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30 top rated cake recipes!

Posted Jul 02 2009 6:28pm


Heaven for me is cake without frosting! One of the reasons why I like weddings so much (other than the celebration of a union) is that white wedding cake. I usually have to scrape off the frosting in order to get to the cake, but it’s well worth the extra work!

Epicurious has outdone itself with this compilation of the top rated cake recipes! I’m not much of a baker, but this kind of display of sweet indulgence just makes me want to run out and buy a KitchenAid Artisan 5-qt. Stand Mixer and start baking!!!

So how does cake fit in a healthy diet?

Well, the premise of most of those crazy Hollywood-type diets is that they take out certain foods completely. Now, I do agree that you need to cut back on bad foods and surely curb your appetite for sugary foods and foods high in salt, but every diet should include 10 per cent cheat food! That means that if you want to Eat Smart to Age Smart cutting out dessert all together will only get you frustrated and you’ll have really terrible cravings that might lead to binging.

The idea here is to eat some cake, but NOT eat an entire cake in one sitting. Remember, there will still be cake tomorrow so you don’t have to eat it like you’ll never be able to eat cake again in your life.

I really wasn’t going to because it’s so cliché, but after reading all these recipes, there is only one thing to say (even if it’s super cliché):

Let them eat cake!

The list of 30 top rated cakes compiled by Epicurious sounds so decadent that I had to list it just to whet your appetite:

1) Mile-High Chocolate Cake

>>> I’m not a big fan of chocolate cake, so this one is not talking to me.

2) Fresh Coconut Layer Cake

>>> OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Coconut layer cake!!!!!

3) Mascarpone-Filled Cake with Sherried Berries

>>> This has got to be incredibly delicious

4) Ice-Cream-Cone Cake

>>> Your kids are going to love this cake! It’s the perfect cake for kids’ birthdays

5) Rum-Scented Marble Cake

>>> Rum and cake? What is there not to love?

6) Persian Love Cake

>>> This is such a pretty looking cake and I can just imagine how delicious the combination of rose-scented whipped cream and pistachio must taste!

7) Semisweet Chocolate Layer Cake with Vanilla Cream Filling

>>> I might not be a chocolate cake lover, but I can appreciate how amazing this cake looks!

#8) Mixed-Berry Chiffon Cake with Almond Cream Cheese Frosting

>>> I can already see the happy faces at summer get togethers when the hostess or host pulls out this creation for dessert. This cake screams summer!!!!

9) Twelve-Layer Mocha Cake

>>> I squealed (with joy) for five minutes when I saw this recipe. I mean, espresso-soaked sponge cake, hazelnut, coffee, mocha and butter creams!

10) Frozen Passion Fruit Meringue Cake

>>> This passion fruit cake is another perfect summer recipe.

11) Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cake with Cream Cheese and Butterfinger Frosting

>>> This cake is not for me because it’s a cream cheese cake (not my favourite), but I’m certain that many readers will be quite happy to try it out!

12) White Chocolate Layer Cake with Apricot Filling and White Chocolate Buttercream

>>> This apricot-filled cake will be another hit during the warmer months! The only thing you’ll need is a dessert wine!

13) Peppermint Ice Cream Candyland Cake

>>> This cake will make a kid really happy! We’re talking about peppermint ice cream and chocolate cake!

14) Cherry-Cornmeal Upside-Down Cake

>>> Pineapple upside down cake has been a long time favourite, but this cherry-cornmeal upside down cake, makes me want to start baking! What an innovative combination!

15) Chocolate Heart Layer Cake with Chocolate-Cinnamon Mousse

>>> This is a classic cake that works for formal and less formal occasions equally well!

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