Category Archives: Cakes

Cream Cheese Stuffed Carrot Cake with Orange Glaze

Ingredients
2 1/2 cups peeled and grated carrots*

Dry Ingredients
2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 cup pecans, finely chopped (I use my food processor)
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Wet ingredients
4 large eggs
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt (regular or lowfat)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons orange extract

Cream Cheese Filling
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons all purpose flour

Orange Cream Cheese Glaze
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons butter, softened
2 tablespoons orange juice
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon orange extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups powdered sugar, sifted

Optional Decorative Garnishes
roasted pecans, roughly chopped
orange zest

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. Butter and flour a 10” bundt cake pan (or use nonstick-spray with flour in it). Set aside.**

To make the Cream Cheese Filling, beat the cream cheese and sugar until light and creamy. Beat in remaining Filling Ingredients until smooth. Set Aside.

In a large bowl, mix all of the Dry Ingredients together. In a separate bowl, gently whisk eggs then stir in remaining Wet Ingredients just until combined. Don’t overmix.

Stir Wet Ingredients into Dry Ingredients just until moistened, then stir in 2 1/2 cups grated carrots until evenly combined (I use my clean hands to stir in the carrots).

Spoon 3 cups batter into prepared bundt cake pan. Spoon Cream Cheese Filling over batter and gently smooth, but do not touch the sides of the pan. Top with remaining batter.

Bake at 350F degrees for 45 minutes, cover with foil then reduce heat to 325 and bake an additional 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.

To make the Orange Cream Cheese Glaze, using an electric mixer, cream together all of the Glaze ingredients EXCEPT the powdered sugar on medium speed for 1-2 minutes or until completely smooth. Add sifted powdered sugar and beat until very smooth, scraping down sides as needed. Place the frosting in the refrigerator for 5 to 10 minutes before using.

When cake has cooled, drizzle Glaze over cake or individual servings, whisking in additional orange juice/milk if Glaze has become too thick upon standing.
Store in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.

Source:
Carlsbad Cravings

Double fudge cake

1 pkg. (4 oz.) BAKER’S Unsweetened Chocolate
1-¾ cups sugar, divided
½ cup water
1-⅔ cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt
½ cup butter or margarine, softened
3 eggs
¾ cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla

Directions
MICROWAVE chocolate, 1/2 cup sugar and water in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2 min. or until chocolate is almost melted, stirring after 1 min. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Cool.
MIX flour, baking soda and salt. Beat butter and remaining sugar in large bowl with mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each until well blended. Beat in flour mixture alternately with milk. Add chocolate mixture and vanilla; mix well. Pour into 2 greased and floured 9-inch round pans.
BAKE 30 to 35 min. or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 min.; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely. Fill and frost with Easy Chocolate Frosting.

Source:
Family Circle

Amazing lemon-velvet-cake

Ingredients

1¼ cups sifted all purpose flour
1½ cups sifted cake flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
1½ tsp baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1½ cups sugar
⅔ cup vegetable oil
⅓ cup vegetable shortening at room temperature
1 tsp good quality vanilla extract
2 tsp pure lemon extract
3 large eggs
1½ cups buttermilkzest of two small or one large lemons, 
grated and finely chopped

FOR THE FROSTING

8 cups icing sugar (powdered sugar)2 cups unsalted butter1 tsp pure lemon extract1 tsp minced lemon zest (optional)aproximately 4 tbsp milk

