I'll be making a cake for a hunter's lodge silent dessert auction and was given complete freedom on the entire cake. The only request I received was not to do a foo-foo flavor since it will be for "men." Just looking for some ideas of what you would consider a good "manly" flavor that may be a little more than just plain chocolate???
Jack & Coke
Maple & Bacon (sounds really weird, but surprisingly good...it's kind of like breakfast
cookies and cream
crushed up candy bar in bc filling (skor bar hahaha)
every time i make a chocolate cake the guys love it. I just did a Chocolate Guinness cake that was amazing...just replaced the water for the beer
My husband's birthday is in a few weeks and I asked him what kind of cake HE would like. He said either Oreo, Reese's, or a Snicker's cake.
I do a Reese's PB cake that all the guys I know go crazy over. Chocolate WASC with chopped PB cups added to the batter. Peanut Butter chocolate ganache with more chopped Reese's added to it for a filling.
I think I will do a Snicker's cake this time around though.
Thank you all for some great suggestions. Strangely, the maple and bacon cake does sound interesting.
Soph917, would you be willing to share your peanut butter chocolate ganache recipe? I tried a PB filling recipe I found on CC and wasn't terribly crazy about it. With the Snickers, are you just using crushed candy pieces? Would love to hear how you're doing it!
Peanut Butter Chocolate Ganache-
12 oz dark chocolate, chopped (I use semi-sweet chips usually)
1 C heavy cream
1 T butter
3/4 C creamy peanut butter
Place chocolate in a med size bowl. Heat cream and butter together, bring just to a boil. Pour over the chocolate and whisk until smooth. Immediately add the peanut butter and whisk gently, until smooth again.
I use this as the filling, but i sprinkle a nice even layer of chopped frozen Reese's cups across the layers.
For the Snicker's cake I was planning on doing a choc WASC with chopped Snicker's in the batter. For the fillings- caramel, (I have used a caramel recipe from this site that I really liked in the past). In addition to a layer of caramel- a layer of SMBC (SMBC flavored with a bit of warm caramel), adding roasted, chopped peanuts to that layer, and finally, covering with ganache. I haven't made a Snicker's cake before, but I've been wanting to. I know my husband will go crazy for it.
Believe it or not Maple Buttercreaam & Bacon bit sprinkle over is gooood!
(lol, see a trend here???)
German Chocolate maybe change the nuts out
Peanut Butter filling in a chocolate cake
Really any flavor is good for guys. Not sure what they mean by 'foo foo' flavors, but maybe don't go with a sponge cake.
hey chelseak would you mind sharing your recipe/your adaptations to make a jack and coke cake
? I have never heard of that but i know for sure my fiance would love that!!
Sure lollyponpon! I don't have the recipe at home, but I will try and get it tomorrow. For the icing, just use about a couple tbsp (depending how strong you want it ) Jack Daniels instead of water/milk in a vanilla BC. Will try and post that recipe tomorrow
Strawberry cake with Nerds(candy) sprinkled in the filling. They Love it!! (really they do)
But the other cake I make that all men loved was yellow cake with chopped up oreos in the batter, and a whipped frosting (cool whip, 1 c milk and package of pudding).. but it needs refrigeration.. works great with stuffed cupcakes too, but omit the oreos in the filling portion.
Also a crushed up toffee sympathy bar is good on a whipped chocolate frosting (same as abve recipe).. I assume you would like something that doesnt require refrigeration.. but this is a good one for your husbands or friends.