|Picture: Chocolate cake with whipped cream icing, melted chocolate and strawberries|
Chocolate Cake Day is celebrated in honor of the most favorite cake of the people in the world. The cake with which most events are celebrated like birthday, anniversary, recruitment or bachelorette party, wedding and more and more is a chocolate cake because it is both the easiest to make and loved by almost everyone.
The chocolate cake recipe usually includes flour, eggs, sugar, cocoa powder or dark chocolate (which gives the cake the taste and color of the chocolate), oil or butter and leavening ingredients like baking soda (if you do not use puffed flour).
Of course you can also make a vegan chocolate cake, without milk and eggs, and a gluten-free chocolate cake without flour.
The history of chocolate cake
In the United States, chocolate was mainly consumed as a beverage until the 1930s and 1940s. Chocolate cakes as they are today, usually did not exist.
According to old records, the chocolate cake was born in 1765, when a chocolate maker Dr. James Baker ground an old cocoa bean between huge millstones to make a thick syrup, the liquid produced would be poured into cake molds, but from there it would turn into a drink.
In 1828, Coenraad van Houten from the Netherlands developed a mechanical extraction method for extracting fat from cocoa drinks, resulting in cocoa butter and cocoa solids that could be sold either as chocolate bars or as cocoa powder. Chocolate became a drink of the rich, a snack that the masses could enjoy.
A process for making a smoother chocolate called "conching" was developed in 1879 by the Swiss Rudolf Lindt and made baking easier with chocolate, as it was seamlessly and fully integrated into the baking of the cakes. Lindt is the founder of the elite Swiss chocolate company Lindt, which produces chocolate in a variety of types to this day.
Until almost the end of the 19th century, chocolate recipes were mainly aimed at chocolate drinks, their presence in cakes was only in filling and glazing. In 1886, American cooks began adding chocolate to the cake batter, to make the first chocolate cakes in the United States.
How to celebrate Chocolate Cake Day?
What better way to celebrate Chocolate Cake Day than to make a delicious chocolate cake yourself? There are a million chocolate cake recipes online. For example, if you want a very quick and easy chocolate cake to make, you can go to Link or Fur Chocolate Cake. If the cake comes out too thin for you, you can make another one, spread cream and make a cake in layers. The chocolate cake can be coated in cream, chocolate ganache, whipped cream, chocolate sauce and add candies, strawberries and endless options for decoration. Do not forget to respect others and do not eat all the delicious cake alone!
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