No-Bowl Double Mocha Snack Cake

If you had asked me a couple years ago, I would have told you that I only drink coffee a couple times a week.  These days, it’s nearly an every day sort of thing.  I refuse to call it an addiction because I can, if I’m forced to by a mile-long line that I refuse to wait in, go without my morning cup and still feel ok.

No-Bowl Double Mocha Snack Cake

But when it comes to coffee in my cake, there’s no way I can pass it up.  And when that cake is made by hand, and without a bowl – yes, without a bowl – get the hell out of my way.  I about died (a forehead slap definitely happened) when I saw this no-bowl cake technique pop up on The Cake Essentials DVD I watched over the weekend.  My friends at King Arthur Flour were kind enough to send me a copy of this DVD along with a few other goodies (see the giveaway details below) and asked me to make a cake inspired by the DVD.  And this double mocha snack cake (mocha cake and frosting), made using a stir-together technique directly in the cake pan, happened almost faster than it takes to get a non-fat vanilla latte.

No-Bowl Double Mocha Snack Cake

No-Bowl Double Mocha Snack Cake

If a from-scratch cake can be popped in the oven in under 7 minutes without any bowls or beaters to clean up, I am all in.  It was a little tough to get out of the pan and I probably should have sprayed the pan first, but other than that, we’re talking an awesome snack cake here, people.  The cake doesn’t actually need frosting – powdered sugar dusted on top would have been lovely – but really, it’s cake.  I would risk sleeping in another room if I served Kyle cake without frosting.  (I’m kidding…sort of.)  The mocha frosting is worthy of its own post and perhaps it will land there in the future but I had to share it with you today.  You need it today.  The frosting is a-freaking-mazing.  Light, fluffy, rich, coffee-e.  Perfect.

No-Bowl Double Mocha Snack Cake

So aside from this cake, there’s The Cake Essentials DVD…and I think it will surprise you.  Yes, even you experienced bakers out there!  Susan Reid, the editor of KAF’s The Baking Sheet puts every ounce of her cake-baking knowledge and love into showing you how to make a huge variety of cakes (butter cakes, cheesecakes, stir-togethers, and sponge cakes), goes over more techniques for making a cake than I even knew existed, and quite literally shows you how to avoid cake disasters.  I was privileged to have had Susan teach the flour essentials class when I was at Blog & Bake last June so I can honestly say that this woman knows her stuff and it was a pleasure watching in action again.

As far as the giveaway goes…King Arthur Flour has offered up a jammed-packed gift package to one lucky reader so that one of you will have no more excuses for not making a great cake.

Here’s what the package includes:

1 copy of The Cake Essentials DVD
1 box of unbleached cake flour (I fondly call it KAF gold)
1 set of 8″ or 9″ parchment circles (truly wonderful products that I have been using for a few months now)
1 decorating set
1 small and 1 large offset spatula (perfect for sloppily spreading frosting on a still-warm cake, I might add!)

Here are the rules for entering:

  1. Answer me this in the comment section of this post (and only this post):  What is your favorite type of cake?
  2. Only one entry per person will be accepted and you MUST include a valid email address in the comment form.
  3. If you don’t see your comment post right away, please don’t post another comment. The delay happens because I moderate all comments.
  4. Giveaway closes on Monday, April 1, 2013 at 11:59pm Eastern.
  5. One winner will be chosen by that handy-dandy random number generator we’re all familiar with.
  6. The winner will notified by Tuesday morning. If the winner does not respond to my email within 48 hours, another winner will be chosen (also at random).
  7. Giveaway is open to entries with U.S. addresses only.

No-Bowl Double Mocha Snack Cake

Yield: 12 servings of cake and plenty of frosting for the top of the cake (plus a little extra). Double these recipes for a 8- or 9-inch layer cake or 24 cupcakes.

