Good Cake For Cream Cheese Icing?????

Decorating By rhopar33 Updated 12 May 2008 , 5:16pm by lilacc01

rhopar33 Posted 10 May 2008 , 11:14pm
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I have a client who wants a 10 inch square baby shower cake for next weekend. She wants a cream cheese icing. I suggested carrot, sweet potato, or red velvet since those are the cakes I typically pair with cream cheese icing.

Well, she doesn't want carrot becuase she feels everyone won't eat it. She's never tried the sweet potato cake so she's skeptical, and naturally, red velvet isn't high on her list.

So, I am now graciously soliciting the input of the CC community as to what cakes you pair with cream cheese icing??? I need to come up with something fast.

Thanks!
Rhonda

29 replies
littlecake Posted 10 May 2008 , 11:24pm
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italian cream ,hummingbird, pina colada

Rincewind Posted 10 May 2008 , 11:55pm
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As well as what littlecake mentioned, I think banana, strawberry, cinnamon/spice, and even chocolate would taste good with a cream cheese icing.

Good luck!

rhopar33 Posted 11 May 2008 , 12:03am
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Originally Posted by littlecake

italian cream ,hummingbird, pina colada




Do you have a good recipe for the italian cream cake and the pina colada cakes?

Rhonda

rhopar33 Posted 11 May 2008 , 12:04am
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Originally Posted by Rincewind

As well as what littlecake mentioned, I think banana, strawberry, cinnamon/spice, and even chocolate would taste good with a cream cheese icing.

Good luck!




Do you have a good recipe for the banana and strawberry cakes?

Thanks,
Rhonda

terrier Posted 11 May 2008 , 12:16am
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Yummy! Ladies you have to share your recipes with all of us! icon_biggrin.gif

CristinaB Posted 11 May 2008 , 12:42am
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Lemon is good too!

didavista Posted 11 May 2008 , 12:42am
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I like all the above mentioned... Here is my favorite banana recipe.

Banana nut bars

1 cup sugar
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 3)
½ cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup chopped nuts

Heat oven to 350. Grease 13x9x2 pan. Beat sugar, bananas, oil, eggs, and then the rest. Bake 25-30 minutes. Cool.

Cream Cheese frosting

1 package 3 oz. cream cheese (softened)
½ cup margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups xxx sugar

Beat cream cheese, margarine and vanilla on low speed, gradually beat in xxx sugar.

tatetart Posted 11 May 2008 , 12:42am
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Who needs cake?? I can eat that stuff straight up!! icon_rolleyes.gif

But butter pecan, orange or lemon cake are good pairings as well. icon_smile.gif

Rincewind Posted 11 May 2008 , 12:43am
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This is my favorite Italian Cream Cake recipe. Someone posted the link here a while back. (Many thanks!):
Ingredients:
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter
1 2/3 cups sugar
6 eggs, separated
1 cup buttermilk
3/8 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
2 cups flour
1 t vanilla extract
2 cups shredded coconut
1 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup, quartered maraschino cherries
1/4 t cream of tarter

Cream the shortening, butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg yokes, one at a time, and beat well after each addition. Add buttermilk alternately with dry ingredients, ending with flour. Stir in vanilla, coconut, pecans and cherries.

Beat egg whites with cream of tartar until stiff. Fold into cake mixture. Bake in 3 greased 9 inch layer pans at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes or until done. Cool 10 minutes, then remove from pan.

I don't have favorite scratch banana and strawberry cake recipes yet. My family does love the banana cake from The Cake Mix Doctor. It starts with a yellow mix. You add:
1/2 c brown sugar
1 t cinnamon

Then add:
2 ripe mashed bananas (1 cup)
1 c water
1/2 c vegetable oil
3 large eggs
2 t crème de banane ligueur (I've used a teeny bit of Lorann banana cream flavoring. I bet a liqueur would be better.)

Bake until lightly browned and toothpick comes out clean. About 30-32 minutes at 350°.

SugarBakerz Posted 11 May 2008 , 12:58am
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devil's food or any dark chocolate is awesome with CC icing.

grams Posted 11 May 2008 , 1:06am
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I've gotten alot of compliments using cream cheese on a strawberry cake. I love the dark chocolate fudge with it. Spice cake with apple filling and cream cheese icing.

alanahodgson Posted 11 May 2008 , 1:32am
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I like cream cheese icing on banana cake. I use the Whimisical Bakehouse recipe.

DaisyLisa17 Posted 11 May 2008 , 1:55am
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I just made a cake for my MIL's birthday... it was a white cake with a CC/cool whippy icing and strawberries... it was an experiement, but ended up being TO DIE FOR!

Other than that, I love chocolate cake with cc icing, and chocolate is always a favorite of everyone!

mjarvis78 Posted 11 May 2008 , 3:04am
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I second the suggestion of humming bird. I just made hummingbird cupcakes for a babyshower.

