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Cake for tonight?

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I want to make a new cake recipe that is delicious AND beautiful for a birthday party tonight. Any ideas? Any flavors are okay (except maybe strawberries, etc, totally out of season on the east coast)

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  1. The Simple Carrot Cake recipe and frosting from CI is amazing. Made it yesterday for my M-I-L's birthday, Huge hit. Included toasted pecans in the batter and sprinkled on top after frosting the cake.

    1. Depending on how much time you want to spend, I love Bon Appetit's triple chocolate celebration cake (chocolate cake, ganache, mousse). If you don't have cake transfer paper, you can use floral paper. I do it without the berries on top, just pipe chocolate ganache as decorations.

      http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/rec...

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      1. re: chowser

        that picture is amazing!
        next time when i actually am planning ahead, i will try it.

      2. this cake is amazing:
        http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/rec...

        1. how about a hummingbird cake. that is real tastey.