Making Cake Exciting Again

January 11, 2023

If you love baking and want to bake more, but you’re starting to get sick of the same old recipes time and time again, then the idea of making another cake might not exactly get you stirred with excitement. However, the truth is that, once you get the basics of cake-making down, it’s one of the easiest and most versatile types of dessert for experimentation. As such, we’re going to look at some of the more flavorful and interesting cake recipes you might want to try.

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Get messy with it

When you think of cakes, you might think of them being neat, fluffy, and perfectly presented. Well, if you’re looking for something that isn’t quite as fussy, then you might want to try a fallen fudge cake, a traditional favorite that allows a thick, sweet fudge sauce to, as the name says, fall all over the thing for a crumbly, gooey mess that tastes delicious.

Make a little matcha with it

Matcha is a slightly bitter powdered form of green tea that has become super popular in Far Eastern cuisine, and for good reason. It’s surprisingly effective when used in sweet recipes, such as a cake. Get yourself some matcha powder and make it a primary ingredient of a green tea cake recipe to bring a little touch of bittersweetness to your bakery repertoire. You can use the powder for all manner of other desserts, too.

Honey, you got more cake coming

It would be a lie to say that honey was a particularly unpopular flavor when it comes to desserts. However, some of the tastiest desserts, like the best honey cake, actually bake it into the fabric of the treat, rather than just slathering it on. This makes every forkful explosive with sweetness, while also being wonderfully soft and moist. You can pair it with almonds to add a little textural contrast, as well.

A little oil might do you some good

If you have never heard of it before, then the notion of adding olive oil to cake might sound downright absurd, but it’s a very popular choice in the cooking world. If you’re looking for a dairy-free cake mix, then olive oil can not only make it naturally taste more floral and fresh, but it can also help cake retain its moisture better over time and, what’s more, it will even stay good to eat for longer than other kinds of cake.

Chill out with some chili

What once might have been a novelty is becoming a real mainstay in all things to do with chocolate. Once people found that chili and chocolate pair exceptionally well, it’s been hard to get away from it, and the best chili chocolate cakes make use of dark chocolate for extra bitterness, which tends to lend well to the flare of heat that the spice brings.

You can do a lot more with cake than you might think you can, as hopefully, we have shown here. Just pick one that sounds interesting and get to baking.

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