Recipe For An Easter Cake

Baking By KatesCakesBC Updated 7 Apr 2009 , 10:27pm by clovely

KatesCakesBC Posted 2 Apr 2009 , 11:17pm
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Hello,

I am doing a cake for an Easter party next weekend. I have a design in mind that doesn't require stacking or anything. The family is having a casual Easter Open House on their patio with light afternoon tea served. The only request was not vanilla and not chocolate -- "something different, something special" were her words. I have a number of recipes swirling around in my head but none are particularly "special" and quite frankly I would like to challenge myself to something new. I am hoping for something that will fit the mood of the party - light and "Spring" ish and fresh. Would love to combine a great cake recipe with a killer filling as well. Will be paired with a nice buttercream recipe I use all the time that isn't too sweet but is quite thick.

Suggestions? Any flavours that might be unexpected and unique but still delicious? Recipes that have "knocked 'em dead" in the past? I'd really appreciate it.

Thanks

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jenniferus2002 Posted 6 Apr 2009 , 5:12pm
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The cake that my family always request is a snickerdoodle cake. Just your favorite yellow cake with about 1 1/2 tsp. of cream of tarter added, then decorated with a cinnamon buttercream. Another favorite cake is a pink champagne cake. I make mine a white cake with raspberries added, then decorated with a champagne flavored buttercream ( i use lorannes oils) and of course colored pink. HTH. Good luck wowing the family! thumbs_up.gif

brincess_b Posted 6 Apr 2009 , 7:45pm
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lemon cake is a simple classic. and carrot, or coffee. maybe too obvious for them tho, lol.
maybe try something like mango cake, with rasberry filling? recipes on here.
xx

volleyball47 Posted 6 Apr 2009 , 7:53pm
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what about hummingbird cake?

BCo Posted 6 Apr 2009 , 8:02pm
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I thought of lemon too - with a raspberry filling. That seems "Spring-y" to me!

imamommy1205 Posted 7 Apr 2009 , 12:49pm
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I think lemon raspberry cake sounds wonderful!

mbt4955 Posted 7 Apr 2009 , 2:30pm
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MacsMom's Orange Dreamsicle Cake is wonderful!

aswartzw Posted 7 Apr 2009 , 2:49pm
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Carrot cake, definitely. My mom makes this killer carrot cake every year for easter. I look forward to it so much! Really, it's the best and super moist. If you want the recipe, PM me. I'll remember that way.

luvsfreebies72 Posted 7 Apr 2009 , 2:53pm
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key lime cake w/ lemon curd filling

pianocat Posted 7 Apr 2009 , 3:15pm
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Beth's orange cake with an orange curd filling is great (with smbc). Cake recipe is on cc. I also did a lemon cake with a pomegranate/tangerine filling that was really good. My most recent 'good' cake is the butter/coconut cream cake with Key lime filling (cakes were brushed with rum simple syrup) came out very yummy.

luvsfreebies72 Posted 7 Apr 2009 , 3:27pm
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Originally Posted by pianocat

Beth's orange cake with an orange curd filling is great (with smbc). Cake recipe is on cc. I also did a lemon cake with a pomegranate/tangerine filling that was really good. My most recent 'good' cake is the butter/coconut cream cake with Key lime filling (cakes were brushed with rum simple syrup) came out very yummy.


omg that sounds fantastic

jenniferus2002 Posted 7 Apr 2009 , 4:04pm
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Originally Posted by mbt4955

MacsMom's Orange Dreamsicle Cake is wonderful!




I know i have seen this recipe, but i can't seem to find it now. Could someone please post it for me again. Thanks so much.

Never mind i found it. Thanks to MacsMom I'm gonna try this for my Easter cake.

pianocat Posted 7 Apr 2009 , 5:14pm
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Originally Posted by luvsfreebies72

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Originally Posted by pianocat

Beth's orange cake with an orange curd filling is great (with smbc). Cake recipe is on cc. I also did a lemon cake with a pomegranate/tangerine filling that was really good. My most recent 'good' cake is the butter/coconut cream cake with Key lime filling (cakes were brushed with rum simple syrup) came out very yummy.

omg that sounds fantastic




It wasgood! I got a lot of raves on that one.

clovely Posted 7 Apr 2009 , 10:27pm
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I was having the same dillema and, searching around on CC, I found the Shirley Temple variation of WASC. I baked it today and I think it's going to be yummy! (I overfilled the pans a bit so dd and I tried some of the excess I had to trim off.) It's pale pink which I hadn't even thought of but very appropriate. I wanted something different and kinda light and lemon just wasn't very exciting sounding. This cake has lemon (extract and lemon/lime soda), cherry (extract and marischino cherry juice) and white chocolate pudding mix thrown in. I think I'm going to do a white chocolate filling and white chocolate buttercream. I can hardly wait to get all that together and try it.

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