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Inspired by Allrecipes Cakes 
 
Apr. 17, 2012 6:41 pm 
Updated: Jul. 15, 2012 6:50 am
One thing I like about Allrecipes is it challenges me in baking and making artisan breads and bakery quality cakes. If I am going to make a cake, I like to look for one with layers, fillings, whipped cream icing, fruit, chocolate, or just about any addition that will taste and look great! Every year I make it a challenge, for myself, to find another great cake recipe on Allrecipes to make for my husband’s birthday. My cake challenge started a few years ago when we didn’t have much money and I asked if I could find an inspiring cake, to make from Allrecipes, which has turned into a yearly tradition.
Some of the cakes I have made are a checkerboard cake, with an icing recipe from Allrecipes. Another favorite, I have made, was a Boston cream cake with a homemade yellow cake and a pastry cream filling with a chocolate fondant icing on the top. I also added a neat white fondant icing design I found from on-line. A recent one included a black forest cake, with homemade chocolate cake layers and cherry filling cooked on the stove top. I was told by an Allrecipes member, on the recipe buzz, how to make whipped cream icing to ice the cake. It worked perfect, to cover the cake, and held up nicely in the fridge. This year’s flavor was a tiramisu cake that included coffee liqueur, chocolate shavings, and a mascarpone and whipped cream filling. I learned a neat trick, from that recipe, to make chocolate curls using a potato peeler!  I look forward to finding that perfect cake from Allrecipes every year. I hope you feel  inspired from these cake recipes, I am going to post, and have made from the site. Feel free to give me the link, from Allrecipes, for my next year's layer cake.
Checkerboard Chocolate Cake
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Boston Cream Pie I
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Black Forest Cake I
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Lemon Cake
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Tiramisu Layer Cake
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Black Forest Cake I
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Boston Cream Pie I
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Tiramisu Layer Cake
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Comments
Rae 
Apr. 17, 2012 7:13 pm
Your cakes look delicious Baker Bee :) I love the Tiramisu layer cake, that cake is so yummy. I want a slice of that lemon cake!
 
Apr. 17, 2012 7:13 pm
Try this as a cake sometime, Baker Bee!

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Raspberry-Iced-Tea-Cupcakes/Detail.aspx
 
Apr. 17, 2012 7:24 pm
I actually use the yellow cake from that lemon cake for cakes for bbq's or even on Christmas. I just make it into a 13x9 pan or a sheet cake. It is the famous lemon cake from the site. I LOVE the cake, just not a fan of the filling or icing on it. The cake part is in my recipe box though. I lost count how many times I made it since trying it. As a pot luck cake I just top it with stablized whipped cream or even container whipped topping! TY Sonja very much for the idea!
 
Lela 
Apr. 17, 2012 8:11 pm
I take a slice of lemon cake please. Great blog. Tiramisu layer cake looks enticing. Great tip on using a potato peeler to make chocolate shavings.
 
Apr. 17, 2012 9:20 pm
Pretty cakes, BB. I have so few reasons to bake them anymore I mostly stick with small desserts. Nice you have people to share them with. Keep up the good work.
 
Apr. 18, 2012 5:53 am
Thanks Lela, I do like trying the different recipes because I learn a new technique with each one. Thank you also, Marie C. With 2 of us, I can't much make big desserts either. I save these cakes for my husband's birthdays. I hope I get a few more recipes I can try.
 
Apr. 18, 2012 6:20 am
Maybe I am just not seeing it, but did you post the link to the Lemon Cake? That looks so good, especially for spring. Your cakes are beautiful. Nice blog and photos, BB.
 
Apr. 18, 2012 6:25 am
I did not post the recipes to the lemon cake. Only because I loved the cake, but not the icing or filling. I will post it here if you like.
 
