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Pineapple Cherry Cake

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2011
I did not like this recipe at all. I used a cherry chip cake mix, and even though the pinapple juice did make the cake moist, I did not like the taste of the pinapple chuncks in the cake. I felt that it just did not go well. I also found this cake to be rather dry, and had a lot of trouble getting it out of the cake pans. The cake ripped while trying to remove from both cake pans. I notice that this cake receipe does not call for any oil, I think that had something to do with it. Now I see why most cake recipies call for at least a cup of oil. I also tried making a cherry cream cheese frosting by mixing cherry kool-aid with butter, cream cheese and icing sugar. Even though the cherry kool-aid gave the icing a nice red cherry colour, it did not taste good at all. I won't try using kool-aid in a frosting receipe again. I ended up throwing out 3/4 of the cake.
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Tangerine Orange Cake

Reviewed: Sep. 7, 2011
This recipe turned out excellent! Very moist and very orangie. I used vanilla pudding instead of lemon pudding and vanilla extract instead of lemon extract. I also added 1 tablespoon of orange zest to both the cake batter and the glaze. I infused the cake with the orange glaze by taking the cake out of the bundt pan to cool, then pouring half of the glace into the bottom of the bundt pan and returning the cake back into the pan, this soaked the top of the cake in glaze. I then poured the rest of the glaze on the bottom of the cake and down the edges while it was still in the bundt pan and let the cake soak it up. After removing the cake I decided to create another orange icing by combining 1 cup icing sugar with a few tablespoons of tangerine juice, milk and a pinch of vanilla extract. I then poured this into a sandwich baggie, snipped off an edge and piped it along the top of the cake in streaks (see picture). The orange white icing looked great on the cake and tasted wonderful in combination with the orange glaze. By using the vanilla pudding and extract instead of lemon, and by adding orange zest to both the cake batter and glaze, this gave the cake a very distinct orange flavour.
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Pineapple Upside-Down Cake V

Reviewed: Sep. 27, 2011
This cake is extremely easy to make, and has always turned out delicious. It's always very moist (thanks to the pineapple juice and slices) and is probably the best smelling cake you will every make. With the carmelized brown sugar and coconut, it doesn't need any other icing! I've found that this cake recipe turns out much better in a bundt pan instead of two round pans. There's not much point having two round layers of this cake as you do not put anything inbetween the layers. Also if you use round cake pans, there is a tendency for the pineapple rings on the top to crack and fall apart. This won't happen in a bundt pan. Finally this cake definitely tastes better fresh out of the oven. Unlike other cakes, it does not get better with age. The caramelized brown sugar is hot and crunch out of the oven, but after a day or so, it is absorbed back into the cake and becomes less cruncy. This cake is best eaten fresh out of the oven.
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Diane's German Chocolate Cake

Reviewed: Sep. 28, 2011
This cake is a little more time consuming to make, but it has always turned out great for me. I like to use chocolate instant pudding instead of vanilla, and I used 1/2 cup oil instead of 1/3 cup to make it a bit moister. The batter will turn out incredibly thick and compact. You'll have to spoon the batter into the cake pans instead of pouring. For the topping, even though it seems to be runny while you are cooking it, don't worry, when it cools down and you add the nuts and coconut, the topping will thicken up enough. Also after refrigerating the cake to make the topping set, I like to cover the sides with chocolate frosting using the Creamy Chocolate Frosting recipe from this site. That covers the sides nicely and makes for a beautiful cake!
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Golden Rum Cake

Reviewed: Oct. 26, 2011
This cake was easy to make. In addition to the rum glace, I also added a rum frosting consisting of icing sugar, milk, vanilla, and rum. I found the rum glaze to give the cake too much of an alcoholic taste. Next time I would add the rum to the glaze while it was still cooking to cook off the alcohol. Even though I got great raves from the cake, I was not as impressed with this cake compared to other bundt cakes from this site.
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Pecan Pie V

Reviewed: Nov. 8, 2011
This was an incredibly easy recipe. I added a tablespoon of coco powder to make it a chocolate pecan pie. I also used the no-roll pie crust recipe from this site which was also incredibly easy and turned out great! For the cooking times I did 15 minutes at 350 degrees, 35 minutes at 300 degrees, and then I left it in the oven to cool down. Both the pie and the no-roll crust turned out great!
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No Roll Pie Crust I

Reviewed: Nov. 8, 2011
This was so easy to make and easy to work with. Used it with the pecan pie recipe from this site and it turned out great!
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