Hell, I need The best tasting cake ever for a 60th birthday ...please help.

  • Posted by: sile
  • February 24, 2016


Bevi February 27, 2016
Sara Mouton's Classic White Cake is pretty darn good, even better when you add the egg yolks to make a yellow cake. Moist, takes icing well, great flavor. https://livelovelaughlearn.wordpress.com/2010/09/27/classic-white-cake/
BTW - have also made the Tender Yellow Cake by Suzanne and I agree - it's terrific.
canoetrip February 26, 2016
We have four kids and birthdays are a huuuge deal. Everyone asks for this cake - it tastes amazing, is super moist and chocolaty! My husband and I love it because it is super easy! .... It's Mike Harris' (22nd premier of Ontario :) ) chocolate cake recipe:

Into ONE BOWL (I know, I love this part) add:
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1 3/4 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup cocoa
Mix all the above and then add:
3/4 cup boiling water.
Mix well.
Bake at 350'F for 30 - 40 minutes (until done, you know the drill)

Happy Bday!
canoetrip February 26, 2016
Oh, I forgot to add that when it's cooled we melt chocolate and pour it on top... seriously good! My husband is making it this weekend for our son's 17th and adding a layer of chocolate ganache in the middle for extra amazingness!
HalfPint February 26, 2016
1/4 cup of cocoa doesn't seem like a lot of cocoa for a chocolate cake. Is that correct?
canoetrip February 26, 2016
Hi HalfPint - It is correct... it might not seem like enough but it really works (and I double checked to make sure :) )
ChefJune February 26, 2016
You also forgot to say what size pan(s) to bake it in...
canoetrip February 26, 2016
The original recipe called for a 10" bundt or tube pan but I don't have either so I have made it in two 9" cake pans and as cupcakes with great success! Sorry for not being specific :)
augustabeth February 25, 2016
Plantation Inn in Charleston has an amazing coconut cake and they gave the recipe to Martha Stewart. There are also copy cat recipes around. My family was FedExed a cake from there as a gift. There's been no other cake at Christmas... 3 step process is loooong. But if coconut is a fave you must try this!
Michele February 25, 2016
My daughter baked Ina Garten's Coconut Cake for my birthday when she was 16 (and an inexperienced baker). It was superb. The instructions are fool proof, very clear and the results delicious. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/coconut-cake-recipe.html
creamtea February 25, 2016
I second Tender Yellow cake! Filled with custard cream and topped with ganache it makes a fabulous Boston Cream Pie. If you pour the ganache warm, it drips down the sides in a picturesque way, and you don't have to fiddle with smoothing the sides. https://food52.com/blog/2262-tender-yellow-cake
ChefJune February 25, 2016
"Best" certainly depends upon the preferences of the birthday person and the baker, but in my life the past many years, this particular cake has been the hands down winner. But you have to like coconut. https://food52.com/recipes/22096-omg-coconut-pound-cake
foofaraw February 24, 2016
As the name said, "The Worlds's Best Cake"! The walnut variation is on https://food52.com/recipes/28118-the-walnut-variation-a-cake
Patricia February 24, 2016
What kind of cake does the birthday honoree like? That might narrow down the search. Adults, children, or both?
Smaug February 25, 2016
That's outrageously reasonable; watch it.
Danceswcooks February 24, 2016
Homemade Italian Cream Cake or Homemade Carrot Cake are delicious.
Smaug February 24, 2016
There was a "Truffle Torte" from R.L.Beranbaum on this site a few days ago- I haven't made it, but have made very similar cakes; you couldn't do much better if it's chocolate you want.
HalfPint February 24, 2016
Well, you can try Tender Yellow Cake from this site. It's pretty darn good and almost foolproof.
sile February 24, 2016
Thank You!
sile February 24, 2016
Hello was the word. Spell check did not do so well. so sorry.
sile February 24, 2016
Hello was the word. Spell check did not do so well. so sorry.

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HalfPint February 24, 2016
No worries. I've had to looking into cake for a birthday party for a one year and "Hell" seemed appropriate at times too ;)
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