Ingredients

    For the mocha cake:
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 unsweetened cocoa powder (not Dutch-processed)
  • 1/2 tsp table salt
  • 1/2 tsp espresso powder or 1 tsp instant coffee granules
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil (any neutral oil – not olive oil)
  • 1 cup (8oz) hot brewed coffee
  • For the mocha buttercream frosting:
  • 8 tbsp (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
  • pinch of table salt
  • 2 1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder (not Dutch-processed)
  • 3/4 tsp espresso powder or 1 1/2 tsp instant coffee granules
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

Instructions

  1. To make the cake: Preheat oven to 350° F. Lightly spray an 8-inch square or round cake pan with cooking spray.
  2. Measure the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, salt, espresso powder, and baking soda directly into the pan. Stir all of the ingredients together until they are well-combined. Make three little wells in the dry mixture and pour the vanilla, vinegar, and oil each into a separate well. Pour the hot coffee over all of the ingredients and stir lightly with a fork until a batter forms and there are no streaks of dry ingredients remaining – be sure to check the corners well. Bake for 25-35 minutes, until a toothpick poked into the center of the cake comes out clean. (My dark pan baked this cake in 26 minutes.) Cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Serve the cake either right from the pan (either warm by itself or completely cooled with the frosting below) or gently coax it out onto a cake plate.
  3. To make the frosting: While the cake bakes, make the frosting. Beat the butter and salt in a stand mixer or with a hand mixer in a large bowl until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Gradually beat in the confectioners’ sugar, cocoa powder, and espresso powder. Once incorporated, beat on medium for 1 minute. With the mixer on low, pour the vanilla and heavy cream into the bowl and mix it into the frosting. Increase the speed to medium and beat the frosting for 30 seconds.

Source

source: adapted from King Arthur Flour (cake and frosting)

http://www.smells-like-home.com/2013/03/no-bowl-double-mocha-snack-cake/

Disclaimer: This giveaway is sponsored by King Arthur Flour.  I was provided with the same package that is being given away here.  I was not compensated for writing this post and all of the opinions are of course, my own.

No-Bowl Double Mocha Snack Cake + a King Arthur Flour giveaway!

  • Prep Time: 10min
  • Cook Time: 25-35min
  • Yield: 12 servings of cake and plenty of frosting for the top of the cake (plus a little extra). Double these recipes for a 8- or 9-inch layer cake or 24 cupcakes.

Ingredients

For the mocha cake:
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
¼ unsweetened cocoa powder (not Dutch-processed)
½ tsp table salt
½ tsp espresso powder or 1 tsp instant coffee granules
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 tbsp white vinegar
1/3 cup vegetable oil (any neutral oil – not olive oil)
1 cup (8oz) hot brewed coffee

For the mocha buttercream frosting:
8 tbsp (½ cup) unsalted butter
pinch of table salt
2 ¼ cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder (not Dutch-processed)
¾ tsp espresso powder or 1 1/2 tsp instant coffee granules
½ tsp pure vanilla extract
¼ cup heavy cream

Instructions

  • 01

    To make the cake:  Preheat oven to 350° F.  Lightly spray an 8-inch square or round cake pan with cooking spray.

  • 02

    Measure the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, salt, espresso powder, and baking soda directly into the pan.  Stir all of the ingredients together until they are well-combined.  Make three little wells in the dry mixture and pour the vanilla, vinegar, and oil each into a separate well.  Pour the hot coffee over all of the ingredients and stir lightly with a fork until a batter forms and there are no streaks of dry ingredients remaining – be sure to check the corners well.

  • 03

    Bake for 25-35 minutes, until a toothpick poked into the center of the cake comes out clean.  (My dark pan baked this cake in 26 minutes.)  Cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes.  Serve the cake either right from the pan (either warm by itself or completely cooled with the frosting below) or gently coax it out onto a cake plate.

  • 04

    To make the frosting:  While the cake bakes, make the frosting.  Beat the butter and salt in a stand mixer or with a hand mixer in a large bowl until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.  Gradually beat in the confectioners’ sugar, cocoa powder, and espresso powder.  Once incorporated, beat on medium for 1 minute.  With the mixer on low, pour the vanilla and heavy cream into the bowl and mix it into the frosting.  Increase the speed to medium and beat the frosting for 30 seconds.  Frost cake as desired.

adapted from King Arthur Flour (cake and frosting)

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  • March 27, 2013 at 6:14 AM

    I love the presentation of layer cakes… chocolate raspberry might be my favorite!

  • March 27, 2013 at 6:25 AM

    I wish I could be more interesting, but my favorite cake has to be a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. Rich, fudgy, chocolatey–what more could you want?

