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Red Velvet Cake
Red Velvet Cake Chocolate Yogurt Cake Cupcake Recipes
Red Velvet Cake is very dramatic looking with its bright red color sharply contrasted by a creamy white frosting. more A wonderfully rich and moist cake with a delicious chocolate flavor. Try it with the shiny Chocolate Glaze and chocolate sprinkles. more A delightful collection of Cupcakes, from Vanilla Cupcakes with a Buttercream Frosting to Chocolate Cupcakes with a Marshmallow Frosting. more
Simple Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Yogurt Pound Cake

Cherry Almond Coffee Cake
A chocolate layer cake that is so simple to make yet is wonderfully moist with a lovely chocolate flavor. We fill and frost it with a delicious chocolate fudge frosting. more This Chocolate Yogurt Pound Cake has a wonderfully dense yet moist texture and a pleasing chocolate flavor. more This cake has two layers of an almond flavored butter cake, sandwiched together with sweet red cherries, and topped with sliced almonds. more
New York Cheesecake Apple Gingerbread Cake Yogurt Cake
New York Style Cheesecakes are creamy, and smooth, and rich, and dense, and absolutely delicious. It has a graham cracker crust. more This rustic looking gingerbread cake tastes spicy sweet and is topped with caramelized apple slices and a sprinkling of nuts. more A dense and moist white cake that tastes of almonds, lemon, and vanilla. Easy to make. Enjoy it plain, with cream and fresh fruit, or with a lemon glaze. more

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Vanilla Sheet Cake

Carrot Cake

Vanilla Cake

You'll love this moist and flavorful Vanilla Butter Cake frosted with a tangy sweet Cream Cheese Frosting. Perfect for any occasion. more This Carrot Cake is moist and flavorful with grated carrots and is covered with a delicious cream cheese frosting. more This Vanilla Cake has a sweet buttery flavor and a moist velvety texture. The buttercream frosting used to both fill and frost the cake has a sweet and buttery flavor with a light and fluffy texture. more

Carrot Sheet Cake

Chocolate Cake

Marble Yogurt Cake

A delicious cake full of grated carrot, chopped nuts, dried coconut, and crushed pineapple. It is especially good covered with a cream cheese frosting. more This single layered chocolate cake has a moist and tender crumb with a rich and creamy chocolate Ganache frosting. more This moist cake has swirls of white and chocolate cake, and is frosted with a creamy smooth Chocolate Ganache. more

Pumpkin Pound Cake

Brown Sugar Pound Cake

Pound Cake

A pumpkin spiced buttery sweet pound cake frosted with a delicious maple cream cheese frosting and chopped pecans. more A buttery rich Pound Cake with a dense yet moist and tender crumb, It is covered with a Broiled Frosting full of toasted pecans. more This Pound Cake is wonderfully rich and buttery with a lovely golden brown crust. more

Lemon Frosted Pound Cake

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Chocolate Pound Cake

The contrast of a buttery sweet lemon pound cake covered with a tangy lemon glaze is irresistible. more This Cream Cheese Pound Cake has a wonderful rich and buttery flavor, moist texture, and a golden brown crust that is both sweet and crisp. more A Chocolate Pound Cake is moist and buttery with just the right amount of chocolate flavor. This is one cake that does not need a frosting. more

Yogurt Pound Cake

Blueberry Pound Cake

Coconut Cake

This cake has a wonderfully dense, yet soft and moist texture, with a deliciously sweet vanilla flavor. more This buttery rich, dense and moist Blueberry Pound Cake is full of fresh blueberries. I like to pour a tangy lemon glaze over the top of the cake. more This cake consists of layers of moist coconut-flavored butter cake that are filled with a tangy lemon curd and then the cake is frosted with a shiny 7-Minute Frosting and sweetened coconut. more

Whipped Cream Frosting

Strawberry Cheesecake

Chocolate Banana Cake

This recipe makes the perfect whipped cream frosting that will keep in the refrigerator several hours without separating. more This delicious New York style cheesecake has a graham cracker crust with a top layer of strawberry sauce set with gelatin. more This Chocolate Banana Cake is moist and flavorful with sweet mashed bananas and chocolate. It is frosted with a delicious Ganache made with cream and dark  chocolate. more

