@Creekland, I’m with you on coconut donuts. And coconut cake is well-loved in our household.
lemon curd is the one!!!
My friend makes this apple cinnamon cake that is perfection!
You all got me thinking and I remembered this one! Haven’t made it in years (plus recipe was probably different)…but.
Pina Colada Cake
Just not THIS cake! Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for April 29, 2021 - GoComics
(Sorry, couldn’t resist.)
I love carrot cake. Or hummingbird cake. I love a cake that had “extras” in it like raisins/nuts. I do not love cream cheese frosting. I prefer my carrot cake to have a good vanilla buttercreme.
Besides that, it’s more about the frosting than the cake. Eating your average cake - like chocolate or white or whatever doesn’t do a lot for me unless it’s REALLY moist. A dryer cake isn’t worth the calories. A good frosting on the other hand is worth ALL the calories.
I also like doing a bundt/tube type cake that is dense - either a chocolate with a chocolate frosting drip or a tart lemon cake with tart lemon frosting drip.
This thread is the best.
But now I’m thinking of what bakery(ies) to hit up this week.
Ok, I always find out how non-typical I am. I rarely care for any frosting on a cake and will often cut it off to give it to someone else just eating the cake. I’d buy them unfrosted if it were an option.
I also don’t like frosted or glazed donuts and any poptart I consume is the unfrosted variety.
Coconut is, of course, an exception.
Creekland, same! I’d also go for a homemade chocolate ganache.
My D and her friend used to make “naked cake,” because they didn’t care for frosting! But give me a carrot cake with really decadent cream cheese frosting, and I will eat more than I should.
I rarely buy cakes or cupcakes from bakeries, because their frosting is disgusting. But mine is fine, especially the ganache. I can just eat that straight.
I tend to agree with you when it comes to “regular” frosting, but I LOVE cream cheese frosting.
If I’m being honest, I have to admit that within my house 4 of us have finished off a carrot cake with frosting within 24 hours. THAT’S 3 CUPS OF SUGAR.
Baked Alaska with Cherry García (instead of Neapolitan). Yum!
So funny…when I have cake or cupcakes, the first thing I do is scrape the frosting off. I like the cake part, but not the frosting.
@thumper - I’ll be glad to take the frosting off your hands and not let it go to waste. Especially if it’s buttercream
My issue with frosting is that it’s usually way too thick and way too sweet. A ganache is nice…usually quite thin and not too sweet.
If I make homemade cakes or cupcakes (not done very often) I put a skim coat of frosting on the cake. Just enough to add some flavor but not over power the cake itself.
Oh, I love a good frosting! My D is nursing & has to avoid dairy & soy. For her birthday, I baked her the most amazing dairy & soy free chocolate cake. The frosting was decadent!
Hands down my favorite is German chocolate cake with coconut pecan frosting. (I will happily eat the frosting without the cake…) My second favorite is plain white cake with chocolate buttercream frosting. Boring, I know.
Not a huge fan of carrot cake; I prefer applesauce cake with browned butter cream cheese frosting. It’s D2’s favorite and I once–when she was feeling homesick-- mailed her a homemade applesauce sheetcake more than halfway across the US in a standard USPS priority box when she was in college. The cake arrive intact- the frosting wasn’t even mushed against the pan cover when she got it.
I made an excellent cake this weekend. The frosting was so very very good. I made it in a springform pan. Increased the chocolate in both the cake and frosting by adding in some unsweetened cocoa. Also added a dash of salt to both. It’s a keeper.
I love that cookbook! It was a shower gift from my MIL almost 30 years ago!