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Old 04-27-2016, 09:47 AM   #1
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What is the best cake(s) you've ever made

What is the best cake you've ever made, or at least, been the most proud of?

Mine, a seven layer butter-pecan cake with butterscotch frosting between layers and to cover. All was made from scratch and wowed the crowd.

I've also made two wedding cakes, one a sponge cake that the bride and groom requested that came out dead perfect (someone else decorated it), and then a red velvet cake, again from scratch, decorated with a white chocolate buttercream that came out silky smooth, with edible flowers decorating the top and sides. The sheet cake was the same, again with the edible flowers arranged artistically.

Those are my claims to fame in the cake world. My personal favorites are: (not in any specific order) carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, chocolate mayonaise cake with chocolate buttercream/Nutella icing, and pineapple upside down cake.

Oh, waite; do blueberry pancakes count?

Tell us about your best cakes.

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Old 04-27-2016, 11:12 AM   #2
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The best cake I have made is a toss up between 2 of them (both due to
the recipes rather than myself!):-

- Chocolate Brownie - where prune puree replaces some of the sugar (I reduce the brown sugar quantity anyway so that the chocolate flavour is more pronounced).

- Carrot Cake - that also has walnut oil, eggs, shredded coconut, raisins and wholemeal flour. I have yet to taste one anywhere else that is as good! Moist, chewy and rich.
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Old 04-27-2016, 03:16 PM   #3
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SilverSage's carrot cake and cream cheese icing recipes.


Also an almond and semolina pudding (really a cake)


A Cypriot treat - almond and semolina pudding
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Old 04-27-2016, 03:59 PM   #4
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From scratch, a Chocolate Raspberry cake with raspberry in the cake and frosting and a middle of homemade raspberry jam separating the layers.
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Old 04-27-2016, 06:01 PM   #5
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SilverSage's carrot cake and cream cheese icing recipes.


Also an almond and semolina pudding (really a cake)


A Cypriot treat - almond and semolina pudding
Can you please post a link to SilverSage's carrot cake and cream cheese icing recipes
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Old 04-27-2016, 06:21 PM   #6
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Cheesecake






Katie H's Black Devil's Food Cake



Whipped cream, sliced bananas and sliced strawberries.






Cherry topping, whipped cream and flaked coconut on top.


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Old 04-27-2016, 07:50 PM   #7
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CAKE!

My first Cheesecake

My first Ice Cream Cake

Upside Down Cake

My first "scratch" Yellow Cake

THE best Blueberry Crumb Cake

Tunnel of Fudge Cake

Gee, that's alot of cake!
I like pie too
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Old 04-27-2016, 08:21 PM   #8
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Thanks, Beth. It's flattering that you use my recipe.

MsM, I've posted it on forums in the past - it may be here somewhere. But I know it's on that blog that I started (and abandoned) several years ago. If the mods don't mind, here's the link to the page. Silver Sage: Living Up to a Memory

Mods, I'm not promoting it, it's quite old and very limited. It's just simpler than retyping.
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I'd have to say our wedding cake. I worked on the recipes for quite a while. It was a white cake with a touch of almond flavor each of three layers was spread with a bit of raspberry jam and filled with whipped white chocolate ganache. The cake was iced with swiss meringue buttercream. Sounds kinda involved and it kinda was, but I streamlined the recipes so that I could make them 1000 miles away in my mom's kitchen.
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Home made 3 layer German Chocolate cake several years ago. I've never been much of a baker but boy, was I ever proud of it. I love the coconut and pecans, but no one else in my family these days cares much for it, so I'll probably not do it again.
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