American Sponge Cake

Devil's Food Cake

Lemon Frosted Lemon Cake

This American Sponge Cake has a sweet and lemony flavor and while its texture is moist, it is also wonderfully light and spongy. It does not contain solid fat. This cake can be eaten plain, or with whipped cream and fresh fruit. more Try this American classic. It's dense and moist with a soft and tender crumb. It's made even more chocolately with a delicious chocolate fudge frosting. more A simple pound-like cake that has a wonderful citrus flavor that comes from adding both lemon zest and juice to the batter. A lemon glaze finishes this cake off nicely. more

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Strawberry Shortcake

Individual Cheesecakes

Pumpkin Cheesecake combines two American favorites; New York style cheesecake and pumpkin pie. It is the perfect dessert for Thanksgiving. more Strawberry Shortcake is composed of a scone or biscuit that is cut in half and filled with whipped cream and lightly sweetened strawberries. more Individual Cheesecakes are miniature New York cheesecakes. They have a creamy smooth texture and a wonderfully rich flavor. more

Chocolate Torte

Chocolate Sponge Cake

Marble Cake

Chocolate Torte with its broken and cracked surface has a buttery rich chocolate flavor, with a soft and moist texture. more This is a deliciously moist chocolate sponge cake that melts in your mouth. Can be filled with plain, chocolate, or raspberry whipped cream. more This pretty butter cake is a combination of white and chocolate batter that are swirled together just before baking to give that wonderful marbled affect. more

Chocolate Butter Cake

No Bake Cheesecake

Yellow Butter Cake

This beautiful Chocolate Butter Cake has two layers of moist and tender chocolate butter cake sandwiched together and frosted with a delicious chocolate frosting. more A No Bake Cheesecake combines a graham cracker crust with a light and creamy no-bake cheesecake filling. The finishing touch is a sweet cherry topping. more This Yellow Butter Cake has two moist and buttery cake layers that are filled and frosted with a delicious chocolate frosting. more

Molten Chocolate Cakes

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

White Butter Cake

Molten Chocolate Cakes have a rich chocolate flavor with a pudding-like center that is dense and moist. Delicious hot or cold. more A Pineapple Upside Down Cake consists of lovely caramelized slices of pineapple and a buttery white cake. more This White Butter Cake has a sweet and buttery flavor and a light and fluffy texture. A layer of jam is placed between the cake layers and it is also filled and frosted with  a delicious cream cheese frosting. more

Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake

Coffee Cake

Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake

Try this moist and tender butter cake with its delicious cinnamon sugar topping and filling. more This Coffee Cake is rich and buttery with a soft and moist texture. The crumb topping and filling is a delicious mixture of toasted nuts, chocolate chips, ground cinnamon and brown sugar. more A rich and moist butter cake that is filled and topped with a delicious Streusel made with toasted pecans, ground cinnamon, and sugar. more

Chocolate Marble Bread

Crumb Cake

Chocolate Cheesecake

Chocolate Marble Bread has lovely swirls of chocolate and vanilla scented batters so we can enjoy a chocolate and a vanilla cake at the same time. more A dense and moist yogurt cake topped with lots and lots of buttery sweet cardamom flavored crumbs. more A Chocolate Cheesecake is a real showstopper that combines three delicious layers of chocolate. more

Blueberry Buckle

Apple Streusel Cake

Ricotta Cheesecake with Cran-Raspberry Sauce

A Blueberry Buckle has soft and sweet blueberries that are sandwiched between a layer of white cake and a cinnamon flavored streusel. more This Apple Streusel Cake is a delicious combination of butter cake, sliced apples, and a cinnamon flavored streusel. more Ricotta and cream cheese are used in this cheesecake which makes it both light and fluffy and soft and creamy. Delicious with the cranberry-raspberry sauce. more

Chocolate Dome Cake

Strawberry Cake

Chocolate Genoise

A stunning cake. Three layers of sponge, soaked with an orange syrup, filled with chocolate mousse and fresh raspberries. The finishing touch is that the cake is covered with chocolate ganache. more Two delicious layers of Vanilla Genoise, soaked with a lemon syrup, sandwiched together with whipped cream and fresh strawberries, and frosted with a Strawberry Whipped Cream. more This pretty cake has two layers of chocolate sponge. The layers are sandwiched together with raspberry jam and a rich and creamy chocolate mousse. Frosted with a shiny chocolate ganache and swirls of chocolate mousse. more

