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You can easily order one with the Slice App! This delicious cake is made with cocoa powder and/or melted chocolate. Its history goes back to the 1760s and the production of chocolate. And the first cakes of this kind were being made in the 1880s.
There are several variants of this cake, like keto and vegan options. Or the famous “German chocolate” that comes with a coconut-pecan frosting.
The chocolate cake has a melted chocolate flavor, combined with fudge, various sweeteners, and vanilla creme.
That’s why we all love it!
The origins of this desert date back to 1764, when Dr. James Baker learned how to produce chocolate. And he did so by grinding cocoa beans between two large round millstones.
Later, in 1828, a way to extract the fat from cacao liquor was discovered by the Netherlander Coenraad van Houten. This produced cacao butter and partly defatted cacao, which turned chocolate into a more affordable snack.
And in 1879, Rodolphe Lindt invented the so-called conching process which makes the chocolate smoother. In turn, this made chocolate easier to bake because it combines very well with cake batters.
By the late 19th century, chocolate was mainly used for sweet drinks. And when it came to cakes, it was solely included in fillings and glazes.
Ultimately, in 1886, the first chocolate cakes were made. This was as chefs in America started to cook cake batters in combination with chocolate.
Later on, different cake mixes that include chocolate were introduced. For example, the Duff Company of Pittsburgh offered their Devil’s food desserts during the 1930s. In addition, Duncan Hines launched its “Three Star Special.” And they held almost half of the market.
The popularity of the desert grew further. So, in the 1980s a type of cake that was prominent was called “chocolate decadence”. And the following decade, molten cakes became famous. These included liquid chocolate and other flavors like tea, red pepper, champagne, and more.
Since the 2000s, crafty chocolate creators and chocolate lounges have become prevalent.
This version of the cake is layered, and topped/filled with a coconut-pecan frosting. The cake got its name from Samuel German. He was an American baker who introduced dark baking chocolate.
Traditional ingredients include sweet baking chocolate. But nowadays, that one is not so common. And sometimes, a chocolate frosting is put on the sides of the cake. Additionally, maraschino cherries could be put as a decoration.
This dessert is a combination of the default version of the cake with a soufflé. And its name comes from the liquid chocolate core of the cake. It was invented by Jean-Georges Vongerichten in 1987 in New York. However, the French cook Jacques Torres claims that the dessert had already been available in France.
Anyhow, this cake usually has five main ingredients - chocolate, sugar, flour, butter, and eggs. The dessert is most commonly baked in separate portions in ramekins. But they can also be prepared in more unique ways. For example, in a coffee mug.
In addition, other ingredients could be added for more flavor. These include a bit of strong coffee, vanilla, cinnamon, ice cream, fruits, chocolate sauce, and more.
Even the vegan version of the cake can turn out moist and rich! So yes, the absence of egg and dairy doesn’t make it any less tasty. To make it vegan, the dessert is usually baked with dairy-free milk and vegan butter.
Other ingredients may include lemon juice, a liquid sweetener such as maple or corn syrup, all-purpose flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking soda, powdered icing sugar, and more.
This vegan dessert is delicious and you probably won’t be able to tell the difference between this and the regular version.
The keto version of the cake is incredibly tasty as well! And you don’t even have to be on a low-carb diet to enjoy it. In fact, this delicious dessert is amazing for anyone.
This keto cake is made without any sugar. But it’s still extra dense and fudgy! And the ingredients include almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla extract, melted coconut oil, almond milk, and more.
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