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What your favorite type of cake?

My partner has such a vanilla palette. He always opts for white cake with white frosting—yuck.

My fav is German chocolate with its coconut and nut frosting. It’s tough to find so I figure it’s complicated to make.


by Anonymousreply 17902/23/2021

I like old-school vanilla cake, with chocolate frosting. That’s my favorite.

I also love a good carrot cake, but really good ones are rare.

by Anonymousreply 102/20/2021

I too love carrot cake, never understood the hostility to it from so many.

by Anonymousreply 202/20/2021

R1 come on over, my husbear makes carrot cake from scratch with fresh carrots and lots of nuts. The white frosting is very good too.

by Anonymousreply 302/20/2021

Strawberry cake. Cheesecake. Strawberry cheesecake.

by Anonymousreply 402/20/2021

Chocolate mousse cake

by Anonymousreply 502/20/2021

I love carrot cake.

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by Anonymousreply 602/20/2021

I don’t get why everyone loves red velvet. It doesn’t taste like anything to me

by Anonymousreply 702/20/2021

I once had a cake that was one layer chocolate cake, one layer chocolate mousse, and one layer cheesecake, with raspberry coulis between the layers. So deliciously decadent

by Anonymousreply 802/20/2021

R3, I never thought one could actually make carrot cake in their kitchen! It looks like way too much work

by Anonymousreply 902/20/2021

R9 he makes dishes from Julia Child’s cookbooks, you wanna see a messy kitchen? Her chocolate mousse is amazing but it takes hours to make.

by Anonymousreply 1002/20/2021

OP, there's a great recipe for German Chocolate Cake in the 1997 edition of Joy of Cooking, by Ethan Becker. I like to bake, so I don't consider it complicated to make.

The original Silver Palate Cookbook has a recipe for carrot cake I've used a lot and people have liked. It's a bit controversial, though, as it uses pineapple and coconut.

Cheesecake? It's neither cheese nor cake. Can't stand that pasty texture.

by Anonymousreply 1102/20/2021

I make a great carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. Sometimes I put raisins in the cake batter but then it tastes more like a spice cake. I think the cream cheese frosting is what makes the cake!

by Anonymousreply 1202/20/2021

Solo poppy cake.

Old school, simple and can't be beat.

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by Anonymousreply 1302/20/2021

Boston cream pie and Vienna torte.

by Anonymousreply 1402/20/2021

Angel food cake - with white frosting if I'm splurging.

by Anonymousreply 1502/20/2021

Pineapple Upside Down cake...with a dollop of whipped cream.

by Anonymousreply 1602/20/2021

Totally agree, R12, too many bakeries/restaurants just use vanilla frosting.

I love authentic Sachertorte.

by Anonymousreply 1702/20/2021

Another vote for German chocolate, although I also love the type of flourless orange-almond cake linked below.

(yeah, yeah, I type fat, whatever)

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by Anonymousreply 1802/20/2021

Classic chocolate cake with a chocolate ganache frosting

Sacher Torte

Carrot cake

A simple classic pound cake

Fuck it, who am I kidding, I've never met a cake I DIDN'T like!

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by Anonymousreply 2002/20/2021

Any fruitcake. Kiwifruit, bananas, tangerines, strawberries, cherries... doesn't matter.

by Anonymousreply 2102/20/2021

OP, I like German Chocolate also but I wonder if it's the cake or the coconut pecan frosting that I love!

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by Anonymousreply 2302/20/2021

Homemade, get-out-the-iron-skillet Caramel Cake.

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by Anonymousreply 2502/20/2021

Tres leches cake

Italian cream cake

Black Forest Cherry cake

My mom used to make a simple yellow cake with buttercream frosting, but instead of butter she used peanut butter. It was delicious with a glass of cold milk.

by Anonymousreply 2602/20/2021

My mom makes a poppy seed cake that has lemon curd filling with cream cheese icing. It is DIVOON!!

by Anonymousreply 2702/20/2021

Gooey Butter Cake and Carrot Cake are very forgiving (I’m not much of a baker), easy and delicious.

by Anonymousreply 2802/20/2021

[quote]My partner has such a vanilla palette.

