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2013-12-20 03:01:13 PM  
cannabutter, son
 
2013-12-20 03:12:27 PM  
I can see why there are so few posts. Cake sucks. And not in a good way.
 
2013-12-20 03:26:40 PM  
Pumpkin cake with pumpkin mascarpone icing/filling, spiced dark chocolate ganache, and crumbled ginger snaps on top.

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goes over really well at winter pot-luck events.
 
2013-12-20 03:33:53 PM  
For special occasions I generally make a very rich, dense chocolate cake from scratch. It's rich enough that frosting it would be overkill, but if I'm in the mood I'll lightly sprinkle the top with powdered sugar. Since I don't plan on frosting it I use a 13x9x2 baking pan.


I also whip up a hot fudge pudding cake from time to time. Fairly quick to mix up and bake for an easy dessert.
 
DGS [TotalFark]
2013-12-20 04:06:38 PM  

msupf: Pumpkin cake with pumpkin mascarpone icing/filling, spiced dark chocolate ganache, and crumbled ginger snaps on top.

[imageshack.us image 850x635]

goes over really well at winter pot-luck events.


Wow, didn't see that coming in this thread. What an interesting idea. Did you come up with that?
 
2013-12-20 04:14:34 PM  
Here is a cake I made a while back.  Orange Sponge Cake, Real Homemade Raspberry Buttercream Exterior, Chocolate Buttercream Interior, and Spicy Chocolate Ganache

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2013-12-20 04:20:34 PM  

DGS: msupf: Pumpkin cake with pumpkin mascarpone icing/filling, spiced dark chocolate ganache, and crumbled ginger snaps on top.

[imageshack.us image 850x635]

goes over really well at winter pot-luck events.

Wow, didn't see that coming in this thread. What an interesting idea. Did you come up with that?


No, but definitely improved upon a found recipe. I had been looking for a good pumpkin cake recipe for a while, came across one similar to this, but it was a little bland. I've since moved on to using fresh ground spices instead of pre-made pumpkin spice, cutting in some sweet potato along with baked pie pumpkins instead of canned pumpkin puree, adding either some adobo or cayenne powder to the chocolate and using a lot less chocolate, and using homemade ginger snap cookies instead of store bought.

It's extremely rich, the cut-out portion fed 5 people. But it is my new favorite cake.
 
2013-12-20 04:21:39 PM  

Endive Wombat: Here is a cake I made a while back.  Orange Sponge Cake, Real Homemade Raspberry Buttercream Exterior, Chocolate Buttercream Interior, and Spicy Chocolate Ganache

[i.imgur.com image 720x540]
[i.imgur.com image 720x540]


internet high-five for spicing up the chocolate ganache!
 
2013-12-20 04:32:11 PM  

Purelilac: Cake sucks. And not in a good way.


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2013-12-20 04:47:05 PM  
My wife just made eggnog poundcake. I slice it, toast it, and add some butter, along with a cup of black coffee and my day is good.
 
2013-12-20 04:47:33 PM  

Endive Wombat: Here is a cake I made a while back.  Orange Sponge Cake, Real Homemade Raspberry Buttercream Exterior, Chocolate Buttercream Interior, and Spicy Chocolate Ganache

[i.imgur.com image 720x540]
[i.imgur.com image 720x540]


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2013-12-20 05:03:24 PM  
I want a slice of one of these cakes

http://www.theoriginalchocolatebar.com/Dessert.aspx

Also, a gallon of milk, and some people to share that slice with, those are large slices
 
2013-12-20 05:04:25 PM  
Urinal cakes
 
2013-12-20 05:05:28 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

Pancakes are a form of cake, no?
 
2013-12-20 05:06:22 PM  
Scratch-made chocolate cake w/ equally scratch-made mocha frosting. Good times.

Also made a killer cake for hubby one year - a 2 layer devil's food cake w/ raspberry preserves in the middle, and slathered with homemade raspberry frosting.

Best pie I ever made from scratch was a two layer pie - the first third of the pie pan was pecan and the rest was chocolate silk. The epitome of decadent.
 
