I am not much into very, very sweet things but every once in a day or three I crave something sweet.
Between sweets, although I love me my donuts most of all, nothing gets to me like a slice o’ cake.
Here is a fairly extensive list of cakes from around the world.
I grew up on ‘Merican and Jewish cakes….some of which I still like a lot, however many of the ones from the United States are too sweet for me..and the Jewish ones are sometimes too dry.
The perfect mixture of not dry and not too sweet is my perfect cake….Mooncake.
If you are not familiar with Mooncake:
A mooncake is a Chinese bakery product traditionally eaten during the Mid-Autumn festival (中秋節). The festival is about lunar appreciation and Moon watching, and mooncakes are regarded as an indispensable delicacy. Mooncakes are offered between friends or on family gatherings while celebrating the festival. The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the four most important Chinese festivals.
Typical mooncakes are round pastries, measuring about 10 cm (4 in) in diameter and 3–4 cm (1 1⁄4–1 1⁄2 in) thick, and are commonly eaten in the Southern and Northern Chinese regions. A rich thick filling usually made from red bean or lotus seed paste is surrounded by a thin, 2–3 mm (approximately 1/8th of an inch) crust and may contain yolks from salted duck eggs. Mooncakes are usually eaten in small wedges accompanied by tea.
It is very yummy, not too dry not too sweet,
So…. how about you? Do you have a favorite cake?