Because I'm gluten free we don't really buy any cake anymore. My 3 year old and I made a gluten free cheesecake for my sister's birthday a couple of weeks ago. I added jam to the cheese mix not knowing that that would cause the cake to not set...it tasted great though!
I'm not really one for cake but the last one I had was one bought for my birthday, it was a chocolate cake with a chocolate mousse inside covered in a lattice pattern of chocolate sauce the outside lined with dobs of chocolate mousse topped with strawberries yummy! Ahh sweet indulgence aha.
I am not really a sweet tooth, however if out I can have a piece of cake or Florentine with my coffee as a treat....I don't cook cakes now very often, used to like making healthy muffins and I do enjoy cheesecake...yum
The last time I baked a cake was nearly 20 years ago! It was a student experiment and was a cherry sponge. It tasted very nice but I'm just not a sweet tooth in that way and found the effort wasn't justified by the eating!
I have bought cake more recently than that, as my son has developed a taste for a hot chocolate and slice of cake when we're out on adventures. He usually chooses chocolate or coffee cake.
I do not make many cakes anymore,and last week I splashed out and bought a flourless Orange cake.These are made using almond meal instead of wheat flour and are soaked with a gorgeous orange syrup,then decorated with orange slices and crushed pistachio nuts.
I'm baking more often now I've retired. Weekly I make banana bread (how many depends on how many bananas are left over from my husband's golfing supplies) and usually muffins as my grandchildren are normally the recipients. My son-in-law likes to take whatever I bake to work as well and I try to rotate between the 2 daughters living closest so they all get a share. Chocolate brownies are being baked today as well as banana bread. Also make a mean boiled fruit cake and sultana cake as well as a black forest cheesecake but that is so time consuming so it's only special occasions now.
I held a surprise 54th Birthday party for my friend who had to retire ill-health and is not entitled for any Government benefits until later this month. I made a traditional Italian Tiramisu which was a hit with everyone (13 of us).
As I donít have a working oven, I havenít baked a cake for years, but in April, I bought an Aldiís chocolate for my birthday dinner with my husband at home. Last year I had a filly dinner gathering, & I bought a lovely tiramisu cake for us all to eat, at the greek restaurant, after dinner, instead of the restaurants dessert. My husband didnít want anything for his birthday, so I made him a microwave chocolate cake in a mug, witch only took 1 & 1/2mins to make! It was actually very nice!
P.S That 'filly' word should of cause be...'family'. I've now found this question again, after a few years, & the last slice of cake we had was a tiramisu cake, in a cafe in Canggu, Bali. Not at all like tiramisu though. Then we tried another 1 in Ubud, which was slighter better because it was from an Italian restaurant, but it was really a dessert, not a cake as such, but I'll keep looking out for them, in up market cake shops!