2013-12-20 05:06:50 PM  

msupf: Pumpkin cake with pumpkin mascarpone icing/filling, spiced dark chocolate ganache, and crumbled ginger snaps on top.

[imageshack.us image 850x635]

goes over really well at winter pot-luck events.


Endive Wombat: Here is a cake I made a while back.  Orange Sponge Cake, Real Homemade Raspberry Buttercream Exterior, Chocolate Buttercream Interior, and Spicy Chocolate Ganache

[i.imgur.com image 720x540]
[i.imgur.com image 720x540]


My goodness, those look amazing!
 
2013-12-20 05:07:42 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: [upload.wikimedia.org image 640x480]

Pancakes are a form of cake, no?


damn that looks good, scallion corn cake? But the sauce looks asian.
 
2013-12-20 05:09:41 PM  
Cakes should come in a box. Like me.
 
2013-12-20 05:09:54 PM  
fark cake. Only pie for me.
 
2013-12-20 05:10:01 PM  
I suck at cake, so I use the box stuff.

I sub in melted butter for the vegetable oil though, and get no complaints.
 
JVD
2013-12-20 05:10:09 PM  
img560.imageshack.us

German Chocolate cake is master cake!
 
2013-12-20 05:11:10 PM  
Also, no fondant on cake.  It's an abomination.
 
2013-12-20 05:13:19 PM  
My sister used to make me a cake with brown sugar frosting and sliced bananas.  simple but friggin good.  No clue on the name of the cake.
 
2013-12-20 05:13:35 PM  
creampuffsinvenice.ca
I made a crepe cake for a friend's birthday (not my picture above, but similar. Was actually a lot easier than I would've thought, but then, I have two cast iron crepe pans, so could flip from one directly to the other, assembly line style. Came out much better than regular borin' old cake.
 
2013-12-20 05:13:42 PM  

Molavian: Also, no fondant on cake.  It's an abomination.


There is a marshmallow "fondant" replacement I've had recently that is actually good.

Otherwise, yes, fondant sucks.
 
2013-12-20 05:14:12 PM  
Before I die, I want to make a flourless chocolate cake (a local grocery store sold them all the time, then stopped suddenly)
 
2013-12-20 05:15:28 PM  

JVD: [img560.imageshack.us image 500x333]

German Chocolate cake is master cake!


Kuchen macht frei?
 
2013-12-20 05:15:55 PM  
Buy any cheap boxed cake mix follow directions on box. After the cake is done stab it 500 times with a fork. Pour 2 cups of 151 rum over cake put in fridge for 24 hours then frost.
 
2013-12-20 05:16:18 PM  

Endive Wombat: Here is a cake I made a while back.  Orange Sponge Cake, Real Homemade Raspberry Buttercream Exterior, Chocolate Buttercream Interior, and Spicy Chocolate Ganache

[i.imgur.com image 720x540]
[i.imgur.com image 720x540]


I don't believe you.  The cake is a lie.
 
2013-12-20 05:17:45 PM  
we've been making this Jello Cake for a very long time, a great hit with kids and adults alike.


Pre-heat oven to 350
1 9x13 cake


1 Box Yellow Cake Mix
1 Large box Jello (any flavor)(see note 1:)
2/3 cup oil
2/3 cup water
4 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla


Mix Cake and Jello.
add remaining ingredients.
Mix with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula until moistened
Beat for at least 3 minutes on highest speed of electric mixer, until creamy smooth and all one color
Pour into 9"x13" greased and floured pan.
Bake at 350(f) for about 40 minutes or until the top springs back when touched
Do Not Frost, Sprinkle with confectioners sugar, if desired

notes:

1.We like Orange best
2.Try making two flavors(a red and a green) and swirling them together in the pan
 
2013-12-20 05:18:19 PM  

litespeed74: But the sauce looks asian.


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2013-12-20 05:19:28 PM  
I have two, one I found on the interwebs, the other from my nana's recipe.

The first is my nana's velvet cake, not a big fan of red, so I did red white and blue, with home made butter cream. Diabeetus in one slice.

