would love to bake a cake.....any suggestions?

@winky73 (1396)
United States
January 24, 2007 11:18am CST
I'm tired of the same old cakes.Does anybody have a good recepie and would you share with me please?!
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@babyhar (1338)
• Canada
24 Jan 07
I was going to post a chocolate cake for you to post. But I decided to give you a different recipe since chocolate cake is to common these days. I attached the recipe below if you are at all interested. I hope you enjoy your baking if you end up baking a cake. Thanks for allowing me to share. xx "Pineapple Upside Down Cake." Ingredients are as follows: - 1 (10 ounce) jar of maraschino cherries, drained though - 1/4 cup of butter - 1/2 cup of flaked coconut - 1/2 cup of packed brown sugar - 1 (8 ounce) can of sliced pineapple, drained, but with the juice reserved - 1 (8 ounce) can of crushed pineapple, drained but with the juice reserved once again - 1 (18.25 ounce) package of yellow cake mix Directions are as follows: - Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Then butter two 9 inch round cake pans. Then sprinkle the bottom of each pan with 1/4 cup of the brown sugar. - Then in one of the pans, sprinkle the coconut over the brown sugar. Then lay the pineapple rings in a single layer on top of the coconut. Then place a cherry in the center of each ring. Then in the other pan, spread the drained, yet crushed pineapple. - Then mix the cake just as directed on the package. But substitute the reserved pineapple juice in place of the water. Then divide the batter between the 2 pans. (Note: Remember which pan though has the pineapple rings in it.) - Then bake for 40 to 50 minutes in the preheated oven, or at least until the toothpick inserted in to the cake comes out all clean. Then cool in the pans for 20 minutes. - Then while the bottom of the pans are still warm (to the touch), invert the layer with the crushed pineapple out on to a serving dish. Then very gently invert the layer with the pineapple rings on top of it for a dazzling two layer pineapple upside down cake. Serve & ENJOY whenever you'd like! . .
@winky73 (1396)
• United States
24 Jan 07
Thanks...all these cakes sound so good....I'll have some to try out.
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
24 Jan 07
Raw Apple Cake - My kids loved raw apple cake
Raw Apple Cake Ingredients: 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup margarine 1 egg 1/2 cup warm coffee 1 1/2 cups flour 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp salt 2 cups raw apple, cut fine Mix in order. Great and flour 8" or 9" pan. Pour in pan and add topping. Topping: 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 cup chopped nuts Mix and spread on top of cake batter. Bake 40-45 minutes at 350 degrees. or how about Sour Cream Cinnamon Swirl Cake Recipe Ingredients: 4 eggs 1/2 cup sugar 3/4 cup oil 1 yellow cake mix 1 cup sour cream 3/4 cup chopped nuts (optional) 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 tbs cinnamon Instructions: Beat eggs until thick and fluffy. Add sugar and oil and beat again. Blend I yellow cake mix, sour cream and nuts. Pour half the batter into a well greased bundt or tube pan. Mix together brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle over the batter in pan and mix in with knife blade to form swirl. Pour remaining batter on top. Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees for about one hour. Note: 1 cup milk and 1 teaspoon vinegar mixed can be substituted for the sour cream.
@winky73 (1396)
• United States
24 Jan 07
Thanks...the Sour Cream Cinnamon Swirl Cake sounds really good.
