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Need a cake recommendation

Making a cake for an uncle as a surprise. I want something that's fairly traditional but that will make him feel very special. I'm comfortable baking but not a wizard.

asked by missb503 over 4 years ago

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mensaque
added over 4 years ago

Whenever I need a new cake recipe I turn to marthastewart.com.Lots of great easy cakes there.

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Regine
added over 4 years ago

Check in Food52 Sdebrango's tender layer yellow cake recipe and her chocolate ganached frosting which won the frosting contest a few days ago.

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ATG117
added over 4 years ago

Amanda's dump-it cake gets a lot of press around here. It's super simple and foolproof. I like the idea of using the contest winning chocolate ganache frosting. I make a very similar salted caramel ganache frosting that is a true winner. If you don't want to do the yellow cake, i usually pair it with a chocolate cake. I use this one: http://m.foodnetwork.com...
If you want something more seasonal, I've also had great luck with the applesauce cake with caramel glaze. Te faulknerian spice cake has also been on my list of to-tries

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ATG117
added over 4 years ago

P.S. This question has come up a bunch. For more suggestions, you might search the hotline.

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boulangere
boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added over 4 years ago

This one is a long-standing family favorite with quite a story behind it:
http://food52.com/recipes...

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Regine
added over 4 years ago

You can also try a cake i just added which i served for dessery tonight. It is a butter cake and no icing is needed. I served it with rasberries and whipped cream. Not sure if it is "traditional" though since it has no icing. Check Norwegian Butter Cake.

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arcane54
added over 4 years ago

The Faulknerian Family Spice Cake is a wonderful fall cake. warmly spicy with a magic frosting that is unbelievably easy! http://food52.com/recipes...

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Maedl
Maedl

Margie is a trusted home cook immersed in German foodways.

added over 4 years ago

The only cake that qualifies as a birthday cake in my book is a layered chocolate cake. You can dress it up by adding a contrast flavoring such as orange zest or ginger. Then, apply a dark chocolate icing and decorate with curls of orange peel and shaved chocolate or edible flowers.

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Nancy
Nancy

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added 3 months ago

Old thread that popped up. My experience making birthday cakes for adults is that 80-90% asked for chocolate. For celebrations, I like Black Forest Cake (schwarzvalder kirschtorte). Chocolate sponge cake, cherry brandy, whipped cream, cherries.

creamtea
creamtea

Lisanne is a trusted home cook.

added over 4 years ago

Another vote for sdebrango's Tender Yellow Cake (stuffing the ballot box would be more like it, it's so good): http://food52.com/recipes... family favorite with chocolate ganache for the makings of Boston Cream Pie.

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saeid6780
added 3 months ago

It was better to specify the age of the uncle. But there are things that all men are interested in at least one of them. I write some of these things at the bottom. You can think of them And according to one of them, choose a good cake for baking:
Favorite sports team
Favorite car
Favorite food
favorite hobby
Favorite objects
memory album cake
Birthday number cake
source.

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