Wow Them! Christmas Cake Flavor

Baking By maryj Updated 10 Dec 2008 , 12:39am by maryj

maryj Posted 2 Dec 2008 , 12:51am
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I'm attending a yearly christmas party and need a wow them flavor for cake and frosting. It will be a simple white snowflake cake but really want a great flavor for cake and filling, and frosting. I'm stumped, any fabulous suggestions and/or recipes?

21 replies
karateka Posted 2 Dec 2008 , 3:09am
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mint chocolate?

spice cake with rum flavored buttercream?

apricot pistachio fruitcake with marzipan?

Pumpkin cake with cranberry buttercream? (not my idea....got it from a book)

Sorry....that's all I've got.

Oh....maybe eggnog cake with brandied buttercream?

Juds2323 Posted 2 Dec 2008 , 3:19am
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How about chocolate cake with a peppermint buttercream....

Judi

stephaniescakenj Posted 2 Dec 2008 , 3:55am
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oh my gosh, I am way too simple compared to you guys! I wish I had that imagination.

My favs are chocolate cake with raspberry filling, cookies and cream or coffee mouse. Always with either IMBC or toba's chocolate buttercream.

dinas27 Posted 2 Dec 2008 , 4:04am
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spice cake with egg nog creamcheese icing

Misdawn Posted 2 Dec 2008 , 4:08am
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Dark Chocolate fudge cake with Candy Cane Oreo cream cheese frosting

Strazle Posted 2 Dec 2008 , 4:23am
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I remember my Wilton instructor using cinnamon flavor in her buttercream by accident and everyone liked it.

lindambc Posted 2 Dec 2008 , 4:40am
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I have to say Misdawn's idea, sounds scrumdiliumtious! Gotta try that one!

Honestly, everyones ideas sound great. Anything peppermint and chocolate is good anytime!

miny Posted 2 Dec 2008 , 5:21am
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Originally Posted by karateka

mint chocolate?

spice cake with rum flavored buttercream?

Pumpkin cake with cranberry buttercream? (not my idea....got it from a book)

Sorry....that's all I've got.

Oh....maybe eggnog cake with brandied buttercream?




Mmmmmmmmm, are those recipes posted here or can you share?, they all sound delicious!! icon_surprised.gif

dmich Posted 2 Dec 2008 , 5:34am
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If I was at that party, I'd be thrilled with either an eggnog flavor or mint/chocolate. Good luck! Let us know if you find some good recipes.

Rhonda19 Posted 2 Dec 2008 , 12:21pm
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Dark Chocolate fudge cake with Candy Cane Oreo cream cheese frosting ......is this recipe posted?? It sounds GREAT!!!!!

Cmaysa Posted 2 Dec 2008 , 12:39pm
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Well, here in portugal, its a tradition at my house to make caramel cake with wallnut and caramel filling for christmas, its really yummy! icon_biggrin.gif

Misdawn Posted 2 Dec 2008 , 5:39pm
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I make a dark chocolate cake from a mix with the extender recipe. I also add a tub a store-bought fudge frosting to the batter. The filling is a simple cream cheese frosting with crushed up Candy Cane Oreos in it. They are the newest limited edition Oreos, so if you want to try this recipe I would do it soon.

maryj Posted 3 Dec 2008 , 7:27pm
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well I test baked an eggnog cake, I used the wasc recipe, omitted the almond, and added eggnog instead of water and also a good 1/4 tsp fresh grated nutmeg. It tasted like white cake. Anyone have a good eggnog flavored cake recipe. I will try the dark choco with crushed oreo next, if I can find them in the stores here. My husband and co workers love the test cakes!!!! I'm on a diet so glad they will take it off my hands.

KHalstead Posted 3 Dec 2008 , 7:33pm
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http://www.low-carb.com/davieggnogfl.html

wonder if this would give you a stronger eggnog flavor? Then you could add a little rum extract yum

alanaj Posted 3 Dec 2008 , 7:46pm
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I've been making Christmas cupcakes in Gingerbread with lemon filling and Chai latte flavor. The gingerbread/lemon is so good it gives me goosebumps!

I'm also a huge fan of eggnog though...

beverlyanne Posted 3 Dec 2008 , 7:49pm
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LorAnn Oil makes an egg nog flavoring; (that may give you more of the egg not flavor that you're trying to achieve). I've seen it sold on ebay too! Good luck.

Bev

maryj Posted 3 Dec 2008 , 7:52pm
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Originally Posted by KHalstead

http://www.low-carb.com/davieggnogfl.html

wonder if this would give you a stronger eggnog flavor? Then you could add a little rum extract yum





Hmmmmm......... Wonder if they have any flavorings like that at the local coffee shop. Maybe could buy just an ounce or two to try....hmmmm......

maryj Posted 3 Dec 2008 , 7:54pm
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Originally Posted by alanaj

I've been making Christmas cupcakes in Gingerbread with lemon filling and Chai latte flavor. The gingerbread/lemon is so good it gives me goosebumps!

I'm also a huge fan of eggnog though...




Have a recipe you'd care to share? I was thinking about Chai last night too!! I've never made gingerbread cake.

mocakes Posted 3 Dec 2008 , 7:55pm
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[quote="stephaniescakenj"]
My favs are chocolate cake with raspberry filling, cookies and cream or coffee mouse. quote]

OK....I just HAVE to have that coffee mousse recipe!!!

karateka Posted 6 Dec 2008 , 2:53am
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Originally Posted by miny

Quote:
Originally Posted by karateka

mint chocolate?

spice cake with rum flavored buttercream?

Pumpkin cake with cranberry buttercream? (not my idea....got it from a book)

Sorry....that's all I've got.

Oh....maybe eggnog cake with brandied buttercream?



Mmmmmmmmm, are those recipes posted here or can you share?, they all sound delicious!! icon_surprised.gif




Thanks!

Actually, the pumpkin one is a Dede Wilson recipe. The spice cake I use is also hers, and I'd probably just add a tablespoonful or two of the liqueur to my buttercream recipe. Not enough to get you toasted, but just enough to add flavor.

I don't have an eggnogg recipe, but I'm sure a google search would find you a few.

Mostly I was just talking off the top of my head. Now I have to find a good eggnogg recipe!

maryj Posted 10 Dec 2008 , 12:39am
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Alright, her's what I've settled on and baked. Dark chocolate pepermint patty cake with peppermint oreo cream filling for first tier, Gingerbread cake with whipped lemon curd mouse for second tier and WASC with choclate Ganache filling for top tier. I'm messing around with different frosting so haven't really settled on that except I want it all white since it is going to be a snowman, snowcovered tree cake. I tried out klairbears marshmallow frosting today and also made some peppermint meringues, here's a sample plate of the choco pepermint patty cake left over batter for cupcakes. It is also a shameless show off of my new Princess house crystal cake stand. It is etched with poinsettias.....shameless....
LL

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