Are you a fan of sweet dishes?
Do you love eating cakes and desserts? What if you were to know that there are various types of cakes?
There are many types of cakes and a lot of categories to divide them in. The professional bakers divide them by baking methods. Home bakers, divide them by flavors such as chocolate cake, fruit cake etc.
There are some cakes made with flour, egg, cocoa powder, sugar etc, and there are some which are eggless. Some are also made without the ingredient flour! Ever wondered how that cake would taste!? Then there are baked cakes and also un-baked cakes. Un-baked cakes are very easy and fast to make when you are craving for sweet!
Let’s name some types of cake-
- Butter cake
- Pound cake
- Genoise cake
- Biscuit cake
- Angel food cake
- Chiffon cake
- Baked flourless cake
- Unbaked flourless cake
- Carrot cake
- Red velvet cake.
In this article we would be talking about the-
Unbaked Flourless Cakes
These cakes are generally prepared in a mould and then are chilled before serving. They are molded in a dessert ring or spring form pan. It includes cheesecakes and mousse cakes. The bottom layer is either crust (it can be baked before the mousse is added). Mousse can be alternated by Genoise or biscuits according to the person’s demand.
These cakes can be baked too but mostly they are preferred unbaked. They can also be prepared without flour. The cakes have generally a silky or creamy texture- that’s because they are embraced of only egg foams. Egg foams usually are of whole eggs or only of egg yolks.
Note – This type of cake contains a lot of fats from butter, cream cheese, cream or sour cream.
All the ingredients are mixed or blended with such Perfection that no air enters the batter. This prevents the cake from puffing outside or collapsing in the oven. And this would happen because of the lack of structure of wheat flour and pounding fat.
Flourless cakes include cheesecake. Hearing the word cheesecake makes your mouth watery, right?!
The earliest mention of cheesecake was done by a Greek physician Aegimus who wrote a book on the art of making cheesecake. See the cheesecake goes way behind! The recipes were found in Cato the Elder’s De Agri Cultura which includes three cakes for religious uses- libum, savillum, placenta. Placenta is the most modern in cheesecake which has a crust that is prepared and baked, both separately.
Let get to know more about the cheesecake.
It’s a type of baked flourless cake and can also be unbaked flourless. Either way it’s going to taste delicious. Cheese cake is often known as custard. Some bakers do make the cheesecake with little amount of flour or cornstarch, to make it stiff. More often the filled pan is baked by the method of double boiling. You might be familiar with this method. If not then read ahead- it’s a method where the pan with batter is placed in the larger pan half filled with water. This gives the cake a delicate, creamy texture. This method also prevents the cake from getting burned from the strong heat of oven if baked in it. It’s a small tip in baking course.
Now- let’s see how a cheesecake is prepared!
First of all- the main ingredients are cheese, pie crust (graham cracker crust, pastry or sponge cake) and sugar.
Then of course your favorite flavor. The cheesecake can consist of one or more layers according to your desire. The main layer of the cheesecake consists of soft and fresh cheese, eggs, vanilla and sugar to make it sweet. You can make the layer thick as per your wish. If you wish to make a bottom layer, then it should be of a crust base made of crushed cookies, graham crackers, pastry or sponge cake. The cheesecake is sweetened with sugar, and you can also flavor it or top it with fruit, whipped cream, nuts, cookies, fruit sauce, cookies or chocolate syrup.
Strawberry, pumpkin, key lime, lemon, chocolate, Oreo, chestnut, toffee- these are the flavors of cheesecake.
Vegan cheesecake is also a different type of unbaked flourless cakes.
Thinking what a vegan cheese cake is? Vegan is vegetarian. Some people who do not eat meat or poultry products are called vegan. Vegan- this ingredient contains no animal derived products or byproducts. These products are prepared by or with non animal substances. For example eggs and dairy products, and substances that are derived from them are purely vegetarian. Such as Honey- an insect secretions, it’s vegetarian. The most famous variety in this category is the – Vegan frozen strawberry Ombre cheesecake pops.
There are more than 80 different flavored recipes for cheesecakes. I would like to name some delicious flavors-
- Animal cookie mini cheesecake
- Brown sugar toffee cheesecakes bars
- Brownie batter chocolate chip cheesecakes
- Carrot cake cheesecake
- Cheesecake truffle pops. etc
This is where you will find 80(!) the delicious and mouth watering recipes of cheesecakes.