Icings And Fillings For Cranberry Cake?

Baking By levinea Updated 11 Sep 2008 , 2:04am by Lenette

levinea Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 7:33pm
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I have been asked to do a cranberry cake for a fall get-together. What fillings and icings would go well with this? I thought white chocolate would be good, but the hostess does not like white chocolate (and has no suggestions about what she DOES like, just that she wants cranberry something or other).

What else could work?

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MaisieBake Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 7:53pm
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Has your hostess ever eaten cranberry cake? Ever seen it anywhere ever before?

I'm thinking that there's good reason we don't see cranberry as a sweets flavor (it's not sweet at all).

Maybe consider cranberry for the decoration instead.

levinea Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 7:59pm
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Originally Posted by MaisieBake

Has your hostess ever eaten cranberry cake? Ever seen it anywhere ever before?

I'm thinking that there's good reason we don't see cranberry as a sweets flavor (it's not sweet at all).

Maybe consider cranberry for the decoration instead.




The cake is actually good and sweet - I flavor it with a sweetened cranberry and raspberry puree, it has a nice light flavor. Usually I make this in a bundt cake form and just drizzle it with thin white icing, so I don't worry about fillings or any of that. I could do vanilla, but thought maybe someone had a better idea.

MaisieBake Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 8:08pm
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Ah. Didn't realize you'd dealt with the cranberry issue.

jibbies Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 8:13pm
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The first thing that popped in my head was orange infused bc icing with orange marmalade filling. Doesn't that sound yummy?!

Jibbies

RRGibson Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 8:20pm
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I was going to say the same thing jibbies. Something orange, maybe flavored with a bit of Grand Marnier.

Jmtreu98 Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 8:21pm
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Originally Posted by jibbies

The first thing that popped in my head was orange infused bc icing with orange marmalade filling. Doesn't that sound yummy?!

Jibbies




Sounds good to me!

bashini Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 8:31pm
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Hi. here is a recipe that I found,

http://www.recipezaar.com/272911

You could also use cherry cranberry pie filling too. icon_smile.gif

Deb_ Posted 10 Sep 2008 , 12:27am
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Yes......definitely orange. I make a cranberry/orange pecan cake with a cream cheese filling that's basically cream cheese icing with Grand Marnier and orange zest (finely grated) added to it. The 2 flavors really complement each other. I use fresh cranberries not the dried ones. They make great cupcakes too.

Lenette Posted 10 Sep 2008 , 12:54am
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Can anyone suggest a TNT cranberry cake recipe?

I would love to try one for the holidays this year, something different.

Thanks! icon_smile.gif

jibbies Posted 10 Sep 2008 , 1:55am
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Originally Posted by Lenette

Can anyone suggest a TNT cranberry cake recipe?

I would love to try one for the holidays this year, something different.

Thanks! icon_smile.gif




What's a TNT cranberry cake?

Jibbies

levinea Posted 10 Sep 2008 , 1:57am
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Orange. Thank you! I don't know why I didn't think of that, I just made a big batch of lemon-orange marmalade filling for my DH's birthday cake the other day and it is delicious.

Lenette Posted 11 Sep 2008 , 2:04am
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Jibbies,

I just meant "tried and true". With the price of everything I try to avoid flops.


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