I need your help – Cake Recipes

10 Jun

So, there’s this little thing in about 3.5 months… Clara’s birthday. It’s hard to believe isn’t it?

Well, I know it’s early, but I’ve figured out what I want to do. I have a cake design in mind and everything. But for the life of me I have never been able to find a cake recipe I really like. Boxes are alright, but eh, I kinda feel like making it from scratch.  Although, my mind could be changed on that…

If I could get Frank from Hayes Barton Cafe to give me the recipes for their cakes, I’d be all set. They are perfect. Dense, flavorful, sturdy, and pretty much perfect. Even people who don’t really like cake love their cakes.  They’re that good.

So, I need your help.  I’m going to do some experimenting over the next few weeks/months.  I need your favorite cake recipes.  Family secrets, tips, tricks, secret ingredients, favorite box mix, anything you’ve got, bring it on!

I’ll post the suggestions, let you know my favorites, and show you the results.

Please help me out!!

2 Responses to “I need your help – Cake Recipes”

  1. Anna Blevins June 10, 2011 at 4:11 pm #

    Here is the cake recipe I LOVE for birthday cake making.


    Happy Baking!

  2. Kristen June 13, 2011 at 3:01 pm #

    This is kind of my go to for chocolate cake … it’s my mother in laws recipe so I can’t take credit but it’s easy and always turns out fairly well (I think it’s a lot better than a box mix).

    ‘Old black joe cake’
    2 c flour
    2 c sugar
    3/4 c cocoa
    2 t baking soda
    1 t baking powder
    dash salt
    2 eggs
    1 c black coffee
    1/2 cup veg oil
    1 c milk

    Mix flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add eggs, coffee, oil, and milk. Mix well. Bake at 350 for 40-45 mins in 9×13 pan.

    The batter is runny so don’t be surprised about that… I usually just make a buttercream frosting to go with it. Good luck! 🙂

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