Ricotta Cheesecake

No Bake Chocolate Cake

Jelly Roll

This Ricotta Cheesecake uses both ricotta cheese and cream cheese to produce a cheesecake that is creamy smooth yet wonderfully light and fluffy. more This cake is like making your own chocolate bar. Besides being delicious, it is appealing because there is no baking involved and it contains just four ingredients; chocolate, butter, nuts, and digestive biscuits. more This Jelly Roll recipe takes a thin sheet of a soft and tender sponge cake, spreads it  with a layer of raspberry whipped cream, and then it's rolled up. more

Blackberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Black Forest Cake

Pumpkin Roll

This delicious Blackberry Coffee Cake has a thin layer of white butter cake, a delicious layer of cream cheese filling, fresh blackberries, and a layer of crunchy streusel. Absolutely delicious. more A Black Forest Cake is a delicious combination of chocolate cake, Kirsch soaked Morello cherries, and loads of whipped cream. more This lovely Pumpkin Roll consists of sweet and moist pumpkin sponge roll wrapped around a tangy cream cheese filling. more

Pumpkin Cake

Lemon-Cranberry Pound Cake

Strawberry Charlotte

I particularly enjoy this honey colored Pumpkin Cake with its shiny chocolate glaze. This cake is full of flavor and keeps fresh for days, thanks to the pumpkin puree and oil. more This Lemon Cranberry Pound Cake has a rich and buttery lemon flavor and is stubbed with lemon and brandy-laced dried cranberries. The finishing touch is a lemon glaze. more A Strawberry Charlotte takes fresh strawberries, cuts them in half. and places them on top of a sponge cake. A lovely strawberry cream filling completes this cake. more

Cherry Cake

Almond Sponge Roll Lemon Cheesecakes
This Cherry Cake has a lovely golden brown crust and some of the fresh sweet cherries are folded into the batter and some are placed on top to give it a wonderful polka dot design. more This Almond Sponge Roll has a pinwheel design, with a soft, melt-in-your-mouth texture. I love this cake's subtle almond flavor which goes beautifully with raspberry flavored whipped cream. more Each individual Lemon Cheesecake has a New York style cheesecake filling that is set in a graham cracker crust and topped with a layer of lemon curd. more
Linzer Torte Cranberry Swirl Cheesecake Orange Chiffon Cake
Linzertorte originated in Linz, Austria and is very distinctive looking with its beautiful golden brown crust, filled with ruby red preserves peeking through the pretty lattice design. more Cranberry Swirl Cheesecake combines two favorites, a New York Style Cheesecake and ruby red cranberry sauce. more This Orange Chiffon Cake has the flavor of oranges with a wonderful light and spongy texture. It has a moist and tender crumb and that keeps the cake soft even when refrigerated. more
Clementine Torte Plum Coffee Cake Cranberry Upside Down Cake
This Clementine Torte contains whole cooked Clementines, peel and all. It is dense and moist, flavored with the oranges, ground almonds, eggs, and sugar. No butter or oil is needed. more This moist almond flavored Plum Coffee Cake is topped with Italian Prune Plums that after baking become soft with lovely caramelized edges. more A Cranberry Upside Down Cake consists of lovely caramelized ruby red cranberries and a buttery white cake. more
Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake Panforte (Italian Christmas Cake) Chocolate Almond Torte
A rich chocolate flavored cake that has a wonderfully dense, yet soft and moist texture. Delicious covered with a creamy Chocolate Ganache. more Bite into a slice of Panforte and you may be surprised to find how chewy it is. This chewy texture comes from mixing the fruit, nuts, spices, and flour with a boiled syrup made from sugar and honey. more Ground almonds are used instead of flour, which adds a subtle almond flavor to this dense and moist Chocolate Almond Torte that has an intense chocolate flavor. more
Light Fruit Cake Buttermilk Fruit Cake (Eggless) Tea Fruit Cake
A delicious Fruit Cake with a delicate almond flavor that is full of candied and dried fruit.. more Buttermilk Fruit Cake is wonderfully moist and buttery and it is loaded with aromatic spices, dates, raisins, and currants. more A moist and flavorful Fruit Cake that soaks the dried fruit in tea, not alcohol. It also contains candied fruit peel and chopped nuts and is spiced with ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. more
Fruit Cake Easy Fruit Cake Dark Fruit Cake
Fruit cake is the traditional British Christmas Cake that is full of fruit and nuts, laced with alcohol (usually brandy), and sometimes covered with marzipan and royal icing. more This Easy (Boiled) Fruit Cake is a much simpler version of the traditional British fruit cake. It contains all the necessary ingredients, like candied and dried fruits, yet it is so very easy to make. more This moist fruit cake is loaded with nuts and candied and dried fruits. It is also flavored with ground spices and molasses. After baking it is brushed with alcohol which imparts a wonderful flavor. more
Apple Cake Mincemeat Cake Blueberry Cake
An Apple Cake is the perfect Fall dessert, with its chunks of apples and pecans, along with plump and juicy raisins, all wrapped in a cinnamon-laced batter. more This is a moist and flavorful fruit cake that is studded with chunks of sweet almond flavored marzipan. more This Blueberry Cake is bursting with soft and sweet blueberries that are sandwiched between a layer of cake and a cinnamon flavored streusel. more

