- Posted February 8, 2013 by
Special occasions call for a cake to share with friends and family. While a store-bought cake is time-saving and convenient, it’s also worthwhile to make your own. Homemade, from-scratch cake recipes can turn out beautifully, especially if you plan your baking well. You can bake the base one day ahead then just assemble the whole cake with the icing and decorations on the day of your party.
Choose the best quality ingredients you can find, from cake flour to fresh eggs and butter, to ensure that your cake recipe produces a cake that your guests will love. We have a collection of cake recipes here that’s deliciously homemade but good enough to show off in any party.
Chocolate cake is always a crowd-pleaser, especially if it’s moist, dark and full of chocolate flavor. A perfect chocolate cake is made using various types of chocolates. It can be good quality Dutch process cocoa, unsweetened baker’s chocolate, German chocolate or Belgian chocolate. Chocolate cake recipes range from the traditional chocolate cake and chocolate layer cake to trendy lava cakes (which has a molten center) and the flourless chocolate cake.
Angel food cake, light and airy from the whipped egg whites, become festive with vibrant berries and whipped cream. Pound cake is redolent with butter, which is enough to flavor this rich and dense cake. Cakes made with fruits show how versatile it is. You can incorporate most fruits, nuts and seeds into your cake recipe such as apple, banana, blueberry, citrus, lemon, pear, poppy seeds and walnuts.
Everyday, after-meal occasions are also worth celebrating with a slice of cake and a hot beverage. Cheesecakes, thick and tart from cream cheese, may grace your dessert table or be served on its own. Coffee cakes make breakfast and afternoon snacks extra special. They are named so because these yeast-leavened cake-like breads are typically served with coffee or tea. Whichever you choose from this collection of cake recipes, it will always help you celebrate the day.