As we know, cakes are so important in our life. No major milestone in life can be passed without cake marking the occasion, like birthday, wedding, etc. and few bad moods cannot be temporarily cured by several forkfuls of the sweet stuff. What's more, it's very interesting to see how much something as simple as cake can vary so much from culture to culture. The following is a list of the famous cakes from around the world in a variety of shapes and colors.
Best 20 World's famous cakes - Temptation of Dessert
1. Tiramisu - Italy
Tiramisu is an Italian cake which tastes like coffee wine. It is made of whipcream, cocoa powder, chocolate, flour. On top, there is a thin layer of cocoa powder. At the bottom, there is thick cream production. And in the middle of the cream, there are some mousse like chocolate cake inside. As a representative of Italian desserts, Tiramisu has taken the world by storm, with its beautiful and charming appearance.
It used less than ten kinds of materials. It has the bitter of "Espresso", the moist of egg and sugar, the mellow sweetness of liqueur, the fragrant of chocolate, the density of ladyfinger, the thick of cheese and cream and the dry of cocoa powder. All of them blend together and the sweet can evoke experience of all the complex, cross intermixed with layers of interpretation to the limit. It could be a perfect gift for Valentine's Day.
2. Sabayon - Italy
Sabayon is a famous dessert from Italy. It is a typical court masterpiece are made by combiningegges cream and liqueur and pouring the mixture onto various fruits. It is full of the fragrant wine and the aroma of egg, especially the thick and soft egg paste, covered with seasonal fruits, plus the slight burned scents. It also represents one kind of taste, and the main feature is the rich wine bouquet.
3. Sachertorte - France
It is said to be invented by the full-time chef of the Australian diplomat "Mez Tirnisi"- the French "Saha" in 1832, at the age of 16. Because the diplomat "Metz Tirnisi" loves sweets, he has to taste different desserts every day. As a result, Saha tries to combine many ingredients that are not commonly used in snacks, and finally finishes this "Saha cake". Later, in 1876, the son of Saha - Edward, founded "Saha's HOTEL" and carried it forward with his wife Anna, which becomes one of the famous cakes in France.
4 Yule log - France
Yule is actually the old name for Christmas, the winter celebrations from the Vikings to this day. At the traditional Christmas in England, people usually cut wood in the forest and drag it back into the fireplace. Then it starts burning for 12 days from Christmas Eve, and this wood is called Yulelog! Originally it is necessary holiday snack for Christmas.
When the French are on Christmas night, no matter where they work, the wanderers will rush back to hometowns to reunite. Just like the Chinese who hold "Watch Night" services, they have the habit of family reunion and vigil. When staying in the middle of the night, the family often gathers in front of the stove, eats Yule log with coffee or black tea, while driving the chill, on the other hand, taking the opportunity to bond with your family.
5. Souffle - France
Souffle, from French, originally meant to "blow up", so the dessert named after this word which means it will be melted with a touch of a touch, leaving only a mouthful of frankincense. It is just like a beautiful but ethereal dream, which is fleeting.
6. Mousse - France
Mousse is a custard dessert that can be eaten directly or made into a cake sandwich. It is usually added with cream and coagulant to create a thick frozen effect. Mousse comes from the French transliteration. Mousse is a kind of dessert like pudding, which its nature is softer than pudding, and virtually melt on the tongue.
7. Opera - France
Opela, a well-known French dessert, is a kind of cake which has hundreds of years history. The rich chocolate and coffee taste make everyone who loves chocolate fascinated. The traditional Opela has six layers, including three layers of the stuffing made of sponge cake which has been dipped in coffee syrup, butter, whipped cream and chocolate cream. It is filled with the aroma of coffee and chocolate, and melt in your mouth.
8. Madeleine - France
Madeleine is a small French-style dessert which is originally used for home cooking. When talking about the hero who promote it to the world's cake hall, it would be the French writer Proust. The memories of shell cake made Proust write a long literary masterpiece, "Reminiscences", which also pushed the shell cake onto the historical stage. According to rumors, the madeleines is also known as Madeleine commercy.
It is said to be a small family-style snack in commercy at France. In 1730, the foodie king of Poland, Lei Guchengsky, was in exile in commercy. One day, the private chef brought the meal out, but when it turns to the dessert, he slipped away. At this time, a woman servant temporarily roasted her signature snacks and sent out as emergency, which won Lei Guchengsky's heart unexpectedly. So he used the name of the maidservant, madeleines, to name the small snack, and Madeleines is the real name of shell cake.
9. Schwarzwaelder Kirschtorte - Germany
The Schwarzwaelder Kirschtorte is a famous German dessert. The full name is "Schwarzwaelder" in German. It combines the sourness of cherry, the sweetness of butter, the bitterness of chocolate, and the aroma of cherry wine.
The perfect Schwarzwaelder Kirschtorte can withstand the rigors of all tastes. It is known as one of the specialties of the Black Forest. It original means Black Forest Cherry Butter Cake in German. The authentic Schwarzwaelder Kirschtorte is not black at all, and it does not contain black chocolate.
10. Syrup muffins – United Kingdom
British pudding, which is stubborn and a little cute, is even clearly divided according to the season: in the summer there is Trifle cold pudding which is made of fresh strawberries, in the winter is a buttery toffee hot pudding.
A variety of puddings have almost become the cornerstone of the British Empire's prosperity and an indispensable part of the British table. Among the various puddings, especially the porous ones or the sweet puddings which called syrup sponge cakes are the most famous. The custard sauce slowly drip from the syrup sponge cake. It's finger lickin' good when thinking about this picture.
