Friday, 17 January 2014

Chocolate cake day (Jan 27)

Cakes have a rich culinary history. In Greece, cakes (or “plakous”) were heavy and flat, and people serve them with nuts and honey. The Romans made cakes that were more like cheesecake or pastry. In Medieval England, people used the words “bread” and cake” interchangeably to refer to anything made with flour dough. A company called O. Duff and Sons created the first boxed cake mix in the late 1920s. In 1947, after years of research and development, General Mills released the first “just add water” Betty Crocker cake mixes. The available flavors were Ginger, Spice, Yellow and White. In 1948, Pillsbury introduced the first chocolate cake mix. Now the most popular kind of cake is chocolate. There are many different types, including Black Forest, Devil’s Food, Flourless, Fudge, Ganache, German Chocolate, Lava and much more.


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