Popular American Cakes!

Decorating By charlythechef Updated 21 Mar 2009 , 2:17pm by moreCakePlz

charlythechef Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 9:50am
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Hello...I'm a newbie to the site and I was wondeirng if fellow cakecentral forum fans can help me with something? I'm english and my dream is to open a cosy bakery here.

I would love a Foreign Cakes section in my sit-down bakery and have already got some great Italian, French and Finnish specialities...but I don not know what goes down a treat in America! Is there a particularly yummy cake or biscuit that's American through and through?

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25 replies
Melnick Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 10:10am
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I am not American, but the cake I most associate with America would have to be the Red Velvet cake.

JaimeAnn Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 10:27am
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of course the one dessert associated with America would have to be apple pie ..

Yeah I know its not cake but it is a pastry, and you cant get any more American than apple pie icon_smile.gif

bbmom Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 10:55am
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Definitely whoopie pies

diamondsonblackvelvet13 Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 11:08am
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Hi and Welcome to CC!
Deep South: Red Velvet Cake, King cake, Hummingbird
Southwest: Tres Leches (I prefer the Cuatro Leches tho)
Southeast Region: Lady Baltimore Cake, Robert E. Lee Cake

I found the info here:

I am sure that there are others. Hopefully some one will be along shortly to fill in the blanks.

Speaking of Apple Pie:
Perhaps you could tweak this recipe.

Hope all this randomness helps!

jen1977 Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 11:20am
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Boston Cream Pie, Apple pie

springlakecake Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 11:22am
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American's like moist cakes icon_wink.gif ! I would say you cant go wrong with a good chocolate cake. Apple/cherry pie...yes

springlakecake Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 11:23am
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oh and chocolate chip cookies

SHogg Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 11:23am
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I don't know that it orginated here, but when I read this post I immediately thought- CUPCAKES!
They just seem so american, especially with a big swirl of american buttercream on top! and those colorful sprinkles too!
Martha Stwewart choose a chocolate cupcake with vanilla buttercream from bakeries all over the country because she said it was just an all american flavor. Hope this helps!
Enjoy CC, it's addictive!

playingwithsugar Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 11:35am
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Welcome, CharlytheChef!

Theresa icon_smile.gif

imakecakes Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 11:39am
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Everything they said are great ideas! I just wanted to say good luck to you--I love the idea of offering an international section!!

joenshan Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 12:00pm
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absolutely chocolate chip cookies and also cheesecake and brownies

moreCakePlz Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 12:16pm
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Pecan Pie
Key Lime Pie

DFND Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 12:41pm
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Hi Charly,

How about a sour cream coffee cake. Also, I would love to know what Italian desserts you make at your coffee shop and perhaps a recipe or two. I'm Italian and always looking for a great recipe to please my family.


patticakesnc Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 12:45pm
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I have an old cookbook from my grandma. Here are the cakes:

Maple Syrup Cake, Applesauce Cake, Caramel Cake, Devils Food Cake, Jelly Roll, Sponge Cake, Sour Cream Spice Cake, Sweet Cream Cake, Raisin Cake, Pound Cake, Old Kentucky Nut Cake, Lord Baltimore Cake, Lady Baltimore Cake, Poppy Seed Cake, Angel Food Cake.

Peanut butter Cake, Orange Loaf, Spice Cake, Fruit Cake, Banana Cake, Tutti Fruitti Loaf Cake, Daffodil Cake.

Brown-eyed Susan Cake, Araby Spice Cake, Chocolate Joy Cake, Mardis Gras Cake, Royal Hawaiian Cake, Chocolate Chip cake, Miracle Marble Cake, New Coconut Cream Cake, Maraschino Cherry Cake, Peppermint Chip Chiffon.


Rhubarb, Custard, Lemon Meringue, Strawberry Chiffon, Lemon Chiffon, Green Apple, Fresh Berry, Fresh Apricot, Blueberry/Rhubarb, Peach, Berries and Cream, Peaches and Cream, Lime Meringue, Raspberry Chiffon, Deep Dish Apple, Cheese Crust Apple, Grape Pie, Green Tomato Pie, Early American Pear Pie, New England Squash Pie, Pumpkin, Sweet Potato, Apple Dumpling, Cherry, Raisin, Pecan, Prune Cream, Sour Cream, Orange Meringue, and Butterscotch.

WHEW! That is a lot of desserts LOL.

pianocat Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 12:53pm
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As the others have said, Red Velvet cake, choc chip cookies, and Apple Pie.

moreCakePlz Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 1:01pm
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A few more...

Coconut Cake

Carrot Cake

7up Cake


Butter Pecan Cake with Praline Buttercream

Thinknice Posted 18 Mar 2009 , 5:11pm
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I have to agree with the chocolate chip cookies and apple pie, although i think of red velvet cake as more of a southern thing, its certainly not popular here. For cake possibly a basic yellow or vanilla or chocolate, or how about confetti! If you're open at breakfast, how about glazed or powdered donuts.

JaimeAnn Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 1:59am
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O o o o What about Pineapple upside down cake. Yum one of my favorites..

(PSSSSST ... It is also my favorite drink : Pineapple juice, grenadine and Vanilla vodka ) don't tell.. hahahhaha

hallow3 Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 2:07am
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a southern tradition: RC and a Moon Pie.

fuzzykoala22 Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 2:13am
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Originally Posted by hallow3

a southern tradition: RC and a Moon Pie.

Moon pies!?!?! My favorite. Banana, of course.

moreCakePlz Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 2:57am
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How about Kentucky Derby Pie - kinda like a giant chocolate chip cookie baked in a pie crust.

charlythechef Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 10:11am
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WOW thanks for all the great replies! That's the American section of my dream bakery sorted...

What's a 'Whoopie Pie', bbmom?

And as for the italian recipes Debbie, my favourite is for a Bussola. I lived in Venice for a couple of months and it became a firm favourite from my local bakery...it's shaped like a ring and it's a lemony/almondy hard biscuit that's delizioso! I shall dig out my recipe and post it this eve.

Loks like it's a pie/cupcake/mosit/chocolate scene in America!

tx_cupcake Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 1:25pm
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Dr. Pepper Cake and Coca-Cola Cake. To get the full effect you have to use the Dublin Dr. Pepper and Mexican Coke (irony alert!) because they are made with real sugar, not high fructose corn syrup. I swear it makes a difference!

Oh, and Texas Sheet Cake is the bomb-diggity! icon_lol.gif

And as others have said, Red Velvet and Pecan Pie (and you have to pronounce "Pecan" like "Puh-con" icon_biggrin.gif ).

Butterpatty Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 8:14pm
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I will chime in with a Tennessee Stack Cake. If you have ever had one of these "done right", then you know how yummy it can be! I will second and third the Coca Cola cake- very popular in the south.

moreCakePlz Posted 21 Mar 2009 , 2:17pm
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Almost forgot about Pumpkin Pie and Banana Nut Bread/ Cake / Muffins

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