sacakesandbakes Posted 11 Jul 2011 , 11:51pm
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My father in laws birthday is coming up and he loves rasins. My mother in law requested I make him a cake with rasins. I am clueless on what to make. Do any of you have any recipe ideas for me? The cake will only be for him, I'm making a second decorated cake for the party.
Thanks for your help cakers.

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madcobbler Posted 12 Jul 2011 , 12:02am
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Raisins are really good in a spice or carrot cake.

mimido Posted 12 Jul 2011 , 12:08am
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Carrot cake Yum!

caymancake Posted 12 Jul 2011 , 12:27am
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Also good in rum n raisin cake...you could also do a fruit cake and only use raisins instead of the other fruits...I mean like an English, Aussie or caribbean style fruit cake that is sweet and rich!

sacakesandbakes Posted 12 Jul 2011 , 12:52am
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He's from the Dominican Republic, so maybe Caribbean fruit cake might work.

LNW Posted 12 Jul 2011 , 12:54am
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Ive had golden raisins in carrot cake before. Some of the UK bakers on here could really help you out with this.

Thats really nice of you to make him his very own cake icon_biggrin.gif I bet he'll love that. And as someone who hates raisins it's very nice of you to make a non-raisin contaminated cake too icon_wink.gif

caymancake Posted 12 Jul 2011 , 3:54am
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Do you need a recipe for it? Let me know and I'll pm you! I also have a good rum n raisin one too! Just let me know!

Bluehue Posted 12 Jul 2011 , 4:21am
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Raisins ?? -
oh yum, they are great in anything as far as i am concerned. thumbs_up.gif

Soak them in brandy for at least 24 hours so as they plump up and retain thr flavour - and then add that to your batter - delish.

SoaK them in Cherry Brandy and add to anything - delish thumbs_up.gif
Soak in an orange Liquere - thumbs_up.gif
Even a chocolate raisin cake - hmmmm - thumbs_up.gif

I add them to my fruit cake every time...
Here they are getting plump with the rest of the fruits for a batch of fruit cakes ......... icon_biggrin.gif
http://manywhitebowls.blogspot.com/search/label/FRUIT%20CAKES%20-%20HEART%20SHAPE


Dear little raisins - they never get the credit they deserve icon_lol.gif
Bluehue.

caymancake Posted 12 Jul 2011 , 4:59am
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My fruit cake is very similar! I actually "steam" my fruits first and then soak them in an airtight container..the longer the better! Mine have been soaking since last year! I use about 3-4 lbs of fruits (no nuts allowed in Caribbean fruit cakes) and steam them with fruit juice, (pineapple works great!) brandy (most other islands use rum but in Cayman rum is used in a different kind of cake to make rum cake) and wine. I let it steam for about 15-20 mins or so and add a couple of jars of good quality jam or fruit preserves and allow it to cool overnight. Then seal it up and let the fruits marinate in all of that brandy and wine goodness!

This can be done with only raisins, dates, prunes etc and makes a really wonderful fruit cake! The more fruits you add, the more it comes out like a steamed pudding...the less it comes out more cakey.

Bluehue Posted 12 Jul 2011 , 5:15am
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Originally Posted by caymancake

My fruit cake is very similar! I actually "steam" my fruits first and then soak them in an airtight container..the longer the better! Mine have been soaking since last year! I use about 3-4 lbs of fruits (no nuts allowed in Caribbean fruit cakes) and steam them with fruit juice,
thumbs_up.gif i have done this method a few times - don't you just love the smell of the fruit after it has been *soaked* -
Makes you want to jump into the bowl and become plump and intoxicated as the fruit - ROFL.

Blue.


(pineapple works great!) brandy (most other islands use rum but in Cayman rum is used in a different kind of cake to make rum cake) and wine. I let it steam for about 15-20 mins or so and add a couple of jars of good quality jam or fruit preserves
Yes, i add this towrds the end of my combining all ingrediants.and allow it to cool overnight. Then seal it up and let the fruits marinate in all of that brandy and wine goodness!

This can be done with only raisins, dates, prunes etc and makes a really wonderful fruit cake! The more fruits you add, the more it comes out like a steamed pudding...the less it comes out more cakey.


funpets Posted 12 Jul 2011 , 5:47am
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Originally Posted by caymancake

Do you need a recipe for it? Let me know and I'll pm you! I also have a good rum n raisin one too! Just let me know!


COULD YOU PLS PM ME YOUR RECIPE TOO.

caymancake Posted 12 Jul 2011 , 1:29pm

Sure fun pets! Just let me know which one!

sacakesandbakes Posted 12 Jul 2011 , 11:55pm

Cayman cake, please send me the recipes. Thanks everyone for your help. I'm glad I asked early.

sacakesandbakes Posted 9 Aug 2011 , 12:43am

I made Cayman's rum raisin cake. Cake put very good. Then made Grammasue's toolbox cake. It was yellow with strawberry filling. It was vey yummy. Downer of the party. My father in law got food poisoning at the party and had to leave. Thankfully it wasn't the cake. The party was at a resturaunt & out of 4 private parties going on at the same time he was the only one to become I'll and the only one who ordered boracho beans (not sure if I spelled that right) But there were numorous complaints on tomatoes, maybe a combo of both.

caymancake Posted 9 Aug 2011 , 1:16am

I'm so glad it turned out well for you!

scp1127 Posted 9 Aug 2011 , 12:48pm

Blue, I swear we share baking DNA. I was going to post the same thing.

After your great post, I guess I can only add that soaking dates in Blue's list is also incredible... not in this application, as the subject is raisins. But dates, cranberries and craisins are great subs for the raisin haters.

I agree about the carrot cake. Soak the raisins in some Grand Marnier. Use orange juice and GM in the cream cheese frosting.

SadEyes Posted 9 Aug 2011 , 12:56pm

CaymanCake - would love to receive your recipes as well please. my email is ybelfonte@dundeecorporation.com
Thank you so much

idontknow Posted 9 Aug 2011 , 1:38pm

I'm not a fruit cake fan, although that opinion is based on ones ive had made by others - but i might give your recipe a go Bluehue to see if my own version can convince me otherwise. do you have a recipe for a lighter fruit cake perhaps?

caymancake Posted 9 Aug 2011 , 10:33pm

Hi SadEyes,

I PM'd you my recipe. I hope you enjoy it icon_smile.gif.

Bluehue Posted 10 Aug 2011 , 1:47am

ness.

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Originally Posted by idontknow

I'm not a fruit cake fan, although that opinion is based on ones ive had made by others - but i might give your recipe a go Bluehue to see if my own version can convince me otherwise. do you have a recipe for a lighter fruit cake perhaps?




Hi idon'tknow,

Could you pm me your email address please - that way i can email you my Fruit Cake Recipe as its a bit long for a PM.

Re a lighter Fruit Cake - just substitute the Dark Brown Sugar for Standad Brown Sugar.. and use Honey instead of Golden Syrup/Treacle.

Bluehue

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