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The second I found on the interwebs. I'm a sucker for Somoa cookies(cococut dreams, whatever), and when I found this, I had to make it. It's a dual batter cake with toasted coconut, and I used sweetened coconut for the core. This one disappeared like Hoffa after a mafia dinner. I had one slice :( So I guess I'll have to make another one, just sucks because it's very time consuming to make.img.fark.net
 
2013-12-20 05:19:33 PM  
media1.onsugar.com

500 mg of chocolate cake, p.r.n., p.o

With a glass of tap water.
 
2013-12-20 05:21:30 PM  

msupf: Pumpkin cake with pumpkin mascarpone icing/filling, spiced dark chocolate ganache, and crumbled ginger snaps on top.

[imageshack.us image 850x635]

goes over really well at winter pot-luck events.


Man that looks awesome, do you have a recipe? Would you be willing to share it?
 
2013-12-20 05:22:29 PM  
gosmellthecoffee.com

/likes a bit of cake
 
2013-12-20 05:25:30 PM  
Not my recipe but made this one last weekend and it was gone overnight. Totally awesome and the icing is to die for, goes down good with a tumbler of milk or a mug of hot coffee. Warning: Sugar Shock.

Banana Snack Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
 
2013-12-20 05:26:17 PM  
The Joy of Cooking recipe for Banana Cake Cockaigne cracks me up: "Do try this if you like a banana flavor." Duh, that's why I'm looking up a banana cake recipe. OTOH its a very good moist 3 layer cake, especially with rum cream cheese frosting and sliced bananas between every layer.
 
2013-12-20 05:27:06 PM  
I've been wanting to try this one, but haven't gotten to it yet: Chocolate Guinness Crepe Cake with Irish Cream Whipped Frosting. Gonna try it for New Year's, I think.

And maybe one of Fark's bakers can help me out on this one. I tried it once, but it was a complete failure.

Murphy's And Bailey's Cheesecake

Crumb Crust
1 cup crumbs from gingersnaps
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Syrup
4 cups Murphy's Stout
2 cups dark brown sugar

Filling
One 8-ounce package cream cheese at room temperature
1 cup confectioner's sugar
2 cups heavy (whipping) cream
3/4 cup Bailey's Irish Cream liqueur
One 1/4 ounce envelope unflavored gelatin
1 cup boiling water

1. To make the crust: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a small bowl, combine the crumbs and melted butter. Press the crumb mixture onto the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch round springform pan. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until lightly browned. Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack.

2. To make the syrup: In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the stout and brown sugar. Gently bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 8-10 minutes, or until the mixture is thick and syrupy and coats the back of a spoon. Remove from the heat and let cool.

3. To make the filling: In a large bowl, combing the cream cheese and confectioner's sugar and beat until smooth with an electric mixer. Add the cream and beat for 3-4 minutes, or until smooth. Stir in half the Murphy's syrup and all of the Bailey's. In a small bowl, combine the gelatin and boiling water. Stir until the gelatin is completely dissolved, about 5 minutes. Stir 2 tablespoons of the syrup into the gelatin, then stir the gelatin into the cream cheese mixture. Pour the filling over the biscuit crust. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours, or until firm. Set aside the remaining syrup at room temperature.

4. When ready to serve, release the sides of the pan and slice the cheesecake into wedges. Drizzle some of the Murphy's syrup over each slice.


I followed the recipe, but for some reason the filling ended up separating into a mostly cream cheese top and a gelatinous alcoholic mix underneath. I'm guessing I just didn't mix long enough, or maybe the cream cheese I used wasn't at room temp or something.
 
2013-12-20 05:31:10 PM  
Someone make me a white chocolate cake, please? I have no family, no friends, no loved ones, no money. I just want some white chocolate goodness before I tighten this belt around my neck.
 
2013-12-20 05:32:03 PM  
A certain Vermont-based test kitchen published their "Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake" recipe.  It is, by far, the best chocolate cake in the universe.  Yea, you heard me.

Reposted here, for people that don't want to pay.
 
