In Western countries, traditional cakes are indispensable at Christmas.
Each type has a special way of processing, creating new and delicious flavors.
Kransekake cakes made from almonds are a popular dessert for weddings, New Year holidays or Christmas in Norway. A traditional cake consists of 18 round cakes, which are connected by sugar to cover and arranged in layers from big to smaller. Kransekake is shaped like a unique miniature tower, sometimes each floor is decorated with a mini Norwegian flag.
In Hungary, Beigli cake is sold everywhere in the Christmas season. This type of roll cake has a thick layer, rich in flavor from poppy seeds. The cake is also modified with chestnut or walnut flavor. Every Hungarian family is proud to have the most special cake recipe in the world.
Fritule is a type of donut specially made for Christmas. These mini cakes have diverse ingredients including rum, citrus peel, raisin seed, wheat flour. The cake will be fried and covered with sweet sugar on the surface. During the festive season, every Croatian house cannot afford to sip Fritule plates to sip.
Americans have lots of delicious food to enjoy at Christmas. In particular, the most popular dessert is Pecan Pie, an apple pie with pecan seeds filled with the top. Photo: Southern Living. Most Pecan Pie has added salt and vanilla as an additive. In addition, chocolate and corn whiskey are added to add a new flavor to this dish. Cakes are often served with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Besides Christmas, Pecan Pie is also used during Thanksgiving.
Rosca de Reyes are originally from France. This is a traditional Spanish cake. The cake often appears during Christmas until January 6 every year to celebrate the Dia de ló Reyes (King's Day). Rosca de Reyes is decorated with some kinds of fruit jam. Usually, Spaniards put a small jewelry or coin in the middle of the cake. People think that if anyone finds what is hidden in this cake, they will have good luck in the coming year.
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