Hunterjh18 Posted 13 Sep 2013 , 2:12am
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I have a birthday for a friend coming up in November, and im looking for a cake that's got a unique taste to it.Hes not a fan of chocolate but not opposed to it. So if I could stay away from chocolate that would be great. 

For some reason raspberry is stuck in my head, so maybe something with that. Ive also heard of a pink lemonade/marmalade cake? anyone have any interesting or unique recopies they'd like to share? 

 

Thanks for the help :)

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jellybeanking Posted 13 Sep 2013 , 4:12pm
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hi I hope i can help you with this one :)

 

the best unusual cake flavor ive made is orange zest, cinnamon and also vanilla extract

 

use any cake recipe just add as much cinnamon as you think will be OK (i usually use 2 spoons) and use the zest of half an orange add about 4 drops of vanilla extract hope i could help,

 

Jellybeanking:king:

AnnieCahill Posted 13 Sep 2013 , 4:35pm
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November is a great time for cakes.  I love fall flavors.

 

You have:

 

Pumpkin spice

Apple spice (could use a caramel filling)

Pear

Browned butter pecan

Caramel

Buttermilk spice

 

Praline filling would go well with any of these flavors.  You can make it yourself and grind it (which I've done) or buy a commercial paste (much smoother).  Just mix the praline into your buttercream.  I highly recommend using a meringue buttercream like Italian meringue buttercream or Swiss meringue buttercream if you're going to use the praline paste.  Mixing it into a powdered sugar based icing would make it way too cloying.  The flavors I listed above also go very well with cream cheese filling or icing.

 

Raspberry is great paired with lemon.  There are lots of great raspberry filling recipes.  For fall I'm more inclined to go with one of the flavors listed above because it's more seasonal.  Lemon and raspberry scream spring/summer to me.  But of course you can do it however you want. 

 

Good luck!

LeanneW Posted 13 Sep 2013 , 5:00pm
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Around this time of year my family likes my vanilla cinnamon cake with apple butter filling.  I use vanilla IMBC to frost it and generously drizzle it with caramel.  

 

I'm not a fan of cinnamon though, so I would go with pumpkin cake with white chocolate IMBC.

remnant3333 Posted 13 Sep 2013 , 5:08pm
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I have made white cake before and put raspberry pie filling in between layers. I love raspberry filling in cakes!! Yummy, now I am wanting to make me a cake!!!

Hunterjh18 Posted 13 Sep 2013 , 6:08pm
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Fall flaovrs do sound quite festive. and it would go well with the theme of his cake too, which is going to be a Buffy the Vampire Slayer cake. So goes well with the whole Halloween season and all.

 

Im pretty drawn to your suggestion of the apple spice.

Do you have any or know of any recipes for this? 

Hunterjh18 Posted 13 Sep 2013 , 6:08pm
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Fall flaovrs do sound quite festive. and it would go well with the theme of his cake too, which is going to be a Buffy the Vampire Slayer cake. So goes well with the whole Halloween season and all.

 

Im pretty drawn to your suggestion of the apple spice.

Do you have any or know of any recipes for this? 

reginaherrin Posted 13 Sep 2013 , 6:38pm
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OMG pear sounds so good and I would never have thought of that.  Annie, do you happen to have a recipe that you would be willing to share?

JWinslow Posted 13 Sep 2013 , 8:06pm
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One of my favorites is Almond Pear Cake with Caramel SMBC. 

Carol333 Posted 14 Sep 2013 , 2:53am

AI just made a fabulous apple cake called John's 3-layer apple cake. It had brown sugar meringue buttercream . I think the recipe is on Martha Stewart's site. I did basket- weave on the sides and made fondant apple tops with leaves and stems so it looked like a basket of apples.

Hunterjh18 Posted 14 Sep 2013 , 4:51pm

Carol, the basket idea sounds great. Would love to see pictures if you have any. :)

AnnieCahill Posted 15 Sep 2013 , 4:50pm

AHey guys sorry I didn't check in sooner.

For the apple or pear spice, use shredded apples or chopped pears in your favorite carrot cake recipe. I have a good apple spice recipe that I used for my girlfriend's wedding cake. PM me and I can dig up.

andierach Posted 15 Sep 2013 , 8:23pm

AHi i make a chocolate raspberry, marshmallow and white chocolate chip cake, and recently was considering a non chocolate version I haven't tried it yet,,, Almond raspberry marshmallow (kind of Bakewell tart meets gooey marshmallow in an almond sponge )

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