires a toasted look.
2. Germany: Black Forest Cherry Cake
This type of cake is very traditional from the south-east of Germany, the Black Forest region. Although it is widely believed that the original form of this type of cake comes from Switzerland, Germans have perfected it and made it as famous as it is nowadays.
The cake itself is made of a few layers of chocolate cake separated by cherries and topped by whipped cream, chocolate shavings, and some more cherries for decorative purposes. A Swedish version of the Black Forest cake also exists, although it has little to do with the original German recipe since it is made of meringue and whipped cream, Thethingswellmake noted.
3. Scotland: Dundee Cake
First in our list of traditional cakes is a Dundee cake which is a Scottish fruit cake filled with the goodness of raisins, sultanas, almonds, and currant. This conventional delight is originated in the nineteenth century in Scotland which was made for the Mary Queen of Scots. She loved this fruit cake decorated with concentric circles of blanched almonds instead of cherries. Nowadays, Scottish whiskey is also added to the cake to add some flavor and moisture.
4. Mexico: Tres Leches Cake
Tres Leches cake is traditionally from Mexico, but it has also gained popularity in all over South America. It’s a butter sponge cake which is soaked in three kinds of milk: evaporated milk, condensed milk, and heavy cream. That’s the reason why this cake is called “Three Milks Cake.” This traditional dessert of Mexico has different taste than other sponge cakes having the right amount of sweetness and density.
5. India: Mawa Cake
India is a diverse nation with a diverse variety of flavors and delectable desserts and one of them is a Mawa cake which is a milk-based cake with a perfect hint of cardamom and nuts like almonds or cashews. It’s moist, decadent, dense and delicious Indian cakes which are not overly sweet. You will always find this cake on the menu of every Irani/ Parsi cafe or bakery. Mawa cake is one of the most favorite treats of Mumbaikars, Winni expressed.
6. Australia: Lamingtons
Another traditional cake, we have added in our list is a Lamington cake which is an iconic Australian dessert that you will love, but unfortunately, it has not gained the popularity what it really deserves. Its a two slices of sponge cake which is dipped in chocolate and then rolled in shredded coconut. A layer of raspberry is also added to give it moist taste as well as a brilliant appeal. Lamington cakes are so favorite in Australia that money making adventures are also called the “Lamington drives.”
7. Japan: Mochi
The Mochi is a traditional Japanese cake made of rice paste that is usually prepared in New Year’s Eve, although it can be found throughout the whole year in different varieties like ice creams or even soups. Given the fact that the rice paste is easily molded and can be combined with a wide range of ingredients, an unlimited variety of Mochi cakes can be found.
8. Italy: Panettone
The Panettone is a traditional Italian sweet bread loaf from the north of Italy. Despite having a very similar texture to bread, it is considered as a dessert cake which is eaten at Christmas and on New Year’s Eve. Inside the Panettone, we find several types of candied fruits, as well as raisins.
Usually, the Panettone is served with sweet liqueurs such as amaretto or, alternatively, with hot drinks like hot chocolate.
9. South Africa: VetKoek
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If you want to experience the unique taste of the cake, then you must try Vetkoek cake which is commonly known as “Fat Cake” that is usually crispy on the outside and fluffy inside. The word “cake” make you fall into the confusion, as it doesn’t look like a real cake. It’s more like pastry made of cake dough that is molded into small rounded balls and then deep fried in oil to give it an outside crispness. These rounded deep fried balls are topped with syrup or honey. You can also fill it with cheese or jam or anything to make it more delicious.
10. China: Mooncake
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Mooncake is the traditional cake from China which is served during the Mid-Autumn festival, a Chinese lunar celebration. On that day, people offer mooncakes to the moon as it symbolizes the togetherness and wholeness. Mooncakes are round pastries which are enriched with the scrumptious fillings and adorned with decorative designs that reflect the festival’s legends, Thethingswellmake added.
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