Cake FAQs:

Q: Is cake a form of sweet dessert that is typically baked?

A: Yes.

Q: Are cakes the oldest and are very similar to yeast breads?

A: Yes.

Q: Are cakes butter cakes?

A: Yes, and sponge cakes, or other cakes flavored with melted chocolate or cocoa powder.

Q: Are cakes sponge cakes with vegetable oil?

A: Yes, and which adds moistness.

Q: Are cakes made from creamed butter?

A: Yes, and sugar, eggs, and flour.

Q: Was cake so simple?

A: Yes, and housewives and other in-home cake makers could expend their creative energy on cake decorating inspired by, among other things, photographs in magazines of elaborately decorated cakes.

Q: Is cake often enhanced by covering it with icing?

A: Yes, or frosting, and toppings such as sprinkles, which are also known as "jimmies" in certain parts of the United States and "hundreds and thousands" in the United Kingdom.

Q: Is cake generally thought of as a cake to serve with coffee or tea at breakfast or at a coffee break?

A: Yes.

Q: Is cake often served as a celebratory dish on ceremonial occasions?

A: Yes, such as weddings, anniversaries, and birthdays.

Q: Are cakes frequently described according to their physical form?

A: Yes.

Q: Are cakes thought to be the oldest cakes made without yeast?

A: Yes.

Q: Is cake a variety of chocolate cake?

A: Yes.

Q: Is cake widely available in the form of cake mixes?

A: Yes, and wherein some of the ingredients are premixed, and the cook needs add only a few extra ingredients, usually eggs, water, and sometimes vegetable oil or butter.

Q: Is cake made with a pound each of butter?

A: Yes, and sugar, eggs, and flour.

Q: Are cakes chocolate cakes that contains fudge?

A: Yes.

Q: Are cakes in fact custard pies?

A: Yes, and with a filling made mostly of some form of cheese , and have very little flour added, although a flour-based or graham cracker crust may be used.

Q: Are cakes broadly divided into several categories?

A: Yes, and based primarily on ingredients and mixing techniques.

Q: Are cakes often very traditional in form?

A: Yes, and include such pastries as babka and stollen.

Q: Are cakes spun upon may be used in cake decoration?

A: Yes.

Q: Is cake a fruit-filled cake baked by a fiancée for her betrothed?

A: Yes.

Q: Are cakes also very old?

A: Yes, and with evidence of honey-sweetened cakes dating back to ancient Greece.

Q: Were cakes modifications of breads?

A: Yes, but cakes now cover a wide range of preparations that can be simple or elaborate, and that share features with other desserts such as pastries, meringues, custards, and pies.

Q: Is cake a white sponge cake that uses only the whites of the eggs and is traditionally baked in a tube pan?

A: Yes.