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15 Cakes quizzes and 155 Cakes trivia questions.
1.
  Not Your Momma's Seed Cake    
Fun Fill-It
 15 Qns
Traditionally British And Very Delicious
Seed cake is very traditional and goes way back in British history. This teatime favorite was often included in any "good" Victorian cookery books. Let's go back even further and have some fun filling in the missing words in this 18th century recipe.
Average, 15 Qns, sally0malley, Oct 20 23
Average
sally0malley gold member
Oct 20 23
138 plays
2.
  Bake a Cake With Me!   best quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Baking a cake from scratch (not a mix) is a very satisfying endeavour, and there are many different types of cake to bake. Match the name of each cake with the brief statements describing them.
Easier, 10 Qns, spanishliz, May 26 17
Easier
spanishliz editor
May 26 17
2135 plays
3.
  Get Thee to a Bakery!   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
If you're a little bit peckish then don't try this quiz. There are 10 questions about cakes and breads that may have you running for a real bakery.
Tough, 10 Qns, Tizzabelle, Jul 20 16
Tough
Tizzabelle gold member
2145 plays
4.
  The Irreverent Cake Bribe Strategy   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
We're only one challenge into The FT Amazing Race 3 and ICBS are falling behind. So, we've made a lemon meringue cake to bribe our way to the next step. Take this quiz to see how we made it.
Average, 10 Qns, doublemm, Feb 19 17
Average
doublemm gold member
1598 plays
5.
  You Put WHAT In It?!   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Inspired by both the Ascension Quest and my daughter's birthday cake wish, I found some very interesting things that go into cakes, baked goods and sweets.
Average, 10 Qns, lones78, Sep 05 13
Average
lones78 gold member
902 plays
6.
  It's a Piece of Cake to Bake a Pretty Cake   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Do you have a sweet tooth? Do you enjoy baking and/or eating cake? Then you'll like this quiz, which is based on the song 'Cooking by the Book' from 'Lazytown'. There is a slight UK bias.
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Sep 06 14
Average
Kankurette gold member
659 plays
7.
  Baking Your Cake and Decorating It, Too   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The hobby of cake decorating has become popular among people of all different walks of life in recent years. And of course, all masterpieces start with a perfectly baked cake. Take this quiz to see if you know how to bake your cake and decorate it too.
Average, 10 Qns, guitargoddess, Nov 03 10
Average
guitargoddess gold member
721 plays
8.
  Cakes - Yum! (UK)   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
If you like cake, then these should be easy. Questions on cake baking - and cake eating! Please note that I am in the UK, and one or two ingredients have slightly different names in the USA. I have tried to ensure that the quiz is still correct.
Tough, 10 Qns, Elanor, Sep 05 22
Tough
Elanor
Sep 05 22
4983 plays
9.
  It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Something that makes Christmas the most wonderful time of the year are wonderful cakes and sweet breads. I'll tell you their homelands and something you need. You'll match the cake. Only the name, you don't have to bake. Enjoy your meal!
Average, 10 Qns, heidi66, Nov 22 16
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heidi66 gold member
498 plays
10.
  Pineapple Rings and Other Delights    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Pineapple rings are used to bake pineapple upside down cake, one delicious dessert in the kitchen. There are plenty of other delightful things that can be made with fruit, though. Here is a quiz about ten of them.
Average, 10 Qns, Trivia_Fan54, Aug 24 21
Average
Trivia_Fan54 gold member
Aug 24 21
272 plays
11.
  Back Away From the Cheesecake!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Cheesecake is not the only fruit. There's so much more out there to eat and bake, and most of it deliciously bad for you. Let me tempt you. Do you know what goes into these treats?
Average, 10 Qns, Chavs, Sep 06 13
Average
Chavs gold member
532 plays
12.
  My Favourite Cake!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
By the end of this quiz you should be able to make, and enjoy Welsh Cakes - my favourite type of cake - just like my Mamgu used to make them!
Tough, 10 Qns, huw27, Aug 18 08
Tough
huw27
1220 plays
13.
  Let Them Eat Cake!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Marie Antoinette had no clue about what foods her peasants could afford. However, cake is a universal favorite food. At least consuming this quiz won't cost you too many carbs or calories.
Average, 10 Qns, gable, Dec 03 10
Average
gable gold member
962 plays
14.
  A Good Baker Will Rise to the Occasion    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A good baker will rise to the occasion, but will your cake? Take this quiz and find out!
Tough, 10 Qns, Pengi05, Aug 06 09
Tough
Pengi05
972 plays
15.
  Cakes, Cakes, Cakes!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Cakes, cakes, cakes! I know from personal experience that cakes are by far the most beloved sweet treats of all. This quiz is about the actual designing process and execution behind the beautiful and delicious creations.
Average, 10 Qns, triviagoddess7, Jul 21 11
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triviagoddess7
673 plays