So he's a painter?

Oh, dear.

by Anonymousreply 2902/20/2021

Lemon pound cake.

by Anonymousreply 3002/20/2021

my mother's spice cake with penuche frosting

by Anonymousreply 3102/20/2021

On a related note - when I first moved to DC, and joined a gay social group, we had a "meetup." We were to bring cakes/pies. I was told by numerous people that this particular man's Carrot Cake was THE BEST EVER. So, naturally, I was excited. When the cake eating began, I tried the carrot cake - it was HORRIBLE. As I was taking my first bite, a few of the guys were staring at me. I didn't know that it was a prank. These guys had always been super nice to this older gentleman, telling him how great his carrot cake was when, in fact, they all hated it. I took a few bites, then secretly put the rest into a napkin, and hid it at the bottom of the trash can. The carrot-cake gentleman is very nice, and the host of the event, so no one wants to hurt his feelings.

by Anonymousreply 3202/20/2021

I’m pretty basic in cake choices. Vanilla, chocolate, marble. Grew up in the 70s with plenty of Betty Crocker and Duncan Hines box mixes. Not a big fan of cheesecake. My mom used to make my dad a carrot cake for his birthday but I remember it was a lot more work than her other baked goods.

by Anonymousreply 3302/20/2021

Caramel cake like my grandmother used to make: moist and made completely from scratch. She always got the icing perfect (which isn't easy to do).

by Anonymousreply 3402/20/2021

Italian Rum Cake.

Hated it as a kid, love it as an adult.

by Anonymousreply 3502/20/2021

The lemon bundt cake with a lemon glaze my grandmother made. I'd love to have a slice of its today since its my birthday., she passed away several years ago

by Anonymousreply 3602/20/2021

R36 happy birthday

by Anonymousreply 3702/20/2021

Cunt Bake

by Anonymousreply 3802/20/2021

I'll let you all in on a little secret, it 𝒊𝒔𝒏'𝒕 this...

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by Anonymousreply 3902/20/2021

Thank you R37

by Anonymousreply 4002/20/2021

Devil's food cake with milk chocolate buttercream frosting. That's what dessert is to me.

I don't understand carrot cake. It doesn't even seem like cake to me. I might like it better if it were classified as something different. Cakes to me are light and fluffy.

by Anonymousreply 4102/20/2021

Fruitcake every time for me. A good carrot cake can be nice too

by Anonymousreply 4202/20/2021

Do you mean fruitcake, like Christmas fruitcake, or a cake with sliced fresh fruit between the layers?

by Anonymousreply 4302/20/2021

Vanilla Wafer Cake and Rum Cake

by Anonymousreply 4402/20/2021

R43 like Christmas fruitcake. Never heard of the other type, although that does sound real nice

by Anonymousreply 4502/20/2021

R45, yes, those cakes tend to have frosting and filling of whipped cream or something lighter than buttercream. Perhaps custard on the inside. And you'll have sliced strawberries, or pineapple, whatever, within. If you like light cakes, you'd like that.

by Anonymousreply 4602/20/2021

Pineapple Upside-down cake. Nutritious and delicious.

by Anonymousreply 4702/20/2021

[quote] My partner has such a vanilla palette.

It's palate, OP. A palette is what a painter puts paint on.

by Anonymousreply 4802/20/2021

I like carrot cake, but it's in a different class, along with banana "bread" and zucchini "bread" and even fruitcake. The only difference is that CC has the cream cheese frosting, which I like.

Cheesecake is not really comparable.

I like chocolate cake with chocolate frosting.

by Anonymousreply 4902/20/2021

R43. Do you make fruitcake at Christmas? If you have a lot of patience and a lot of time, homemade fruitcake is delicious!

by Anonymousreply 5002/20/2021

My favorite cake is an Italian one popular in Naples. It's called migliaccio, and is a lemon-ricotta cheese and semolina cake. Absolutely scrumptious. One bite and I'm dreaming of halcyon days on the Amalfi coast.

by Anonymousreply 5102/20/2021

R50, I did once, to make Christmas gifts for the extended family. I don't really like it that much myself, but it was fun basting the little cakes with liquor for weeks before they were ready.

by Anonymousreply 5202/20/2021

Why do the words "fat whores" not appear in this thread title?

