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If you ever needed a reason to eat a giant slab of chocolate cake, we have got the excuse to top all excuses as today is ‘International Chocolate Cake Day’ where it is practically law to eat as much of the good stuff as you can!
According to legends the chocolate cake was born in 1765 when a doctor and a chocolate maker teamed up in an old mill. They ground up cocoa beans between huge millstones to make a thick syrup. The liquid was poured into moulds shaped like cakes, which were meant to be transformed into a beverage. Until 1900, chocolate recipes were mostly for chocolate drinks, and its presence in cakes was only in fillings and glazes. In 1886, American cooks began adding chocolate to the cake batter, to make the first chocolate cakes we know and love today!
If you don’t fancy baking your own today, here is our round up of some of the best places on the Island to grab a slice of cake:
PO41 in the old post office in Yarmouth is small, but perfectly formed. There is usually a good selection of homemade cakes and pastries on the counter and they do a great line in vegan cakes too.
At Chessell Café you can grab a slice of cake or one of their legendary cream teas, whilst you paint a pot or whatever else takes your fancy.
Take a walk along the cliff path from Shanklin to Sandown and make a pit stop at Blueberry’s Café where you will have worked up an appetite for a piece of one of their cakes, with so many flavours to choose from, they often run competitions for the most popular.
For a dose of history with your cake, both Quarr Abbey and The Forum Café at Brading Roman Villa are well known for their excellent selection of cakes in some of the finest settings on the Island.