Also, I make banana and a keylime cake that I use cream cheese icing on.

lilacc01 Posted 11 May 2008 , 5:16am
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I am not familiar with hummingbird, sounds interesting. Strawberry gets my vote!

rvercher23 Posted 11 May 2008 , 5:27am
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My vote would be for Hummingbird cake. It pairs so well with cream cheese icing. I think it tastes better than carrot cake. icon_smile.gif

misabel99 Posted 11 May 2008 , 5:41am
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Lemon cake or mango cake either one taste really good with cream cheese icing. thumbs_up.gif

rhopar33 Posted 11 May 2008 , 11:13am
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Wow,

Thanks for all the suggestions guys! Now I don't know where to start!!!

Rhonda

DaisyLisa17 Posted 11 May 2008 , 4:25pm
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I've never had a hummingbird cake... anyone have a recipe to share??

mjarvis78 Posted 11 May 2008 , 4:32pm
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Hummingbird cake is a banana, pineapple and pecan cake. I use the recipe fro Southern Living.


Ingredients
#
Cake

* 3 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 2 cups sugar
* 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 3 large egg, beaten
* 1 cup vegetable oil
* 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
* 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, undrained
* 1 cup chopped pecan
* 2 cups chopped banana
* 1/2 cup chopped pecan

Cream Cheese Frosting

* 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
* 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
* 1 (16 ounce) package powdered sugar, sifted
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

1. Combine first five ingredients in a large bowl; add eggs, and oil, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened.

2. (Do not beat) Stir in vanilla, pineapple, 1 cup pecans, and bananas.

3. Pour batter into 3 greased and floured 9" round cake pans.

4. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

5. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes; remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks.

6. Spread Cream Cheese Frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake; sprinkle 1/2 cup chopped pecans on top.

7. Store in refrigerator.

8. Cream Cheese Frosting: Beat cream cheese and butter at medium speed, with an electric mixer until smooth.

9. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating at low speed until light and fluffy.

10. Stir in vanilla.

Yield: 3 cups.

michellenj Posted 11 May 2008 , 4:47pm
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Hummingbird cake is my favorite cake of all times! YUMMY.

staceyboots Posted 11 May 2008 , 5:15pm
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Italian cream sounds delicious!

rhopar33 Posted 11 May 2008 , 5:36pm
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Originally Posted by michellenj

Hummingbird cake is my favorite cake of all times! YUMMY.




I like hummingbird cakes , too. But mine is always dry. Any idea as to what I'm doing wrong??

mjarvis78 Posted 11 May 2008 , 6:53pm
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I use the posted recipe above, and it always comes out moist and tender. If yours is dry, maybe add an extra banana. I also mix mine by hand, and just mix until combined, so it isnt over mixed.

HTH

andpotts Posted 12 May 2008 , 4:39am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mjarvis78

I use the posted recipe above, and it always comes out moist and tender. If yours is dry, maybe add an extra banana. I also mix mine by hand, and just mix until combined, so it isnt over mixed.

HTH





The Hummingbird sounds good, has anyone done it without the nuts? Should they be replace with something, or is it still good if you just omit them? Thanks!!

dandelion56602 Posted 12 May 2008 , 5:05am
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My votes are for Hummingbird (if you want banana) or Italian Cream (if you want coconut), since Red Velvet isn't on her list. If she's just wanting 1 flavor I would go for a strawberry or raspberry.

The Cake Mix Doctor has a recipe for Hummingbird if you want me to post it. Yes, it can be made w/out nuts (my dd hates nuts) & no need to replace it w/ anything. (I would like a banana/coconut mix)

I've used this recipe (IC) & it was really good http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-6852-4-Italian-Cream-Cake---Doctored.html I think toasting the coconut & nuts adds to the flavor.

This is a good cream cheese to work w/ since it crusts & you can smooth it. http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-4153-17-Decorators-Cream-Cheese-Frosting.html

mjarvis78 Posted 12 May 2008 , 6:13am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by andpotts

Quote:
Originally Posted by mjarvis78

I use the posted recipe above, and it always comes out moist and tender. If yours is dry, maybe add an extra banana. I also mix mine by hand, and just mix until combined, so it isnt over mixed.

HTH




The Hummingbird sounds good, has anyone done it without the nuts? Should they be replace with something, or is it still good if you just omit them? Thanks!!




Some recipes also use coconut, so if you like that you could try it. We are not big coconut fans in my house, though!

Dru329 Posted 12 May 2008 , 6:35am
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What yummy suggestion! icon_smile.gif

lilacc01 Posted 12 May 2008 , 5:16pm
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Thanks for the recipe! Sounds neat!

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