Types of Gourmet Cakes

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There are different types of gourmet cakes according to the ingredients used.

Gourmet cakes are moist and sweet desserts. They are stylish cakes of assorted artistic designs. There are many different types of gourmet cakes you can try baking, and some examples are discussed here.

A bundt cake is cooked in a bundt pan (fluted and grooved sides). It is a simple flavored cake with no added designs on top. The most popular bundt cake flavors are vanilla, peanut butter, banana and cream, apple, butter, chocolate, carrot and cinnamon.

Chocolate flavored gourmet cakes are one of the most popular. It uses dark chocolate or ganache instead of milk chocolate. It makes the cake so rich, creamy and flawless. There is a wide variety of chocolate gourmet cakes. There is the mousse meringue, filled with rich chocolate mousse, and finished with cream. The Dessert Torte is a dense layer of cake filled and topped with a ganache and mini chips.

Other chocolate gourmet cakes are Black Velvet, Chocolate Almond Cake, Truffle Cake, Rocky Mountain Mudslide and Satin Cake.

On the other hand, dessert cakes usually come in small servings, often consumed at home. There is the sansrival, tiramisu, ube macapuno cake, chocolate mallows, chocolate torte, black forest cake and banofie pie.

Sugar-free cakes are perfect for people who love sweets but are on a diet. It can be any type of cake for as long as it does not have any sugar content. These cakes make use of sugar alternatives to produce the same sweet taste of a regular gourmet cake. A good alternative to sugar is maple syrup.

Cheesecakes are made with soft and fresh cheeses.

It is a creamy and cheesy flavored dessert made from flour, eggs, sugar and liquids. Each filling is covered with a crust of either pastry or cookie.

Cheesecakes can be a combination of blueberry, chocolate, peanut butter, Irish cream, caramel and fruits. It is a very rich dessert and the good ones have a thick consistency. Next to chocolates, cheesecakes can be considered the next best favorite.

A chiffon cake is a very light dessert. It uses eggs, vegetable oil, flour, baking powder, sugar and flavorings. Its fluffy textures are achieved by beating the eggs until it is stiff and evenly folding onto the batter.

Chiffon cakes do not harden because of its moist characteristics. It has low saturated fat compared to butter cakes. However, this is a very sweet kind of cake containing heaps of calories. But once in a while, one must indulge to taste the delicious mix of chiffon cakes.

A fruit cake is made with dried and candied fruits, nuts and other spices. It involves the basics of baking a cake, while making sure that the fruit selected is the dominant taste. Some of the famous fruit cakes are strawberry shortcakes, mango cakes, apple cakes and blueberry cakes.

Fruit cakes are commonly given out as presents during weddings, Christmas and New Year celebrations.

The traditional recipe of fruitcake is combined with rum or liqueurs. This is normally given out during the yuletide season and it can last for many months without wasting.

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This article was published on 2009/08/27