bobwonderbuns Posted 21 Feb 2012 , 2:44am
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Hi Everyone! I have a question for all you scratch cake bakers: My repertoire of cakes includes both scratch cakes and doctored mixes. I'm SOOOOO put off by the Duncan Hines crap of late that I'm switching to all scratch cakes. Now I'm looking for a good, sturdy cake that I can carve. I'm not sure if I should use a pound cake, or a mud cake (whatever that is!) or what. What do you scratch cakers use?

Thanks in advance!! thumbs_up.gificon_lol.gif

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Bridgette1129 Posted 21 Feb 2012 , 2:46am
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Originally Posted by bobwonderbuns

Hi Everyone! I have a question for all you scratch cake bakers: My repertoire of cakes includes both scratch cakes and doctored mixes. I'm SOOOOO put off by the Duncan Hines crap of late that I'm switching to all scratch cakes. Now I'm looking for a good, sturdy cake that I can carve. I'm not sure if I should use a pound cake, or a mud cake (whatever that is!) or what. What do you scratch cakers use?

Thanks in advance!! thumbs_up.gificon_lol.gif




I have never carved a cake but I know a lot of people use pound cakes.

mcaulir Posted 21 Feb 2012 , 2:49am
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These are my favourites:

http://cakecentral.com/recipe/irish-cream-pound-cake - yum even without the Bailey's

http://www.exclusivelyfood.com.au/2006/07/white-chocolate-mud-cake-recipe.html

http://www.exclusivelyfood.com.au/2006/07/chocolate-mud-cake-recipe.html

Mud cakes are the easiest things to make. Hope you find something you like!

bobwonderbuns Posted 21 Feb 2012 , 2:53am
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Wow! These are some great ideas! So now I have another question -- what exactly is a "mud cake"? I don't believe we have those here in the United States.

mcaulir Posted 21 Feb 2012 , 4:10am
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It's a very moist, dense cake made by melting butter, chocolate and liquid, then mixing in sugar, eggs, flour etc. Usually iced with ganache.

Lots and lots and lots of calories, and very yummy.

FromScratchSF Posted 21 Feb 2012 , 5:38am
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Mud cake is a lot like a Texas sheet cake. Hope that helps!

I don't carve so I'm no help here icon_biggrin.gif

sing Posted 21 Feb 2012 , 5:49am
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Originally Posted by mcaulir

These are my favourites:

http://cakecentral.com/recipe/irish-cream-pound-cake - yum even without the Bailey's

http://www.exclusivelyfood.com.au/2006/07/white-chocolate-mud-cake-recipe.html

http://www.exclusivelyfood.com.au/2006/07/chocolate-mud-cake-recipe.html

Mud cakes are the easiest things to make. Hope you find something you like!




Thanks! These sound delicious icon_smile.gif

bakescupcakes Posted 11 Mar 2012 , 12:27pm
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Another mud cake fan here! actually that's all I ever make, even for cupcakes. They have a great shelf life as well. icon_smile.gif

bobwonderbuns Posted 13 Mar 2012 , 1:51pm
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Does anyone have a fabulous mud cake recipe they are willing to share? Or at least point me to?? (PLEEEASE??) icon_lol.gif Y'all have me intrigued now! icon_lol.gif

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