Different Kind Of Cake - Not Too Sweet

Decorating By cakesrock Updated 17 Jan 2011 , 1:42am by LaurenLuLu

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cakesrock Posted 16 Jan 2011 , 11:57pm
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I want to make a Valentine's cake for my husband and do something a little different. He loves red velvet but I make it all the time... He also likes simple tastes like coffee cake, poppy seed etc...No WASC, chocolate or coconut please....Any ideas for something different, sophisticated and not too sweet? TIA!

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melave Posted 17 Jan 2011 , 12:32am
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hi Cakesrock

I don't know if you are a scratch baker or mix baker but i made this yesterday and i don't think it is sweet at all. Key lime cake (though i used tahitian limes as thats all i can get here)

i made this cake

http://cakecentral.com/recipes/7294/key-lime-cake-with-key-lime-buttercream
with lime curd filling

http://cakecentral.com/recipes/7389/key-lime
and white choccy SMBC.

I did not find this too sweet and the OH seems to like it. Probably not different or sophisticated though icon_smile.gif

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LaurenLuLu Posted 17 Jan 2011 , 1:42am
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There is a cake with an incredible crumb/texture called a Silver Queen White Cake that is made by folding whipped egg whites into the batter. Here's a link to the recipe, just omit the vanilla..
http://www.gretchencooks.com/recipes/913_Silver_Queen_White_Cake

After it is baked you can brush on a little simple syrup with lemon juice, Chambord is nice (raspberry liqueur), Grand Marnier (orange liqueur) or any liquor that he enjoys (like rum, etc).

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