Published on 14 October 2022

Chocolate cakes around the world

Chocolate cake can take many different forms and can be found everywhere. Today we are going to explore the wonderful realm of chocolate cake to see how our friends and neighbours around the world like to enjoy chocolate.

Austria - Sachertorte


The original Sachertorte is arguably the most well-known cake to come out of Austria. It is a traditional chocolate sponge cake layered with apricot jam and covered with chocolate glaze. Most people enjoy savouring Sachertorte with a dollop of unsweetened whipped cream. Franz Sacher, a pastry chef working for Prince Clemens Lothar Wensel Metternich, is credited with inventing the dessert in 1832. Sacher, who was only 16 years old at the time, complied with the prince's request by baking a fresh cake using materials that were easily accessible in the kitchen. The cake was a hit with the prince and, later on, with the rest of the world.

Sweden - Kladdkaka


One of the most well-liked sweet treats in Sweden is a dense chocolate cake with a lot of chocolate in it. Kladdkaka, which literally translates to "sticky cake," is a dessert that is similar to a brownie in that it has a crisp outside with a gooey, fudgy middle and is topped with powdered sugar on top. It is frequently served with an undercooked core on purpose so that people can enjoy its tender texture. At fika, the Swedish ritual of having cake and tea with friends or coworkers, kladdkaka is frequently served as one of the dessert options.

Germany - Black Forest Cake

Black Forest Cake

The Black Forest Gateau, also known as Schwarzwalder Kirschtorte in German, is made out of several layers of chocolate sponge cake that are sandwiched together with whipped cream, maraschino cherries, and even more chocolate shavings! Kirschwasser is a clear brandy derived from Morello cherry that is indigenous to the Black Forest region of Germany. Any cake that calls itself a Schwarzwalder Kirschtorte is required by German law to contain kirschwasser. However, there are some sources that claim the name comes from the fact that the cake's colour scheme is quite similar to the traditional costume used in the Black Forest, which consists of a bonnet with red woollen pom poms. If you are craving a black forest cake, check our beautiful Black Forest Cake, our Black Forest Cupcakes or our Black Forest Cake Slices.

United States - Lava Cake

Lava Cake

One day,Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten took his chocolate sponge cake out of the oven before it was finished baking and accidentally created one of the most beloved chocolate cake recipes. After he had broken the spongy exterior, he was greeted with an outpouring of liquid chocolate.

Baptised Molten Cake (or Lava Cake), this delicacy became a global sensationYou can now find it on the menu of high-end restaurants and coffee shops alike.

France - Moelleux au Chocolat

Moelleux au Chocolat

Moelleux Cakes, which can be literally translated to mean "soft" cakes, are a mainstay in the French culinary repertoire. The most well-known "moelleux" dessert is a chocolate moelleux cake. It is produced with a significant quantity of chocolate and butter, but it does not contain any flour. As a result, the cake is naturally gluten-free and has a consistency that is both incredibly rich and tender. In spite of the richness that comes from the chocolate and butter, the chocolate moelleux cake has a mouthfeel that is light and airy because of the use of egg whites that have been beaten to a firm peak and folded into the batter. A Chocolate Moelleux Cake, in contrast to a Lava (Molten) cake, maintains its form after being sliced, which means that you won't end up with a pool of melted chocolate on your plate once you've cut into it. However, it maintains a highly tender consistency, which is notably noticeable when eaten either hot or at room temperature.

Japan - Nama Chocolate

Nama Chocolate

Considering that the consistency of nama chocolate is more similar to that of fudge but these decadent pieces of ganache are a popular sweet in Japan. Nama is translated from the Japanese as "raw" or "fresh," and it is a reference to the fresh cream that was used in the ganache. It is common practice to present nama chocolate as a present by having it cut into cubes, coated with cacao powder, and packaged in elegant boxes. Japan has created its own baking identity since it was introduced to European style baking. You will be able to find a multitude of styles and flavours of cakes that differ from what we have in Europe. The country even often makes the top 5 at the world baking championships. So during your next trip to the country of the rising sun, definitively check Nama Chocolate!

Hopefully this article has taught you a few things about the wonderful world of chocolate cake and made you want to try new things. But while you wait to take a trip to Japan or France to satisfy your chocolate cake cravings, why not have a look at our website to discover all the wonderful freshly baked cakes and treats we offer? You could start your world tour of chocolate cakes with our delicious Black Forest Cake! We offer same day delivery around London and within the M25, so treat yourself!