Cakes Trivia Questions

1. For divine decadence, try making this rich chocolate sponge coated in apricot jam and covered with a chocolate ganache. Invented in 1832, in Vienna, by chef Franz Sacher, by what name do we know this cake?

From Quiz
Back Away From the Cheesecake!

Answer: Sacher-Torte

Legend has it that the cake was invented out of necessity when Prince Metternich's chef fell ill and the chef's apprentice, 16 year old Franz Sacher, was forced to step in and produce a top quality dessert for a prestigious dinner party. It wasn't until Sacher finished his apprenticeship and was working as a chef proper that he recreated the cake and began serving it to the public. The cake is packed with chocolate but whipping the egg whites to stiff peaks and folding them into the cake mixture gives the sponge a fluffy texture.

2. Which buttery and flaky pastry item takes its name from its shape which resembles a crescent moon?

From Quiz Get Thee to a Bakery!

Answer: Croissant

The history of the croissant is a mystery. Stories include a Viennese baker inventing them to celebrate a military victory, or Marie Antoinette bringing them to France from Austria. The origins probably lie in Austria with a pastry called a kipferl made since the 1300s. These were made in different shapes but they are the most likely ancestor of the modern croissant. The first croissant recipe was published in the 1890s and the first reference to them in a book wasn't until the 1860s so Marie Antoinette's involvement is probably a red herring. They are deliciously indulgent no matter where and when they originated!

3. Designers often use marzipan, which is made of _________ ?

From Quiz Cakes, Cakes, Cakes!

Answer: Almond paste

Marzipan can be used to make many different small, intricate objects or patterns. Marzipan babies are very popular.

4. What kind of cake must be made without egg yolks?

From Quiz Let Them Eat Cake!

Answer: Angel Food Cake

To rise, an angel food cake depends on air beaten into egg whites. The fat which occurs in egg yolk will make the cake fall. The pan cannot be greased for the same reason. The other cakes mentioned could conceivably be made without egg yolks, but all of them depend on baking powder or baking soda for leavening.

5. What style of cake was referred to as a "skillet cake" until the late 1800s?

From Quiz A Good Baker Will Rise to the Occasion

Answer: Upside down cake

These cakes were originally referred to as skillet cakes as ovens had not yet been invented and the skillet was the most common method for preparing this cake. Cast-iron skillets are still widely used to prepare an upside down cake as the butter does not burn and the handle makes it easier to flip the cake upon completion. Although pineapple is the most common upside down cake the original upside down cakes used seasonal fruits such as apples. Canned pineapple was not available until 1901 when Jim Dole started the Dole Company.

6. What fruit-based condiment is often served with pork chops or pork roast in North America?

From Quiz Pineapple Rings and Other Delights

Answer: Applesauce

Applesauce is an easy treat to make up in the kitchen with just a few ingredients. It can be canned, frozen, or stored in the fridge for a few days. Kids often like applesauce on its own, but it can be used as a topping for ice cream, pancakes, or other kid-friendly meals. Adults often use applesauce as a condiment for pork chops and pork roast. If sweet apples are used, applesauce can be made without sugar or other sweeteners. Instead, simply add a bit of cinnamon for some flavour and let the apples stand on their own for the sweetness.

