There are very few people you come across that turn their nose up to cake. We owe this mouthwatering creation to the ancient Egyptians. This delicious work of art from the team at howlongtocook.org shows 40 different cakes from around the world. The earliest versions of cake they created were honey-sweetened dessert breads, and we have since evolved cakes into works of art. Across the globe there are specialty cakes that pay homage to their country's deep rooted food heritage. In Ukraine, they have a cake that plays to both sweet and sour taste buds. The sponge is made with poppy seeds and is paired with layers of hard milk sauce and cherry jelly to round out the flavor profile. Another unique take on cake can be found in the Philippines. Their sponge cake is made with ube halaya otherwise known as a purple yam. The ube gives the cake a mellow, nutty, vanilla-like richness that is sure to stratify any savory sweet tooth. Many thanks to the ancient Egyptians for experimenting with baking and allowing us in the modern world to indulge in these satisfying slices.