From Fudge to Mousse, tried all types of Chocolate Cakes? Wait, till you read this!

While bakeries are amazing places filled with the savoury aroma of cakes and cookies, they can kinda drive us crazy with the chocolate cake section. Such variety, much confusion. Some cakes are sweet and some are dark. Some are fudgy, while some are spongy. So, here we are, to guide you with some of the different types of chocolate cakes.

Time to find out what your favourite cake is like!

1. Black Forest Cake :

Black Forest Cake
Black Forest cake is typically a chocolate sponge cake consisting of layers. This German origin cake is decorated with whipped cream, cherries and chocolate shavings. Traditionally, kirschwasser, a clear spirit made from sour cherries, is added to the cake. In India, the cake is generally prepared without alcohol.

2. Chocolate Truffle Cake :

Chocolate Truffle Cake Different types of Chocolate Cakes
Chocolate Truffle or ganache is a flavoured cream or frosting made with chocolate and fresh cream and is used in decorating desserts. Ideally, a rich chocolate cake filled with the above frosting is a truffle cake.

3. Dark Chocolate Cake :

Dark Chocolate Cake
Dark Chocolate Cake is essentially a bitter version of Chocolate Truffle Cake. The cake has bitter notes that penetrate the whole bite.

4. Chocolate Mud Cake :

Chocolate Mud Cake Different types of Chocolate Cakes
A chocolate mud cake is dense and cuts cleanly with perfect edges, leaving no crumbs. It is prepared by melting chocolate, butter and other liquids in a saucepan and then adding these ingredients to your dry mixture of flour and cocoa powder etc.

5. Chocolate Fudge Cake :

Chocolate Fudge Cake
Let’s begin with the fudge. Fudge is a soft, chewy sweet prepared by mixing sugar, milk, butter and other ingredients (such as cocoa in case of chocolate fudge) and heating them until they melt together. A chocolate fudge cake is a chocolate cake containing fudge. A chocolate fudge cake is very similar to a mud cake.

7. Chocolate Mousse Cake :

Chocolate mousse Cake Different types of Chocolate Cakes
Mousse is an incredibly rich sweet that incorporates eggs (mostly egg whites) and other ingredients such as chocolate, that are whipped along to produce a fluffy and airy texture. It’s thick, gorgeous and gourmandizing.

8. Chocolate Ganache :

 Chocolate Ganache
Chocolate ganache is a smooth blend of chocolate and cream; butter is frequently added to this mixture, as well. Chocolate ganache has multiple uses. In its liquid state, chocolate ganache can be poured over cakes or pastries, and it will set up into a glaze.

9. Chocolate Soufflé :

Chocolate Soufflé
Soufflé is puffed up and fluffy dessert based on a chocolate or fruit sauce (lemon or raspberry, for example), and are often served with a dusting of powdered sugar.

10. Brownies :

Brownies
Brownies are cakes, often containing nuts. They consist of almost the same ingredient as cake but having totally different proportions. Brownies consist of more chocolate than flour. They’re dense and fudgy and use less moisture in comparison to cakes. Cakes are light and fluffy while brownies are chewier and have a cracked top. Often, brownies contain little or no leavening agents.
So, next time you go to a bakery, you’d know what you’re ordering!

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