7. Which sugar substitute is used to make hard candies because it is less sticky than real sugar, and hardens with a clearer finish?

From Quiz You Put WHAT In It?!

Answer: Isomalt

Not usually available in your local supermarket, Isomalt can be purchased in specialty kitchen stores and online. It has fewer calories than sugar and is also less sweet, yet the body tries to process it as a dietary fibre instead of a simple carbohydrate so excess consumption can cause flatulence and increase bowel movements. Isomalt looks just like white sugar and is derived from beet sugar.

8. On very cold days, you can't beat the British classic Sticky Toffee Pudding for warm comfort - a steamed sponge served hot, covered in toffee sauce. What fruit is traditionally included in the sponge?

From Quiz Back Away From the Cheesecake!

Answer: Dates

Steaming the sponge is the traditional method of cooking and keeps it exceptionally moist but is a little time consuming and there are many recipes that bake the sponge in an oven instead. Fruits other than dates can also be used, sultanas for example, or prunes, but the dates give a rich depth of flavour with a slight tang that perfectly balances the sweet toffee sauce. This comfort food should be eaten with caution, it will fill you for the whole day.

9. Profiteroles are little balls of airy pastry filled with cream. They are also known as cream puffs in the USA. What sort of pastry is used to create a profiterole?

From Quiz Get Thee to a Bakery!

Answer: Choux

A profiterole is a ball of choux pastry baked until puffed up and light as a feather. Choux pastry needs only four ingredients. Those ingredients are water, flour, butter and eggs. The origins of choux pastry are a mystery. Catherine Medici's chef is said to have developed choux pastry and then it was taken to France. That may well be an apocryphal tale designed to enhance the reputation(s) of the Medicis and/or the pastry. The words "choux" and "profiterole" have been used in English since the 1500s but were used in a slightly different fashion relating more to fritters. The current meanings as we know them came into existence in the 1700s.

10. What ingredient does not occur in the crust of a true New York Cheesecake?

From Quiz Let Them Eat Cake!

Answer: Graham cracker crumbs

It's about the crust. A New York Cheesecake has a cookie dough crust (made with butter and flour) but never graham cracker crumbs. Some people may enjoy different toppings on their cheesecake, but graham crackers should never be on the bottom.

11. Which popular cake was served to athletes during the first Olympics?

From Quiz A Good Baker Will Rise to the Occasion

Answer: Cheesecake

The Roman word for cheesecake was "placenta". They used cheesecakes as offerings to the Gods at temple. New York is one of the most popular places for cheesecake.

12. What type of flour should I be using to make Welsh Cakes?

From Quiz My Favourite Cake!

Answer: Self raising

Gives the cake just that little bit of a "light" texture. Mind you, I used to think "self raisin" flour was a type of dry fruit when I was younger.. and a Daffodil is a "flower" of course! In some parts of Wales, ordinary flour is used with similar ingredients, which results in a flatter, crispier end product - this is known as "Welsh Slab" or "Llechen Gymraeg" - literally translated as "Welsh Slate".

13. 'I'll put in some ingredients But keep the rest for me...' Which key ingredient do Chantilly cake, garash, sachertorte, and torta caprese have in common?

From Quiz It's a Piece of Cake to Bake a Pretty Cake

Answer: Chocolate

Chantilly cake is a Hawaiian cake. It is similar to German chocolate cake, but substitutes macadamia nuts for pecan nuts, and omits coconut from its frosting. Garash, or torta garash, is a Bulgarian layer cake, containing crushed walnuts and covered with chocolate icing Sachertorte is Austrian, and is named after the confectioner Franz Sacher, whose son Eduard developed the recipe into the cake we know today. It is said to have first been made in 1832, at a dinner hosted by Prince Metternich. Rich and dense, it is coated with dark chocolate icing, and has its own national day on 5th September. Torta caprese is Italian, named after the island of Capri, where it was served to tourists in hotels. Instead of flour, it uses ground almonds; according to one local legend, it came about by accident when a baker forgot to use flour in his cake.

