There is little doubt that cakes are right up there with the most popular desserts and they certainly have the ability to make most of us go weak at the knees. I mean, who doesn’t love a cake with some tea or coffee on a cold afternoon? It is more than simply food, cakes are therapeutic and are known to have the ability to make people feel warm and happy inside. But cakes are also right up there with all of the iconic food items, they can hold their own when put up against a fancy French main course and can certainly handle being served up with the finest wines and cheeseboards. This article pays homage to this awesome dessert of the Gods, also known as…cake!
Number One – The Chocolate Cake
If there was an award ceremony for cakes that really matter, the chocolate cake would probably take the first, second and third places all on its own! There are so many styles of chocolate cakes out there, but they all seem to possess that soothing and uplifting character that we love so much. Nothing quite says ‘I love you’ like a slice of chocolate cake. It is a winning combination of lovely sponge filling, flavoured with delicious chocolate loveliness. Birthdays just simply wouldn’t be the same without one. Some clever couples actually prefer the wedding cake to be all about chocolate, and who could blame them? Chocolate cake – We are not worthy!
Number Two – The Cheesecake
The word ‘Cheesecake’ just conjures up images of New York coffee shops on a rainy morning. Everyone is talking about the weather and the latest stock market dip, and then the cheesecake makes its entrance. Everybody clams up and the forks are produced as the waitress casually slips the full plates on the empty table. It is all about that special ‘me’ time and nobody dares to interrupt this special moment. Cheesecakes are the answer to most of our problems and they never let us down. You can find one for any occasion, and if you can’t, you just haven’t looked hard enough. Cheesecake – We Salute You!
Number Three –Roll Cakes
These are also known a ‘Swiss Rolls’ and they are certainly one of the most favourite family desserts of all time. They make a special appearance at Christmas time and are usually decorated in the form of a yuletide log due to their shape. The standard roll cake is a sponge based sweet with swirls of delicious strawberry jam running through the circular centre. But there are a myriad of mouth-watering recipes doing the rounds and you would really be missing out if you decided to stick with the base model! The beauty of the roll cake is the ability to transform it into pretty much any combination that you stomach desires. Just remember to always add some icing sugar on the top and you will not go far wrong.
Well, this is entirely up to you! Think about another winning cake recipe and why not give your family a treat tonight and whip them up something special from your oven?
About the Author
Today’s guest author, James Peters, is an accountant at Smiley Cakes, a leading cake shop in based in Perth, Australia. He is a nature lover and an environmentalist. He enjoys nature photography in his spare time.