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sweet_apple_pie
« on: April 11, 2008 06:06:38 PM »

i want to make my daughter a birthday cake, and i am in search of the most awesome care recipe.  all i can find are books on decorating, and i already know how i'm going to decorate it, so to me the TASTE is far more important. i haven't found anything interesting yet. is there like a recipe for world's most delicious cake?

i just hate hate hate regular cake, so dry, so common. i dont bake cakes mostly for that reason, i cannot find one i like enough to make.

<-- one picky biotch  Roll Eyes 
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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2008 11:14:07 PM »

I hope this helps.  When I need a decorated cake or just a good cake I use this.  It's tried and true for years now.  I haven't' found one better. 

I call it:  Deluxe Chocolate Cake

2 eggs                                                        1 1\2 c. flour
vanilla to taste (I use around 2 t.)                      1\2 c. cocoa
2\3 c. marg.                                                 1 3\4 t baking powder
1 1\4 c sugar                                                1 c. milk

Put everything into food processor and mix.  (not too long just til everything is mixed well).
Put into your cake pan.  Bake til done.  Check in about 30 minutes.  Do No Over Bake otherwise you are back to the dry cakes.
This is a single cake.  For a double cake just double all ingredients.
Baking time is very important.  It doesn't take long to bake and you'll have a wonderful moist cake.
Bake at 180C.
I have used this recipe for everything from a simple cake to wedding cakes and birthday cakes.
Hope this has helped.
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serandib
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2008 06:56:52 AM »

I don't have a recipe for you but you might want to check out - www.cakecentral.com - it is a really awesome site!
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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2008 02:53:10 PM »

I used regular Devil's Food cake mix from a box and add a good 1/2 cup of sour cream and about the same amount of Nutella. Mmm.
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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2008 07:31:37 PM »

I used regular Devil's Food cake mix from a box and add a good 1/2 cup of sour cream and about the same amount of Nutella. Mmm.

That sounds awesome... do you make the cake per the box intructions, and add the sour cream and nutella with the other wet ingredients? I really want to try this!
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Veritas_rose
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2008 05:28:46 PM »

I too, am curious about this wonder that is a sour cream/nutella devils food cake. It sounds quite lovely.
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« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2008 11:31:38 AM »

i'm not sure if this is to late, but this is my FAVORITE cake ever.  and it stays moist for as long as it takes to eat!
1 pkg. of white cake mix (if you can find a mix that doesn't have "pudding" or "moist" in the title, it will be a lot better, when we use those mixes it kinda falls in the middle, like a backwards dome.)
3 tablespoons flour
1 pkg. of strawberry jello
1/2 cup water
3/4 cup oil
4 eggs
1/2 cup frozen strawberries, thawed
 
Icing:
1/2 stick margarine, softened
1 pkg. powdered sugar
6 tablespoons frozen strawberrie, thawed
 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Add flour, jellow, water, oil and eggs to cake mix.  Beat at medium speed until smooth.  Fold in strawberries (reserving the 6 tablespoons for icing).  Pour into greased cake pan.  Bake for 30 to 35 minutes.  Cool completely before icing. 
For the icing, melt margaring and add powdered sugar then strawberries.  Spread on cooled cake.
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Veritas_rose
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2008 03:15:11 PM »

I tried that strawberry cake thingy last night, and I loved it!!! Thanks so much!
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sweet_apple_pie
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2008 07:48:51 PM »

thank you everyone for your replies. i'm gonna have a lot of experimenting to do this weekend. I have already offered friends to make cakes for various occasions just so i can try out recipes.
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mum2five
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2008 11:40:59 PM »

This is the best recipe, I use it as a base for alot of my birthday cakes.  It is moist and dense just like a chocolate mud cake.  Holds up well to shaping and frosting.

Here it is.

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

2 1/2 cups plain flour, 2 1/2 teaspons bicarb soda, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 3 eggs, 2 cups grated unpeeled zucchini, 1/2 cup cocoa, 1 teaspoon salt, 2 cups sugar, 2 teaspoons vanilla, 1/2 cup milk 3/4 cup butter.
(*Optional add 1 cup chopped walnuts/pecans if you wish, I usually omit just in case nut allergies)

Combine flour, cocoa, soda, salt, cinnamon - set aside. Beat butter, sugar until smooth and creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beat well. Stir in vanilla and zucchini. Alternatively add dry ingredients and milk into zucchini mixture (add nuts now if using). Pour into greased and floured 9" x 13" (23cm x 33cm) pan. Bake in moderate oven for 45-60 minutes. Cool in pan for 20 mins. Turn out and ice with chocolate frosting. This cake freezes well.

Enjoy!
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