  • Aimee
    March 27, 2013 at 7:06 AM

    I love all cake, but I think my favorite is vanilla cake with chocolate frosting. Some sort of fruity filling will put it over the top for me.

  • fran
    March 27, 2013 at 7:09 AM

    Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.

  • Kim
    March 27, 2013 at 7:22 AM

    I love a dark chocolate cake with salted caramel buttercream frosting. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

  • Kristin
    March 27, 2013 at 8:01 AM

    Definitely yellow butter cake with chocolate frosting!

  • Courtney B
    March 27, 2013 at 8:05 AM

    I’ve always been partial to red velvet cake with a layer of cheesecake in between with lots of cream cheese frosting.

  • Lindsay
    March 27, 2013 at 8:23 AM

    I really like a simple moist chocolate cake with vanilla butter cream.

  • Lisa Yelichek
    March 27, 2013 at 8:33 AM

    My favorite cake is red velvet with cream cheese frosting.

  • Cindy
    March 27, 2013 at 8:46 AM

    Chocolate cake with peanut butter buttercream is my favorite!

  • Alissa
    March 27, 2013 at 9:01 AM

    My favorite cake is Texas Sheet cake!

  • Daniela
    March 27, 2013 at 9:04 AM

    Chocolate – peanut butter layer cake

  • Katie
    March 27, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    I have always been partial to yellow cake with chocolate frosting. Always my birthday request when growing up!

  • Betty Bower
    March 27, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    Carrot cake has to be my favorite… Love the taste of tardyness of the cream cheeese…

  • Michele West
    March 27, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    Carrot Cake! It will grace our Easter table on Sunday.

  • Cherie
    March 27, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    I’m easy–my favorite type of cake is anything with frosting!

  • Kelley H
    March 27, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    Most definitely carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. Have a happy day!

  • March 27, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    I cannot resist a good old-fashioned red velvet cake with traditional white/vanilla frosting, just like my grandmother used to make!

  • March 27, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    Oooh I mean my favorite cake would have to be an extra fudgy extra chocolatey chocolate cake!

  • barbara n
    March 27, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    My favorite type of cake is chocolate! with a whipped cream frosting!

  • Emily P.
    March 27, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    Crumb cake!!!!

  • Elin
    March 27, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    Carrot cake, with raisins in the mix, with homemade cream cheese frosting.

  • March 27, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    Banana Cake with Strawberry butter cream cheese frosting, Oh, my!

  • March 27, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    My favorite cake is coconut cake! Would NEVER pass up a piece. Heck, most cakes I like as long as they are banana free.

  • Karen
    March 27, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    My favorite cake is carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. I like my carrot cake to have lots of carrot-ty flavor, nuts, raisins, pineapple, and coconut in it. The frosting should be slightly sweet; just enough to bring out the spices in the cake…yum!

  • Janna
    March 27, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting

  • Lisa
    March 27, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    Triple chocolate cake! Or anything chocolate for that matter.

  • March 27, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    I honestly don’t discriminate when it comes to cake! I love a good yellow cake with caramel icing, among many others 🙂

  • Allison C
    March 27, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    I guess some people could consider me boring, but I really prefer a white cake with white (vanilla) frosting. Some sprinkles on top are always a welcome bonus.
    alibear167 at gmail

  • Danielle T
    March 27, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    i love red velvet cake! so good!!

  • Wendi
    March 27, 2013 at 10:06 AM

    I am a from scratch fresh strawberry cake lover with cream cheese frosting and fresh strawberries on top…YUM!!

  • March 27, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    I’m a chocolate girl – rich and fudgy chocolate cake with a nice, smooth chocolate frosting.

  • Rosie
    March 27, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate..

  • March 27, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    Wow the double mocha looks amazing! My favorite is chocolate cake with chocolate frosting.

  • March 27, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    Dark chocolate fudge cake with ganache! This cake might be my new favorite though!

  • March 27, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    i love banana chocolate chip cake with chocolate frosting!!

  • Pamela Senduy
    March 27, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    I love A chiffon cake. It is so light and you can be creative. with flavors and frostings.

  • March 27, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    German chocolate cake. I haven’t had it in a very long time, but it has always been my favorite.

  • Jan Tucknott
    March 27, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    My current favorite cake is the 4 layer carrot cake, recipe from COOK’S ILLUSTRATED, made with currants instead of raisin, a sheet cake to build the 4 layers, WONDERFUL!

