Thursday, March 12, 2009

Let Me Eat Cake

How cute is this one? Very spring looking. No Bake Marshmallow Cake!

Let's take a break from design for a hot second, yes? I've been looking at some cakes lately for a special someone's upcoming birthday this Saturday. My assumed parameters are the following:

1) Cannot be healthy or a pie.
2) Must have chocolate in it
3)Cannot forget important ingredients like eggs or baking soda. This has NEVER happened before, I swear! (It's happened twice, WHATEVER.)

As any good Martha Stewart-ite, obviously I will be making this cake from scratch; that's not even a question. Here are my choices so far:

Okay I know this doesn't have chocolate but it DOES have ice cream so perhaps I could slip that one by him. Muah ah ah. This is a Martha Stewart Inside Out Strawberry Ice cream cake. It looks so fresh and yum.

This one looks INCREDIBLY rich. The Mexican Chocolate Cake is from Real Simple. And apparently this cake is "kid friendly."

This one is fighting for first place in my mind. Its just simple and beautiful and not too much work for me! Moist Devil's Food Cake. YARMMMMM.

There's truly no way that I'll be making this cake but I just thought it was funny. Burgers are somewhat of an addiction for SOME PEOPLE. HA. I found it at good ol' Betty Crocker.

From Cooking Light (love you!), this decadent Dark Chocolate Orange cake doesn't look "light" at all.

Hopefully in this endeavor, I don't end up eating all the dough and/or frosting myself before I put it in the oven! Does anybody have any other suggestions? I also looked at my secret love, Paula Deen's recipes but there are no pictures! Hmm.

PS: Possibly could be doing a surprise give-away next week. TRUST ME, it's really good! Look out for it!

Alicia B.


anusha said...

yumm! delicious.. I am not big into baking, but love to get into it soon. Love the Martha's strawberry cake. Looks light and fresh.

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Oh all of those look so yummy. I love the first one with rice krispy treats!

I haven't forgetten eggs, but when I was younger and decided to surprise the family with brownies the recipe stated for hand mixing and I actually used my hands in bowl to mix! Oh well they still turned out great.

Raina said...

Paula Deen is a goddess. That is all.

The Little Big House said...

what delicious looking cakes!

sarah said...

I just made this cake for the twin's first birthday and got rave reviews. It tasted spectacular:

But these look great as well!

Alicia B Designs said...

Thanks ya'll! (that's the Paula Deen in me) I'll check out that recipe Sarah!

Robin said...

My favorite is red velvet with cream cheese frosting. The cake has cocoa powder in it but isn't technically chocolate. But it is dee-lish! And very pretty.

Down Comforter said...

They all look so good :) The rice crispie treat cake is so cute - much more fun than bars.