Cakes and pastries different kinds of cake and pastries

Do you love cakes and pastries? I do! From chocolate cake to croissants, cakes, and pastries is one of the celebrated Sweet food in the world.

Cakes and pastries
Cakes and pastries

As we all know food is the stuff of life. When it comes to cakes and pastries it is discovered a maximum pleasing  Eden of delicacies. Knowing about what you eat is of paramount importance,

So sit back grab a glass of juice and read on.

First things first

what is a cake?

A cake is a form of food made from flour, sugar butter, and other ingredients that are usually baked. Cakes are often decorated with icing. They are commonly eaten on ceremonial occasions like birthday parties, anniversaries, and weddings cake-making is no longer a complicated procedure, baking system and instructions have been simplified so that even the maximum beginner of cooks might also bake a cake.

What is a pastry?

A pastry is a dough of flour water and shortening. That may be savory or sweetened, sweetened pastries are regularly defined as the baker’s confectionery.

The pastry is differentiated from bread with the aid of having a higher fat content which contributes to a flaky and fragile texture. An excellent pastry is light and fatty but firmly sufficient to eat the load of the filling.

They are virtuously a thousand and one different types of cakes and pastries amongst other numerous kinds of cakes and pastries which is good for you to order? The following are the list of 10 best cakes and pastries you’ve got to try

Different kinds of cakes

1. chocolate cake

Chocolate cake
Chocolate cake

Read here for full recipe: How to make chocolate cake recipe step by step

Chocolate cake is my favorite type of cake chocolate cake ranks first place in the top 10 best cakes in the world it is very delicious and rich in SoCo. This cake stays moist for a good 4-5 days whether you eat it plain that it will sugar or serve with scoops of ice cream it is truly perfectly perfect

 2. Red velvet cake

Red velvet cake
Red velvet cake

Red velvet cake is the second most popular cake it is traditionally a red-brown creep son of Scarlett’s colored chocolate layer cake. This cake is incredibly soft moist Buttery and topped with easy cream cheese frosting red velvet cakes is very unique because it has a vanilla flavor but also a hint of chocolate.

3. vanilla cake 

Vanilla cake
Vanilla cake

Believe it or not but vanilla is the third most popular and like cake flavor, vanilla cakes are mostly baked for birthday parties it is the cake that we all don’t you when we are bored with everything else and at the end of this section or by sharing a homemade recipe of this kick (vanilla)

4. Strawberry cake

Strawberry cake
Strawberry cake

Strawberry cake has become one of our favorite desserts with its moist and soft cake layers and big strawberry flavor

 5. coconut cream cake 

Coconut cream cake
Coconut cream cake

Coconut cream cake is as delicious as it looks. Eating so much and just so flavorful. This is one of those special occasion cakes but isn’t hard to make coconut cream cake is always a hit whenever you serve it and it’s easier to prepare than you might think.

6. Banana cake

This cake tastes delicious with a super light moist and fluffy texture. The best thing about banana cake is you can make it with whole wheat flour or white wheat flour so you to the addiction of healthy banana cake won’t have the taste of wheat flour in it.

 7. Coffee cake

Coffee cake
Coffee cake

The cake comes as a perfect dessert for coffee lovers. They are delicious and are available in Multiple coffee flavors such as Irish and mucha coffee cake may be referred to as a sponge cake flavored with coffee in the United States is a sweet cake intended to be eaten with coffee or tea

 8. Fruit cake

Fruit cake
Fruit cake

Fruit cake is a cake made with dried fruits nuts and spices and optionally soaked in alcohol in the United Kingdom settings which versions ways can be iced and decorated fruit cakes are typically served in festive periods Like, (wedding and Christmas

9. Sponge cake

Sponge cake is a delicate and a spongy type of cake with a uniform cream that is made with eggs sugar and flour as the main ingredients. Sponge cake is easy to whip up for any occasion

