What's the best cake you've ever eaten?

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Badgerwife Mon 10-Jun-13 15:59:35

I'm 38+4 and craving cake, pastries and doughnuts like there's no tomorrow. It's made me think about what cake I could kill to stuff my face with right now and it's a toss up between banana loaf and this pistachio cake.

I made my very first banana and chocolate loaf last month and I think it might have been the tastiest thing I've ever made. And I had never had banana cake until a couple of years ago at 31 years old! Now I am totally addicted.

I was just wondering what's the best cake you've ever had and I am not adverse to a bit of food porn if you have a recipe/picture. I really don't want to wait another 31 years to discover that I've been missing out on something delicious!

mayaswell Mon 10-Jun-13 17:25:41

Ottolenghi lemon polenta cake maybe, or my MIL 's coffee and walnut. God I love good cake.

InNeedOfBrandy Mon 10-Jun-13 17:25:49

I love love love jamaican black cake. Mmmm I really dislike christmas cake/fruit cake but because the dried fruit is all blended and because of all the rum wink it really goes down well grin

mrsjay Mon 10-Jun-13 17:26:50

this is going to sound really poncey but It was from a french patisserie it was a choux bun it was huge and delicious and orgasmic never in my life have I enjoyed a cake so much

InNeedOfBrandy Mon 10-Jun-13 17:26:55

Tanya ramsys lemon cake recipe is the best ever lemon drizzle cake recipe IMO.

FelixCited Mon 10-Jun-13 17:28:27

My wedding cake, delicious lemon cake with icing. Heavenly

mrsjay Mon 10-Jun-13 17:34:21

oh and a lemon cheesecake I had in a pub in dorset it was delicious i nearly licked theplate

Badvoc Mon 10-Jun-13 17:37:00

Oh I like a nice roulade.
Or a cream cake
Or a cream sponge

gerbilsarefun Mon 10-Jun-13 17:42:15

We had a meal in a seaside cafe in N. Wales, a few years ago. Perfectly nice meal but for desert I had a treacle tart with thick cream. Thick treacle filling, it was delicious.

mayaswell Mon 10-Jun-13 17:46:31

That French patisserie choux thing has got a particular name I think? A nun's something?

Badgerwife Mon 10-Jun-13 17:53:36

A pet-de-nonne? (literally a nun's fart grin)

Badgerwife Mon 10-Jun-13 17:54:26

or a religieuse? (a nun)

Mumzy Mon 10-Jun-13 17:54:33

Huge cream filled choux buns topped with chocolate are called 'Elephant's feet' in Yorkshire grin

Taffeta Mon 10-Jun-13 17:58:58

Oh tha reminds me of a cannoli I had from an Italian deli last year. Mmmmmmmm <drools>

Beaverfeaver Mon 10-Jun-13 17:59:24

My younger sister makes gorgeous cakes.

But my favourite is lemon drizzle

justaweeone Mon 10-Jun-13 18:00:01

I am not a great cake fan!However recently made a chococino cake from the BBC good food website(sorry don't know how to link).If you like chocolate and coffee this is the best cake ever!
NB If you do make it use less water to make the coffee otherwise the icing will be too wet.

I agree bakingnovice, homemade is best. I refuse to eat chocolate cake when out and about, it never tastes as good as it looks.

I have a chocolate brownie topped with chocolate meringue recipe to try.

From one of the threads on here I found a brownie shortbread biscuit recipe. It is amazing.

Badgerwife Mon 10-Jun-13 18:04:06

oh yes, cannoli, there's an amazing Italian deli in, wait for it, Romford, Essex (where I used to live, I know, I know...) that does proper cannoli, they're the real deal.

waterlego Mon 10-Jun-13 18:05:55

How I love cake.

The best cakes I have had recently are these cupcakes. Sticky toffee (they contain dates) with salted caramel icing. I have had to stop making them because I ate too many and began to get flabby:

http://uktv.co.uk/food/recipe/aid/634889

CharlotteBronteSaurus Mon 10-Jun-13 18:08:23

a coconut cake, when on holiday in Pickering
we're heading back there this year, and I'll be desperately trying to remember where that cafe was

In fact, if anyone has a recipe for a lovely moist coconut cake I'd be very grateful

milk Mon 10-Jun-13 18:08:35
almapudden Mon 10-Jun-13 18:12:19

One from the Green and Black cook book. It's basically chocolate mousse on top of chocolate ganache.

needasilverlining Mon 10-Jun-13 18:12:51

Condensed milk cake made by Russian lady at local cafe. Looks a bit splatty and plain but is oozy divineness. I will bless forever any MNer who knows the recipe...

Naoko Mon 10-Jun-13 18:15:53

The best pastry I've ever eaten was a Limburg-style cherry flan (a particular type of open, latticed fruit pie made with sweet yeast dough and creme pattisiere), served by a small cafe operating out of an ancient castle in Belgium.

<craves>

Nagoo Mon 10-Jun-13 18:18:30

I made a lemon sponge with the children, half then egg went all over them worktop, the DC licked things before they put them in, and it was awesomely good. the sponge was so light, and the lemon cream I googled how to make 15 seconds before I made it was superb smile grin

IceNoSlice Mon 10-Jun-13 18:19:11

ChocolateBronteSaurus I'm from Pickering! Don't live there now but.

Was the cafe Russell's? Half way up the market place on the right as you go up? Near the old fashioned chemist, opposite the newsagents?

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