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Chocolate Layer Cake on a Cakestand or Vanilla with Vanilla 1-2-3-4 Cake?

Continuing with the comfort food theme,  Arleen McC made this delicious cake when I visited in the fall.  It was so lovely and rich.  Here is a double chocolate cake recipe by Ina Garten.  So think about cakes ( I know MMM, you prefer pie and Rob B what about you, certified pie taster?) but what is your  basic cake preference?

Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting?

Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Frosting?chocolate-layer-cake-on-cakestand

Vanilla Cake with Chocolate Frosting?

Vanilla Cake with Vanilla Frosting?

Granted we know there are Martha Washington and Hummingbird cakes, Pound cakes and cheesecakes and Orange or Lemon, Almond and Spice, Marble and Boston Creme Pie……Today I am thinking basic combinations.

And Mark your birthday is coming up and  I know that Angel Food Cake is your first choice. No icing.  You didn’t even like the frosting when you were one!

Cupcakes are all the rage in a lot of places these days but my sister says the amount of frosting is disproportionate to the amount of cake which is the part she likes to eat. We have all seen kids at birthday parties eat all the frosting and leave the cake part untouched or vice versa. There are lines around the block like waiting for tickets to a rockstar concert at Magnolia’s in Greenwich Village on Bleecker Street.

Just last week Laura baked a classic 1-2-3-4 cake with vanilla icing for her Mom-in-Law 2B and it was well received.

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show details May 21 (3 days ago)

Finish the meal–
wait a bit.
Not many folks
keep a layer cake on hand.
It is usually a special occasion.
I like to serve dessert
on my grandmother’s glass plates.
The addition of fresh berries
and or ice cream can’t hurt!

Vanilla cake with vanilla icing. Classic Birthday 1-2-3-4 cake.

13 responses

  1. Kristin

    Cakes both look yummy!
    Chocolate cake with chocolate icing is the favorite in this house.

    May 21, 2011 at 6:58 am

  2. erica

    I can’t deal with this before breakfast – on a day I’m out of bread! :-) :-)

    May 21, 2011 at 7:33 am

  3. Sue Reinfeld

    Personally, vanilla cake-vanilla icing but that one looks fabulous.

    May 21, 2011 at 10:55 am

  4. Sally

    I am a cake person through and through. There is no kind that I dislike. Yum to ALL cakes!

    May 21, 2011 at 11:04 am

  5. Chocolate cake vanilla frosting

    May 21, 2011 at 11:08 am

  6. laura

    I’ll pass on the frosting…it makes my head hurt

    May 21, 2011 at 1:15 pm

  7. Rob

    If I HAD to eat cake (versus pie!) I would go for Rosalyn Carter’s mother’s( Jimmy fame?) Deep Chocolate Bunt Cake. Made it once for our Gourmet Club years ago and I still dream of it.

    May 21, 2011 at 5:03 pm

  8. Rob

    Didn’t really answer your “simple” question. Give me a good cherry pie.

    May 21, 2011 at 5:05 pm

  9. Toni

    Haven’t met too many cakes I didn’t like – and these look scrumptious!!!

    May 21, 2011 at 9:08 pm

  10. Gorgeous shot. I like either combo!

    May 21, 2011 at 10:43 pm

  11. I blame you for the little nose prints all over my monitor caused by that cake photo.

    May 22, 2011 at 10:17 pm

  12. Cj

    I’ve gave 5lbs from reading this blog! Let them eat cake! Anytime… any kind : )

    May 22, 2011 at 11:22 pm

  13. Hootie

    I like pie better but I love a dense Deacadent Chocolate Cake(only 1/4 cup flour) with raspberries on top.

    May 23, 2011 at 9:10 am

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