Instructions
Grease and flour 2 nine inch round cake pans and line the bottom with 2 circles of parchment paper. Sift together both flours, baking soda. baking powder, salt and sugar, Set aside.In the bowl of an electric mixer beat together the vegetable oil, shortening, vanilla and lemon extract. Beat well at high speed with whisk attachment until light and fluffyBeat the eggs in one at a time.Fold in the lemon zest.Fold in the dry ingredients alternately with the buttermilk.I always add dry ingredients in three divisions and liquid ingredients in 2 divisions. It is very important to begin and end the additions with the dry ingredients. Do not over mix the batter. As soon as it has no lumps in the batter, pour into the two prepared 9 inch cake pans.Bake at 325 degrees F for 30-35 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool in the pans for 10 minutes before turning out onto wire racks to cool completely.FOR THE FROSTING: mix together the icing sugar, lemon zest and butter until it becomes sort of crumbly.Add the lemon extract and a little of the milk.Beat until smooth and fluffy, adding only enough milk to bring the frosting to a creamy spreadable consistency.Fill and frost the cake. Garnish with candied lemon zest if desired.To make candied lemon zest, remove the zest with a sharp vegetable peeler in long strips, avoiding as much of the white pith as possible.Bring one cup of water and one cup of sugar to a slow boil.Add the pieces of lemon zest and boil for about 15 minutes. Drain the lemon zest on a wire rack.When cool, cut them in strips and roll in fine sugar.

Source: Susan Bowden Tips

Double Chocolate Coca Cola Cake

Ingredients
1 cup Coca Cola (real thing, not diet)
1/2 cup oil
1 stick butter
3 Tablespoon cocoa
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla

Frosting:
1 stick butter
3 Tablespoon cocoa
6 Tablesppons of cream or milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 3/4 cups confectioner’s sugar

Directions
In a saucepan, mix Coca Cola, oil, butter and cocoa and bring to a boil. In another bowl, combine the sugar, flour and salt. Pour the boiling Cola mixture over the flour mixture and beat well. Add the eggs, buttermilk, soda and vanilla and beat well. Pour mixture into a greased and floured 13 x 9 inch baking pan and bake at 350 degrees or 20 to 25 minutes. Remove pan. Cool for about 10 minutes before frosting.
Frosting: In a saucepan, combine the butter, cocoa, and milk. Heat until the butter melts. Beat in the remaining ingredients and spread on the cake while it’s still warm. Enjoy!

Source: Best Cakes

Old Fashioned Chocolate Buttermilk Cake

Ingredient
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 (1-oz.) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
2 cups sifted cake flour
1 tsp. salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. baking soda
1 Tbsp. vinegar

Chocolate Frosting
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 cups confectioners’ sugar
3 (1-oz) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Half-and-half (if necessary)

Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 2 9-inch cake pans. Line bottom of pan with parchment paper.
In large bowl or standing mixer, cream butter until light and fluffy. Add sugar and beat until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in melted chocolate.
In separate bowl, combine four and salt. Add buttermilk and chocolate mixture, alternating. Stir in vanilla.
In small bowl, dissolve baking soda in vinegar. Slowly add this to the chocolate mixture. Mix just until blended. Do not over-mix.
Pour batter into prepared pans and bake for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes then remove from pans. Transfer to wire racks and cool completely before frosting.

Chocolate Frosting
In large mixing bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy. Slowly add sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, beating well between additions. Stir in chocolate and vanilla. If necessary, thin frosting with 1-2 tsps. half-and-half.

Source: AllRecipes

Blue Berry Banana bread

Ingridients
1 and 1/4 cup flour
1/8 tspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/4,cup milk
1/2,tspoon vanilla essence
3 ripped bananas
1 cup Blueberries

Step 1
Mix butter and sugar well and then add eggs, vanilla, milk and mix well or blend it if u have a blender.
Step 2. Add flour, salt and baking power and mix well.
Step 3. Add your ripped Bananas and mix and lastly add your Blueberries and mix for a second or so.
Step. Grease your large pan an bake at 180 degrees for 15 minutes or until the knife comes out dry when u poke it. Enjoy guys. U can also bake it as muffins if u dont have bread pan.

Source: TheBread

Granny’s Old Fashioned Butter Cake with Butter Cream Frosting

3 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup butter
2 cup sugar
4 eggs
1 cup buttermilk or cream
2 tsp vanilla extract
Butter cream frosting, see below

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 9×13 baking or bundt pan.

Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, set aside. Cream together butter, sugar; mix in eggs and vanilla. Blend in butter milk alternately with flour mixture into creamed mixture. Pour in prepared pan and bake for about an hour. Removed from oven…let cool.

Butter Cream Frosting

1 cup butter, soft
1/2 cup milk or cream
2 tsp vanilla extract
5 cups powdered sugar

Cream butter and vanilla until smooth. Add sugar, alternating with milk a little at a time; blend well until desired consistency.

Variation: Use ½ cup butter and ½ cup shortening in place of 1 cup of butter.

Source: The Deedol Collection

Catch A Husband Cake

Ingredients
For the Cake:
1 can condensed milk
1 can evaporated milk
1 cup coconut milk
500 grams flour (2½ cups)
1/2 cup sugar
3 large whole eggs
3 tablespoons margarine

For the Icing:
1 cup coconut milk
2 tablespoons sugar
1 cup shredded coconut

Directions
For the Cake:
Blend all ingredients for cake in a blender.
Place in a greased and floured Bundt pan.
Bake at 350ºF until golden brown, 30 to 60 minutes depending on the oven.
Insert a toothpick to check doneness. If it comes out clean, remove cake from oven.

For the Icing:
Put the coconut milk, sugar and grated coconut in a saucepan, stirring occasionally. Bring to a boil, let it cool a bit, then pour over hot cake. The icing mixture will look like condensed milk when done.

source: southcoastsun

Double fudge cake

Ingredients:
1 pkg. (4 oz.) BAKER’S Unsweetened Chocolate
1-¾ cups sugar, divided
½ cup water
1-⅔ cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt
½ cup butter or margarine, softened
3 eggs
¾ cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla

Directions:
MICROWAVE chocolate, 1/2 cup sugar and water in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2 min. or until chocolate is almost melted, stirring after 1 min. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Cool.
MIX flour, baking soda and salt. Beat butter and remaining sugar in large bowl with mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each until well blended. Beat in flour mixture alternately with milk. Add chocolate mixture and vanilla; mix well. Pour into 2 greased and floured 9-inch round pans.
BAKE 30 to 35 min. or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 min.; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely. Fill and frost with Easy Chocolate Frosting.

source: lovelesscafe

Lemon Cake with Lemon Filling and Lemon Butter Frosting

Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
1 1/4 cups white sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon cornstarch
6 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup white sugar
4 egg yolks, beaten
4 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
2 tablespoons milk

Directions :
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 8 inch round pans. Mix together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the milk, mixing just until incorporated.

Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Then invert onto wire racks to cool completely.

To make filling: In medium saucepan, mix together 1 tablespoon lemon zest, 1/2 cup lemon juice and 1 tablespoon cornstarch until smooth. Mix in 6 tablespoons butter and 3/4 cup sugar, and bring mixture to boil over medium heat. Boil for one minute, stirring constantly. In small bowl, with a wire whisk, beat egg yolks until smooth. Whisk in a small amount of the hot lemon mixture. Pour the egg mixture into the sauce pan, beating the hot lemon mixture rapidly. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring constantly, 5 minutes, or until thick (not to boil).

Pour mixture into medium bowl. Press plastic wrap onto surface to keep skin from forming as it cools. Cool to room temperature. Refrigerate 3 hours.

To make frosting: In large bowl, beat confectioners’ sugar, 1/2 cup butter, 2 tablespoons lemon juice and 1 teaspoon lemon zest until smooth. Beat in milk, and increase speed and continue to beat until light and fluffy.

To assemble: With long serrated knife, split each cake layer in half horizontally, making 4 layers. Place 1 layer, cut side up, on a serving plate. Spread with half of the lemon filling. Top with another layer, and spread with 1/2 cup frosting. Add third layer, and spread with remaining half of the lemon filling. Press on final cake layer, and frost top and sides of cake with remaining frosting. Refrigerate cake until serving time.

source: callmepmc