  • Sunshine
    March 27, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Has to be dark chocolate with chocolate fudge frosting

  • Winston
    March 27, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    My favorite cake? Probably a gingerbread cake with cream cheese frosting.

  • Vera K
    March 27, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    I like tose Italian cakes with fruit layers.

  • Kathy Devine
    March 27, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    German Chocolate Cake with Coconut Pecan Frosting is my favorite layer cake! I will be 60 next month and that has been my birthday cake for as many years as I can remember!

  • B
    March 27, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    My favorite cake has to be german chocolate cake… Oh.So.Good!! I’m salivating just thinking about it… The cholateness + the creaminess + the coconut-ness. Cannot be beat! YUM! I think I may have to whip one up for Easter dinner! 🙂

  • March 27, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    If I had to choose…yellow cake with chocolate frosting. But seriously, any variety – frosted or not – I can’t resist.

  • Ken G.
    March 27, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    A simple, fresh lemon bundt cake with a lemony glaze. If you’d asked in the winter months I might have gone with a variety of chocolate, but spring is here and it’s all about fresh fruit flavors!

  • Jan
    March 27, 2013 at 11:31 AM

    Chocolate – any time, any place 🙂

  • Rachel S
    March 27, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    Is there a kind of cake not to like? I like a vanilla cake with salted caramel frosting and a little chocolate for good measure

  • pamela
    March 27, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    I can’t pick a favorite, I love them all! But I think the best cake I made at home was a pink lemonade cake for Mother’s Day last year – it was deeeeelicious!!

  • March 27, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    What a fun givewaway, love KAF! I guess I’ll say chocolate is my favorite cake, though carrot cake is up there too.

    • beth j
      March 27, 2013 at 1:52 PM

      I have my grandmothers Betty Crocker cookbook. My favorite layer cake is in it. Williamsburg Orange cake with orange butter frosting YUM

  • Emily Wilson
    March 27, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    Turtle Sheet Cake!!

  • March 27, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    Definitely chocolate cake! Or Chocolate ice cream cake…

  • davis ann
    March 27, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    i made your caramel frappuccino cupcakes on monday and i have to say those are up there1

  • Claire
    March 27, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    I love carrot cake. We even had it as our wedding cake! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Kim
    March 27, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    my fav type of cake is Coconut cake!!!

  • Shelly
    March 27, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    I love dark chocolate cake with lots of vanilla buttercream!

  • Jolene
    March 27, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    I love almost all cakes. But I especially love cheesecake and dense, fudgey chocolate ones!

  • BattertotheBone
    March 27, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    I love poundcake because it is so wonderful just plain or can be dressed up so many ways by adding flavorings or toppings!

  • young c
    March 27, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    Looks so good! My fave cake is anything chocolate – yum!

  • Laine
    March 27, 2013 at 12:54 PM

    Lemon!

  • Sharon
    March 27, 2013 at 12:55 PM

    Homemade yellow cake with cooked caramel frosting.

  • March 27, 2013 at 1:07 PM

    I love vanilla cake with chocolate frosting but really I’m a cake lover who will eat just about any cake out there. This looks divine.

  • Hanling Chang
    March 27, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    I love cheesecake, but cake cake, I love carrot cake with homemade cream cheese frosting. Yum

  • kesha
    March 27, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    My favorite cake is a Devil’s Food Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting! Yummy!

  • Marcia
    March 27, 2013 at 1:41 PM

    Fudge marble cake is my favorite cake!

  • March 27, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    Chocolate, yo. This cake looks great – thanks for hosting such an awesome giveaway!

  • Wehaf
    March 27, 2013 at 1:48 PM

    Oh dear, it is hard to pick just one favorite. One of the local restaurants has a really delicious carrot cake that I’ve been craving, so I’ll go with that.

  • Kara D
    March 27, 2013 at 2:11 PM

    I love chocolate layer cakes!

  • Ilene
    March 27, 2013 at 2:13 PM

    Carrot cake is my favorite.

  • stacy
    March 27, 2013 at 2:32 PM

    My favorite cake is coconut layer cake with a lemon curd filling.

