National Cake Day is a time to celebrate one of America’s favorite desserts. Whether it is loaded with sugar, ice cream or pepperoni, there are very few who can resist the tasty treat known as cake.
Legend has it cake got its name from the Old Norse word “kaka,” however, the history of cake can be tracked down to ancient times, Days of the Year reported. Reportedly made in Egypt and ancient Greece, the first cakes were flat and often consumed with honey and nuts. Nowadays, people prefer decadent desserts.
Use this special occasion to indulge in some delicious desserts. Below are seven easy recipes to try out on National Cake Day:
1. Royal Biscuit Cake
You may not be of the bloodline, but that should not stop you from eating like royalty. This delicious cake mimics the one that was served at Prince William’s wedding. Trading in the tea biscuits for graham crackers, this cake needs to be chilled for three hours, so make sure you make it well before you plan on serving.
2. Strawberry Shortcake
Once this cake has cooled, spread on the suggested cream cheese icing, or your choice of vanilla frosting. Top it with freshly cut strawberries. This cake is rich in flavor thanks to ingredients like sour cream and butter. It is best consumed in small pieces.
3. Pizza Cake
Leave your sugary comfort zone for some hearty pizza cake. With multiple layers of goodness, this recipe contains cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, red onions and more. Once prepared, this pizza only takes 25 minutes in the oven at 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
4. Black Forest Cake
Get creative when decorating this cake. Instead of coating the sides of the cake with crumbs, try using sprinkles or cocoa powder. Also, consider adding a dollop of whipped cream to the middle of the cherry topping. Then place a fresh cherry on top of that.
5. Vegan Key Lime Cake
This very green cake will not disappoint with its rich flavors and fluffy texture. For those looking to make the cake but cannot get their hands on key limes, regular limes will work just fine. Consider making a half lemon, half lime mix, too.
6. Old Fashioned Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
It may be tempting to bake this cake in a Bundt pan, but beware: It might take some time to get the cake out. Also, make sure the batter is not overmixed or the cake will come out tough rather than moist.
7. Neapolitan Brownie Ice Cream Cake
It may not be summer, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a delicious ice cream cake. Spread vanilla and strawberry ice cream on a brownie and top it with whipped cream, sprinkles and chocolate curls. This recipe can satisfy any sweet tooth.