This is clearly a "fat whores" thread.

by Anonymousreply 5302/20/2021

I had my first Sacher Torte in Vienna.

It was extraordinary

by Anonymousreply 5402/20/2021

R51, never heard of those. Thanks—I will look out for them now!

by Anonymousreply 5502/20/2021

I haven’t even seen a fruitcake in eons

by Anonymousreply 5602/20/2021

I love vanilla too, OP, and those Pepperidge Farm cakes in the freezer section are all to die for, even the flavors besides vanilla.

As for cakes from scratch, I had a piece of birthday cake a few weeks ago that was a moist, vanilla - almond flavored cake filled with cannoli cream. Heavens to Betsy, it was so good my knees shook. Also, any cake with cream cheese frosting, caramel or white chocolate blows my mind. as long as the cake is moist and fluffy.

by Anonymousreply 5702/20/2021

Coconut cake with Pineapple filling.

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by Anonymousreply 5902/20/2021

My mother makes a walnut cake, with a bit of rum, which she serves covered in chantilly. It's absolutely delicious.

by Anonymousreply 6002/20/2021

My grandmother’s rum-laden chocolate fruit cake. I believe this is just about the time she would begin soaking the cakes to give away at Christmas.



Vanilla layer cake with chocolate frosting

by Anonymousreply 6102/20/2021

Hummingbird Cake

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I miss the boxed chocolate bundt cake with macaroon filling and vanilla glaze icing. It reminds me of being young and my mom.

The person who mentioned cannoli cake above is correct. Amazing.

Good cheesecake is devine. There is a restaurant near me that has a really good one and it's the only place I'll order it. No fucking cherries or strawberries needed.

by Anonymousreply 6402/20/2021

Cherry-chocolate Groom's Cake. I'll never be a groom, but that won't stop me from making the cake.

by Anonymousreply 6502/20/2021

Carrot cake is great, but it's one of those things that has to be high-quality to really be enjoyable. You can get away with a cheap chocolate or vanilla cake that will still taste good, but I've never found that to be the case with carrot cake.

My grandmother had a chocolate caramel layer cake recipe that is still probably my favorite cake I've ever had. It's two layers of German chocolate cake, with a caramel filling with chocolate chips and walnuts in the middle. You bake the first layer, then cover it with the caramel, chocolate chips, and walnuts, add the second layer of cake batter, and bake again. When it cools, the chocolate chips harden and give the caramel layer a bit more texture (along with the walnuts). The frosting that goes on it is made out of whipped cream and vanilla Jello pudding mix. I've made it a few times over the years and never received anything but compliments. It's great, but too decadent. I avoid making it for this reason.

by Anonymousreply 6602/20/2021

I love a good dump

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by Anonymousreply 6702/20/2021

McCain Deep and Delicious.

by Anonymousreply 6802/20/2021

[quote] Carrot cake is great, but it's one of those things that has to be high-quality to really be enjoyable. You can get away with a cheap chocolate or vanilla cake that will still taste good, but I've never found that to be the case with carrot cake.

R66, what do you mean? I'm not a great baker, but I can make a good carrot cake. It's pretty basic and rustic, ingredients-wise. Not sure which ingredient needs to be "high-quality."

by Anonymousreply 6902/20/2021

Chocolate cake with that cheap vanilla frosting that crusts over.

by Anonymousreply 7002/20/2021

[quote]It reminds me of being young and my mom.

You were your mom?

by Anonymousreply 7102/20/2021

R70- That is the only combination I do not like. But I love a vanilla frosting that crusts over. I prefer yellow cake and vanilla frosting, chocolate on chocolate, and I LOVE (and need to make) a yellow cake with chocolate frosting.

by Anonymousreply 7202/20/2021

R64 is my cake spirit twin. Those are all my favorites. And that bundt cake (along with the unfortunately named "Tunnel of Fudge" cake remind me of my mother too.

