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 the Eggless Carrot Cake
Eggless Carrot Cake is a cake made by using the creaming method, made along with spices & walnuts, topped with a cream cheese frosting and best decorated with marzipan carrots.
The cake has been enjoyed since the medieval ages as during those times, sugar was scarce and a commodity only royalty could afford. Hence, bakers would use carrots in their cake because it was one of the sweetest vegetables apart from beetroot, however, carrots were easier to come by and provided the required sweetness to the cake.
Today, you will find a variety of carrot cake recipes and is one of England’s favourite tea time cakes.
This dense yet light sweetened cake with the grated strands of carrot layered with the salty-sweet cream cheese frosting compliments each other. The carrot and cream cheese balance the sweetness making it a delicious teatime cake.