BEST CAKES EVER!!!

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BEST CAKES EVER!!!

I found several cake recipes that turned out so well that they are now my go-to recipes.

I made the banana cake for a baby shower and it was raved about! BUT I used my own cream cheese frosting recipe. FYI it was near to impossible to cream the sugar and butter. There was too much sugar and not enough butter. BTW I added another 1/2 cup of butter to get the sugar and butter to get fluffy to no avail. Until I added the eggs nothing got "fluffy". Next time I'll use less sugar. Use VERY ripe bananas and you won't notice the loss of sugar.
I wanted pink cream cheese frosting but didn't want to use food coloring. So I used some organic strawberry jam that worked wonderfully.

http://dessert.food.com/recipe/best-ever-banana-cake-with-cream-cheese-frosting-67256
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This next one is a white cake I made because I had made a yellow cake that needed 8 egg yolks.
It's from Cook's Illustrated! BTW This recipe calls for 6 egg whites but I added two extra egg whites and an additional 3/4 cup of sour cream. I did not want to add almond extract so I added extra vanilla extract. It was a hit at church!

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/member/views/COOKS-ILLUSTRATED-WHITE-LAYER-CAKE-50017374
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Here is the yelllow cake recipe that FORCED me to bake a white cake. I added a cup of vanilla yogurt to the batter because it was so thick.

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Davids-Yellow-Cake/
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I use unbleached organic flour with all the cakes. For the white cake I took out 3 tbl of flour and added the same in cornstarch. All my ingredients are organic except for the powdered sugar for my frostings.

I hope you enjoy these as much as my friends and family did!

This is great!! My boys will love all of these.
Thank you!!

You're very welcome! Let me know how they turned out.

Thank you for sharing! I am always looking for new dessert recipes. smiley

Thanks for sharing! These sound spectacular and can't wait to try them! smiley

I just made a pumpkin bread recipe to take to church this morning. It's called Ultimate Pumpkin Bread http://blog.streaminggourmet.com/2009/10/23/ultimate-pumpkin-bread/
it was a hit! I reduced the sugar from 3 cups to two...added a big plop of sour cream and extra on the nutmeg and cinnamon. 1/2 teaspoon extra each. I added cream cheese frosting too. it sat in the frig overnight which I think made it more dense. It was just sweet enough and moist. I hope you all try this too.

I love finding what other people use. I have a few intolerances (not really allergies), and most cake mixes irritate me. Thanks for sharing your recipes!

Awesome....thanks for sharing these smiley

Thanks for the recipes. I'm sure my guys won't mind testing them for me.

That's so nice of you. I can always use more cake recipes. I bake so many for the church functions it's nice to add a new one on occassion.

Loved the recipe, but I'm terrible cook ...

Thanks so much for the recipes. I made the banana cake and my guy loved it. I'll try the other one's soon.

It's always nice to get some recipes that have actually been tried and tested. Thanks!

I'm not much of a cake fan, but I like experimenting and trying new recipes. Thanks for sharing!!!

My favorite cake recipe is this one.
http://quickcheapneasy.blogspot.com/2011/05/chocolate-truffle-cake-mmmmmm.html

Oh it's so good. We had it twice in the last month because both my mom and my husband requested it for their birthday. Super delicious!