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Bethalize

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Wanted: Amazing cake recipe
« on: January 20, 2013, 08:03:09 AM »
I bake a fair bit. I do pretty cupcakes too, with homemade decorations.

I belong to a sporting club where ladies have cake afterwards. I'm attending again next weekend and I want to put up a good showing. My lemon drizzle cupcakes, which have earned me two proposals of marriage, did not win! So I need to do better.

Do any of you have a recipe that is a truly amazing cake that you would be kind enough to share with me please? Not chocolate, as several other people are doing chocolate already.

Thank you!

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Re: Wanted: Amazing cake recipe
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2013, 08:23:12 AM »
I have not made these, but I've had them bookmarked for some time and there are a lot of positive comments to the post, so I think chances are good the recipe is reliable.
http://www.cupcakeproject.com/2010/08/tiramisu-cupcakes.html

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Re: Wanted: Amazing cake recipe
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2013, 08:57:46 AM »
I havent' made these but I saw it on a Martha stewert episode and they looked yum:

http://www.marthastewart.com/336435/lemon-meringue-cupcakes

of course, my impression may have been slightly tainted by the fact that i was working out at the gym while watching this episode, and by that point i would've gladly eaten a paper plate covered with fake icing, but still they looked nice. i love all things lemon.

how about a pistachio/chocolate mousse cake? I can give you the recipe in french if that will help. here's a link to the recipe in french and hebrew to give you an idea of how it looks. if you want, i'll translate it for you later on. http://mablogeria.blogspot.co.il/2012/12/blog-post_31.html




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Re: Wanted: Amazing cake recipe
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2013, 09:08:26 AM »
http://www.joyofbaking.com/OrangeChiffonCake.html

This is utterly wonderful. I have shared this recipe with various other hen keepers when they have a lot of eggs to use up, and it never fails to amaze. It is like eating orange air.

I reduce the amount of oil by 1/3, and if I don't have an orange I use 2 tbsp of orange extract instead of the zest.

I have also made it with gluten-free flour, and it works 95% as well, since all of the structure is provided by the eggs.
   

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Re: Wanted: Amazing cake recipe
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2013, 09:46:53 AM »
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Re: Wanted: Amazing cake recipe
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2013, 10:13:58 AM »
I'm eating this for breakfast right now http://www.southernplate.com/2012/01/cappuccino-cake.html Sooo good. I hate frosting and I am eating all the frosting on my plate.  Good luck and share your lemon cupcake recipe! I could use another husband to do some work around the house ;D

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Re: Wanted: Amazing cake recipe
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2013, 03:04:45 PM »
This is a link to Trisha Yearwood's Key Lime Cake. I have made this cake at least half a dozen times in the last 18 months, when I first found the recipe. It is sweet and tart at the same time, and it looks simply beautiful when it's been cut into.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/key-lime-cake-recipe/index.html
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Re: Wanted: Amazing cake recipe
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2013, 04:43:24 PM »
I'm very grateful to you all for your recommendations. I am reading all this recipes and filing them for further deliberation.

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Re: Wanted: Amazing cake recipe
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2013, 01:33:34 AM »
Can you have booze in them? I've had excellent luck with these: http://www.coconutandlime.com/2008/03/absinthe-makes-heart-grow-fonder.html

However, a warning: cut back a bit on the absinthe if you got one of the more high-octane brands, and make absolute sure that your baking soda and baking powder are sifted very well. One of them exploded in my oven (literally. . . it forced the oven door open several inches). One direct hit to a heating element, and I had a fireball in the oven. (Closing the oven door cut off the oxygen, thereby extinguishing said fireball, but it was a rather alarming experience.)

I also have had good luck with strawberries and champagne cupcakes. I don't remember how I made them, though. I kind of winged it. But everyone liked them. If I do it again, I'll probably skip the buttercream in favor of an egg white-based icing.

Margarita cupcakes are also delightful. Rachel Ray has a good recipe (look for Tequila Lime Cupcakes), but I recommend upping the lime and tequila content and cutting back a bit on the salt.

I also once did a white chocolate mousse cake with raspberry mousse filling and fluffy white chocolate buttercream icing. That was a layer cake, but I bet it would work as cupcakes if you piped the filling in.

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Re: Wanted: Amazing cake recipe
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2013, 04:51:59 AM »
However, a warning: cut back a bit on the absinthe if you got one of the more high-octane brands, and make absolute sure that your baking soda and baking powder are sifted very well. One of them exploded in my oven (literally. . . it forced the oven door open several inches). One direct hit to a heating element, and I had a fireball in the oven. (Closing the oven door cut off the oxygen, thereby extinguishing said fireball, but it was a rather alarming experience.)

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I'm too scared to try that one!