14. For a non-sweet treat, Irish Soda Bread is always comforting, both to eat and make. It is particularly quick to prepare because it lacks which component common to many bread recipes?

From Quiz Back Away From the Cheesecake!

Answer: It contains no yeast

In Irish Soda Bread, bicarbonate of soda reacts with buttermilk to become the raising agent, so no yeast or proofing is needed, making it one of the easiest breads to make. Beginners should give it a go but if you really want it easy there are soda bread mixes commercially available. The trick to a good soda bread is to leave it alone, mixing the ingredients together with the least amount of handling required, kneading is not needed. For the most luxurious results, eat it on the day you make it with a good helping of Irish butter.

15. As decoration, cake designers often use a type of sugar-based dough which is thin and lightweight. It is called what?

From Quiz Cakes, Cakes, Cakes!

Answer: Pastillage

Pastillage is a thin dough, easily breakable. It can be sprayed with food color for decoration.

16. What ingredient is hidden in a King Cake before serving?

From Quiz Let Them Eat Cake!

Answer: A small plastic baby

This cake is made to commemorate the three kings (magi) who went to see the newly born baby Jesus. The person who finds the baby receives certain privileges. The baby is added once the cake is done so it doesn't melt! Various forms of this cake are traditional in Latin America, France, and Spain. It is also a feature of Mardi Gras in New Orleans. A coin or ring may be used as the prize in some cultures. If a metal trinket is used, it can be baked in the batter rather than added later.

17. What strange ingredient did Proctor & Gamble Company include in their baking mix recipe?

From Quiz A Good Baker Will Rise to the Occasion

Answer: Soap

In 1938, Proctor & Gamble Company released a recipe for baking mix stating that adding a small amount of soap (1/1000%) to the mix would allow you to add more sugar to the recipe and also would keep the cake from falling flat. They stated that such a small amount would not affect the flavor of the cake and any kind of soap could be used.

18. What is the fruity ingredient of a Schwarzwalder Kirschtorte?

From Quiz Cakes - Yum! (UK)

Answer: cherries

It's a Black Forest Gateau. Chocolate, cherries, whipped cream ... Yum!

19. This tart vegetable is often mistaken for a fruit. Which somewhat sour vegetable is often combined with fruit in dessert recipes?

From Quiz Pineapple Rings and Other Delights

Answer: Rhubarb

Rhubarb is a vegetable that is sometimes mistaken for a fruit because it is used in recipes more like a fruit. It requires cold winters to grow, so can be found in gardens that experience freezing temperatures in the winter. The large leaves of the plant are poisonous, so must be discarded before being used. The celery-like stalks can then be stewed with sugar, or baked into muffins, cakes, or other desserts either alone, or with fruit. One of my favourites was my grandmother's strawberry-rhubarb crisp. If you find that intriguing, I encourage you to search for a recipe.

20. One of the strangest recipes I heard was on the radio a while ago. It was for a cake that called for only two ingredients. Looking at the options below, which do you think made a surprisingly good cake?

From Quiz You Put WHAT In It?!

Answer: Ice cream and self-raising flour

That's right - 1 litre of ice cream and a cup and a half of self-raising flour. Mix them together before pouring into a greased cake pan and cooking in the oven for about 30 mins at 180 degrees Celsius. Yeah right! I thought. I tried it using a good quality chocolate ice cream and wow - it was good! Next time I'll make sure that I melt the ice cream a bit better though, there was a chocolate 'layer' at the bottom of the cake. It also only lasted about 3 or 4 days in an airtight container before it started going yucky. But try it yourself, it's so simple!

