January 27th is Chocolate Cake Day! In history, the Greek made their cake flat and heavy, and were occasionally served with nuts and honey. The Romans made cake similar to cheesecake, and used them as offering to the gods. In Medieval England, the words “bread” and “cake” were often interchangeable to refer to any dough made foods.
In the late 1920s, O. Duff was the first company to created boxed cake. In 1947, General Mills released Betty Crocker cake mixes that required people to “just add water.” Their flavors included Ginger, Spice, Yellow and White cake. In 1948, Pillsbury introduced the world to the first chocolate cake mix.
Chocolate cake is the most popular form of cake today, with a variety of types such as Black Forest, Devil’s Food, Fudge, German Chocolate, Lava and many more. Go away…I’m hungry.