Cakes For People Who Dont Like Icing!!

Decorating By morganchampagne Updated 27 Jun 2013 , 7:42pm by morganchampagne

morganchampagne Posted 27 Jun 2013 , 2:43am
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Okay im at a bit of a loss here...Ive been ask to make a cake for a dear family friend..but he doesnt like icing. Not even a thin layer he just knocks it off. I know pound cake is an option...any other ideas?? I mean ive never had a request like this before!

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sixinarow Posted 27 Jun 2013 , 2:53am
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How about ganache?

Jess155 Posted 27 Jun 2013 , 2:54am
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What about a bundt cake with a sprinkle of powdered sugar?

morganchampagne Posted 27 Jun 2013 , 2:58am
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I offered the ganache option...that was shut down. The powdered sugar suggestion sounds good Jess155...what kind of bundt cake would you recommend? Any good recipes?

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 27 Jun 2013 , 3:27am
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My father was never big on frosting, even before he was diagnosed with mild type 2 diabetes. Now, he's even less into frosting.

His birthday cake, therefore, is a pound cake, baked in a Bundt mold, and served naked.

The only other kind of cake I can think of that's routinely served naked would be angel food.

Or what about maybe a jelly roll? I believe those are regularly served naked.

morganchampagne Posted 27 Jun 2013 , 3:48am
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Pound cake was one option but i Do that for them all the time...never done a jelly roll. I settled on a cinnamon coffee cake..he really likes cinnamon so this might to. It has a nice crumb on top. thanks for all the help!!!!

Jess155 Posted 27 Jun 2013 , 4:34am
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Ooh cinnamon coffee cake sounds great! 

karicakes Posted 27 Jun 2013 , 4:49am
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ADoes he also dislike a whipped frosting? I dont really care for sweet frostings either but I like Pastry Pride because it is not too sweet.

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 27 Jun 2013 , 5:55am
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Maybe a sponge with lemon curd inside, and powdered sugar on top? 

What is it he doesn't like about frosting? For some people it's the sweetness, sometimes the texture.

If it's sweetness, a curd or a very lightly sweetened whipped cream, or maybe a raspberry whipped cream would work, and a sponge is light enough to pair well with it.

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 27 Jun 2013 , 6:24am
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Oh, I totally missed your post on deciding to do a coffee crumble cake, good choice :)

morganchampagne Posted 27 Jun 2013 , 6:37am
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AThese are all such good ideas' I'm expanding my list of cakes and options for ppl who don't like frosting. So the frosting is a taste as well as a health issue, he doesn't like the sweetness or the texture. So I just went with something that was plain. He's one of those people who ate picky but they don't know that they are lol. They go halfway with the direction. So hopefully this works lol

morganchampagne Posted 27 Jun 2013 , 6:38am
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AAre* not ate haha. One of those days man

Pyro Posted 27 Jun 2013 , 6:58am
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Originally Posted by morganchampagne 

I offered the ganache option...that was shut down.

Blasphemy !


You could still do a pound cake, there's so many things you can turn a pound cake into. Awesome lemon, orange, chocolate pieces, marble, blueberry, banana. It's like a muffin.

bunnykins Posted 27 Jun 2013 , 8:23am
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AWhat about a lemon drizzle cake that doesn't have icing but is moist and tasty

mmmmmmmmcake1954 Posted 27 Jun 2013 , 11:00am
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How about either fresh or dried glazed fruit / nuts on the top

Spooky_789 Posted 27 Jun 2013 , 5:48pm
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You asked for a bundt cake recipe.  I've made this for friends and family, and have shared the recipe.  Everyone loves it.


The glaze is optional.  I like to use a combination of kahlua and irish cream for the glaze.

morganchampagne Posted 27 Jun 2013 , 6:44pm
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AThank all you guys so much for your help! And for the bundt cake recipe! Makes my job so much easier!

remnant3333 Posted 27 Jun 2013 , 7:14pm
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I love pound cake just like it is without any frosting!!! That is the only cake I eat without frosting!!!

MsGF Posted 27 Jun 2013 , 7:15pm
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What about a cheesecake?   

icer101 Posted 27 Jun 2013 , 7:20pm
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fresh apple cake made in bundt pan. very moist and delicious. my mil always made them.

morganchampagne Posted 27 Jun 2013 , 7:42pm
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Original message sent by MsGF

What about a cheesecake?   

Doesn't like cheesecake lol. I made a cinammon crumb coffee cake he LOVED it. But these are all good suggestions. Now I have a variety of options to offer ppl who don't like frosting!

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