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• United States
24 Jan 07
Here are three of my families favorites. I wasn't sure what you were in the mood for, so I tried to add some variety. Coconut Poke Cake Makes 1 -9x13 inch cake " White cake soaked in sweet creamy coconut milk and smothered in whipped topping and flaked coconut. A real treat for those with a sweet tooth. " Ingredients 1 (18.25 ounce) package white cake mix 1 (14 ounce) can cream of coconut 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk 1 (16 ounce) package frozen whipped topping, thawed 1 (8 ounce) package flaked coconut Directions Prepare and bake white cake mix according to package directions. Remove cake from oven. While still hot, using a utility fork, poke holes all over the top of the cake. Mix cream of coconut and sweetened condensed milk together. Pour over the top of the still hot cake. Let cake cool completely then frost with the whipped topping and top with the flaked coconut. Keep cake refrigerated. Makes 1 -9x13 inch cake Milky Way Cake 8 Milky Way Candy Bars (2.15 oz. each) 1 Cup Butter or Margarine 2 Cup Sugar 4 Large Eggs, Separated 1 1/4 Cups Buttermilk 1/2 tsp Baking Soda 2 !/2 C. All Purpose Flour 1/2 tsp Salt 2 C. Pecans, chopped 6 Sq (60z.) semisweet chocolate, or your favorite chocolate icing 1. Preheat oven to 325 Degrees. Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan 2. Melt candy bars and butter, stiring frequently, in large, heavy, dutch oven over low heat. Remove from heat and stir in sugar. 3. Combine egg yolks, buttermilk and baking soda in small bowl until well blended. Combine flour and salt in another bowl. Add to candy mixture alternately with buttermilk mixture, beginning and ending dry ingredients. Stir in pecans. 4. In clean mixer bowl, beat egg whites until stiff but not dry. Fold into batter. Pour into prepared pan. Bake 1 1/4 Hours or until set and cake pulls away from sides of pan. cool on wire rack 15 min. Unmold and cool completely. Maple Cream Cake 2-+1/2 C. cake flour 3 t. baking powder 1/2 t. soda 1/2 t. salt 1/2 C. margarine 1/2 C. brown sugar 2 eggs 1/2 t. vanilla 3/4 C. maple syrup 1/2 C. milk 1/3 C. maple syrup 3 C. confectioner’s sugar 4 T. butter 1 egg white+ salt for beating Sift first 4 ingredients together; set aside. Cream margarine and Brown sugar. Add next 4 ingredients. Add the syrup and milk mixture Alternately to the dry ingredients; beat until smooth. Bake in a 8"x12" loaf pan @ 375 for 35-45 min. Frost as follows; Combine syrup and butter in top of double boiler. When butter is melted, Gradually add sugar. Place over hot water and let stand 10 min., Stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Beat one egg white stiff with Salt added. Fold in maple mixture and spread on cake. Enjoy, and let me know how you like them.
@winky73 (1396)
• United States
24 Jan 07
These all sound really good....I think I'll try the Coconut Poke cake first.....sounds like it's easy to make.Thanks so much!
• United States
24 Jan 07
You are very welcome. I love the coconut. It is my personal favorite.
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@lena2000 (2392)
• Belgium
11 Feb 07
Layered Chocolate Cherry Cake with Whipped Cream My mother in law taught me how to make this. She makes her own whipped cream with whipping cream, but I'm lazy so I don't do that, I just buy it in the tubs. You will need: 1 box of your favorite chocolate cake mix (and whatever additional ingredients it calls for) 1 tub whipped cream 1 can cherry pie filling shaved chocolate or chocolate drizzle if you want it. Directions: Make two cakes in either 8 ince round or square pans. Put one cake on your plate and put a layer of whipped cream on it. Open can of Cherry Pie Filling; take out about 30 cherries and set aside. Use the rest to put a layer of cherry pie filing on top of the whipped cream. Put other cake layer on top. "Frost" the whole thing with whipped cream. Put the cherries you set aside on top and put shaved chocolate or chocolat drizzle over the cherries if you want. Of course, you have to store this in the fridge or the whipped cream will melt/spoil, but don't worry you'll eat it in a hurry! My daughter and I made this for the children's baking contest at chruch, and she was the only one who won TWO awards, Best Chocolate Dessert, and Grand Champion Desert!
@winky73 (1396)
• United States
13 Feb 07
I used to make this cake all the time....I call it a Blackforest cake.It's very similar to the Blackforest cakes you get in Germany....the only difference is that they use Cherry Schnapps to soak the bottom layer.Thanks for reminding me of this one.....haven't had it in a long time.
