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The cake everyone was obsessed with the year you were born

INSIDER Logo By Joanna Fantozzi of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 20: INSIDER took a look at the historic timeline of cake popularity, from the 1950s to the 2000s.Red velvet cake was invented and boomed in popularity in 1989.The 1960s were all about the Jell-O mold cakes. Cake might just be the king of desserts (after all, it's the universally accepted way to celebrate your birthday and wedding!), but have you ever wondered just how many cake varieties there are and how cake trends have evolved over the years? INSIDER has created a dessert timeline documenting the sweetest  cake trends over the years, from pineapple upside down cake in the early 1950s, to the Pinterest-friendly cake pops of the 2000s.  Which cake was popular the year you were born? Keep scrolling to find out.

  • INSIDER took a look at the historic timeline of cake popularity, from the 1950s to the 2000s.
  • Red velvet cake was invented and boomed in popularity in 1989.
  • The 1960s were all about the Jell-O mold cakes.

Cake might just be the king of desserts (after all, it's the universally accepted way to celebrate your birthday and wedding!), but have you ever wondered just how many cake varieties there are and how cake trends have evolved over the years?

INSIDER has created a dessert timeline documenting the sweetest cake trends over the years, from pineapple upside down cake in the early 1950s, to the Pinterest-friendly cake pops of the 2000s.

Which cake was popular the year you were born? Keep scrolling to find out.

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