Chocolate Angel Food Cake

Sponge Cake Coffee Walnut Cake
I love this Angel Food Cake's lovely chocolate brown color and its uneven and ragged appearance. It has an airy lightness and a subtle chocolate flavor. more This Sponge Cake (Jelly Roll) has a beautiful pinwheel design and is filled with a delicious raspberry flavored cream. more. A rich butter cake flavored with coffee that is filled and frosted with a smooth and creamy coffee flavored frosting. more
Banana Cake Hummingbird Cake Old Fashioned Banana Cake
This Banana Cake is tender and moist with the sweet flavor of bananas. It is frosted with creamy smooth Chocolate Fudge Frosting. more This Hummingbird Cake is moist and flavorful with chopped pecans, crushed pineapple, and mashed bananas. It is frosted with a delicious cream cheese frosting. more A buttery, soft and tender cake with a sweet banana flavor that is covered with a delicious pecan cream cheese frosting. more
Tiramisu Chocolate Cake with Swiss Buttercream Frosting Yule Log (Bûche de Noël)
Tiramisu is made by layering ladyfingers, that have been soaked in espresso and spirits, with a rich custard. more Three layers of moist chocolate cake sandwiched together with Dulce de Leche and a buttery smooth Swiss Buttercream Frosting. more A Yule Log takes a chocolate sponge cake, fills it with chocolate whipped cream, rolls it into a log shape, and then it's covered with chocolate ganache, more
Pavlova Mini Pavlovas Chocolate Pavlova
This meringue cake, with its unusual soft sweet marshmallow center and crisp crust is produced by folding a little vinegar and cornstarch into stiffly beaten egg whites. more These individual Pavlovas have a crisp outside crust and a wonderfully soft and sweet marshmallow center. Delicious with softly whipped cream and fresh fruit. more A Chocolate Pavlova is similar to a regular Pavlova only it has cocoa powder and chunks of semi sweet chocolate. This gives it a wonderful chocolate flavor and color. Lovely served with whipped cream and fresh raspberries. more
Chocolate Heart Cake Angel Food Cake Boston Cream Pie
Chocolate is about pleasure and what could be more pleasurable than a chocolate chiffon cake that is filled with chocolate whipped cream and then covered with a layer of shiny chocolate ganache. more Angel Food Cake has a sweet golden brown crust and a soft and spongy, snowy white interior. more Boston Cream Pie consists of either a white sponge cake that has been split in half and filled with pastry cream. A chocolate glaze is then poured over the top of the cake and allowed to drip down the sides. more
Ganache Strawberry Breton Tart Pumpkin Spice Cake
Ganache is a French term referring to a smooth mixture of chopped chocolate and heavy cream. more A beautiful dessert combining a soft and tender cake-like base with pistachio pastry cream and glistening strawberries. more What sets this moist and flavorful pumpkin spice cake apart is its wonderful maple-flavored cream cheese frosting. more
Almond Cake Chocolate Meringue Cake Baked Cake Doughnuts
You will love this soft and tender vanilla white cake that is covered with crunchy bits of caramelized almonds. more This Chocolate Meringue Cake is very impressive looking with its two layers of sponge cake and meringue sandwiched together with whipped cream and crushed raspberries. more You'll want to try these soft and tender cake doughnuts, coated with a cinnamon sugar, that are baked, not deep fried. more
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake Chocolate Chiffon Cake Lazy Daisy Cake
A cake that's sure to please. Four layers of chocolate cake sandwiched together and frosted with both a peanut butter frosting and chocolate ganache. Yum. more Moist and chocolately this Chocolate Chiffon Cake is filled with a mocha cream and frosted with a rich and glossy chocolate glaze. more A Lazy Daisy Cake is composed of a soft and fluffy textured Hot Milk Sponge Cake that is topped with a crispy caramel flavored Broiled Frosting. more
Strawberry Streusel Cake Strawberry Compote Simple Vanilla Cake
Also known as a Strawberry Buckle. This cake has a layer of fluffy white butter cake, followed by a layer of fresh strawberries, topped with a crunchy Graham Cracker Crumb streusel. more Just three ingredients (fresh strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice) are needed to make this delicious Strawberry Compote (stewed fruit). more Learn how to transform a moist and flavorful Simple Vanilla Cake into an elegant multi-layer cake with cream cheese frosting. more
Cake Pops Recipe Chocolate Apple Cake Strawberry Chiffon Shortcake
Cake Pops are cake crumbs mixed with frosting, formed into balls, and covered with a crisp outer shell of colorful candy coating. more A cake with a deep chocolate flavor. The surprise ingredient is shredded apple which gives the cake a texture that is moist and dense, almost brownie-like. more Two layers of light and airy chiffon cake sandwiched together with a delicious Strawberry Compote and lots of whipped cream. more
Chocolate Hazelnut Torte Vanilla Bundt Cakes Recipe Gingerbread Cake
