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Cake that travels well?

I'm looking to bake a birthday cake but have a 5 hour drive to transport it. Any recommendations on cake types/recipes that would travel well / doesn't need to be refrigerated? I'm guessing a cake without frosting (eg flourless chocolate cake). Thanks!

asked by Princey almost 4 years ago
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added almost 4 years ago

Something like a Texas sheet cake would work. It generally has a simple chocolate frosting and is low profile.

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added almost 4 years ago

Bundt cakes usually travel well, or something with a strussel type topping rather than a frosting that could melt in the car. They might not look like traditionally frosted birthday cakes but they are still delicious.

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Sam is a trusted home cook.

added almost 4 years ago

The container would be more important than the type of cake. Most cakes don't need a 'fridge for a 1 day or so. Just an air tight container and in your case, a crush proof container.

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Margie is a trusted home cook immersed in German foodways.

added almost 4 years ago

there is a Turkish/Greek cake called revani that is baked in a rectangular pan and then soaked in a syrup. It is very easy to transport and tastes heavenly, although it doesn't look like a traditional birthday cake. You could dress it up with mascarpone or creme fraiche and berries or edible flours.

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HalfPint is a trusted home cook.

added almost 4 years ago

Pound cake or angel food cake. Both are very sturdy, don't require refrigeration in transit. Dust with powdered sugar before serving or bring fresh cut fruit or a fruit compote that can be served on the side when it's dessert time.

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added almost 4 years ago

I agree that a good container is paramount.
Lock and lock has a great transporter, and
there is a locking Bundt cake carrier in many catalogues. If you want to bring a layer cake, why not transport it deconstructed? Carefully
wrap layers and put in a carrier, and put your frosting in a plastic container in a bag with an
ice pack , if necessary. Assemble when you arrive at your destination.

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added almost 4 years ago

Please consider the Louisa Cake recipe from the Food 52 archives. It is very moist and definitely will travel well, and tastes great on top of all else!!!NJOY...ch

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