Of cakes and desserts

Today’s daily prompt is ‘CAKE’.  Yesterday I had a total eclipse of my brain and inspiration.  I don’t know why I totally had no inspiration at all yesterday to write about ‘eclipse’.

Today’s prompt is kind of straightforward.  A cake is a cake.  You can’t really interpret it in any other way, no?

In my younger years, I never knew the different types of bakeries or dessert.  What’s the difference between a muffin and a cupcake?  Is a brownie a cake or a cookie?  What about tiramisu?  I can’t fathom how one make a cake out of carrots.  Nor can I imagine eating a cheesecake.  Nowadays, to be honest, I still can’t see the difference between a chocolate cake and a fudge cake, or a spongecake and a chiffon cake.  But what really strikes me is the presence of angel food cake and devil’s food cake.  What are these and who name them this way?  Why is there an apostrophe ‘s’ for devil and none for angel?  Does it mean that the devil’s food cake belongs to the devil while the ‘angel’ in angel food cake is just an adjective?  (Grammar teacher – that’s me!)

Well, it doesn’t really matter.  I don’t really love cake that much, welllllll …… except maybe TIRAMISU – because it has 2 of my favorite food – coffee and chocolate.  Yummy!

The tiramisu recipe that I follow can be found here:  http://www.tastespotting.com/features/chocolate-tiramisu-cake-happy-birthday

Chocolate Tiramisu Cake

(picture from the above webpage)



2 thoughts on “Of cakes and desserts”

    1. No. A muffin is more of a bread than a cake. To make bread, you need yeast to make it rise. A cupcake is a cake – just smaller. You don’t use yeast to make a cake. To make a smooth cake you need to beat the eggs and butter and sugar. You don’t need to do that to make bread or muffin.
      Thanks for stopping by.

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