Chocolate has always been a favorite sweet among children and adults. In combination with a few simple ingredients, it turned into a gourmet dish, which in ancient times was considered a luxury item. National Chocolate Cake Day takes place on January 27th. On this day, you can become a real chef, try all the known recipes and enjoy the incredible taste.
Chocolate cake was first made by grinding cocoa beans in 1764. James Baker noticed their unusual properties. Since then, methods have been constantly changed and improved. Dozens of new variations have taken the place of the traditional dish. Cherries are added to the Schwarzwald, and the Germans decided to use coconut-nut glaze.
Initially, chocolate was not consumed in solid form. In the first half of the XIX century. with the help of it they created a drink that was mixed with hot water. It did not taste sweet and gave off bitterness, but it perfectly invigorated.
In 1847, E. Leslie added the first proven recipe for chocolate cake to her cookbook. According to him, the chopped pieces of chocolate were inside the biscuit. They melted in your mouth and were much tastier than the classic dish. In 1920, the cake gained incredible popularity. Manufacturers had to increase the number of goods several times.
- From a scientific point of view, chocolate can make a person happy. It causes the release of serotonin and endorphins.
- Cake mixes are very popular these days. Pilsbury was the first company to attempt such a product.
- “O. Duff and Sons produced the first ready-to-cook cake in the 1920s.
How to celebrate
During the day you need to eat as much cake as possible. You will have to go to the store for it or try to cook it yourself. The process will take a lot of time and effort. Go grocery shopping by selecting the right recipe on the Internet. You can follow the sequence that Leslie introduced or use more modern versions. Everyone can decorate the cake individually, choosing additives to taste. Be sure to treat your friends and family.
When is National Chocolate Cake Day celebrated in 2024?
National Chocolate Cake Day is observed on January 27 each year.