The Great British Bake Off is back. Series ten is underway and we’ve already seen some mouth-watering, scrumptious, impressive bakes. A recent survey suggests that, on average, we bake five cakes per year and some of us eat up to three slices a week. The UK even has a national baking week and a national cake week!
In their earliest form, cakes were round and flat and turned once during cooking. They were essentially bread until eggs were added which altered the dough consistency giving it the texture we now recognise as cake. We now have cakes that have distinctive ingredients and, depending on how the batter is prepared, a range of textures and tastes such as sponge, butter, chiffon, flourless, layered, sheet, Genoise, angel and pound cake.
If you were asked what your favourite cake was, what would it be? In one poll carried out last year, the top five favourites in the UK were voted as being lemon drizzle, chocolate fudge cake, carrot cake, chocolate brownie and Victoria sponge.
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