Types of Cake

15th November 2020

In this post I will tell you about variety of cakes, different types of icing, few of my favorite recipes and about Cake decorations.

Lets see the names of Different types of Cake or Types of cake flavors :

  1. Chocolate Cakes
  2. Pineapple Cake
  3. Apple and Cinnamon cake
  4. Banana and Walnut cake
  5. Red Velvet Cake
  6. Oreo Chocolate biscuit cake
  7. New York cheese cake
  8. Lemon Cake
  9. Butterscotch cake
  10. Black forest cake
  11. Vanilla cake
  12. Date and walnut cake
  13. Mango Cake

The above types of cakes are the common ones which we normally hear in our daily lives. Then there can be variations about each and every cake.
For example: There are lot of variety or Flavors in Chocolate cakes:

  1. Chocolate fudge cake
  2. Chocolate and rum cake
  3. Chocolate and Orange cake
  4. Chocolate and Coconut cake
  5. Chocolate brownies cake

Similarly there are different Flavors of Cheese Cakes:

 a) Blueberry Cheesecake
b) Cherry Cheesecake
c) Pineapple Cheesecake
d) Chocolate Chip Cheesecake
e) Brownie Bottom Cheesecake
f) Strawberry Cheesecake
e) Gulab Jamun Cheesecake

Now I will explain you few of my favorite cake recipes.

Recipe of Banana & Walnut Cake :

Let us first see what all ingredients are required for this cake :

1 cup butter or 100 grams butter
1 cup castor sugar
2 bananas
½ cup chopped walnuts
1 cup plain flour
½ tea spoon baking powder
½ tea spoon baking soda
½ tea spoon vanilla essence
½ cup Milk

Once all the ingredients are in place we will start step by step.
The first step in cream the butter.
Then add castor sugar in it slowly by slowly and mix it well.
Once you have mixed the sugar and butter properly and then add the bananas one by one. Mash the bananas in the sugar butter mixture well.
Now you can add the plain flour in the above mixture.
Add baking soda, baking powder and vanilla essence, walnuts along with the milk.
Mix all the ingredients and if you think its thick you can add a little more milk in it so that it forms a batter like consistency.
The oven should be preheated at 180 degrees.
Pour the above batter in a cake tin and put it inside the oven for minimum 40 minutes.

Check after 40 minutes the status of the cake. If its still in a liquid form in the centre and then bake for another 10 minutes. Keep checking and once its done take it out from the oven and your cake is ready to serve.

Note- We are using normal OTG or oven in this recipe and not Microwave.

Recipe of Apple and Cinnamon cake :

This recipe is best served with Vanilla Ice cream.

The ingredients are as below :

110 grams plain flour
½ tea spoon baking powder
¼ tea spoon baking soda
One Apple pealed and finely chopped
Half tea spoon ground cinnamon
100 gm soft butter
2 eggs
50 ml milk
Assemble all the ingredients together. Now follow step by step :

Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, chopped apples and cinnamon powder together and keep it aside
Cream the butter and sugar together till fluffy.
Beat in the eggs one at a time.
Fold one fourth of the flour mix and the milk alternatively until a dropping consistency is achieved. The mixture should not be too runny.

Preheat the oven at 180 degrees.
Put the above batter in a baking dish and put it inside the preheated oven.
Bake it for minimum 40 minutes. Take it out from the oven after the said time.

Your cake is ready to be served.

Serve it with Vanilla ice cream.

Recipe of Lemon Cake

Ingredients :

Flour- three fourth cup
Baking powder – one tea spoon
Vanilla Custard Powder- one fourth cup
Sugar- half cup
Butter- 100 grams
Lemon juice- One tea spoon
Lemon rind- one fourth tea spoon
Vanilla essence- few drops

Mix the flour, baking powder, Vanilla custard powder and keep it aside.
Cream the butter and sugar together till fluffy.
Beat in the eggs one at a time.
Add the flour mixture slowly and slowly and mix it well.
Add lemon juice, lemon rind and Vanilla essence and mix it all well.

Preheat the oven at 180 degrees and put the batter in a dish and keep it inside the oven for 40 minutes.

Your cake is ready to serve.

Now lets see how can we decorate our cakes.
Types of Cake Icing :

  1. Whipped cream Icing
  2. Butter cream Icing
  3. Royal Icing
  4. Cream Cheese Frosting
  5. Fondant
  6. Meringue

Now I will explain you in brief the most commonly used Icing:

Whipped cream

Whipped cream is cream that is whipped by a whisk or mixer until it is light and fluffy, or by the expansion of dissolved gas, forming a colloid. It is often sweetened and sometimes flavored with vanilla. Whipped cream is also called Chantilly cream or Crème chantilly.

Butter Cream

Butter cream icings are light smooth mixtures of fat and icing sugar. They may also contain eggs to increase their smoothness or lightness. This icing is very popular and is used for covering many kinds of cake. They are easily flavoured and coloured to suit a variety of purposes.

Fondant Icing
Fondant icing, also commonly referred to simply as fondant is an icing used to decorate cakes and pastries. It is made from sugar, water, gelatin, vegetable fat or shortening. It does not have the texture of most icings; rolled fondant is akin to stiff clay, while poured fondant is a thick liquid. The word, in French, means “melting,” coming from the same root as fondue and foundry. However, what the French call “fondant” is sugar glaze, which has to be applied hot on pastries like “mille-feuille,” while fondant icing would be referred as “sugar paste”.
With Fondant you can use your imagination and creativity to decorate the cakes. If you love plants, you can decorate it with leaves, flowers etc. One of my friends she is tech savvy, she made fondant monopod along with other gadgets. Crazy Isn’t it. So in simple words its a sugar dough from which you can make anything, just like clay.

Cake Decorations:

You can decorate your cake by using any of the icing mentioned above.

Few of the cake decorating tools are:

Icing bag
Knife set
Cake Turntable

After the icing you can use the following items to decorate your cake :

Silver Balls
Waffle biscuits
Butter scotch balls
Chocolate chips
Grated Chocolate
Strawberries, Kiwi or any other fruit
Coloured Sprinklers

Any of the above decorations can be used over the icing.
I hope you have liked the blog and understood the recipes. In case of any queries do let me know in the comments section.
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