That sounds SO bad. But I didn't name that fucking cake. But making either of those cakes made for a great day.

by Anonymousreply 7302/20/2021

Used to love the cheesecake at Il Fornaio. Since I came to Romania, before the pandemic, the fraus at work made crazy good Dobos torte and a local type of doughnut where the dough is made with sweet cheese and then it is deep fried, covered with the doughnut hole and sweet sour cream is the topping with boysenberry syrup drizzled on top.

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R74- Your post sounds like one sexual innuendo after another.

by Anonymousreply 7502/20/2021

Papanasi is one of the few things I miss about Romania. I've tried to make it here, but the cheese just isn't the same. Most Romanians boil the doughnuts, and, of course, Americans try to deep fry everything.

(And I miss mici during the summer, with spicy mustard and a beer!)

by Anonymousreply 7602/20/2021

R75 - honey, because at this point the sweet stuff is as close as I have to sex until this mess is over. Trust me, if I could substitute it with some good ass...

by Anonymousreply 7702/20/2021

Mont Blanc / Montebianco cake.

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by Anonymousreply 7802/20/2021

It sounds awesome. But very sexual! lol

The doughnut HOLE put it right over the top!!!!

Hmmmm. How old are you?

by Anonymousreply 7902/20/2021

I once had an amazing Entenmann’s Tres Leches cake but I’ve never seen one in the store since

by Anonymousreply 8002/20/2021

There is a small restaurant chain in Southern California with locations around Washington DC called Urban Plates. They make a cake that is amazing and it’s called apple cake with caramel buttercream. I had it for the first time two years ago and can’t stop thinking about it! I’ve probably had it six times since then and it’s still one of my top favorite cakes. I think they only have it during the fall. I wish I could make it at home!

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by Anonymousreply 8102/20/2021

How come the pre-made frosting found in tubs on store shelfs all taste so awful. They have way too much sugar and have a bitter aftertaste

by Anonymousreply 8202/20/2021

Often vegan cakes are pretty great

by Anonymousreply 8302/20/2021

Favorite of all time: German chocolate

Runner-up: Puerto Rican birthday cake (usually super-moist thanks to a healthy amount of rum).

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by Anonymousreply 8402/20/2021

R84- That actually looks REALLY good. One of the best cakes I have eaten (the actual cake) was "Alma Hackney's Rum Cake" from Red Truck Bakery.

The cake was so moist, dense, and delicious.

I am not a fan of alcohol in any desserts, but in this case, it was INSANE. And you do not detect any alcohol.

(Unlike Bourbon Vanilla Ice Cream- I cannot stomach that)

by Anonymousreply 8502/20/2021

R79 - I am 43, but on top of the right hole, I can pass for 23.

by Anonymousreply 8602/20/2021

Yum. Cake.

by Anonymousreply 8702/20/2021

Why, Lady Baltimore cake of course. Teehee!

by Anonymousreply 8802/20/2021

I am 43 too. That is too funny.

by Anonymousreply 8902/20/2021


Fuck Fondant. Right in the ass!

by Anonymousreply 9002/20/2021

Buche de Noel with raspberry filling.

by Anonymousreply 9102/20/2021

The first time I had a real buttercream frosting, I thought it was amazing. The texture, the butteriness.

I actually like the Costco "buttercream" frosting, which, IMO, is not really buttercream frosting.

by Anonymousreply 9202/20/2021

I used to make a cake from an old McCall's cookbook of my mother's. It's called PERFECT CHOCOLATE CAKE. It's a TRIPLE layer cake with chocolate butter cream frosting on the sides and top, but between the layers is WHIPPED CREAM. That was a FABULOUS cake. I haven't made it for over 20 years. I first made it back in 1989.

by Anonymousreply 9302/20/2021

My mother would make the most amazing Texas Sheet Cake with pecans in the icing.

Carrot Cake is really quite easy to make, even I can make it.

