Baking is a process. From ordering the right equipment such as cookie cutters, icing bags and a ten-inch cake box to finding an easy-to-follow recipe, there’s plenty to think about. How your bake tastes is also of paramount importance as it’s this that will get taste buds tingling. With this in mind, here are ten of the most popular cake flavours you might want to consider.
1. Chocolate Cake
An all-time favourite with kids and adults alike, you can’t really go wrong with a gooey chocolate cake. Whether you decide to mix melted chocolate into the cake batter, stick with cocoa powder or throw in some chocolate chips, you’re onto a winner. Just make sure the cake is moist and team it with a beautiful chocolate butter icing or chocolate ganache.
2. Lemon Cake
There’s something fresh and delicious about a tangy lemon cake. A lemon drizzle dessert with a beautifully crunchy sugar topping is the ultimate tea party treat. Grate some fresh lemon rind into the mixture for an even more citrusy taste.
3. Red Velvet Cake
Known for its bright red colour, red velvet cake has a very distinct flavour. Slightly tart with a scrummy cream cheese frosting, this sweet treat is popular across the globe. Serve with cream or ice cream for a truly mouth-watering pudding. Red velvet is also a great option for a Valentine’s surprise thanks to its romantic red hue.
4. Coffee Cake
Calling all coffee lovers! Coffee cake is the perfect accompaniment to a hot drink and is utterly delicious thanks to its moist sponge and coffee flavoured icing. Many coffee cakes include a small amount of cooled instant coffee, but you can add more to get a stronger taste. You could even buy mini cake boxes and create individual coffee cakes topped with a walnut.
5. Victoria Sponge
A traditional bake loaded with raspberry jam and vanilla buttercream, people go mad for a Victoria Sponge. It’s created using a mix of sugar, butter, eggs and flour, sometimes with the addition of baking powder to get the perfect rise.
6. Carrot Cake
Mix grated carrot, spices and walnut pieces into your batter and you have the makings of a truly delightful cake. Layer and top with a sweet cream cheese frosting for ultimate perfection. Carrot cake can be a real show stopper, so if you’re making it for a special occasion, invest in a 12-inch cake box to transport it safely.
7. Black Forest Cake
If you fancy being a little creative, then a black forest cake is ideal. This cake consists of several layers of chocolate sponge sandwiched with whipped cream and cherries. It’s rich, indulgent and sure to satisfy those with a sweet tooth. 8. Cheesecake
A no-bake cheesecake is the perfect option if you don’t want to put the oven on. It’s made by placing cream cheese, whipped heavy cream, sugar, sour cream, vanilla extract and lemon juice on a biscuit base. If you like ginger biscuits, these add to the taste.
9. Ice Cream Cake
Ice cream cake consists of a thin baked cake layered between thicker layers of ice cream. The real challenge here would be to make your own ice cream in the flavour of your choice. Vanilla ice cream tends to work well with the chocolate sponge.
10. Fruit Cake
Fruit cakes can include any or all of the following: candied fruit, dried fruit, fruit rind, nuts, spices and some sort of liquor, with brandy being a popular option. If you’re serving this to kids you can leave the alcohol out. There should be more fruit than batter.
Expand your cake making skills today with the right equipment and try out some of these delicious flavours.