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What cake to serve at a summer dessert party to celebrate a friend's marriage.

Looking for something pretty (with layers) and tasty. Already serving fruit served in the watermelon shell, chocolate mint brownies and peach ice cream. Any suggestions?

asked by katiecookstoo over 6 years ago

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added over 6 years ago

Sounds like an awesome party. Here are some options:

Grown Up Birthday Cake: http://www.food52.com/recipes...

Angel Food Cake with Heath Bar Whipped Cream Icing: http://www.food52.com/recipes...

Lemon Birthday Cake: http://www.food52.com/recipes...

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added over 6 years ago

Was also going to suggest the Grown Up Birthday Cake. But then I might skip the brownies. Also this cake is good with summer fruits and would work well with the peach ice cream: http://www.food52.com/blog...

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added over 6 years ago

Oh you want layers, how about a delicious "Whipped Creme Caramel Cake" From Southern Living Magazine December 2008 Issue? It's incredibly delicious and a bit challenging, but one your guests wont forget. I have recipe if you cannot find. [email protected]

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added over 6 years ago

Coconut cake or lemon cake. I'd recommend the one from Planter's Inn/Peninsula Grill in Charleston. They do not list their recipe anywhere online but surely you could find something similar. Or a strawberry cake with a little lemon zest??

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added over 6 years ago

Thanks for all the great suggestions. I will definitely be trying some of them. For the party I went with a "lemon party cake"--white cake, lemon filling and whipped cream frosting. It was yummy and balanced out the other offerings. I appreciate all who share their thoughts with food pickle.

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