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It's my turn to bring in a cake for a co-worker's birthday, which is next week. We'll probably eat the cake in the morning, so I don't want anything too heavy or decadent. Another requirement is that it be easy to transport, so no runny icings!

Any good recipe suggestions? Thanks in advance!

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  1. I have never made this but a friend has and said it was good. Can't get easier than this lol
    Good Luck!!

    1. I just did a apricot/lemon chiffon cake from the Cake Mix Doctors book. It is light like an angel food, has a nice light glaze that I suppose you can omit. It begins with a cake mix and uses Kern's Apricot nectar and lemon juice. I sent it in to my husband's office for a morning meeting and they loved it

      1. Maida Heatter's East 62nd Street Lemon Cake. The recipe is googlable.

        1. angle food cake, homemade whipped cream and fresh berries (if you can get any good ones right now) that have been dusted with sugar

          1. This would be a good cake for the morning. It's a gingerbread cake.


            1. banana cake is a great morning cake- my co-workers used to love it. Apple is nice too

              1. I guess if you want a light cake that's still pretty and tasty, an angel food cake would be the way to go. My grandma used to make one where she tore up pieces of angel food cake, mixed orange juice and gelatin with whipped cream, then folded everything up and let it sit in a 9x13 pan.

                Another idea would be to make a berry coffee cake in a bundt pan. You could drizzle a light glaze of lemon juice, zest, and powdered sugar to make it more attractive. Then it's like a morning dish, but still cake!

                However, I say there's no bad time for decadent birthday cake! I've made this German Chocolate cake a few times and it's one of the few that even I go back for seconds.

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                1. re: leanneabe

                  Okay, that looks totally evil but AMAZING!

                2. I'd definitely go heavy on the fruit and/or veggie based recipes. Carrot cake, upside-down apple/pear cake, or pumpkin cake (there's a great recipe on epicurious for one that's baked in a bundt pan) are all cousins of muffins one might have at breakfast anyhow. Only the carrot cake would require any frosting at all - the others are quite happy without it.