  • Emily
    March 27, 2013 at 2:33 PM

    Apple cake with cream cheese frosting 🙂

  • Maria in NJ
    March 27, 2013 at 3:01 PM

    anything chocolate! like the cake you posted today!! wonderful, must try this soon, thank you for a chance to win this great prize…m

    mm c mm 563 at comcast dot net

  • Brandi
    March 27, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    My favorite will always be chocolate cake with a vanilla butter cream thanks to my mom who always made it on my birthday growing up.

  • amanda
    March 27, 2013 at 3:26 PM

    After all these years, I still love my Mom’s chocolate cake with vanilla frosting the most!

  • Melisa
    March 27, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    German chocolate!

  • Maxine R.
    March 27, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    Chocolate is the one I make most. Although I’ve fallen in love with the Rum Cake recently.

  • rachel
    March 27, 2013 at 4:16 PM

    Yellow cake with chocolate frosting!!

  • Morgan
    March 27, 2013 at 4:35 PM

    I LOVE a chocolate buttermilk cake (with coffee in the recipe even though you can’t taste it) topped with chocolate ganache and perhaps a dollop of whipped cream!

    Or my friends made up on the fly nutella cake that was ridiculously awesome.

  • Liz
    March 27, 2013 at 5:12 PM

    This looks delicious and pretty easy!

    My favorite cake is a Hershey Cocoa Cake with Vanilla Butter cream frosting. So yum! I’ll be having some for my birthday soon — 30 in 32 days!

  • Corisa
    March 27, 2013 at 5:22 PM

    It’s gotta be chocolate peanut butter !

  • Helen
    March 27, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    Anything with cream cheese frosting! But, if I had to choose one, carrot cake is my favorite!

  • March 27, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    My favorite cake has always been a simple vanilla cake with traditional buttercream–wish I had a slice now!

  • Anne
    March 27, 2013 at 6:37 PM

    My favorite cake is what we call Poor Man’s Cake. My grandmother clipped it out of the newspaper during the Depression. It’s a recipe with no egg…since they were rationed at that time. My grandma always made it and frosted it with a powdered sugar frosting that she dyed pink with cherry juice. I still make it today and it always reminds me of my Gram!

  • Lynn
    March 27, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    I just love German chocolate cake with the yummy nuts and coconut frosting.

  • Whitney
    March 27, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    I LOVE Italian Cream Cake – and seem to only get to eat it once a year. Moving out of the South is the pits.

  • Niki
    March 27, 2013 at 7:35 PM

    Chocolate Lava Cake can’t be beat!

  • Laura
    March 27, 2013 at 7:54 PM

    My favorite cake would have to be classic chocolate layer cake w/ chocolate icing…

  • Pam
    March 27, 2013 at 8:21 PM

    I’d have to say marble cake, with chocolate frosting! But please, don’t make me choose…

  • Jennifer Grimm
    March 27, 2013 at 8:28 PM

    My favorite type of cake is strawberry with cream cheese frosting with strawberries on top and in the batter!

  • March 27, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    Lemon cake with lemon frosting!

  • leslie gagne
    March 27, 2013 at 9:21 PM

    Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! I think my favorite cake is chocolate, filled with raspberries, and chocolate whip cream frosting.

  • beatriz
    March 27, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    a poke cake!

  • Dian Fellers
    March 27, 2013 at 11:33 PM

    Coconut cake with White Mountain Frosting is my favorite, but I also love banana nut cake with banana buttercream frosting.

  • sarapete
    March 27, 2013 at 11:45 PM

    chocolate with chocolate frosting!

  • Jennifer
    March 28, 2013 at 12:05 AM

    I love, love, love a lemony lemon cake, but chocolate is also a favorite.

  • March 28, 2013 at 1:14 AM

    Such a great idea to have no bowl clean up for cake. I love all cake (especially the icing) but my favorite is my mom’s chocolate sheet cake.

  • Cecile
    March 28, 2013 at 2:02 AM

    I love chocolate cake with coffee frosting

  • Debbie Bray
    March 28, 2013 at 3:20 AM

    dark chocolate

  • Amy L
    March 28, 2013 at 7:44 AM

    I love just about any type of cake, but my favorite is vanilla with fluffy white icing.

  • March 28, 2013 at 8:12 AM

    My favorite cake is a moist multi-layer chocolate cake w/ peanut butter frosting! But I’d really like to learn how to make a good cheesecake. I’ve never made one before.

