Medeteranian Infused Flavors In A Cake Ball

Baking By Cakes-and-bakes Updated 24 Jun 2011 , 2:43am by ramie7224

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Cakes-and-bakes Posted 23 Jun 2011 , 8:27pm
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hello everyone
I need to come up with a couple medeterranian inspired cake ball recipes. I'm trying to find somethings with the flavors of cardomom, dates, rose water, almonds, pistachios, etc....
I dont mean with ALL those flavors, just the basic idea.

I was thinking for one I could make a date cake infused with a little cardomom, but what would I use as a binder?

If anyone else has any ideas I would LOVE to hear them!! Thank you!

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bakingkat Posted 24 Jun 2011 , 2:12am
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I think the date cake with cardamom sounds really good with a lemon cream cheese frosting or lemon buttercream, just a hint but not full on "wow that's lemony". Also, for pistachio cake I take my normal vanilla cake and add some pistachio pudding and ground up pistachios and it's delish!

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ramie7224 Posted 24 Jun 2011 , 2:43am
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I would use a cinnamon buttercream with the date flavor. My grandparents are Lebanese and they use a LOT of cinnamon in their savory dishes as well as sweet ones. You could also try honey...I bet that would be good.

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