This Chocolate Hazelnut Torte is buttery rich with the flavors of hazelnuts and chocolate. It has a wonderfully soft and moist texture. more These bundt cakes are buttery sweet with a texture that is wonderfully dense and moist. The cakes are frosted with a delicious Vanilla Glaze. more This moist and buttery Gingerbread Cake is flavored with ground cinnamon, ginger, cloves and molasses. It can be eaten plain or covered in a lemony frosting. more
Sprinkle Cake Royal Icing Coca-Cola Cake
This celebration cake folds candy sprinkles into a fluffy white butter cake and then it's filled and frosted with a tangy sweet cream cheese frosting. more Royal Icing is a pure white icing that dries to a smooth, hard, matte finish. Besides its lovely finish it also colors beautifully and it is used as a frosting for cakes and cookies and also for intricate piping of decorations. more This Southern cake does contain Coca-Cola both in the cake and frosting. It consists of a moist chocolate cake covered with a fudgy frosting and chopped pecans. more
Berry Shortcake German Chocolate Cake Icebox Cake
Berry Shortcake is composed of a large scone that is cut in half horizontally and filled with whipped cream and lightly sweetened berries. more This beautiful German Chocolate Cake has three moist layers of chocolate cake, with a sweet and gooey caramel frosting, laced with coconut and pecans. more This delicious No Bake Cake has 5 layers of homemade Chocolate Wafers topped with 5 layers of luscious whipped cream. more
Pumpkin Cranberry Cake Blueberry Yogurt Cake Tomato Spice Cake
A buttery moist cake flavored with pumpkin, dried cranberries, toasted pecans, and aromatic spices. Excellent plain, but even better with a Cream Cheese Frosting. more A wonderfully soft and moist cake bursting with fresh blueberries and topped with a delicious brown sugar and cinnamon flavored streusel. more A moist cake, flavored with ground spices and chopped nuts, and topped with a cream cheese frosting. The surprise ingredient is a can of tomato soup. more
Apple Pecan Yeast Cake Victoria Sponge Cake Chocolate Mousse Cakes
This yeast cake is wonderfully soft and fluffy. It is topped with slices of apple, a drizzling of honey, a layer of cinnamon brown sugar, and toasted pecans. more This cake has two layers of a buttery rich sponge, sandwiched together with jam and whipped cream. more Each individual Chocolate Mousse Cake takes a moist and dense flourless chocolate cake and tops it with a pretty swirl of creamy smooth chocolate mousse. Garnish with a bright red raspberry. more
Easy Upside Down Cake Golden Chiffon Cake Meringue Cake
This cake is delicious with its sweet and gooey brown sugar/pecan topping paired with a wonderfully soft and moist butter cake. more A moist and tender cake that is wonderfully light and spongy. Try covering it with a delicious Marshmallow Frosting and toasted coconut. Yum. more This cake has two layers, with each layer having a golden brown meringue baked directly on top of a yellow butter cake. Once baked and cooled the two layers are sandwiched together with whipped cream and fresh strawberries more
Apple Yogurt Cake Mini Chocolate Cheesecakes Yogurt Crumb Cake
A wonderfully dense and moist cake that tastes of almonds, topped with apple slices and shaved almonds. more These cheesecakes start with a Graham Cracker Crust, topped with a creamy chocolate cheesecake, and then a layer of chocolate Ganache. more This delicious cake alternates two layers of a moist vanilla flavored cake with two layers of a crumb topping made with toasted pecans, brown and white sugars, and ground cinnamon. more
Tres Leches Cake Red Velvet Sheet Cake Carrot Cheesecake
Also known as a Three Milk Cake. This  moist sponge cake is soaked with a sauce made from whole milk, sweetened condensed milk and evaporated milk and then topped with whipped cream. more You'll love this brightly colored butter cake that has a mild chocolate flavor and is covered with a tangy cream cheese frosting. more This two layer cake combines a rich and moist spice cake, full of grated carrots and chopped nuts, with a smooth and creamy cheesecake topping. more
Chocolate Sheet Cake Lemon Yogurt Cake Basque Cheesecake
A soft and moist cake with a rich chocolate flavor, covered with a creamy smooth chocolate frosting. more This Cake has a soft and fluffy texture plus it is wonderfully moist. Lemon zest provides the lemon flavor in the cake and a lemon glaze is poured over the baked cake to give more citrus flavor. more This cheesecake has a beautifully caramelized outer crust. Yet inside its wonderfully light and airy, almost mousse-like in texture. more
Carrot Cheesecake Lamingtons Lemon Streusel Cake
This two layer cake combines a rich and moist carrot cake, full of grated carrots and chopped nuts, with a smooth and creamy cheesecake topping. more Lamingtons are very popular in Australia and consist of a small square of white cake that is dipped in a sweet chocolate frosting and then rolled in coconut. more A moist and flavorful yogurt cake that is topped with a layer of tangy sweet lemon curd and a crunchy pecan streusel. more
Cherry Pound Cake Petit Fours  
Full of red and green candied cherries, this Cherry Pound Cake has a moist and dense texture, a soft and tender crumb, and tastes buttery sweet. more These cute Petit Fours consist of three layers of Almond Cake sandwiched together with a layer of apricot preserves and raspberry preserves. They are then covered in a white chocolate glaze. more  

