A rare well-preserved piece of cake that dates back to World War II was discovered in Lübeck, northern Germany, Sputnik reported on Sunday.
The surviving piece of hazelnut cake is decorated with fragile icing and painted decorations by spraying that is covered by waxed paper.
Found underneath the debris was a home that was destroyed by bombs and fire during World War II, 1942, the cake has lost its colours and turned to black over the years, in addition, its size fell to the third of its original size.
Archaeologists highlighted that the pieces of rubble and the waxed papers that cover the cake helped it to survive over the decades.
They also found a destroyed coffee set and coffee service which could mean that the coffee and the cake were served on the day of the bombing of World War II.
In the same context, Dirk Rieger, head of the working archaeological mission in Lübeck said: “To reveal the secret of the cake, even more, we sent samples of the filling and icing to the lab.”
Also, the head of Lübeck’s Antiquities, highlighted that the piece is undergoing a process of restoration to be preserved.
This archaeological discovery is considered a significant one as it is the only surviving food item from the destructive bombs that hit Lübeck city.