World Cakes we want to eat right now!

We want these world cakes in our life right now!

Some of the best world cakes from around the globe….. Which one is your favourite?

 

1. German Black Forest Cake

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The most famous German dessert….. The Black Forest Cake or Gateau as some prefer to say. This is one of our favourite world cakes and originates from the south-east of Germany, Surprisingly, it is not named after the Black Forest mountain range but from the speciality liquor from the region named Schwarzwälder which has a main ingredient of cherry. This therefore gives the cake its main ingredients – cherries and cherry liquor!

On top of this the cake contains cream and lots and lots of chocolate. If you can get your hands on some of this traditional German drink then we recommend you use this but otherwise any cherry based liquor will do perfectly.

2. Holland’s Stroopwafels

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The Dutch’s Stroopwafels are truly scrumptious! They translate into syrup wafels in English and two of these yummy biscuits are sandwiched together with a beautiful caramel gooey syrup with a generous amount of butter and brown sugar. Perhaps not the best for those on a strict diet!

Unfortunately, you will need a special waffle iron for this recipe; however, you can also use a shallow waffle iron or pizzelle iron. We know this isn’t really a world ‘cake’ but we decided to put it in anyway!

3. Italy’s Panettone

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Italy are known for their pizza and their pasta dishes but have you ever tried this Italian signature cake? This sweet bread is normally eaten over the festive period and contains various types of fruit including raisins and currants.

After you have made one of these world cakes it will make the perfect pairing with a sweet liquor such as Amaretto or with a hot chocolate as a sweet treat before bed!

4. China’s Mooncake

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This delectable Chinese treat originates from the Mid-Autumn festival and is a kind of pastry – or as the Chinese call it a kind of ‘cookie’ – which can have a variety of fillings and tends to have artistic patterns on the outer surface.

Fillings can include red beans, lotus seed paste, chocolate and green tea.

5. Japan’s Castella cake

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A simple yet scrummy treat which is perfect with a cuppa! This sponge cake is slightly more sweet and moist than usual sponge cake but is super easy to make. This is also perfect to be served as part of afternoon tea or as a dessert.

6. Portugese Custard Tarts

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Bring one of Portugals favourite pastries into your home with this authentic recipe. These tarts have a rich egg custard with a crisp pastry with a hint of vanilla for added flavour.

These are easy to make and highly addictive!

 7. Spain’s Orange and Almond Cake 

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This delectable Spanish treat tastes delicious with a cup of tea or coffee. Made with whole oranges and ground almonds, this fruity cake has a wonderful fresh flavour – perfect for a summers day.

The cake is so light yet it contains so much flavour.

8. Mexico’s Tres Leches Cake 

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This authentic Latin-American cake which translates as Three Milk cake is topped with vanilla and whipped cream. The recipe includes three different types of milk: evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk and whole milk and when combined the three milks create a beautiful sweetness.

This cake is moist but not mushy and is an alternative on the traditional sponge cake.

9. Swedish Kladdkaka Cake

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Otherwise known as ‘chocolate sticky cake’ this is literally like an under-baked traditional chocolate cake. The Swedish delight is also very similar to a Chocolate Brownie and is often eaten with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

10. French Macarons 

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This French classic is a sweet meringue based confection and can come in a variety of different colours and flavours. This recipe is a basic guide to make the treat; however, French Macarons can be extremely hard to get right.

Here at Cake Cetera we specialise in French Macarons and bake them to perfection in a variety of flavours including vanilla, lemon, salted caramel and chocolate. And they can be personalised too!