It’s time to treat yourself with some freshly baked scrumptious cakes with National Cake Day 2016. Are you already having a cake craving? Then join in the Cake Day celebrations and invite your loved ones over some mouth-watering cakes.
National Cake Day 2016 is a great opportunity to try an array of delectable cakes like vanilla, red velvet, chocolate, lemon pudding cakes, and pineapple. Cakes are a mouthful of heaven for cake lovers.
When is National Cake Day 2016?
National Cake Day 2016 will be celebrated this November 26, 2016. With the festive spirit of Thanksgiving still lingering, it’s a wonderful time to celebrate the National Cake Day with your own choice of cakes.
The word “cake” comes from the Old Norse word, “kaka,” which means baked flour confection. The history of cake goes back to ancient times, and it is believed that the first cakes were made in Ancient Greece and Egypt. Cakes have evolved over the years—from leavened breads baked with honey, fruit, and nuts—to the creamy wonders we find today.
How to Celebrate National Cake Day 2016?
Buy Cakes: You can buy your favorite cakes and indulge in them. Bakeries will have a colorful array of delectable cakes and you can pick up your favorites.
Bake Your Cake: A fun way to celebrate is to bake a cake and ask your family to join in. Bake a cake with your mother or bake one with the help of your children or friends. It’s a fun memory and you can make a tradition out of it which will stay on for years.
Capture Memories: You can capture the process of baking a cake. Create a video for your SnapChat or InstaStory. While posting on social media, use the hashtag, #NationalCakeDay.
Invite Friends and Family: The best way to enjoy the Cake Day celebration is to actually eat cake! This is more fun when you eat it with your friends and family.
Best Cake Recipes to Try
Are you planning to bake your own cake? Then here are some of the best cake recipes to try.
Deep Dark Chocolate Cake
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
2 large eggs
2 cups cocoa
2 cups granulated sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 tsp white vinegar
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup canola oil
1 cup unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
3/4 cup raspberry jam
1 tsp salt
Heat oven to 350ºF. Butter two 8-inch-round cake pans and line bottoms with parchment paper. Combine flour, cocoa, granulated sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl. Add eggs, vanilla, sour cream, oil, vinegar (for leavening and a more tender cake), and one cup hot water and mix with a wooden spoon until batter is smooth.
Pour batter into prepared pans and bake until a wooden skewer inserted into cake center comes out clean (35 to 40 minutes). Allow cakes to cool in pans for 20 minutes. Release from pans and cool completely on wire racks.
Beat butter and jam together using an electric mixer set on medium speed until fluffy. Add confectioners sugar and beat until smooth. Spread filling between 2 cake layers and frost with Superquick Chocolate Buttercream.
Hot Chocolate Meringue Cake
6 egg whites
1 tbsp cream of tartar
3 tbsp sifted cocoa
4 cups whipped cream
1/3 tsp cayenne pepper
1¼ cups sugar
Heat oven to 200ºF. Line two baking pans with parchment paper and set aside. Draw two nine-inch circles in the center of the paper and set aside.
Beat egg whites and cream of tartar until foamy. Stream in 1 1/4 cups sugar and continue to beat on high speed. Just as the whites reach their peaks, sprinkle in sifted cocoa and cayenne pepper. Continue beating to stiff peaks.
Spread the meringue within the circles. Bake for three hours. Turn off oven and let sit for one hour. Cool the pan on a wire rack. Store in a very dry, cool place.
Fill the layers with whipped cream and serve within two hours.
Celebrate National Cake 2016 with some these wonderful recipes. So on November 26, you can have your cake … and eat it, too!
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