Cakes began in ancient Egypt as round, flat, unleavened breads that were cooked on a hot stone. Their evolution from crude cakes to what we enjoy today was possible, over many centuries, through the introduction of new ingredients and technology. The Egyptian's discovery and subsequent skill at using natural yeast helped leaven those once flat cakes. When butter and eggs made their way into the cake dough, their consistency became the precursor for today's cakes.

Cake making continued to improve especially with the new ingredients such as chocolate and vanilla, and eventually sugar, that came to Europe with the discovery of the New World. 

By the 18th century cakes were beginning to be made without yeast. Some yeast risen cakes survived, such as the Alsatian Kugelhopf, but the new cakes got their lightness from beaten eggs. But not only did some recipes call for an astounding number of eggs (upwards of 30) but they required long hours of beating. Unfortunately, this went on until technology caught up with the invention of baking soda (1840s) followed closely by baking powder (1860s).The quality of baked goods would continue to improve over time as ingredients became more refined and of a consistent quality.

Many centuries would pass from the baking of a cake on a hot stone to baking in a hot electric/gas oven. One step along the way to the modern oven was the placement of an oven (box) inside the fireplace that sometimes had a door. Obviously it was quite an art to control the temperature and items were placed in the oven according to their baking times. Even the early replicas of modern ovens we have today did not have temperature controls. Some women as late as the early 1900s were still measuring an oven's temperature by sticking a piece of paper into the oven and waiting to see how long it took to brown. Or worse yet, they stuck their hand in the hot oven judging the temperature by how long they could leave their hand in the oven.  

The lines between a bread and a cake were once almost indistinguishable. The main difference was their shape and that cakes had a sweetener, usually honey. But over time their differences grew to the point where bread remains a staple food and cakes are now considered desserts .........More on Cake Making

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