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I need to make a special birthday cake for Tuesday morning, for the minister's wife. Not Chocolate. Any ideas?

asked by MyLittleCuddles over 6 years ago
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Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added over 6 years ago

I'm partial to this one:

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added over 6 years ago

Dorrie Greenspan talks about a Perfect Party Cake in her Baking book and it is from this Nick M recipe:

White cake flecked with lemon, a fantastic lemon buttercream, raspberry filling and coconut on the outside. Wonderful! Many steps but not hard. Make the layers the day before and wrap in plastic to break down the work, plus most cake will improve overnight if wrapped airtight. I buy the container of eggwhites for this.

Here's a pic with links to more pics when bloggers made this.

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added over 6 years ago

Why angel food, of course! Maybe a lemon angel food with a bit of a glaze?

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added over 6 years ago

This one is divine also! You might have to bake more than one cake.

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added over 6 years ago

How about a coconut layer cake? Or a yellow cake with jam in between the layers with a chocolate fudge frosting. Or, if you're opposed to a chocolate frosting, maybe a vanilla buttercream. You can do a red velvet or a carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. These recipes come to mind (though the dorie greenspan recipe, mentioned above, also sounds delish):



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added over 6 years ago

or just saw this:

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Just a few other combinations: yellow cake layered and filled with raspberries soaked in limoncello, with a lemon zest butter cream frosting. Spice cake filled with a mixture of blueberries, sour cream, and nutmeg. Hard apple cider spice cake filled with a date-currant paste, covered in an applejack glaze.

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added over 6 years ago

I am extremely partial to this Sara Moulton cake. http://www.chef2chef.net...
I make the yellow cake version with 3 eggs and an extra egg yolk. The cake is light, delicious, and evokes that birthday cake taste I remember as a kid. Use whole milk.
Paired with Gale Gand's easy buttercream frosting, you have yourself a party! Here is a photo of one of its recent appearances!

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added over 6 years ago

Thanks everyone! I sure hope it tastes as good as it looks! I'll know in the morning. This is what I made for the minister's wife's birthday tomorrow.
I couldn't decide between lemon drizzle or fresh strawberries, so I did both ;-) I call it Strawberry-Lemonade Angel Food Cake. The cake of course was from the recipe above: http://allrecipes.com...
I made the drizzle from Jamie Oliver's recipe: 250g (8oz) icing sugar (powdered sugar) whisked with zest and juice of 1 lemon. The glass jar is a strawberry coulis I devised from this recipe: http://www.food52.com/recipes... , substituting a large can of strawberries in juice for the fresh.

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