From delicious, savory, creative sandwiches to sweet, beautifully decorated cakes, to fragrant loaves of bread, at European Bakery & Cafe we have it all. With years of experience creating some of the most delicious food you can find anywhere in Phoenix. Our European specialty cakes, French-inspired pastries, and baked-from-scratch artisan breads are not available anywhere else. Here on our blog, we love talking about food. Today, we are going take a look at two types of cake you have probably never tried before!
Olive Oil Cake
Olive oil cake is a moist, flavorful, rich, unbelievably tasty cake. Olive oil cake was created as a type of chiffon cake. It is hard to pin down precisely when olive oil cakes started appearing, but something close to what we eat today was definitely around in California in the mid-1960s While most cakes get their rich flavor from butter, olive oil cakes gets if from something else. Can you guess what? That is right, Olive oil! If you are interested in a rustic cake that is sure to impress, you can’t go wrong with olive oil.
Water cake is a Japanese dessert phenomenon that has recently been sweeping the globe. At a glance, water cake looks like its namesake – water. Except this is water that has been formed into a perfect sphere. It bounces and wiggles and can even be squeezed in your hand without losing its shape. That is because it is a type of solidified gelatinous rice cake known as MizuShingenMochi. Is that wild enough for you? Well, get this. If you do not eat water cake within 30 minutes of it being served, it will disappear completely through evaporation. Traditionally, it is served with a sweet syrup and roasted soybean flower, but inventive dessert makes are pair it with all kinds of amazing things recently.