Cakes are traditionally sweet and savoury. Cakes differ from bread, in that they are richer and are eaten by themselves, rather than as an accompaniment. They are generally made from a mixture of flour, fat, eggs, sugar and other ingredients baked together and are also iced or decorated. They could also contain honey, fruits and nuts.
They come in many shapes and styles, some of the commonly found shapes are; round, square, rectangle, oval, etc. However, the most popular shape remains round and the methods in which they are produced vary from different regions and cultures.
To learn more about the popular types of Cakes, you can go through the introductory lesson - Cakes... Baking Made Easy!
About Red Velvet Cake
Red Velvet Cake is one of America’s most popular cakes that took over the world with its originality and is by far one of the most popular cakes of the 20th century.
Red Velvet Cake did not get its name from the vivid and popular red colour, but in fact, its name was derived from special ingredients that were used to bake them back in the 1800s.
The food colouring in the Red Velvet Cake was given importance during the great depression in 1929 when artificial food colouring started becoming popular as it was a cheap way to make the Red Velvet Cake look dramatic and also stand out.