Apr. 18, 2012 6:26 am
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/lemon-cake-with-lemon-filling-and-lemon-butter-frosting/detail.aspx?event8=1&prop24=SR_Title&e11=lemon%20cake&e8=Quick%20Search&event10=1&e7=%2fcook%2f10115384%2fblogentry.aspx
 
Apr. 18, 2012 7:14 am
Those cakes are absolutely beautiful Baker Bee!
 
Deb C 
Apr. 18, 2012 8:12 am
Beautiful cakes Sarah!
 
Apr. 18, 2012 8:26 am
Your cakes look as though they belong in a bakery. A wonderful tradition you started for you husband's birthday...he is a lucky guy.
 
Apr. 18, 2012 8:38 am
Those cake are sooo beautiful !!!
 
Apr. 18, 2012 9:13 am
Beautiful cakes, Baker Bee!
 
Apr. 18, 2012 10:10 am
TY all! Still waiting on the next good Allrecipes one. So far, I got one above to make cupcakes into a cake.:-) I got another year though.
 
Apr. 18, 2012 11:37 am
Absolutely beautiful!!! You have great talent, Sarah! :)
 
Apr. 18, 2012 2:27 pm
You ALL make some great ones, both cakes and breads, from the site too! I get to look at your pics. and reviews, over the years, before I attempt them. That is the greatness of this site.
 
misty 
Apr. 18, 2012 3:01 pm
Thinking that all of us that don't bake much anymore will just come to your house when you make them. They do look beautiful !
 
Apr. 19, 2012 9:08 am
I know the cakes were delicious! It is going to be hard to find something that will top what you have already baked.
 
Apr. 19, 2012 11:06 am
Thanks Shearone, I was looking at a raspberry and I think walnut one this year. So, maybe next year. It looks like the reviews are good on it!
 
moaa 
Apr. 19, 2012 12:08 pm
Wow, you have an amazing talent! I can't wait to try my first checkboard cake.
 
Apr. 19, 2012 12:39 pm
TY Moaa - I used this one. Although, its a flimsy easily rustable set. So, if you plan on making the cake more than once try a more expensive brand. - http://www.pastrychef.com/CHECKERBOARD-CAKE-PAN-SET_p_1642.html
 
Apr. 19, 2012 1:35 pm
WoW! They look fantastic! Good job!!
 
Apr. 19, 2012 2:33 pm
TY Merlion, Moaa ~ I forgot to tell congratulations of your great pic. of the pretzels on the main page today!!!
 
Apr. 20, 2012 7:45 pm
BB, this is a cake that you might have fun making. http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Twelve-Layer-Mocha-Cake-350916
 
Apr. 20, 2012 8:07 pm
Hi, Marie ~ That is so impressive! I love mocha flavored desserts, and I have also always wanted to try a dessert with the meringue layers. Good find!
 
Apr. 20, 2012 8:07 pm
It has been a long time since I looked at these cakes. I had forgotten they have quite a few different cakes. You might enjoy looking at them. http://www.epicurious.com/articlesguides/howtocook/dishes/cakerecipes
 
sami 
Jul. 15, 2012 6:50 am
I love it!
 
 
 
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We had quite a few growing up. Too many to mention. Now, I enjoy finding new recipes, to make each year, to take to holiday parties. I have a few recipe boxes, one which is just for holidays, which keeps expanding. That is when I spend the time making a layered cake, cheesecake, cookies, or just a new fun holiday recipe sweet or savory. I save them during the year as I find them.
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As a child it was baking and decorating dozens of Christmas cookies, each year, at my grandmas. Currently, it is all my ever growing knowledge in cooking and baking and becoming an Allrecipes Allstar. Here is a video I was a part of, one year, for Kahlua and Allrecipes.com: http://allrecipes.com/video/4106/kahlua-coffee-break/detail.aspx
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I am sure we have all had a few, that's how we learn. My biggest kitchen dissasters were having a glass dish explode in the oven and using a broiler for the first time and catching the vegetables on fire. I have learned, don't ever leave the broiler when it's on.
 
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