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outdoor baby shower, 86 degrees, and I need to bring a cake....

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soccermom13 Jul 13, 2013 12:42 PM

Any suggestions for a delicious cake that will withstand the heat?

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    soccermom13 Jul 14, 2013 03:23 PM

    Love these suggestions! Thank you very much.

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      nikkihwood Jul 14, 2013 10:32 PM

      but what did you end up baking? Please let us know.

      I am late, but I would like to offer one more. This recipe is 50+ years old, and still a winner --

      http://www.pillsbury.com/recipes/oran...

      No need to worry about storage with this cake. And it is seriously good.

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        soccermom13 Jul 15, 2013 02:58 AM

        Hi Nikki,
        Shower is this coming Friday, so I still have a few days to obsess over which cake(s) to bring. Besides heat, the forecast now includes isolated thunderstorms :0( Thanks for your recipe suggestion. I think I have had that cake and it IS good.

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          mscoffee1 Jul 15, 2013 06:30 AM

          I can't believe someone else remembers Orange Kiss Me Cake - one of the things I remember that was made by my mother. I have made it since and still enjoy it.

      2. hotoynoodle Jul 14, 2013 08:55 AM

        agree about something light, like lemon or angel food. you can bring berry or peach compote to spoon over at the last minute and a big bowl of fresh whipped cream, kept submerged in a bigger bowl of ice, as topping.

        glazes and frostings will weep and melt.

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          INDIANRIVERFL Jul 14, 2013 08:40 AM

          Ice cream cake on some smoking dry ice. Lift out of a cooler with a towel and present just before serving. The kids will love the smoke.

          1. jill kibler Jul 14, 2013 06:57 AM

            Bon appetite has a blackberry buttermilk cake that is beautiful, delicious and can travel! Any berries will work (I often use black currants in season!) you can find the recipe on line under the name. They make it in a springform pan, but I use a jelly roll pan for grab able squares for casual events. Still the same recipe, but a shorter cooking a time.

            1. greygarious Jul 13, 2013 03:12 PM

              Pound cake. Maybe one with brown sugar, and a peach compote to spoon over the slices.

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                Gail Jul 13, 2013 02:58 PM

                A lemon cake with a lemony glaze. Lemon is always refreshing in the summer.

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                  biondanonima Jul 13, 2013 07:25 PM

                  I was going to suggest Ina Garten's Lemon Cake - it is DELICIOUS. No icing, just a glaze, which will be fine in the heat.

                2. chowser Jul 13, 2013 02:52 PM

                  Red velvet cake w/ either boiled frosting or 7 minute frosting.

                  1. Terrie H. Jul 13, 2013 02:01 PM

                    It's berry season, so how about an angel food cake with a berry compote and whipped cream.

                    1. weezieduzzit Jul 13, 2013 01:57 PM

                      If you have a large ice chest and a cake pan that fits in the ice chest you can successfully transport a cake with icing by putting a baking sheet or large pan upside down over a bag of ice at the bottom of the ice chest and then the cake on top of it.

                      I know that isn't what you asked but it might expand your options some.

                      1. cookie monster Jul 13, 2013 01:40 PM

                        I've mentioned this one on a couple recent threads already, but it's just so easy and good. And it doesn't have any icing, cream, etc. so it will be fine in the heat. I would definitely use more raspberries than the recipe calls for, or also add some blueberries or blackberries.

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

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                          biondanonima Jul 13, 2013 07:24 PM

                          This is a fabulous cake, but a small one - only 8 servings or so. If you're serving a crowd, make sure to make two or three!

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                          gildeddawn Jul 13, 2013 12:50 PM

                          Something heavier, with fruit, maybe, that you can glaze instead of frosting.

                          Like this: http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/recipe?id=1...

                          It's not exactly seasonal (or pretty), but it really holds up in the heat.

                          And, I almost forgot to mention, it's really delicious.

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