History of cakes goes back to ancient times, where it were made in more bread-like structure and sweetened with honey. Nuts and dried fruits were often added for extra richness. According to the food historians, the ancient Egyptians were the first civilizations to show evidence of advanced baking skills. Medieval European bakers often made fruitcakes and gingerbread.
According to the food historians, the precursors of modern cakes (round ones with icing) were first baked in Europe sometime in the mid-17th century. This is primarily due to advances in technology (more reliable ovens, availability of food moulds) and ingredient availability (refined sugar). Cake hoops and round moulds for shaping cake were extremely popular at that time.
Nowadays, cakes are manufactured in factories with wheat, butter, added flavours and preservatives. These can be consumed after a few weeks as well and stored with longer shelf life. Crazy Bakery has various flavours of cakes available which are extremely popular and can be consumed as a snack at any time.