Cake Flavor Combinations

Baking By rezzygirl Updated 23 Nov 2014 , 4:22am by Sand6244

rezzygirl Posted 23 Jul 2006 , 11:57pm
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Hi all..I don't know if this has already been done, but I thought it would be good to have a place to go to for cake combination ideas.

The thought is that we could post our most popular cake/filling/icing/simple sugar flavor combinations to refer to when we need some ideas. I'm not talking about recipes, just combos. Perhaps we can PM for recipes.

here's one of mine:

Chocolate cake with
chocolate rum toffee mousse filling,
Dark chocolate ganach icing.

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redsoxgirl Posted 24 Jul 2006 , 12:04am
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here are 2 of my personal favorites...

Chocolate cake filled with peanut butter ganache

Light banana cake with a caramel cream cheese frosting and a chocolate ganache layer


rezzygirl Posted 24 Jul 2006 , 12:22am
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Those sound great!

Here's another one:

Vanilla almond cake
Bavarian cream filling
IMBC flavored with Grand Marnier
Covered with ground toasted almonds


cryssi Posted 24 Jul 2006 , 12:26am
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Originally Posted by redsoxgirl

here are 2 of my personal favorites...

Chocolate cake filled with peanut butter ganache

Light banana cake with a caramel cream cheese frosting and a chocolate ganache layer


wow, how do you make peanut butter ganache?

redsoxgirl Posted 24 Jul 2006 , 12:37am
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Peanut butter ganache

3/4  cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
12 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped
3/4  cup creamy peanut butter

Bring cream, sugar, and corn syrup to simmer in heavy medium saucepan. Add chocolate and stir until melted and smooth. Transfer mixture to medium bowl. Add peanut butter and whisk until mixture is smooth


cryssi Posted 24 Jul 2006 , 12:43am
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thanks! can't wait to give that a try... icon_smile.gif

regymusic Posted 24 Jul 2006 , 2:50am
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White Cake with Kahlua soak
Sliced strawberry filling on a layer of Kahlua imbc
Iced with Kahlua icing

It ends up tasting like a cup of coffee with strawberry short cake. Yum!

rezzygirl Posted 24 Jul 2006 , 6:21pm
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Any one else?

daltonam Posted 25 Jul 2006 , 1:56pm
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all of these sound yummy

i've been wanting to try a

lemon cake
strawbery filling
lemon bc

nothing special or different there---but DH doesn't like lemon so i haven't tried it yet

MissT Posted 25 Jul 2006 , 2:02pm
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One of my favs is White Almond cake with Chocolate Ganache filling and Almond BC. YUM!!!!

pope77 Posted 25 Jul 2006 , 2:03pm
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Pink champagne cake with strawberry filing!

chele Posted 25 Jul 2006 , 2:14pm
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mmm.. pink champagna with strawberry.. what is the recipe for that???

tbittner Posted 25 Jul 2006 , 2:17pm
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I have been trying to find a reason to try a chocolate with hazelnut filling, sounds soooo good!

imartsy Posted 25 Jul 2006 , 2:22pm
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I loved my 7UP lemon cake (from a cake mix) with lemon-lime curd filling and lemon buttercream. yummy yummy! I'd love to hear other flavor combinations too though. I found one recipe in a book for a peach cake w/ brown sugar frosting...... I would love to try that! And I had a caramel apple cake for my wedding and found a recipe and I'm still wanting to try that one too!

emnjakesmom Posted 25 Jul 2006 , 2:26pm
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Pound cake with strawberry filling and whipped cream frosting. Simple, but oh so good especially in the good ol' summertime!

ntertayneme Posted 25 Jul 2006 , 2:31pm
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daltonam, I'm doing a groom's cake on August 19th and that was the groom's request. Lemon cake with strawberry filling. I'll let you know how it tastes!!

Cakeasyoulikeit Posted 25 Jul 2006 , 2:43pm
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White almond with raspberry filling and almond icing. SOOO good!

Also, raspberry cake with lemon buttercream (made with REAL lemon) is delish!

pope77 Posted 25 Jul 2006 , 3:07pm
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Pink champagne cake is a white box cake and I replaced all the milk/water with champagne and added a little red food coloring. It smells a lot stronger than it tastes.

rezzygirl Posted 25 Jul 2006 , 5:47pm
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These all sound soooo good!!
Here's one

Vanilla almond cake
1 layer of Raspberry mousse filling and
1 layer of lemon mousse filling
vanilla buttercream icing

traci Posted 25 Jul 2006 , 5:57pm
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This is really easy and tastes great. Mix 1 coconut cake mix and 1 pinapple cake mix(Duncan Hines makes both). This makes kind of a pina colada cake. I like to frost or fill mine with cream cheese icing. icon_smile.gif

Misdawn Posted 25 Jul 2006 , 5:58pm
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I just did a double chocolate fudge cake with hazelnut fudge filling. I also did a lemon supreme cake with rasperry filling. My favorite is a butter pecan cake with caramel pecan filling.

Chauntelle Posted 25 Jul 2006 , 6:10pm
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My favorie is yellow cake with a layer of strawberry and a layer of banana. The two of the cakes that are favorites of my family is a yellow cake with a layer of rasberry and layer of coconut rum and then a yellow/choc/yellow cake with choc genache and rasberry rum. I used vanilla BC on all of these. Not to exciting yet but thats why everyone loves the basics!!!

rezzygirl Posted 26 Jul 2006 , 1:14am
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coconut rum sounds good!!

Chocolate Cake Grand Marnier ss soak
1 layer Orange Marmalade and
2 layer Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse
Orange Buttercream

Okay I'm drooling now

steph95 Posted 26 Jul 2006 , 1:47pm
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When you do the liquor soaks, do you use the actual liquor or do you mix it with something?

pope77: what kind of strawberry filling do you use?

steph95 Posted 27 Jul 2006 , 3:17pm
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bump. I have a wedding cake and thought about doing a liquor soak on one of the layers

Misdawn Posted 27 Jul 2006 , 6:05pm
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Does the liquor soak make the cake all mushy?

rezzygirl Posted 27 Jul 2006 , 6:58pm
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I use a combination of simple syrup and the liqueor flavoring. You can use extracts and fruit juices also. Just be careful of how much to use and your cake will not be mushy. It doesn't take a lot of liquid, but it depends on your recipe. I use about 1/4 cup per layer., Some use more or less.

To make simple syrup, place equal amounts of granulated sugar and water in a pan (or bowl if using a microwave). Bring to a boil until sugar dissolves. let cool. all set. You can then add your flavorings to it.

steph95 Posted 27 Jul 2006 , 7:58pm
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Now don't I feel like a dunce. I didn't know that it was just simple syrup with flavoring added. Ok another dumb question: are the liquors flavorings that you purchase or do I just pick up a small bottle of the actual liquor from the liquor store?

CakesByEllen Posted 27 Jul 2006 , 8:07pm
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One of my favorite combos

Bananna cake with chocolate filling and frosting.

Dustbunny Posted 27 Jul 2006 , 8:19pm
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regymusic- what is your recipe for that? I would love to try that for my Mom's birthday. sounds divine icon_smile.gif I searched for kahlua soak & Kahlua icing in the recipe section and came up with nothing icon_sad.gif

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