It’s a perfect time to bake a cake for Christmas and New Year. The traditional cakes are baked in different parts of the world. Surprisingly, it is really fascinating to see how much something as simple as cake can vary from culture to culture. There is a wide range of seasonal cakes for different occasions like Christmas, Birthday, Weddings etc. The variation of cakes depends on the type of ingredients that have developed throughout the centuries.
Here are the 10 best delicious traditional cakes from different parts of the world
FRANCE: GALETTE DES ROIS
Galette Des Rois, the French cake, has a crispy crust. The layer of buttery puff pastry which is topped with powder sugar. The puff covers a rich almond cream which is crisp outside, but it tastes smooth and tasty inside. The English name of this cake would be the “King´s Cake”. In the French tradition, people eat this cake during the first week of January after Christmas.
GERMANY: BLACK FOREST CHERRY CAKE
This traditional cake is very popular all over the world. But it hails from the Black Forest region which lies in the south-east of Germany. Although this form of cake originally belonged to Switzerland and now the Germans have mastered in this genre of baking.
Significantly, the chocolate cake layers with cherries in between which makes it a perfect Black forest cherry cake. Bakers dress the cake with whipped cream, chocolate shavings and cherries topping.
TURKEY/ GREECE: REVANI
Semolina and a bit of lemon constitute the Revani cake of Turkey and Greece. Even orange syrup makes it tastier and smoother. You will get to taste this cake in both the cuisines of Turkey and Greece.
The traditional Japanese cake, Mochi is made of rice paste prepared in New Year’s Eve. However, it is also available throughout the year in different varieties.
INDIA: MAWA CAKE
Mawa Cake is a traditional dish of India found in Mumbai. They are milk based cakes with a tinge of cardamom and nuts. This cake solidifies after the milk slowly cooks, and the liquid evaporates.
NEW ZEALAND & AUSTRALIA: PAVLOVA
The traditional cake Pavlova of New Zealand got its name after the famous Russian ballet dancer Anna Pavlova. During her visit to New Zealand, she tasted it. In addition, Pavlova is garnished with fruits, usually kiwis and strawberries. This traditional meringue ingredient cornflour into the cake forms a crisp shell the covers a marshmallow-like centre.