  • March 28, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    I’m a vanilla cake girl…it’s the perfect compliment to every frosting!

  • sara
    March 28, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    I love carrot cake!

  • Alex
    March 28, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    My favorite kind of cake is chocolate cake with chocolate-orange frosting! MMM!

  • Joanna F
    March 28, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    A simple French-style yogurt cake (gateau au yaourt)–you can tailor it to whatever you’re craving (rhum, apples, chocolate)–the possibilities are endless and one almost always has the ingredients on hand for this one bowl cake.

  • Kristen
    March 28, 2013 at 12:51 PM

    My favorite cake has to be red velvet.

  • Hilary
    March 28, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    My all time favorite cake is Carrot Cake. Always has been and always will be!

  • Laura C.
    March 28, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    Gosh, I love KAF…always drool over all the fun stuff in their catalog! My favorite cake is definitely devil’s food with swiss meringue buttercream!

  • vaishali
    March 28, 2013 at 5:04 PM

    Chocolate…:)

  • Pat Vasil
    March 28, 2013 at 9:31 PM

    My favorite cake is a dark chocolate cake with chocolate Icing. My husband’s favorite cake is Boston Cream Pie.

  • Chau N.
    March 29, 2013 at 5:54 AM

    I have never been much of a cake girl, but if I have to choose, it’d be carrot cake.

  • Nguyen T.
    March 29, 2013 at 5:54 AM

    red velvets!

  • Aimee
    March 29, 2013 at 5:55 AM

    Sticky toffee pudding cake is the best cake out there!!!

  • PAM
    March 29, 2013 at 6:46 AM

    why such a hard question? My answer would be ANY cake that complements ice cream!

  • Fido S
    March 29, 2013 at 12:19 PM

    So far, my favorite cake is a simple peanut butter cake with honey flavored buttercream frosting. When I make it in cupcake form (my husbands preference) I may or may not eat a few naked cupcakes just so I can eat some of the frosting by itself…

  • Caitlin w
    March 29, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    If I have to choose…upside down German chocolate cake – all the awesomeness and far easier to bake!

  • Robin
    March 29, 2013 at 5:23 PM

    Blueberry lime pound cake!

  • Tami
    March 29, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    There is a bakery on the Seacoast in New Hampshire, popovers or galley hatch and they make the best vanilla cake I have ever had. The cake reminds me of old fashion wedding cake that my mother would bring on on a paper napkin from weddings she would go to. The cake is just so good, the frosting is to die for

  • Jeffrey
    March 29, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    My favorite kind of cake isn’t actually a certain flavor but simply wedding cake. Attending weddings isn’t my favorite thing to do but the cake makes it very tolerable. They are usually very beautiful and quite tasty, most of the time they are top notch!

  • Carol
    March 29, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    So many great cakes and cake/frosting combos…but I think I’d have to go with yellow cake, white frosting, vanilla pastry cream between the layers!

  • AKM
    March 29, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    I love banana cake with cream cheese frosting!

  • Marilyn Mudge
    March 29, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    I love anything chocolate, the fudgier the better… if something raspberry is in there too, I’m in heaven.

  • Maryanne Donld
    March 29, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    I don’t think that I’ve had a cake that I didn’t like, but I guess my favorite would be chocolate layer cake with chocolate ganache filling and chocolate buttercream frosting.

  • linda kimberlain
    March 29, 2013 at 9:40 PM

    carrot cake

  • Andi Freedman
    March 29, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    Dark chocolate cake with mocha cream cheese frosting ties with Black Forest for our family’s favorite cake.

  • Sue
    March 29, 2013 at 9:48 PM

    Triple Chocolate Mousse cake. KAF is great. I love their cookie companion cookbook.

  • Karen
    March 29, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    Carrot cake is my fave, I’d say, but chocolate cake ranks right up there, too!

  • Pam
    March 29, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    Love an angel food cake with fresh fruit topping.

  • Taylor
    March 29, 2013 at 10:15 PM

    My favorite cake is carrot cake! Everyone thinks I’m weird, though. 🙂

  • Julie
    March 29, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    love chocolate cake with chocolate frosting
    thanks

  • Ponic Perez
    March 29, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    pineapple upside down cake

  • Erin
    March 29, 2013 at 10:31 PM

    All cake! My favorite used to be chocolate cake with chocolate frosting, but I’m really loving that salted caramel frosting, so I think chocolate cake with salted caramel frosting. But I don’t turn any cake down. 🙂

  • Amy
    March 29, 2013 at 10:45 PM

    My favorite cake is yellow butter cake with a rich, creamy chocolate frosting!