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R90- I agree. Fondant is CRAP. It may have a nice appearance but the texture is CRAP and it's ALWAYS too SWEET.

by Anonymousreply 9502/20/2021

Lemon cake with white lemon glaze.

by Anonymousreply 9602/20/2021

White cake with butter cream frosting. Guess I am like your partner. Chocolate cake is too rich for me. Carrot cake is the worst cake, ever.

by Anonymousreply 9702/20/2021

I simply cannot have the cake. Does nothing for my sex body. 😬

by Anonymousreply 9802/20/2021

Everybody already knows you don't eat fondant.

by Anonymousreply 9902/20/2021

I do like a good bit of fruitcake.

Fruit soaked in sherry, marzipan, and royal icing.

by Anonymousreply 10002/20/2021

In the 1980's and 1990's I would go to the supermarket and buy Oregon Farms Carrot Cake. It was a frozen cake but VERY good quality. Unfortunately I haven't seen that cake in at least 20 years.

by Anonymousreply 10102/20/2021

I used to make a FABULOUS Black Forest Cake from a book called- The Southern Foods Cookbook. Back in 1988 my brother and I went to a bookstore one day and he ended up buying that book (at my prodding). This recipe did not use KIRSCH which was good since I don't like my deserts SOAKED in booze.

A chocolate cake with whipped cream and cherries - it was SCRUMPTIOUS( what a GAY word. But that's okay because I'm GAY)

by Anonymousreply 10202/20/2021

[quote]I never thought one could actually make carrot cake in their kitchen!

Well where the fuck else would you make it, the bathroom?

by Anonymousreply 10302/20/2021

Am I the only one who prefers pie to cake? So much so, that for birthdays I always have a birthday pie.

by Anonymousreply 10402/20/2021

R103 you could always install a garbage disposal in your shower and prepare all your meals in the shower while showering.

by Anonymousreply 10502/20/2021

I thought it was CAK, not CAKE.

by Anonymousreply 10602/20/2021

R105: Germs! Germs!

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by Anonymousreply 10802/20/2021

Betty Crocker Devil’s mix out the box never lets me down.

by Anonymousreply 10902/20/2021

R101. Holy fuck. I can see that homey packaging right now

I purchased the chocolate cake/chocolate frosting version!!!

This is back in my first year of college in 1996.

You could just picture some imaginary lady making these load cakes on some farm.

by Anonymousreply 11002/20/2021

The coconut cake from "We Take The Cake" is beyond awesome. You can also order this on Goldbelly.

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Goldbelly marks things up too much.

by Anonymousreply 11202/20/2021

Not really 112- If you aren't in that vendor's area, and really want their goods- its a great option.

We Take the Cake makes an awesome pumpkin cake and chocolate cake.

But yes, their shipping rates are way too high.... especially on their website- Its worse than Goldbelly. It used to be $75.00 or so

by Anonymousreply 11302/20/2021


by Anonymousreply 11402/20/2021

There went my appetite.

by Anonymousreply 11502/20/2021

And I highly recommend that Alma Hackney's Rum Cake on Goldbelly to everyone here!

If you google Goldbelly discounts you can probably get it for $40.00 shipped-

Oh Chrissy, get the fuck out of our thread!!!!

by Anonymousreply 11602/20/2021

Chocolate cakes are my favorite!

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by Anonymousreply 11702/20/2021

Devil's Food cake with white frosting.

by Anonymousreply 11802/20/2021

From my local bakery, their whiskey cake.

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by Anonymousreply 11902/20/2021

We have 2 favs...Carrot and Banana with walnuts and then a Lemon Yoghurt cake.

by Anonymousreply 12002/20/2021

By the ocean

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by Anonymousreply 12102/20/2021

I prefer a GOOD vanilla cake, or ice cream.

by Anonymousreply 12202/20/2021

I used to love Coca-Cola cake. My mother would make it for my birthday. It is a very moist and rich cake. The last time I made it was probably 20 years ago for a party. By the time I moseyed over to the dessert table it was all gone!

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by Anonymousreply 12302/20/2021

Cherry cake, with icing made of Cool Whip whipped with Philadelphia cream cheese- and tinted pink with maraschino cherry juice.

by Anonymousreply 12402/20/2021

Almond cream cake

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by Anonymousreply 12502/20/2021

And now the bouncy vocal stylings of Miss Eileen Barton...