21. When in doubt, rely on a good American Chocolate Fudge Brownie to satisfy the need for something luxurious but some brownie recipes omit the chocolate, replacing it with brown sugar. What's the name for these choc-free treats?

From Quiz Back Away From the Cheesecake!

Answer: Blondies

Blondies have a golden hue and the taste is a little like butterscotch. Sometimes a white chocolate brownie can be referred to as blondie too. Other variations sampled during selfless research for this quiz include the apple pie brownie, where the chocolate element is replaced by cinnamon, sugar, and sweet chopped apple. Delicious.

22. Which cake gets its lightness from beaten egg whites and takes its name from a sheer material?

From Quiz Get Thee to a Bakery!

Answer: Chiffon cake

The chiffon cake is a light, high and delicate cake. Egg whites are folded into the batter to provide lightness and height in the finished cake. Oil rather than butter is used to provide moisture without heaviness. A Californian caterer invented the cake in the 1920s and he eventually sold the recipe to General Mills in the 1940s. It was the featured dessert at the Brown Derby restaurant (Los Angeles) for a time which added to its popularity.

23. Cake decorating is a form of art. Which art term applies to a branch of cake decoration that deals with shaping?

From Quiz Cakes, Cakes, Cakes!

Answer: Sculpting

Sculpting is used to describe when molding or shaping a mass of substance, often rice cereal. The figure is then covered in fondant.

24. What is the sweet difference between chocolate cake and devil's food cake?

From Quiz A Good Baker Will Rise to the Occasion

Answer: Devil's food cake has more chocolate than chocolate cake

Devil's food cake contains about twice the amount of chocolate as a chocolate cake. The first chocolate cakes were just yellow/white cake with chocolate icing. Chocolate batter did not become popular until the price of chocolate had declined. Devil's food cake and typically much darker in color and has a richer chocolate taste.

25. If I'm making a mix using 8oz of flour and 4oz of fat, how many eggs should I use in the mix?

From Quiz My Favourite Cake!

Answer: 1

Anything more than one egg, and you're looking at an omelette based Welsh cake! Anything less than one egg and frankly, it's just not a Welsh cake at all!

26. Which cake derives its name from the French word for lightning?

From Quiz Cakes - Yum! (UK)

Answer: eclair

Because of its long, thin shape, it's supposed to ressemble lightning.

27. Fresh strawberries can be used in a number of ways in the kitchen. What type of salad is a common way to use them in appetizers?

From Quiz Pineapple Rings and Other Delights

Answer: Spinach salads

Strawberry-spinach salads are delicious. They are typically made with simple ingredients like spinach, strawberries, sliced almonds, a light dressing, and sometimes a cheese or other ingredients such as avocado. They are a very colourful salad. Besides being healthy and delicious, they can also be a great way to get kids to eat some spinach because the strawberries are sweet and distract them from the green leaves.

28. Buttercream is essential, as it is the cement that holds our three tier cake together. What ingredient do we need to mix with butter to get buttercream?

From Quiz The Irreverent Cake Bribe Strategy

Answer: Icing sugar/confectioner's sugar

Despite being made from only two ingredients, buttercream is diverse, as a number of additions can be made depending on the type of cake you are making. For our lemon cake, we've added some lemon juice and a drop of yellow food colouring.

29. Agar-agar is the vegetarian equivalent of which setting agent, made from the collagen of animal by-products?

From Quiz You Put WHAT In It?!

Answer: Gelatin

Wikipedia says that gelatin is made from "collagen extracted from the skin, boiled crushed horn, hoof and bones, connective tissues, organs and some intestines of animals" - who is feeling sick right about now? Food-grade gelatin, however, is made from only two ingredients - pig hide and beef skin. Gelatin is used as a setting agent in food products such as icecream, dip, yoghurt, marshmallows and gummy lollies (candies). Agar-agar is derived from seaweed and the word 'agar' is Malay for 'jelly'. If you prefer to use agar-agar in your cooking instead of gelatin, you can substitute one directly for the other in equal quantities.

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