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Quiz about Its a Piece of Cake to Bake a Pretty Cake
Quiz about Its a Piece of Cake to Bake a Pretty Cake

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


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.

A multiple-choice quiz by Kankurette. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
Kankurette
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
367,570
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
664
Awards
Top 20% Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
1. 'I'll pile on the candy,
It's such a pretty sight...'

A recipe for a particular type of fridge cake calls for piling on lots of candy. It's eaten in New Zealand, and resembles a cross between a chocolate log and a large slice of Rocky Road. Which cake is this?
Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. 'It makes the food taste dandy,
But my tummy hurts all night.'

Your tummy would certainly hurt all night if you ate too much tres leches cake - named for the three milks it contains, this Latin American cake is rich, moist and very sweet. Which type of milk is NOT used in tres leches cake?
Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. '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?
Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. 'I'm not just disobedient,
I'm careful, can't you see?'

Always be careful when measuring out ingredients when baking cakes - for instance, too much flour and you end up with a result that is more doorstep than cake. Luckily, pound cake is pretty simple in terms of measurements, as it contains a pound of each ingredient (with the exception of whatever flavouring the cook decides to use). Which of these is NOT a typical ingredient in pound cake?
Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. 'It's a piece of cake to bake a pretty cake
If the way is hazy...'

One particular type of cake enjoyed in Sweden is definitely a pretty cake. It's a sponge cake layered with pastry cream and strawberry or raspberry jam, with whipped cream on top. To finish, the cake is covered in green marzipan and topped off with a rose (sometimes made of sugar). By which 'royal' name is it known?
Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. 'You gotta do the cooking by the book,
You know you can't be lazy...'

You definitely couldn't be lazy when making a Battenburg cake! The recipe for this cake involves making two sponges of different colours, cutting them into strips to make a two-by-two pattern, sealing the strips together with apricot jam, and wrapping it in marzipan to boot. One of the sponges used in Battenburg cake is yellow, but what colour is the other one?
Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. 'Never use a messy recipe,
The cake will end up crazy...'

You don't need a messy recipe to make a crazy cake! One of the zanier types of cake out there is the upside-down cake, a British cake with a retro appeal and a topping on the bottom (until you take it out of the tin and turn it upside-down, that is). Which tinned fruit would you find adorning an upside-down cake?
Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. 'If you do the cooking by the book,
Then you'll have a cake.
We gotta have it made,
You know that I love cake.
Finally, it's time to bake a cake.'

Dobos cake is a cake lover's dream come true, with (at least!) five layers sandwiched with chocolate buttercream, a nutty coating, and a sweet caramel topping. What Eastern European country does Dobos cake come from?
Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. 'Making food is just like science,
With tools that blend and baste...'

There is a certain type of cake which is fried rather than baked, has an unusual shape, and is named after the particular tool used to make it. What cake is this?
Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. 'And every fun appliance gives the food a different taste.'

What liquid flavouring is used to give Madeira cake its taste?
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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. 'I'll pile on the candy, It's such a pretty sight...' A recipe for a particular type of fridge cake calls for piling on lots of candy. It's eaten in New Zealand, and resembles a cross between a chocolate log and a large slice of Rocky Road. Which cake is this?

Answer: Lolly cake

Don't be fooled by the name - traditional lolly cakes are not made of Chupa Chups or boiled sweets on sticks, but Eskimo Lollies or Fruit Puffs, which are coloured marshmallow sweets. The recipe also calls for malt biscuits, condensed milk and desiccated coconut, in which the cake is rolled before being put into the fridge to set.
2. 'It makes the food taste dandy, But my tummy hurts all night.' Your tummy would certainly hurt all night if you ate too much tres leches cake - named for the three milks it contains, this Latin American cake is rich, moist and very sweet. Which type of milk is NOT used in tres leches cake?

Answer: Coconut milk

After the cake has been cooked, it must be soaked in a mixture of condensed milk, heavy cream (or regular milk) and powdered milk (recipes suggest poking holes in the sponge before pouring the milky mixture over, the better to make the cake absorb it). To add to the milk overdose, some recipes recommend serving the cake with Cool Whip or whipped cream on top, although meringue or chocolate ganache can be used as well.
3. '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?

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.
4. 'I'm not just disobedient, I'm careful, can't you see?' Always be careful when measuring out ingredients when baking cakes - for instance, too much flour and you end up with a result that is more doorstep than cake. Luckily, pound cake is pretty simple in terms of measurements, as it contains a pound of each ingredient (with the exception of whatever flavouring the cook decides to use). Which of these is NOT a typical ingredient in pound cake?

