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(Some Guy)   Marginally proficient cook baking a cake for my wife for Mothers Day. Looking for suggested recipes, LGT one example   ( divider line
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2020-05-05 2:14:21 PM  
Step one:  Cut hole in box...
2020-05-05 3:32:23 PM  
I had an old manager who used to say Baking Cakes in conversations about projects progressing forward. As in "Now we're baking cakes!"

I wanted to slap him, instead I would fire up the management bullshiat generator for my email responses
2020-05-05 3:49:33 PM  
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2020-05-05 4:31:05 PM  
Two suggestions (from someone with scant cake experience who did this for his mom's birthday a month ago):

1) Find a poundcake recipe and make some layers.

2) Find a buttercream recipe and make some of that.

3) Combine those into a cake-shaped thing. If the layers are thick I'd recommend slicing them horizontally into more layers.

Poundcake is easy and people really like it. Buttercream is, well, if you're unfamiliar with buttercream I will leave it to you to learn about buttercream by making some and then eating the results.

Don't try to overdo things.
2020-05-05 4:36:12 PM  
When frosting, apply a thin skimcoat to all sufaces and allow to set, 5-10 min. This prevents the crumbs from migrating to the surface of the decorative coating.
2020-05-05 4:44:00 PM  
Red Velvet and German Chocolate are my only two suggestions.
2020-05-05 4:54:54 PM  
Duncan Hines over Pillsbury. Both over Great Value.

The Funfetti doesn't add anything flavorwise but is a nice touch for the young-at-heart.
2020-05-05 4:59:36 PM  
Ina Garten's Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Ganache Frosting:

1/4 pound unsalted butter at room temperature
1 cup sugar
4 extra-large eggs, at room temperature
1 1/3 cups Hershey's chocolate syrup
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
For the ganache:
1/2 cup heavy cream
8 ounces good semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon instant coffee granules
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes.
2020-05-05 5:11:34 PM  

FrancoFile: Red Velvet and German Chocolate are my only two suggestions.

Carrot Cake if you don't want to get fancy. Sacher Torte if you do.
2020-05-05 5:41:30 PM  
Sponge cake, sandwiched with raspberry jam and buttercream or whipped cream
2020-05-05 5:56:43 PM  
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2020-05-05 7:23:52 PM  
really depends on your wife who only you know

is she a big chocolate cake with writing on it kinda gal
or more of a carrot cake person?


2020-05-05 11:09:01 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: FrancoFile: Red Velvet and German Chocolate are my only two suggestions.

Carrot Cake if you don't want to get fancy. Sacher Torte if you do.

The America's Test Kitchen Carrot Cake:​/​recipe/3634005/carrot-cake-americas-te​st-kitchen.html

America's Test Kitchen Cream Cheese Frosting (I subbed unsweetened Greek yogurt for the sour cream):​m​/2009/03/12/cream-cheese-frosting/
2020-05-06 12:07:57 AM  
Red wine chocolate cake with raspberry buttercream.

I made this last year for my Mom's birthday. I'm more of a cheesecake baker so I had never piped frosting on a cake before. Other than looking a little wonky it was outstanding.  I made her a banana cream cheesecake this year.

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