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Only A Dessert Expert Can Name 9/12 Of These Cakes

Is your knowledge of cakes exceptional or half-baked?

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  1. OK let's start off with something chocolatey: what's this cake called?

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    Devil's food cake
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    German chocolate cake
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    Black Forest g√Ęteau
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    Garash cake
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    This is a German chocolate cake! It's actually American and not German, and is recognisable by its coconut and pecan frosting.

  2. What about this one?

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    Carrot cake
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    Coffee cake
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    Hummingbird cake
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    Pound cake
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    This is a Hummingbird cake! They contain bananas, pineapples and pecans.

  3. What's the name of this delicious-yet-simple sponge?

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    Madeira cake
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    Simnel cake
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    Victoria sponge
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    Dundee cake
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    This classic British cake is a Madeira cake! A straightforward sponge cake that's perfect with a cup of tea.

  4. How about this one?

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    Rum baba
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    Savarin
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    Upside down cake
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    Chiffon cake
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    This is a Rum baba (also known as Baba au rum), a small but boozy cake soaked in in a syrup made with liquor.

  5. What's this chocolate-frosted cake called?

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    Gooey butter cake
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    Icebox cake
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    Boston cream pie
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    Bundt cake
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    This cake is a Boston cream pie! Which despite its name, is a cake.

  6. What's the correct name for this pretty and partly-pink cake?

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    Angel cake
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    Battenburg cake
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    Parkin
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    Banbury cake
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    This checkerboard cake is a light sponge cake covered in marzipan.

  7. What about these beautifully patterned lil' cakes?

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    Sweetheart cakes
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    Mooncakes
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    Crystal cakes
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    Cut cakes
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    These are mooncakes, a Chinese baked good that's actually a pastry.

  8. What are these light and airy sponges called?

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    Madeleines
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    Financiers
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    Dacquois
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    Baumkuchen
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    They're madeleines! Little French cakes known for their shell shapes.

  9. What's the name of these picture-perfect cakes?

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    Welsh cakes
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    Fondant fancies
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    Lardy cakes
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    Chorley cakes
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    These fondant covered cakes are, maybe unsurprisingly, fondant fancies.

  10. What's the right name for this impressive-looking cake?

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    Genoa cake
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    Panforte
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    Charlotte cake
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    Pandoro
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    This is Pandoro, a sweet Italian dish that's perfect around Christmas time.

  11. What's this colourful cake known as?

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    King cake
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    Bolo de Arroz
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    Pannetone
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    Tarta de queso
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    This is a King cake! There's a few variations of this cake, and they all seem delicious.

  12. And finally, what's the correct name for this exceptionally fancy cake?

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    Mille-feuille
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    Opera cake
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    Smith Island cake
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    Sachertorte
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    It's an opera cake, made with layers of almond sponge and ganache.

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