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What type of cake shall I make?

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moonlight1705 Wed 13-May-20 12:37:52

It is my birthday on Sunday and am going to make myself a delicious birthday cake as a treat but I cannot think what type to make. A Victoria sponge? Lemon drizzle?

Does anyone have a good recipe? There are only three of us to eat it and none of us like chocolate cake that much but will eat anything else! I have pretty much all of the baking paraphernalia so can do most things.

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sleepismysuperpower1 Wed 13-May-20 15:35:12

sand cake (link to recipe included). It has a weird name, but is lovely, especially with lemon icing/glaze

sleepismysuperpower1 Wed 13-May-20 15:35:35

sorry, forgot to add, happy birthday in advance OP!

moonlight1705 Wed 13-May-20 21:02:56

Ooh interesting, I've never heard of a sand cake but looks good. Always up for trying something new smile

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HerRoyalNotness Wed 13-May-20 21:06:12

strawberry margarita!

missyB1 Wed 13-May-20 21:07:53

I’m making this one tomorrow. I’ve been wanting to make it for ages, looks yummy!

Selfsettling3 Wed 13-May-20 21:10:41

Coffee and walnut

Noflora Wed 13-May-20 21:12:11

My late mother always made Sandkuchen for my DH as it was his favourite. Her recipe is very similar, I have it written in her cookbook which she learned and wrote down under instruction from german nuns in the early 50s. This memory jog really makes my happy. And it's my DHs birhday soon. Cake sorted, thank you.

Elouera Wed 13-May-20 21:14:05

Happy Birthday!!! It really depends what you do/don't like. I was going to suggest a chocolate mud cake, but not much good if you don't like chocolate- hehehe.

- If the weather is sunny, you might want something different like a pavlova- basic meringue base, cream and any fruit you can get (strawberries, kiwi, passionfruit etc)

- If you like slightly exotic flavours, I love coffee and cardamom cake with walnuts in it

- Cheesecake

- Carrot cake

- If you have a lot of time, a mini- croquembouche, made with profiteroles and formed into a cone with toffee sugar, or any shape. I made one in the shape of the number 5 for a birthday once.

iklboo Wed 13-May-20 21:18:10

Gin & tonic drizzle cake.

Fizzywinegum Wed 13-May-20 21:21:51

Happy birthday Moonlight - it will also be my birthday on Sunday smile

I was hoping to make the mojito cake from the BBC Good Food website - it’s quite limey with a bit of a rum kick cake. Hopefully I’ll be able to get all the ingredients.

Fizzywinegum Wed 13-May-20 21:24:43

Yes gin and tonic cake is also good (also from BBC website) - I can sense a bit of a theme gin

EnglishGirlApproximately Wed 13-May-20 21:25:04

I made Peach Melba Squares this week which were declared the best cake I've ever made by the family. It isn't a 'wow' cake to look at but it's really, really delicious.

moonlight1705 Wed 13-May-20 21:44:43

Happy birthday too Fizzy best day to have a birthday wink

NoFlora glad to have helped, that's a very cool legacy having recipes from German nuns!

All these sound delicious and might end up making most of them slowly over lockdown despite diet! I do love a good cheesecake and pavlova but somehow want a cakey cake so will save those for the time when my sister can finally come over.

Tempted by a cocktail themed cake grin

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YesIDoLoveCrisps Wed 13-May-20 22:02:22

What does the sand cake taste like?
I want to make one tomorrow and the gin and tonic one too smile

sleepismysuperpower1 Thu 14-May-20 09:00:18

@YesIDoLoveCrisps Sort of like a mix between a Madeira cake and a Victoria sponge? It's hard to explain but it is lovely smile

YesIDoLoveCrisps Thu 14-May-20 09:03:18

Yum definitely making one smile

dontgobaconmyheart Thu 14-May-20 13:43:32

Our go to here is my grandmothers date and walnut loaf cake - we prefer it for an everyday bake as its sweet but not confectionary type sweet like a buttercream cake) and works well as a snack/with tea/on the go.

Otherwise carrot and orange, for similar reasons.

They always get finished but the birthday cake types never do.

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