  • Maureen cGrew
    March 29, 2013 at 11:00 PM

    I love anything chocolate and/or cinnimon.

  • Sue
    March 29, 2013 at 11:37 PM

    Favorite Cake is Blackout Cake, a chocolate cake with mousse like filling covered with chocolate cake crumbs.

  • Madeline
    March 30, 2013 at 12:10 AM

    My go to cake is a pound cake recipe handed down from my mother. I make it in a deep circular pan with a hole in the center (not exactly a bundt pan, this has straight sides and I’ve always known it as a the pound cake pan). The secret to this cake is the special unusual spice I use to flavor (you’ll have to pay me to find out), plus it can be made extra special by filling the hole with fruit, a very nice presentation.

  • Julie G
    March 30, 2013 at 12:28 AM

    I love an old fashioned chocolate layer cake heavy on the chocolate frosting!

  • Betty Lawson
    March 30, 2013 at 12:30 AM

    I love any cake with cream cheese frosting! But my request when someone wants to make a cake for me would have to be fresh strawberry cake with–you guessed it–strawberry cream cheese frosting!

  • Julie G
    March 30, 2013 at 12:33 AM

    I love an old fashioned chocolate layer cake heavy on the chocolate frosting. Yum!

  • Danielle
    March 30, 2013 at 12:36 AM

    My favorite cake is definitely Boston Cream… vanilla layer cake with vanilla pastry cream and chocolate frosting… YUM!

  • Patty
    March 30, 2013 at 12:43 AM

    Anything chocolate gets my vote. If it also has coconut, so much the better!

  • Toni
    March 30, 2013 at 12:47 AM

    My favorite cake is chocolate with chocolate frosting. Carrot cake is definitely #2 on my list, though!

  • Melissa R
    March 30, 2013 at 12:55 AM

    I’m pretty simple when it comes to cake– a classic chocolate or white vanilla cake with buttercream frosting are the best. 🙂

  • Karen
    March 30, 2013 at 1:10 AM

    Thanks for the recipe and the giveaway! My favorite cake is my mom’s Italian strawberry cake with whipped cream and zabaglione.

  • Eurica Chang
    March 30, 2013 at 6:06 AM

    Devils Food Cake with, of course, rich chocolate frosting!

  • Jeff Andrade
    March 30, 2013 at 7:38 AM

    My favorite type of cake is a Red Velvet Cake. My Mom would make it for every special occasion, every birthday, graduation, in a book shaped (Wilton?) pan. It required a double recipe of batter to fill. I have spent years trying to recreate it!

  • Robin
    March 30, 2013 at 7:49 AM

    I love a moist apple bundt cake. Good for dessert and breakfast!

  • Laurel H
    March 30, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    That is such a tough question, I am really a sweets lover! I love Texas sheet cake but I think my all-time favorite, the one I always look for, is a yummy coconut cake! White or yellow cake, I don’t care, just love coconut desserts!

  • malerie c.
    March 30, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    chocolate, chocolate, chocolate!

  • March 30, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    Chocolate cake with LOTS of frosting is my favorite. The mocha cake & frosting sound delicious!

  • Beth
    March 30, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    It’s hard to pick just one, but for this time of year,carrot cake for sure! I the winter I’d say red velvet though!

  • March 30, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    My favorite kind of cake is anything that is deeply chocolate with a mocha frosting — so you can see why I ended up here!

  • Sue Wagner
    March 30, 2013 at 4:11 PM

    Chocolate cake with 7 minute frosting…Oh so many birthdays!!

  • Rebecca
    March 30, 2013 at 4:54 PM

    Not the fanciest thing I make, but I love a simple bundt cake with a simple glaze.

  • Sarah Bixler
    March 30, 2013 at 5:06 PM

    Your cake looks wonderful — I’ll have to try it! I love all cake (and have the figure to prove it), but I would have to say yellow cake with chocolate frosting is my favorite.

