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History of cakes and muffins.
Cakes have a history that goes way beyond many centuries. Ancient Egypt is the culture that shows evidence of baking skills and produce included breads sweetened with hone. Greeks had some kind of cheesecakes while Romans enjoyed fruitcakes with nuts and fruits. 14th Century Britain shows evidence of cakes served with tea. By mid 17th century cake moulds were introduced and by mid 19th century the French included the sweet or dessert course at the end of meals and included gateau. With the introduction of baking powder or sodium bicarbonate as well as temperature controlled ovens made cakes immensely popular. Mid 20th century saw baking as a prized skill and cakes as signs of abundance and hospitality.