2013-12-20 05:32:20 PM  

Endive Wombat: Here is a cake I made a while back.  Orange Sponge Cake, Real Homemade Raspberry Buttercream Exterior, Chocolate Buttercream Interior, and Spicy Chocolate Ganache

[i.imgur.com image 720x540]
[i.imgur.com image 720x540]


Kudos to you, that is really pretty. What spice did you put in the ganache? I hope not siracha or chipotle or some other liquid fire. I don't like that fiery chocolate stuff. Burns my tum and lower down too.
 
2013-12-20 05:34:37 PM  
Orange Slice Cake.  Standard-ish fruit cake batter, with orange slice candy and chopped dates instead of the nasty candied fruit mix.  Soaked in an orange juice and confectioners sugar glaze.
 
2013-12-20 05:35:37 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-12-20 05:40:27 PM  
Chocolate... Butter Butter Butter
 
2013-12-20 05:42:03 PM  

meat0918: I suck at cake, so I use the box stuff.

I sub in melted butter for the vegetable oil though, and get no complaints.


I do that sometimes to when using a cake mix. I generally use jumbo eggs as well because it makes the cake even moister.
 
2013-12-20 05:43:45 PM  
My annual contribution to the Christmas Dinner:
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Buche de Noel (aka Yule log cake)

CAKE:
5 eggs, separated
1 cup sugar, divided
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup baking cocoa
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

MOCHA CREAM FILLING:
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons instant coffee granules

BUTTERCREAM FROSTING:
1/3 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup baking cocoa
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 to 3 tablespoons 2% milk

Directions
Line a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan with parchment paper;
grease the paper.

Place egg whites in a small bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
In a large bowl, beat egg yolks on high until light and fluffy. Gradually add 1/2 cup sugar, beating until thick and lemon-colored. Combine the flour, cocoa and salt; gradually add to egg yolk mixture until blended.

Beat egg whites on medium until foamy. Add cream of tartar; beat until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high until stiff peaks form. Stir a fourth into chocolate mixture. Fold in remaining egg whites until no streaks remain. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until cake springs back (do not overbake). Cool for 5 minutes; invert onto a cotton or linen towel (NOT terrycloth) dusted with confectioners' sugar. Peel off parchment paper. Roll up in the towel, starting with a short side. Cool on a wire rack.

In a large bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add sugar and coffee granules. Beat until stiff peaks form; chill. Unroll cooledcake; spread filling to within 1/2 in. of edges. Roll up again. Place on serving platter; chill.

In a large bowl, beat frosting ingredients until smooth. Frost cake.
Using a fork, make lines resembling tree bark. Yield: 12 servings.
 
2013-12-20 05:47:19 PM  
Bourbon makes a cake great.  That way, the cake is not a lie.
 
2013-12-20 05:48:02 PM  
For Christmas every year, my mother makes an apricot nectar cake, which is delicious and I'll never get the recipe. And she drizzles it with an icing composed of nothing but lemon juice and confectioner's sugar.

When I make a cake, it goes something like this: Duncan Hines yellow cake mix--prepared as directed until you get to the pouring in a pan. Grease mini loaf pans, divide batter evenly, and bake. Cool and de-pan.

Mix one small tub of frozen Cool Whip with a touch of vanilla extract. Slice each mini cake loaf in half (or thirds, if you're being fancy about it), then slather on the Cool Whip, divided evenly. Place in fridge and forget about it for at least an hour. Now time for a frosting, right?

Of course! I know I'm a heathen for doing this, but I like the jarred frostings, especially the ones with sprinkles in them. It's just so festive. So frost as you like, and decorate as you like--I sometimes take the tubes of frosting that have the star tips in them already and go to town. More sprinkles.

Great news: If you're fat like me, each mini loaf cake is a perfect single serving.
 
2013-12-20 05:48:30 PM  

msupf: Pumpkin cake with pumpkin mascarpone icing/filling, spiced dark chocolate ganache, and crumbled ginger snaps on top.

[imageshack.us image 850x635]

goes over really well at winter pot-luck events.


You sound fat.

/jk
 
2013-12-20 05:48:44 PM  

cardex: Buy any cheap boxed cake mix follow directions on box. After the cake is done stab it 500 times with a fork. Pour 2 cups of 151 rum over cake put in fridge for 24 hours then frost.


Booze: is there anything it doesn't make better?
 
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