11. Boston Pie - USA
In fact, it is not a pie, but a sponge cake. The name origin is said to be in 1855, a New York newspaper printed a recipe called puddingpiecake, while this recipe does not contain the current Boston pie's unique chocolate syrup. In 1856 a man named Harvey D. Parker opened a ParkerHouse restaurant in Boston with a pudding cake containing chocolate syrup on the menu, which is said to be the Boston pie we know today.
12. Chiffon - United States
Chiffon is a transliteration of English Chiffon Cake. It is a sponge cake with a very light texture. It is based on vegetable oil, eggs, sugar, flour and baking powder. Since vegetable oil is not as easy to foam as butter (traditional cakes are made with butter), it is necessary to make the egg white into a foam to provide enough air to support the volume of cake.
Chiffon contains enough vegetable oil and eggs, so the texture is very moist, not as hard as traditional butter cake. Chiffon also contain less saturated fat. However, due to the lack of rich aroma of butter cakes, Chiffon usually require a rich flavor of juice, or ingredients such as chocolate and fruit.
13. Brownie - USA
Brownie is a small piece of diced cake, which is rich in layers. It is a kind of heavy oil cake which adds a lot of dark chocolate for baking, but it is different from the general heavy oil cake in that it is usually thin and firm. It's as loose as a regular cake, and it must be chocolate-flavored. It will also be decorated with almonds or walnuts and seasoned, usually sweet.
14. Helveticrolls - Switzerland
Helveticrolls is a type of sponge cake. Bake the ingredients into thin cakes in the oven, add jam and cream (mixed sugar cream, custard cream, etc.), and roll up the chopped pulp. In addition, add the mixed cocoa powder and coffee powder to form a soft sponge-like roll cake.
15. Nagaski Castella - Japan
It is a famous Japan dessert. The Castella has its origin in the ancient Dutch country. At that time, the nobles used it to express the solemn respect to the guests in honor of envoy. In the sixteenth century, because the Tokugawa shogunate adopted the policy of locking country, only a few places such as Nagasaki were partially opened as ports for foreign ships to visit Japan. Therefore, Dutch businessmen who wish to enter Japan to do business will see the emperor. It is presented with a fine cake for the royal family in the Netherlands.
The special sweetness and smoothness of the cake immediately won the Emperor's appreciation. In the seventeenth century, Portuguese missionaries and businessmen also traveled across the ocean to Nagasaki. In order to establish friendship with the locals, they adopted a strategy of distributing wine to the nobility and distributing desserts to the civilians, hoping to spread Christianity. This kind of cake which is made of sugar, eggs and flour is immediately popular among the people. This is the origin of Nagaski Castella.
16. Cheese - Arab
It is also known as cheese cake. It is a kind of baked and decorated product which uses sponge cake, piecrust, and so on as base, and the processed cheese mixture is poured onto the top. The productions include American cheese, yogurt cheese, and more. The cheese differs slightly from the other ingredients in terms of materials, craftsmanship and taste. It is between cakes and desserts and now getting more and more attention.
17. Stollen - Austria / Germany
The origin of austrian desserts - Stollen: for hundreds of years, the shape is simple, the practice is complicated, and the proportion of materials is fascinating. Only the masters of a few old pastry shops will do it. In Austria, Stollen is rare and worth not losing to sacher sponge. The Chaono pastry shop is the source of the mysterious taste of Stollen.
It is said that its taste and shape have never changed since the 19th century. All of it is handmade, only knowing that its ingredients are almond, hazelnut, sugar, chocolate and Oblaten's unique Oblaten. As for recipes and practices, only two masters know in Chaono pastry shop. The Stollen is sweet and charming, and the aftertaste is long. Non-sweetened people can't eat more. Even in the Chaono old store, the yield of Stollen was only 1,300 per year.
18. Praline - Spain
The Praline which is produced in this small town at Andalusia is the most famous dessert in Spain. It was first introduced from Arabia in the 16th century. The Arabs used their special skills in making cakes to blend together sugar and nutcrackers. This small piece of cake contains the original "Pattio" style.
After the whole roasting, the color is cold and dotted with bits of the variegated cherries. The golden color is accompanied by the variegated cherries, and the denseness is immediately opened in the mouth. At that moment, you must be willing to be sitting all the time in the scene and watching the sun rise over and over again.
19. Egg Tart – Macau
Egg Tart, also known as Portuguese cream tower, caramel macchiato egg tart. It is called Egg Tart in Hong Kong and Macao, which is a small creamy meringue pie, blackened surface (Caramel after excessive sugar heating) is characterized by it. In 1989, the Englishman Andrew Stow brought the Portuguese to Macau, switched to English milk and yellowing and reduced the amount of sugar, and then became a famous snack in Macau.
20. Glutinous Rice Cake - South Korea
Glutinous rice cake is a must to usher in Chinese New Year, which is soft, sticky and delicious. There is an interesting story behind. Rumours has it that it is used to "seal" the lips of the "Kitchen God", a deity installed in some Chinese homes. He meets up with the Jade Emperor to give his yearly report on the family.
Before that, the family would offer prayers and this sticky kuih would be one of the offerings to seal his lips since it is sticky. This is to ensure he would not be able to tell on the family, especially the negative aspects like bickerings and misunderstandings. Thus, the family would be in the good books of the Jade Emperor.
Typically people would buy pre-made rice cake at the store and pan fry it after dipping it in egg. Also it's special being able to make this traditional dessert for Chinese New Year. And the best part, besides how good it tasted, is also how easy it is to make this. Only few ingredients and if you know how to follow some online instructions, I promise you will have 99.9% success rate. The outside crust is crispy while the inside is chewy! It is such a delicious and simple dessert!