Raise your hand if you’ve had cake for breakfast at any point (or every day) during the pandemic. Thought so. Cake for breakfast is nothing new. It’s something that countries the world over have enjoyed for centuries. Yet in the modern era of breakfasting in North America, we often limit ourselves to time‑saving granola bars and jam‑schmeared toast. I say leave the eggs for dinner and the pancakes for lunch, and instead of grabbing a cereal spoon at the breakfast table, grab a cake knife.
Cake is fast – if you made or bought it the previous day, it’s literally sitting there waiting for you. It also sometimes has all the ingredients you need to start your engine. Take orange‑ricotta cake that includes wholesome eggs, vitamin‑C‑packed oranges and calcium‑rich cheese. It’s practically health food masquerading as dessert. Then there’s rhubarb crumb cake, carrot cake, strawberry cheesecake and so on.
What I’m saying is, embrace the breakfast cake. It can take you on a winged journey to other countries while enjoying a sweet new way of living.
Here are some of the world’s best breakfast cake options.