10. marbled cake

Marbled cake
Marbled cake


Marble cake consists of two or more flavors in one with swirls of tender vanilla and fudgy chocolate cake this marble cake looks fancy but taste like pure old-fashioned goodness and it appeals to kids and grownups alike

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Simple homemade vanilla cake Recipe


  • All-purpose flour – 250g
  • sugar – 150g
  • butter – 250g
  • egg – 4 large
  • vanilla essence – 1/2 tsp
  • baking powder – 1-2 tsp (1 Tsp for an active baking powder 2 teaspoons for an inactive baking powder
  • milk – 1/2 Cup
  • Golden Syrup 1 tsp (optional)

Materials or equipment for this recipe

  • bowl
  • whisk
  • spatula
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • scale (analog or digital scale)
  • sieve
  • baking pan 8 inches
  • cake board 10 inches


  1. Measure your flour baking powder and sieve it about 4 – 5 times and set aside
  2. measure your butter and set aside
  3. measure your sugar and also set aside
  4. break your eggs in a bowl and add in the vanilla essence and whisk then set aside
  5. measure your milk and set it aside.


  1. Pre-heat your oven and grease your pan by applying butter to every edge of the pan and then dust with flour
  2. Using a whisk cream your butter and sugar till it is light and fluffy
  3. Get your measured flour and baking powder, and the egg and vanilla essence mixture.
  4. In your batter add a little flour and a little egg mixture fold in with a spatula continuously till it finishes note (start with flour and end with flour)
  5. Afterward, add your milk bit by bit as you fold in your batter gently.                                       Note: don’t overmix to avoid making it sink while baking
  6. finally, transfer batter in the greased pan and place in the preheated oven after was reduced to low heat and allow to bake

Duration 40 to 45 minutes.


Different kinds of pastries

 1. Croissants


Read here for full recipe: Simple homemade Croissants recipe

Croissant is a type of puff pastry from France named for its historical crescent shape. the dough is layered with butter rolled and folded several times in succession, they are rolled into thin sheets in a technique called laminating.

2. Cannoli 


Cannoli means little tubes in Italian this crunchy Sicilian pastries are filled with sweets and cream recruiter. They are sometimes sprinkled with candied fruits or chocolate chips they are very delicious

3. Meat pie 

Meat pie
Meat pie

Meat pie mainly consists of three parts base feeling cover it is usually based on a pan mostly common to Africans you’ve got to try this.

4. Scotch egg 

Scotch egg
Scotch egg

Scotch egg is a boiled egg wrapped in sausage meat coated in breadcrumbs. It can be baked or deep-fried.

5. Doughnut 

read here for full recipe:

How to make homemade donuts easy recipe

Doughnut is a type of leavened fried dough. It is popular in many countries it is prepared in various forms as a sweet snack that can be homemade or purchased in bakeries

6. Tarts


Tarts is a baked dish made with a filling over a pastry base tarts (unlike pies) have an open-top traditionally baked with shortcrust pastry that can be made with sweet ingredients like custard fruit or savory ingredients often called (quinches).

7. Samosa



Samosa is a south Asian fried or baked pastry with a savory filling it may take different forms but it is usually identified by its triangular shape.

8. Spring roll 

Spring roll
Spring roll

Spring rolls are called small chops or finger foods they are super crunchy crispy and flavorful with savory beef and vegetable feelings they are usually fried and also common to Africans

9. scones


Scones are in a category of the baking world called Quick breads. They are very similar to American biscuits. The two big goods have similar ingredients and techniques for making them scones are made in a variety of shapes such as circular, square, rectangle, triangle, or even sometimes sort of free-form like a drop biscuit might look

 20. Chinese backed buns 

Chinese baked buns
Chinese baked buns

Chinese baked buns is a slightly sweetened bread made from soft wheat, flour, water, and some combinations of milk egg, and fat for texture and flavor.

Some bakeries fill their baked buns with mashed taro. (colored pale lavender).

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By Chef Victor

I am chef Victor, from Nigeria. I cook Nigerian as well as continental dishes I have been a practising chef since 2018.

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