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Tuesday 26 September 2023

Chocolate Birthday Cake : This one is low carb friendly and yummy!

I'm sure many readers know someone with a birthday in September. We have quite a few family members who have celebrated a September birthday and have enjoyed blowing out the candles on a birthday cake. 

Did you know these six sweet facts about modern-day birthday cakes.

1. The first slice of your birthday cake in Mexico must be given to the person you love the most.

2. Koreans have a different version of birthday cake called tteok, it is a steamed rice cake with various stuffing and is usually served with Korean seaweed soup.

3. Traditional Danish birthday cakes are in the shape of the person having the birthday and are called “Kagemand” for a cake man and “Kagekone” for a cake woman.

4. Mawa cake is a traditional birthday cake in India made out of milk and nuts and is considered to make the birthday celebrant extra special because it takes a long time and effort to make.

5. A Revani is a gooey birthday cake famous in Greece and Turkey, which is made of lemon and semolina with a thin layer of orange syrup on top that gives it a sweet flavour.

6. The iconic Jewish birthday cake is known as ugat yomledet, a chocolatey, moist sponge cake with lots of frosting or whipped cream on top, and it must be eaten with milk or dunked in it like an Oreo.

Celebrating a birthday may vary from country to country; however, there comes a similarity – cakes on birthdays.

Julia Child once said, “A party without a cake is just a meeting.”

Cakes, indeed, make an occasion extra special for everyone!"
Words above, and more, can be seen from article here

There are so many wonderful recipes for celebration/birthday cakes. If you are diabetic, or perhaps looking to reduce your sugar intake, then a lower carb cake like this one below may be more suitable for you.

Chocolate Birthday Cake
Low Carb Friendly - more details here

You will find a variety of articles and recipe ideas within this blog, and it is important to note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e., use a reliable meter. If you have any concerns about your health, it is always advisable to consult your doctor or health care team.

All the best Jan


Tom said... birthday is coming up!

carol l mckenna said...

Oh wonderful info about different birthday cakes and delish looking chocolate cake ~ Yummy ~ Xo

Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Oh this sure looks wonderful! Loved the fun facts as well. Happy Autumn!

Anonymous said...

Interesting to learn of these different types of birthday cakes! Chocolate sounds good. -Christine

DeniseinVA said...

A fascinating read and delicious looking chocolate cake. Thanks Jan and all the best!

My name is Erika. said...

What a fun post. My husband's birthday is coming up and I asked him if he wants a kagemand. :) Happy new week.

J.P. Alexander said...

Gracias por la receta . Te mando un beso.

Catarina said...

I would like to have a slice of this cake.

Angie's Recipes said...

The chocolate cake looks incredible!

Elephant's Child said...

It is lovely that birthdays in so many cultures are celebrated with cake.

Margaret D said...

It was something I haven't thought about, however, it's interesting.
Down here many people have mud cakes which I don't care for...a fruit cake is what I prefer.

eileeninmd said...

The cake looks delicious, I love chocolate.
Take care, enjoy your day!

Shari Burke said...

Chocolate cake is always welcome here! :-)

José Antonio Sánchez Rumí said...

That cake has to be tasty, chocolate is my weak point although when I have been eating regularly for a while I regret it.
Best regards.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Deve de ser delicioso.
Um abraço e boa semana.

Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa

Valerie-Jael said...

Cake seems to be liked everywhere. Valerie

CJ Kennedy said...

Fun birthday facts and that chocolate cake looks amazing

Sami said...

Interesting birthday traditions around the world.
My son, my husband and my nephew all celebrate birthdays in September. We celebrated my husband's birthday with a dinner with friends, but I didn't bake a cake.
This chocolate cake looks delicious, will save the recipe :) Thanks Jan

happyone said...

Nice to read about the birthday cake facts.
Chocolate is my favorite!!!

Conniecrafter said...

Isn't that interesting all the different ways people celebrate, I would hate to have to pick who gets the first slice if I have a roomful of people I love!
so neat that the cake is one thing in common!

Bill said...

Love chocolate cake, it's the best.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You had me at chocolate! Gorgeous, too.

Mor Düşler Kitaplığı said...

Yummy! Looks delicious. :))
Thanks for sharing. Have a good day :)

Teresa said...

Interesante lo que nos cuentas sobre el pastel de cumpleaños. Gracias y besos.

William Kendall said...

That must be awkward in Mexico, getting the last slice of cake.