All kinds of cake's! Chocolate cakes, fruity cakes, cheesecakes, carrotcakes, if it says cake and I thought it looked delish, it's here! No, I haven't tried them all, but when we have potlucks I pick "something sweet" and practice on my work friends!
I adopted this recipe. I had prepared it for a holiday function prior to the adoption. The comments from my original review stated, "This dense, rich chocolate cake is intensely moist. It baked perfectly and made a lovely layer cake. I will be using this recipe again for chocolate cake needs." The cake in my photo has Recipe #44126, between the layers, and is frosted with Recipe #31809 before being covered with my Recipe #105466. It was a huge hit, and I have made this cake many, many times since.
The Day of Kings (el Dia de Reyes), or Epiphany, is celebrated on January 6 to commemorate the day the magi arrived bearing gifts for the infant Jesus. The Day of the Kings is observed by Latin cultures with the making and eating of a rosca de reyes, a sweet yeast bread similar to Louisiana's King cake, with a hidden tiny plastic baby (or a dried bean), representing the baby Jesus, inside. If you get the slice with the "baby", you will have good luck all year. The Solo filling is generally found in the supermarket near the pie fillings. From the Texas Monthly magazine. Prep time includes rising time.
After making this for the office Mardi Gras party, I got requests to make this for birthdays, baseball's opening day, everything and anything. The dough, from Southern Living, is very rich and easy to work. The cream cheese filling is wonderful! I usually make the frosting all yellow, coloring the sugars the three colors. You can adjust the amount of food colors for your own preference. I like my colors a little more intense. I also slip in a plastic baby after baking from the underside of the cake.
I can't say enough about this cake, it is moist, dense and buttery!... I have made this using mini chocolate chips and just recently made it with dried cranberries, I plan on making this for the holidays to serve to guests! I baked mine in a tube pan. Since I am making this cake again for the holidays, I plan on adding in some red food colouring in the glaze, and I will chop up frozen or fresh cranberries and add them into the cake batter, but that is only optional.
Gale Gand and Jacquelyn Smola did this one their show Sweet Dreams. I've modified it a bit to suit our tastes but it went over well at a recent birthday party. Do not substitute root beer flavoring for the extract as it doesn't have the same concentrated flavor. Also, when I made this in a 9x13 pan it baked up very high so take that into consideration when you decide which pan(s) to use.
An old fashion spice cake my grandma used to serve to the neighbor ladies when they came to visit. She served it with coffee and gossip. She could throw this cake together in no time when she was expecting company. I found this and others in an old book I forgot I had.
On October 2, 2001, I discovered the Recipezaar Web site. I immediately joined so I could post a request for a recipe I had lost. In less than an hour, I had a reply: this recipe. Unfortunately, I never posted it into the database -- until now. My mistake. This cake was the reason I joined, and the friendly response I received was the reason I stayed!
Oh, the weather outside is frightful, But the kitchen smells delightful, I'm cooking something tropical, Let it snow, Let it Snow, Let it snow This is my son's favorite birthday cake and his birthday is in December, which is not a month you usually make a tropical summer dessert in. Which is why like us, you may just get the urge to go hang ten in your front yard in the middle of winter.. or not.
This recipe came from a church cookbook. I've made this for years. It is such a good cake that is good for any occasion! It makes a great coffee cake to take to work or also great served with some eggs and fruit for a brunch on a busy holiday morning!