  • Lori B
    March 30, 2013 at 5:25 PM

    My favorite cake is Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting!

  • shannon
    March 30, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    I’ve always loved angel food cake since I was a very little girl.

  • Madeline
    March 30, 2013 at 7:52 PM

    I love chocolate cake with peanut butter icing (also love coconut cake!).

  • Keri
    March 30, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    I love a good coconut cake with buttercream icing!

  • Jenna Kay
    March 30, 2013 at 8:39 PM

    Ice cream cake: chocolate cake with mint chip ice cream.

  • Hanna
    March 30, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    Yellow cake with vanilla frosting – extra sprinkles!

  • Joanie from NC
    March 30, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    I love a dark chocolate sheet cake with a crackly glaze. And an old fashioned southern caramel cake, ahem. So many cakes, so little time! Thank you!!

  • Lee
    March 30, 2013 at 11:27 PM

    Well, I love a good wacky cake like the one you’ve posted, but my favorite would have to be apple cake.

  • Kathy L
    March 31, 2013 at 1:02 AM

    I love Chiffon cake, it is light and fluffy!

  • March 31, 2013 at 1:02 AM

    My absolute favorite cake would have to be plain old chocolate. I adore the simple chocolate flavor!

  • March 31, 2013 at 2:04 AM

    Yellow cake with chocolate frosting

  • Rose
    March 31, 2013 at 4:47 AM

    I love cheesecake, though it’s not exactly a cake.

  • March 31, 2013 at 7:19 AM

    chocolate raspberry!

  • Jen
    March 31, 2013 at 8:09 AM

    My favorite cake is chocolate with chocolate frosting. It can’t be beat!

  • Elizabeth
    March 31, 2013 at 8:41 AM

    My favorite cake is chocolate with chocolate frosting. I like variations on this theme & coffee so I’m excited to try this mocha cake.

  • Elizabeth
    March 31, 2013 at 8:52 AM

    So very eighties, but I can’t help loving the molten chocolate cake–it claims to be fancy, but it’s really just a more grown-up way to eat the batter!

  • March 31, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    I just so loved your No bowl double Mocha cake and am bookmarking to make it very soon. My Favorite cake HAS to be a dark rich decadent chocolate cake!!

  • susan
    March 31, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    My favorite cake is strawberry shortcake.

  • Nicole
    March 31, 2013 at 1:16 PM

    I love roll cakes!

  • March 31, 2013 at 2:53 PM

    I love chocolate cake!

  • Brenda DesJardin
    March 31, 2013 at 7:52 PM

    I grew up with a chocolate cake with chocolate fudge frosting. Also have the recipe from my great grandmother for a yellow cake, but have to have the same frosting.

  • March 31, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    Chocolate cake with salted caramel buttercream is my newest favorite!

  • Susan
    April 1, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    The Reese’s peanut butter cake you made for my birthday a few years ago.

  • Laura W
    April 1, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    My favorite cake would be a moist yellow cake with chocolate frosting.

  • Amy
    April 1, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    A good chocolate cake is hard to beat!

  • Kristen
    April 1, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    I love most flavors of cake, but I think my favorite would be classic chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream frosting!

  • April 1, 2013 at 5:26 PM

    Tara, so glad I found this. I prefer cakes with fruit or fruit flavors, nuts or coconut. Spouse votes for chocolate. Personally, I love a good cream cheese pound cake or nut cake, tasty and moist enough that it doesn’t need frosting. Not that I don’t love frosting, however, a slice eaten out of hand has it’s charms. I occasionally make unique preserves & these are fun to work with. This came about when I first ran across a blackberry jam cake. There’s the Autumn Festival Cake made with both fig preserves in the cake and pear honey in the filling. Then there’s citrus & pears & apples. Oh, my! Sorry to have run off at the mouth. Did I say enough to churn your brain?

  • Kathy S
    April 1, 2013 at 10:11 PM

    I love Angel Food cake.

  • marty
    April 2, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    Texas sheet cake!

  • Kim Q
    April 2, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    Italian Cream Cake is the best! Thanks for the opportunity. :o)

  • sherri crawford
    April 28, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    my favorite is chocolate

  • August 7, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    Looks delicious! =)

  • EvelynLopez
    March 31, 2014 at 8:01 AM

    I Die for Crumb Coffee Cake!

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