Answer: Cream cheese

In order to make a pound cake the traditional way, you would also need a pound of eggs. That said, a 'pound cake' doesn't always have to have a pound of each ingredient; the term can be used for any cake using a 1:1:1 ratio of those basic ingredients.

In Guadeloupe and Martinique, there is a variation of the recipe which uses dark rum as flavouring, while the Puerto Rican 'ponqué' contains ingredients soaked in dessert wine.
5. 'It's a piece of cake to bake a pretty cake If the way is hazy...' One particular type of cake enjoyed in Sweden is definitely a pretty cake. It's a sponge cake layered with pastry cream and strawberry or raspberry jam, with whipped cream on top. To finish, the cake is covered in green marzipan and topped off with a rose (sometimes made of sugar). By which 'royal' name is it known?

Answer: Princess cake

Originally called green cake (for obvious reasons), the princess cake is so named because it was a favourite with Princesses Margaretha, Astrid and Martha of Sweden; Jenny Akerstrom, their governess, came up with the recipe, which was included in a cookbook titled 'The Princess Cookbook'.

There is actually a prince cake, but the marzipan used for it is yellow. Another variation, opera cake, is covered with pink or red marzipan.
6. 'You gotta do the cooking by the book, You know you can't be lazy...' You definitely couldn't be lazy when making a Battenburg cake! The recipe for this cake involves making two sponges of different colours, cutting them into strips to make a two-by-two pattern, sealing the strips together with apricot jam, and wrapping it in marzipan to boot. One of the sponges used in Battenburg cake is yellow, but what colour is the other one?

Answer: Pink

It is uncertain as to how this colourful cake - also known as 'chapel window cake' and 'domino roll' - got its name. One urban myth suggested that the cake was served at the 1884 wedding of Princess Victoria and Prince Louis of Battenburg, with the four squares representing their sons.

However, early Battenburg cake recipes published after 1884 had nine sections! As an aside, the chessboard-like 'Battenburg markings' on the side of emergency vehicles are named after the cake.
7. 'Never use a messy recipe, The cake will end up crazy...' You don't need a messy recipe to make a crazy cake! One of the zanier types of cake out there is the upside-down cake, a British cake with a retro appeal and a topping on the bottom (until you take it out of the tin and turn it upside-down, that is). Which tinned fruit would you find adorning an upside-down cake?

Answer: Pineapple rings

To make this cake, you have to put the pineapple rings (with glace cherries in the centre of the rings, if you like) on the bottom of the cake tin, and then pour the cake mix on top. (One recipe by Nigella Lawson recommends using pineapple rings canned in their own juice, rather than in syrup, as you can add the juice to the sponge to make it lighter.) Some recipes use pear slices instead of pineapples, or flavour the sponge with ginger.
8. 'If you do the cooking by the book, Then you'll have a cake. We gotta have it made, You know that I love cake. Finally, it's time to bake a cake.' Dobos cake is a cake lover's dream come true, with (at least!) five layers sandwiched with chocolate buttercream, a nutty coating, and a sweet caramel topping. What Eastern European country does Dobos cake come from?

Answer: Hungary

The Dobos cake ('Dobos torta' in Hungarian) was invented by Joszef Dobos, a Budapest confectioner, in 1884, and soon became a favourite in Austria-Hungary. Using buttercream was an unusual practice at the time, as most cake fillings were made of whipped cream or custards.

A New Orleans variety called Doberge cake exists, with six layers sandwiched together with custard (half lemon and half chocolate), and coated with buttercream icing.
9. 'Making food is just like science, With tools that blend and baste...' There is a certain type of cake which is fried rather than baked, has an unusual shape, and is named after the particular tool used to make it. What cake is this?

Answer: Funnel cake

Often enjoyed at carnivals and seaside resorts, funnel cake is made by pouring cake batter through a funnel into a frying pan, and deep-frying the batter until it turns golden brown. Like crepes, another outdoor festival favourite that can be eaten on the hoof, they can be served with lemon juice, Nutella, jam, or powdered sugar.

The pretzel-like jalebis of the Indian subcontinent are made in a similar way.
10. 'And every fun appliance gives the food a different taste.' What liquid flavouring is used to give Madeira cake its taste?

Answer: Lemon juice

A British teatime classic, the Madeira cake's name has nothing to do with the Portuguese island. In fact, it's so called because in Victorian England, slices of the cake were accompanied by a glass of Madeira wine. A seasonal variation called Tunis cake exists, which is topped with chocolate icing and marzipan fruits, and served at Christmas.
Source: Author Kankurette

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