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I'm looking for 2 yummy recipes that can be made in 9 x 13 pans for about 20 people, or maybe cupcakes or muffins (they aren't huge here). I'm thinking about the boyfriend bait blueberry cake as 1, but not convinced I couldn't do better (although I do have home grown blueberries). This is for an afternoon cake and coffee event at work.

Suggestions? I've done a search and come up with some ideas, but still looking for others...

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  1. The Duggar family has a recipe for a mega cake link below:
    http://www.duggarfamily.com/content/d...

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    1. re: Ruthie789

      If the op wanted to make the recipe you link to, here's a way to make your own cake mix instead of using that nasty boxed stuff.

      http://www.melskitchencafe.com/2010/0...

      1. re: roxlet

        Good idea, will give it a try! It is indeed heavy on prepared foods but must be fast to make.

        1. re: Ruthie789

          Not looking for fast. I like to impress ;-) Besides, cake mixes are virtually non existent in Denmark--or at least the few that are available are horrible, not even as edible as Duncan Hines, etc available in the US.

    2. You might consider Texas Sheet Cake for an option. A straightforward buttermilk chocolate cake, meant to be served thin from the sheet pan. For the icing instead of the one in this link, go ganache! It goes great with this cake.

      http://southernfood.about.com/od/choc...

      For the ganache: Pour boiling heavy cream over an equal amount of chopped semisweet chocolate or chocolate chips, add a little vanilla or butter if desired. Pour over cooled cake.

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      1. re: TrishUntrapped

        Thanks, this is a good standby recipe, and the ganache would take it up a notch for sure!

      2. I'm a big fan of mini-cupcakes. They are easy portion control for calorie-counters, and allow those with bigger appetites to sample different flavors. Also, they bake faster. shaving time off the task.

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        1. re: greygarious

          Would love to make mini cupcakes but alas, no mini muffin tins. They are not available here, and they didn't really become that popular in the US until after I'd moved overseas.

        2. Another cake I like for a group: I make a 13 x 9 x 2 chocolate cake. Cut it in half lengthwise and fill with whipped cream and cover in ganache.