What Would You Consider A "manly" Cake Flavor/fill

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kkbritt8 Posted 24 Sep 2010 , 4:52am
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I'll be making a cake for a hunter's lodge silent dessert auction and was given complete freedom on the entire cake. The only request I received was not to do a foo-foo flavor since it will be for "men." Just looking for some ideas of what you would consider a good "manly" flavor that may be a little more than just plain chocolate???

Thanks all!!

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chelseak Posted 24 Sep 2010 , 5:15am
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Jack & Coke
Salted Caramel
Maple & Bacon (sounds really weird, but surprisingly good...it's kind of like breakfast icon_smile.gif

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sweetheart6710 Posted 24 Sep 2010 , 5:55am
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cookies and cream
crushed up candy bar in bc filling (skor bar hahaha)
peanut butter


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step0nmi Posted 24 Sep 2010 , 6:16am
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every time i make a chocolate cake the guys love it. I just did a Chocolate Guinness cake that was amazing...just replaced the water for the beer icon_wink.gif

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soph917 Posted 24 Sep 2010 , 6:25am
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My husband's birthday is in a few weeks and I asked him what kind of cake HE would like. He said either Oreo, Reese's, or a Snicker's cake.

I do a Reese's PB cake that all the guys I know go crazy over. Chocolate WASC with chopped PB cups added to the batter. Peanut Butter chocolate ganache with more chopped Reese's added to it for a filling.
I think I will do a Snicker's cake this time around though.

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kkbritt8 Posted 24 Sep 2010 , 7:52am
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Thank you all for some great suggestions. Strangely, the maple and bacon cake does sound interesting.

Soph917, would you be willing to share your peanut butter chocolate ganache recipe? I tried a PB filling recipe I found on CC and wasn't terribly crazy about it. With the Snickers, are you just using crushed candy pieces? Would love to hear how you're doing it!


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soph917 Posted 24 Sep 2010 , 8:37am
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Ganache-
12 oz dark chocolate, chopped (I use semi-sweet chips usually)
1 C heavy cream
1 T butter
3/4 C creamy peanut butter

Place chocolate in a med size bowl. Heat cream and butter together, bring just to a boil. Pour over the chocolate and whisk until smooth. Immediately add the peanut butter and whisk gently, until smooth again.

I use this as the filling, but i sprinkle a nice even layer of chopped frozen Reese's cups across the layers.

For the Snicker's cake I was planning on doing a choc WASC with chopped Snicker's in the batter. For the fillings- caramel, (I have used a caramel recipe from this site that I really liked in the past). In addition to a layer of caramel- a layer of SMBC (SMBC flavored with a bit of warm caramel), adding roasted, chopped peanuts to that layer, and finally, covering with ganache. I haven't made a Snicker's cake before, but I've been wanting to. I know my husband will go crazy for it.

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what_a_cake Posted 24 Sep 2010 , 9:33am
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Believe it or not Maple Buttercreaam & Bacon bit sprinkle over is gooood!

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AbouttheCake Posted 24 Sep 2010 , 9:33am
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Whiskey cake
Bailey's Cake
Guinness Cake
(lol, see a trend here???)

Chocolate cake
German Chocolate maybe change the nuts out
Peanut Butter filling in a chocolate cake

Really any flavor is good for guys. Not sure what they mean by 'foo foo' flavors, but maybe don't go with a sponge cake.

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lollyponpon Posted 24 Sep 2010 , 11:01am
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hey chelseak would you mind sharing your recipe/your adaptations to make a jack and coke cake
? I have never heard of that but i know for sure my fiance would love that!!

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chelseak Posted 24 Sep 2010 , 4:52pm
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Sure lollyponpon! I don't have the recipe at home, but I will try and get it tomorrow. For the icing, just use about a couple tbsp (depending how strong you want it icon_wink.gif ) Jack Daniels instead of water/milk in a vanilla BC. Will try and post that recipe tomorrow icon_smile.gif

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lizzycakes Posted 25 Sep 2010 , 3:53am
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Strawberry cake with Nerds(candy) sprinkled in the filling. They Love it!! (really they do)

But the other cake I make that all men loved was yellow cake with chopped up oreos in the batter, and a whipped frosting (cool whip, 1 c milk and package of pudding).. but it needs refrigeration.. works great with stuffed cupcakes too, but omit the oreos in the filling portion.

Also a crushed up toffee sympathy bar is good on a whipped chocolate frosting (same as abve recipe).. I assume you would like something that doesnt require refrigeration.. but this is a good one for your husbands or friends.

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