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by Anonymousreply 12602/20/2021

Beef Cake

by Anonymousreply 12702/20/2021

My carrot cake is too die for. But I think my all time favorite is a black forest cake.

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by Anonymousreply 12802/20/2021

I love a good coconut nut. Also devil's food cake. Some lemon cakes are also very delicious.

by Anonymousreply 12902/20/2021

R125- That looks good!

by Anonymousreply 13002/20/2021


[quote]I haven’t even seen a fruitcake in eons

Its out there, but you do need to hunt it down and remain alert for sightings. Fortunately my partner makes it and it is good

I also love any cake with coffee icing - its the only icing I really like

I cant stand marzipan though - is it called something else in the USA? Its far too sickly sweet for me

by Anonymousreply 13102/20/2021

R101 how does it compare to Trader Joe’s Karat Cake?

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by Anonymousreply 13402/20/2021

Vanilla cake with fluffy peanut butter frosting.

by Anonymousreply 13502/20/2021

How could I forget? BUMPY Cak!

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by Anonymousreply 13602/21/2021

R132- Trader Joe's doesn't sell that Carrot Cake anymore. If you're talking about the TJ's frozen CC- it was NOT good. Oregon Farms was FAR better.

by Anonymousreply 13702/21/2021

R11- What a STUPID name for a cookbook.


by Anonymousreply 13802/21/2021

Best cookbook names:

1. First You Take a Leek ...

2. You've Had Worse Things In Your Mouth

by Anonymousreply 13902/21/2021

YES, R61. A perfectly executed PRINSESSTÅRTA is to die for. My all time favorite cake!

by Anonymousreply 14002/21/2021

Blackout cak

by Anonymousreply 14102/21/2021

Princess cak!

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by Anonymousreply 14202/21/2021

Amaretto cake with raspberry filling and cream cheese frosting.

Black Forest Cake.

Pineapple Upside Down Cake with vanilla ice-cream.

by Anonymousreply 14302/21/2021

Red Velvet and Spanish Bar Cake.

by Anonymousreply 14402/21/2021

🥞 Pan Cake

by Anonymousreply 14502/21/2021

What does white cake taste like? As a child, I always marveled at the white cake mixes in the store and couldn’t imagine what they tasted like—flavorless? Bitter? The golden or yellow cakes seemed to have the flavor that I would imagine a white cake would have, in the sense that they were fairly plain and just tasted like butter, eggs, and sugar. To this day I don’t think I’ve had a white cake!

I also don’t know if I’ve ever had vanilla cake.

My favorite cake is chocolate sour cream. The batter just has sour cream in it, which adds moisture. It’s a round layer cake with chocolate (or fudge) buttercream frosting.

by Anonymousreply 14602/21/2021

R145, the best pancakes are “Giant Sunday Pancakes”—Google that recipe. You just have to reduce the amount of sugar in the mix by AT LEAST HALF (it’s appalling how much the recipe calls for).

by Anonymousreply 14702/21/2021

[quote] What does white cake taste like? ... The golden or yellow cakes seemed to have the flavor that I would imagine a white cake would have, in the sense that they were fairly plain and just tasted like butter, eggs, and sugar.

I think white cake is made the same way as yellow except that you omit the egg yolks.

by Anonymousreply 14802/21/2021

[quote] What your favorite type of cake?

Mah favorite be chaw koh LADE.

by Anonymousreply 14902/21/2021

Costco used to make a really great carrot cake with apricot filling and cream cheese frosting.

by Anonymousreply 15002/22/2021

[quote]The batter just has sour cream in it

How does one make a cake with only sour cream? I would think that it would at least include flour as well.

by Anonymousreply 15102/22/2021

Sorry, R151, after I posted that I realized it was very unclear. I meant to say that the sour cream is just an ingredient in the batter, the cake doesn’t taste like sour cream, and it doesn’t have a gooey sour cream center or anything like that.

by Anonymousreply 15202/22/2021

I love this carrot cake recipe. I'm a whore for cream cheese frosting and I don't put it on this cake because it doesn't need it. Sometimes I'll do an orange glaze if I'm feeling fancy.

