CarrieBear Posted 7 Jul 2009 , 1:10am
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So I have seen some unusual recipes out there

one for Sauerkraut chocolate cake

Beets in cake

They might be good? just something I would have never thought to put in cake.
Any one every tried these or what other 'unusual' ingridients have you put in a cake that turned out suprisingly good?

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newmansmom2004 Posted 7 Jul 2009 , 1:23am
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I guess I've made pretty normal cakes, but Laurie from Cake Alchemy swears by beer buttercream. I've seen her make it a couple times now and she even used beer instead of simple syrup to moisten a chocolate groom's cake on last night's Amazing Wedding Cakes show.

aligotmatt Posted 7 Jul 2009 , 2:01am
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I can't bring myself to make these kinds of cakes. It reminds of this book that was all the rage a couple years ago among my mommy group. Deceptively Delicious http://www.deceptivelydelicious.com/site/index.php Parents were making brownies with spinach so their kids would eat the spinach. Come on people! Don't do that to the poor brownie! Plus, how does it really teach good eating habits? Have some chicken (and cauliflower) nuggets with a (spinach) brownie? They may get the nutrients, but not good habits. When I see cake recipes like this, I can't help that they are trying to be deceptively delicious...

CarrieBear Posted 7 Jul 2009 , 2:07am
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haha thanks for sharing, I dont know that I would ever try it either, just got a kick out of seeing these kinds of ingredients in cake.

indydebi Posted 7 Jul 2009 , 2:22am
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Weight Watchers has a brownie recipe that uses refried beans. My daughter made it. I thought it was "edible" .... and I ate one .... I probably won't eat another, though.

jammjenks Posted 7 Jul 2009 , 2:35am
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I have a recipe book with a tomato soup cake. Haven't tried it though.

newmansmom2004 Posted 7 Jul 2009 , 2:53pm
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Originally Posted by jammjenks

I have a recipe book with a tomato soup cake. Haven't tried it though.




I'm wondering if that isn't a very old recipe. I have a cookbook that my little hometown did and there were a few recipes for tomato soup cake from some of our elder ladies.

kakeladi Posted 7 Jul 2009 , 10:49pm
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Yes, yes, yesicon_smile.gif I have made chocolate beet cake; lettuce cake (very similar to carrot cake but very heavy....more a sweet bread than cake) and tomato spice cake (excellent).
Also have a prune spice cake recipe and a few others I can't remember right off hand.
If you didn't know what it was you would like them - believe me! Don't wrinkle up your nose like that LOL


Lynne

CarrieBear Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 12:27am
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Originally Posted by jammjenks

I have a recipe book with a tomato soup cake. Haven't tried it though.




the cake doctor?? I am reading that right now and I saw the tomato soup spice cake today, wow, very unusal I would have never thought, hey I have this tomato soup here, what should I do with it. oh put it in a cake???

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auntmamie Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 12:40am

Beet cake???? tapedshut.giftapedshut.giftapedshut.giftapedshut.giftapedshut.giftapedshut.giftapedshut.gif

I think I just puked a little. I HATEHATEHATE beets. Yuck!

I've made chocolate mayonaise cake that is really moist.

CarrieBear Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 1:18am
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Originally Posted by auntmamie

Beet cake???? tapedshut.giftapedshut.giftapedshut.giftapedshut.giftapedshut.giftapedshut.giftapedshut.gif

I think I just puked a little. I HATEHATEHATE beets. Yuck!

I've made chocolate mayonaise cake that is really moist.




I was wondering about that mayonaise choco cake, saw that recipe too, never would have thought to put mayo in a caker either

playingwithsugar Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 1:27am
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Originally Posted by auntmamie

Beet cake???? tapedshut.giftapedshut.giftapedshut.giftapedshut.giftapedshut.giftapedshut.giftapedshut.gif

I think I just puked a little. I HATEHATEHATE beets. Yuck!

I've made chocolate mayonaise cake that is really moist.




You don't taste the beets, but it does add body, moisture, color, and sweetness to the cake.

Theresa icon_smile.gif

playingwithsugar Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 1:28am
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Originally Posted by auntmamie

Beet cake???? tapedshut.giftapedshut.giftapedshut.giftapedshut.giftapedshut.giftapedshut.giftapedshut.gif

I think I just puked a little. I HATEHATEHATE beets. Yuck!

I've made chocolate mayonaise cake that is really moist.




You don't taste the beets, but it does add body, moisture, color, and sweetness to the cake.

Theresa icon_smile.gif

bonniebakes Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 11:15pm

I recently tried a chocolate cake recipe with beets in it (replacing the fat) and I didn't' care for it at all - it tasted like beets to me.

But, I have replaced up to 1/2 the fat in a recipe with finely grated and peeled zucchini (in vanilla cupcakes) and it was great! No one was able to tell there was anything unusual about it and you did not see or taste any hint of Zucchini!

varika Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 11:31pm

I can't think of anything particularly unusual that I've ever put in a cake, but I have a recipe for a replacement for graham cracker crusts that uses crushed hazelnuts instead of graham crackers. It's especially good filled with chocolate pudding or mousse!

gembaker Posted 12 Jan 2014 , 7:19pm

Absolutely! Both the Chocolate Sauerkraut cake and Beet cakes are good. The Sauerkraut cake is a favorite. You rinse the sauerkraut very well. Drain and squeeze out the liquid as best you can, then cut it up fine with scissors. It looks like coconut in the cake. You don't tell anyone what is in it, until they try it  and find out how delicious it is. Same with the Beet Cake or any other kind like carrot or zucchini. You do not taste the vegetables at all  and they make a really good moist cake.

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