When somebody says “cake“, we typically imagine a round baked sweet, most often decorated with fancy flowers and ribbons, layered together from different kinds of goodies. However, the first cakes, recorded in Ancient Rome and Greece, were way different: the Romans would simply enhance basic bread dough with butter, eggs and honey, and the more creative Greeks would make their version of a cheesecake, using goat’s milk. The term “cake”, however, originates from the times of the Vikings, and their Old Norse word for it, “kaka”.
1. ‘Pigs in The Mud’ Cake