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Jul 13, 2013 12:42 PM

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

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

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

    Like this:

    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.

    1. 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.

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      1. re: cookie monster

        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!

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

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