@forjosie (1548)
• Indonesia
30 Jan 07
like this?: Old Fashioned Apple Cake INGREDIENTS * 3 cups all-purpose flour * 2 cups white sugar * 1 teaspoon baking soda * 1 teaspoon salt * 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon * 3 eggs * 1 1/4 cups vegetable oil * 1/4 cup orange juice * 1 teaspoon vanilla extract * 1 cup apple - peeled, cored and chopped * 1 cup chopped walnuts * 1 cup flaked coconut * * 6 tablespoons butter * 1 cup white sugar * 1/2 teaspoon baking soda * 1/2 cup buttermilk DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan. 2. In a large bowl, combine flour, 2 cups sugar, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Make a well in the center and pour in the eggs, oil, orange juice and vanilla. Mix well. Stir in the chopped apple, nuts and coconut. Pour into prepared pan. 3. Bake in the preheated oven for 75 to 90 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Pour glaze over cake and let stand for 1 hour before turning out. 4. To make the glaze: In a saucepan, combine butter, 1 cup sugar, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda and 1/2 cup buttermilk. Bring to a rolling boil and pour over cake. ============================================================ Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake INGREDIENTS * 1 cup butter * 1 cup water * 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder * 1/2 cup buttermilk * 1 teaspoon baking soda * 2 eggs, beaten * 1 teaspoon vanilla extract * 2 cups all-purpose flour * 2 cups white sugar * 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon * 1/2 teaspoon salt * * 1/2 cup butter * 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder * 1/3 cup buttermilk * 4 cups confectioners' sugar * 1 teaspoon vanilla extract * 1 cup chopped pecans * 1 pinch salt DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan. In a saucepan, melt 1 cup of butter. Stir in 1 cup water and 4 tablespoons cocoa powder. Remove from heat and set aside. 2. In a medium bowl, dissolve the baking soda in 1/2 cup of buttermilk. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. Mix in the cooled cocoa mixture. 3. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, cinnamon and salt. Make a well in the center and pour in the cocoa buttermilk mixture. Stir until blended. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Ice the cake with Buttermilk Pecan Icing while it's still warm. 4. For the icing: In a large saucepan, melt 1/2 cup butter with 4 tablespoons cocoa. Stir in 1/3 cup buttermilk, and heat until almost boiling. Stir in confectioners' sugar, vanilla, salt and pecans. Remove from heat. Mix well and pour over warm cake. ============================================================== Old-Fashioned Coffee Cake INGREDIENTS * 1/2 cup butter, softened * 1 1/4 cups sugar, divided * 1 egg * 2 cups all-purpose flour * 1 teaspoon baking soda * 1 teaspoon baking powder * 1 1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg, divided * 1 cup buttermilk DIRECTIONS 1. In a small mixing bowl, cream butter and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and 1 teaspoon nutmeg; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Pour into a greased 9-in. square baking pan (batter will be thick). 2. Combine the remaining sugar and nutmeg; sprinkle over batter. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. ============================================================== Old Fashioned Fudge Cake INGREDIENTS * 1 cup water * 1 cup unsalted butter * 4 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, chopped * 2 cups all-purpose flour * 2 cups white sugar * 1/2 teaspoon baking soda * 1/2 cup sour cream * 2 eggs * 1 teaspoon vanilla extract DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 inch tube pan. In small saucepan, heat butter, chocolate and water until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth, stirring constantly. Set aside to cool. 2. Sift together into a large bowl the flour, sugar and baking soda. In a small bowl, beat egg slightly and combine with sour cream and vanilla. Stir into flour mixture. Pour in the cooled chocolate mixture. Beat at low speed for 5 minutes until completely combined and the consistency of heavy cream. 3. Pour batter into prepared 9 inch tube pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely. Happy cooking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
@winky73 (1396)
• United States
30 Jan 07
WOW...thank's a lot!!!
@Bizziebod (3526)
13 Feb 07
Hi, I'm not a very good cook at all and the last scones that I tried to make turned out to be rock cakes. I just thought I would tell you about my friend on mylot who posts lots of recipies - kathy77 is her user name and you can find her on my friends list! Hope that helps!