The world of chocolate cakes is a big one. There are so many different kinds of cakes, each with its own special recipe and history. There’s no better way to learn about other cultures than by sampling their food, and this is especially true when it comes to desserts. So grab your fork (and a slice) and check out these popular chocolate cakes from around the globe!
Kladdkaka is a traditional Swedish cake that was originally made with semolina flour. It’s often cut into squares, but you can also find it as a round cake. Kladdkaka is typically served with coffee or tea and is a popular dessert at birthday parties in Sweden.
Chocotorta is a traditional Argentinian cake, which has been around since the 19th century. It’s made with chocolate and dulce de leche (a sweet caramel made from milk). The name Chocotorta comes from the Spanish word “choco” meaning chocolate and torta meaning cake or bread.
Torta Caprese is a chocolate cake made with hazelnuts, chocolate and almonds. It’s named after the island of Capri where it was created in 1894. It’s a popular dessert in Italy and often served with whipped cream on top.
The Mississippi Mud Pie is a chocolate pudding with a graham cracker crust, made with chocolate pudding, whipped cream and chocolate syrup. It originated in the 1930s but was popularized by Sara Lee in the 1960s when they started selling it as part of their line of desserts.
The recipe for Royal is a classic one, but it’s still quite unique. The cake consists of layers of chocolate sponge cake and ganache, which is a mixture of cream and chocolate. Royal has been around since the 19th century when it was invented by Chef Careme at the palace of Versailles in France. It’s named after Queen Marie-Antoinette, who introduced it to her people as part of an elaborate banquet celebrating her husband King Louis XVI’s birthday on October 16th 1774 (he was born on August 23rd). She wanted everyone who attended this event to think they were eating something special so she had Chef Careme make up this new dessert just for them!
The Prinzregententorte, or “Prince Regent” cake, is a German chocolate cake that has layers of chocolate sponge, buttercream and chocolate ganache. It’s named after Prince Regent Luitpold of Bavaria and was created in 1894 by the cook of King Ludwig II of Bavaria. The torte was designed to celebrate the prince regent’s birthday; however, there are conflicting stories about how exactly it came to be. Some believe that one day while eating breakfast with his family, he asked his wife if she could make him something special for dessert–so she did! Others say it was invented by accident when an inexperienced baker accidentally dropped some sponge cake batter into an oven full of melted chocolate instead of making bread rolls like she had intended (which would have been really bad). Whatever the case may be: this sweet treat has gained worldwide popularity since then due to its rich flavors and decadence!
A sachetorte is a chocolate cake made with chocolate and hazelnut. It’s often served in Austria, but it can also be found in other parts of Central Europe. The name of this dessert comes from its appearance: it looks like a bag or sachet, hence the name “sachtert”. The cake is made with two layers of sponge cake and a filling made of whipped cream, buttercream or ganache (a mixture of chocolate and cream). If you want to try this delicious treat at home, here’s how you do it: first make some sponge cake batter; let it cool down before splitting into two equal parts; then fill one half with whipped cream mixed with cocoa powder; cover both halves with another layer of sponge cake batter; finally sprinkle crushed hazelnuts over the top!
Joffre Cake is a traditional Romanian chocolate cake. It’s named after French marshal Joseph Joffre, who helped Romania during World War I and was honored with the name “Joffre” on many things in Romania. The cake itself is an almond sponge filled with chocolate buttercream and covered with chocolate ganache (a shiny glaze made with melted chocolate).
In Bulgaria, the Torta Garash is a chocolate cake that’s similar to the French gâteau de Savoie. It’s made with almonds, walnuts and hazelnuts. It has a layer of chocolate ganache on top and it’s very delicious!
In Serbia, the Reform Torta is a popular cake. It’s made with vanilla sponge cake, chocolate buttercream and chocolate ganache. The name comes from its creator, Hungarian-born American political activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902). She was one of the leading figures in 19th century women’s rights movements in America and she helped to write the Declaration of Sentiments during her time at Seneca Falls Convention in 1848.
With this list, we’ve tried to give you a taste of some of the most famous chocolate cakes around the world. Whether you’re looking for something simple and elegant or just want to indulge in something decadent, there’s sure to be one here that fits the bill!