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by Anonymousreply 15302/22/2021

German Chocolate Cake recipe. It's not complicated, it just takes some time.

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by Anonymousreply 15402/22/2021

Costco's carrot cake.

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by Anonymousreply 15502/22/2021

For all you carrot cake lovers try one from Caroline's Cakes. Out of this world delicious. I don't know what she does to the icing but it's so light and not overly sweet like so many make it.

by Anonymousreply 15602/22/2021

The type of cake that magically appears on the plates of starving peasants.

by Anonymousreply 15702/22/2021

Red dragon cheese cak.

by Anonymousreply 15802/22/2021

Ghetto A&P Spanish Bar Cake that you can't get anymore.

Following that, carrot cake.

by Anonymousreply 15902/22/2021

A bad combination is chocolate and cream cheese. Cream cheese brings out unpleasant sour notes in the chocolate.

by Anonymousreply 16002/22/2021

My favourite cake is made by a German bakery here. It’s a modified Furst Puckler cake, with a pie crust bottom layer, 3 alternating layers each of buttercream and cake (white and chocolate), a layer of marzipan, and then covered in chocolate.

I don’t normally like marzipan, but it makes this cake.

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by Anonymousreply 16102/22/2021

Welsh Seedcake. A rich, dense poundcake that includes caraway seeds and chopped, candied orange peel( the real stuff that is meant to be eaten like candy, not the fruitcake ingredient)

Maida Heatter's Chocolate Sour Cream Cake layered with Julia Child's Chocolate Mousse, frosted in REAL chocolate buttercream frosting. Worth every calorie.

Another vote for Spanish Bar Cake.

by Anonymousreply 16202/22/2021

Sorry to disappoint you, r159........

My mom makes Spanish Bar Cake from scratch. I've never tasted the A & P version, but I guarantee it probably doesn't even come close.

The carrot cake is also homemade, a carrot spice cake with a cream cheese frosting, topped with walnuts.

💕 Nobody bakes like mom.

by Anonymousreply 16302/22/2021

[quote]My mom makes Spanish Bar Cake from scratch. I've never tasted the A & P version, but I guarantee it probably doesn't even come close.


by Anonymousreply 16402/22/2021

[quote] A bad combination is chocolate and cream cheese. Cream cheese brings out unpleasant sour notes in the chocolate.

That actually sounds perfect.

by Anonymousreply 16502/22/2021

Chocolate cake with a total excess of chocolate icing.

by Anonymousreply 16602/22/2021

Bukake cake

by Anonymousreply 16702/22/2021

R147 could you make the pancakes smaller? I have an aversion to pancakes over 5 inches in diameter!

by Anonymousreply 16802/22/2021

R159 I found a recipe for that cake. Looks good!

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by Anonymousreply 16902/22/2021

Italian Rum Cake!

by Anonymousreply 17002/22/2021

Italian Love Cake

by Anonymousreply 17102/22/2021

Trader Joe's used to sell a frozen cake imported from France. It had four pears on top - Pear Tarte- what a YUMMY cake. Unfortunately they don't sell it anymore.

by Anonymousreply 17202/22/2021

This kind

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by Anonymousreply 17302/22/2021

R173- It looks like a PAIN in the ASS to make at home.

by Anonymousreply 17402/22/2021

[quote]Trader Joe's used to sell FILL IN THE BLANK. Unfortunately they don't sell it anymore.

I gave up on Trader Joe's because of this.

by Anonymousreply 17502/22/2021

My grandmother's coconut cake.

by Anonymousreply 17602/22/2021

[quote] could you make the pancakes smaller? I have an aversion to pancakes over 5 inches in diameter!

Yes! Just use a smaller ladle or measuring cup when you’re pouring the batter into the skillet, that’s all.

by Anonymousreply 17702/22/2021

Dark, rich chocolate cake with vanilla frosting. Or a Hostess Cupcake will do.

by Anonymousreply 17802/22/2021

[quote]I used to make a FABULOUS Black Forest Cake from a book called- The Southern Foods Cookbook.

R102, I cannot find any books under that exact title. Are you sure it's exactly that? Who are the author(s) and publisher?

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