???what Is Your Very Most Favorite Yummiest Cake Recipe????

Business By gingersoave Updated 1 Oct 2008 , 5:38am by KKC

gingersoave Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 11:39am
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I am making my own birthday cake next week and I want to make myself something super yummy and wanted CC's opinion on which recipe is the best.

I'm making the Debbie Brown cake with the cute little messy baker. I can't wait!!!!!

Thanks Thank Thanks!!!


17 replies
playingwithsugar Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 3:20pm
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Are you looking for a standard flavor, van, choc, or do you seek something more exotic?

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gingersoave Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 5:07pm
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I think something exotic, I have been doing the choc, van, WASC, and I want to do something really yummy and different.


dawncr Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 6:09pm
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Hi Ginger,

I don't have recipes for either, but how about Italian Creme Cake or Dulce la leche / Tres Leches Cake? Both seem to be kind of popular now. Jenna Bush's wedding cake was a Leche cake. One thing to consider: I think Tres Leches Cake can be unstable because milk is poured over it, so it may not work for anything more than one cake.

What are your favorite desserts or treats (favorite candy bar, ice cream) other than cake? That might provide a starting point.

PS Happy Birthday!

gingersoave Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 6:12pm
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Thank you Dawncr! I love snickers, but I truly love any kind of cake. I always and forever have been doing the duncan hines pound cake recipe with the box of vanilla pudding added, and yes it's yummy but after 15 years I'm ready to try something new.

Thanks for the recommendation!!!

dawncr Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 6:52pm
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After I posted, I remembered this:

It's the recipe file from the cupcake thread. There are lots of great ideas for cupcake/frosting combos, but I'm sure they'd work as cake, too.


Those cupcake posters are very creative!


gingersoave Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 7:23pm
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Holy Cow!!!! What a ton of recipes!!! The peanut butter sounds delish!!!! They all do, the dreamcicle the cherry, OH MY!!!!!!

thank you !!!!!

playingwithsugar Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 7:55pm
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I don't know if you're into spice, but there's a chai mix recipe there which would make a bangin' spice cake. Add some to chocolate cake or sub for spices in a pumpkin cake batter, top with cream cheese icing, sprinkle with chocolate chips. Yum!

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Jovy Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 5:29pm
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I like to make Martha Stewart yellow cake recipe, you can moist the cake with real brandy liquor (make the simple syrup-sugar and water) let it cool and add the brandy and it taste yummmmmy icon_lol.gif .

adikhawaja1 Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 6:14pm
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what if you do a vanilla cake recipe but add chocolate shavings and ground almonds to the mix and bake it. It comes out very good and then you could fill with ganache on one layer and another with pastry cream and use some amaretto. Another idea would be if you make a vanilla cake and fill with a white chocolate mousse and dice up some fresh mango. You could use gran marnier as a syrup to soak up the cake and frost with whip cream.

good luck! and Happy Birthday!!!!

Chef_Stef Posted 1 Aug 2008 , 5:18am
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I'll pm you a link to my website "flavors" page for some good 'ol cake porn...hee hee

Too many choices!

dragonflydreams Posted 1 Aug 2008 , 6:51am
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Originally Posted by homecook

I'll pm you a link to my website "flavors" page for some good 'ol cake porn...hee hee

Too many choices!

. . . oh, oh , oh . . . me too, me tooo . . . waving hand wildly . . .

doublecz1103 Posted 2 Aug 2008 , 2:57am
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could you send me that list too!!

fiddlesticks Posted 2 Aug 2008 , 3:25am
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What about your fav cake flavors but torted 3-4 times and a variety of different fillings ! Maybe strawberry/lemon/blueberry with some creamcheese? Or choc vanilla yellow cake with some peanut butter,an cookies and cream and mocha fillings ? Just depends on the flavors you go for ?

shisharka Posted 2 Aug 2008 , 4:39am
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If you're up for broadening the definition to something other than a âtypical Americanâ cake â both taste and texture-wise, I just PM-ed you my most favorite âstapleâ flourless walnut cake recipe. My mom used to make it ever since I can remember cakes, now this is what I make all the time, too⦠The penguin cake in my pics shows what it looks like. Enjoy!!!

suzylynn58 Posted 2 Aug 2008 , 12:02pm
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Here's a cake I did for a co-workers birthday last week that was a huge hit.

Her favorite drink is a white russian, so I went from there and kind of improvised. I did a 10" rd Fr Vanilla and 10" rd Dk choc fudge cake, torted them, brushed each layer with Kahlua laced simple syrup, filled with white chocolate mousse (the kind out of pudding and whipping cream), alternating the layers, frosted with a whipped butter frosting then topped with choc ganache that drizzled down the sides.

I sugared some pecans and kind of pushed them into the bottom third sides of the cake them piled some on top. It was delish as well as impressive looking.


all4cake Posted 1 Oct 2008 , 5:07am
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I was wanting something different yet memorable and still be something DH would help me consume on our anniversary. We both like the tropical combination of pineapple and coconut.

I made this coconut cake

(I do cook my smbc a bit longer...170-175 degrees)

God Bless! I could not stop eating the trimmings!

KKC Posted 1 Oct 2008 , 5:38am
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I personally love German Chocolate cake on the back of the bakers chocolate recipe card.

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