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Thursday Thirteen #76 Mmmm...Cake Edition

Chocolate Cake

Greetings, Kittens!

I ventured out for errands and came back home intent on using the last of my excess energy to bake a cinnamon swirl cake with lemon cream cheese frosting. I was all set and then it turned out that I didn't have enough powdered sugar to make the frosting, (yes, I make my own frosting because it's the only way I'll eat it), so the cake had to wait. It's been on my mind all night and as a result you get to visually indulge in yummy images of 13 Cakes.

Factoid: The term cupcake did not originally mean the miniature delights we think of now. It was used to distinguish the difference between a cake whose ingredients were measured out with measuring cups and one whose ingredients were measured out by weight. Most modern cakes are cupcakes. *grin*

Enjoy.
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(Anonymous)
Aug. 4th, 2011 11:31 am (UTC)
Those pictures are hard on an old woman on a diet! Hope you get your cake made today. Thanks for visiting my TT! CountryDew @ Blue Country Magic
xakara
Aug. 4th, 2011 11:45 am (UTC)
I hope so too! We're supposed to head out in an hour or so to see if we can get the powdered sugar. Mmmm, cake. *grin*

~X
Caridad Pineiro
Aug. 4th, 2011 11:44 am (UTC)
OMG! Now I need sugar for breakfast.
These all look great and thanks for sharing that factoid about cupcakes. Didn't know that.
xakara
Aug. 4th, 2011 11:48 am (UTC)
Re: OMG! Now I need sugar for breakfast.
Good Eats and Foodography are the best shows! I love all the food facts they toss out. *smile*

~X
(Anonymous)
Aug. 4th, 2011 11:49 am (UTC)
where's my carrot cake? Did not know that about "cupcakes."
xakara
Aug. 4th, 2011 12:01 pm (UTC)
I've never had carrot cake and I don't know anyone who likes it so I can try theirs. I'm sure I'll get around to it eventually. :)

~X

Edited at 2011-08-04 12:19 pm (UTC)
allstarme.wordpress.com
Aug. 4th, 2011 01:13 pm (UTC)
Just mean
Cake? At 9 AM? Wow, now I am definitely hungry.
xakara
Aug. 4th, 2011 02:25 pm (UTC)
Re: Just mean
It's always time for dessert somewhere! *grin*

~X
(Anonymous)
Aug. 4th, 2011 01:23 pm (UTC)
I'll take two and three, please!

Tina
http://ibetterfindyourlove.blogspot.com/
xakara
Aug. 4th, 2011 02:25 pm (UTC)
Fabulous choices!

~X
(Anonymous)
Aug. 4th, 2011 02:01 pm (UTC)
Those all look so yummy! Now I'm officially hungry!

*hugs*
Paige

My TT is at http://paigetylertheauthor.blogspot.com/
xakara
Aug. 4th, 2011 02:26 pm (UTC)
That makes two of us. I think there's blueberry muffins and cinnamon swirl cake on the horizon when I get my energy back!

~X
(Anonymous)
Aug. 4th, 2011 05:33 pm (UTC)
Nom Nom Nom.

~K. Taylor
xakara
Aug. 4th, 2011 07:31 pm (UTC)
I've been on a baking spree since this morning. It's been lovely!

~X
wordtrix.blogspot.com
Aug. 4th, 2011 05:37 pm (UTC)
OKay, that was cruel. This is retaliation for last week's ice cream post, isn't it? Oh, and...I'll take numbers 1, 2 and 12 please. Thanks! *g*
xakara
Aug. 4th, 2011 07:30 pm (UTC)
Yes, yes it is! *grin*

~X
(Anonymous)
Aug. 4th, 2011 05:54 pm (UTC)
Homemade frosting sounds delicious! Happy baking and happy TT!
- Darla
xakara
Aug. 4th, 2011 07:34 pm (UTC)
Homemade frosting is vital! I haven't eaten frosting since I was a child. Some 98% of the time I'd just scrape it off, but this year as I got back into baking, I also made my own butter cream and cream cheese frostings and it was beautiful! Being able to control the exact amount of sugar is priceless!

~X
(Anonymous)
Aug. 4th, 2011 06:05 pm (UTC)
Alice Audrey
Drool drool. That second one looks so good.
xakara
Aug. 4th, 2011 07:35 pm (UTC)
Re: Alice Audrey
Agreed. I love molten chocolate cake!

~X
(Anonymous)
Aug. 4th, 2011 08:30 pm (UTC)
Thursday's thirteen
I didn't know that about the cup cake.

BTW, you just made me hungry. *whimper*

http://coffeetimeromance.com/CoffeeThoughts/thursdays-thirteen-how-to-talk-like-an-aussie/

Janice~
xakara
Aug. 4th, 2011 09:10 pm (UTC)
Re: Thursday's thirteen
I take full responsibility for any cravings and hope you're able to indulge at your earliest convenience. *grin*

~X
(Anonymous)
Aug. 4th, 2011 08:43 pm (UTC)
From The Gal Herself at One Gal's Musings
I don't know what exactly is going on with #8, but I'm dying to give it a try. What a yummy idea for a TT!
xakara
Aug. 4th, 2011 09:11 pm (UTC)
Re: From The Gal Herself at One Gal's Musings
If I recall correctly, it's a devil's food cupcake with dark chocolate ganache, butter cream topping and drizzled in caramel. Mmmmm....

~X
(Anonymous)
Aug. 4th, 2011 08:45 pm (UTC)
Yummy
Ah, all these cakes look great!

http://otherworlddiner.blogspot.com/2011/08/ilona-fridlsthirteen-hints-on.html
xakara
Aug. 4th, 2011 09:12 pm (UTC)
Re: Yummy
They do! I want to learn to make them all at some point. :)

~X


Edited at 2011-08-05 12:19 pm (UTC)
soulistic
Aug. 4th, 2011 10:41 pm (UTC)
Candy - soulistic.org
From: Candy - http://www.soulistic.org

THAT was sooooooooo NUMMMY looking. Sigh, I got my tonsils out 3 weeks ago and I'm finally feeling back to normal after all the pain. However my taste for sweet things like chocolate, coke, ketchup etc... taste awful. Sigh.

I hope my taste comes back so I can order a cake with my name on it and eat it nom nom nom lol

-thanks for visiting my site ^_^
have a happy day
xakara
Aug. 5th, 2011 12:24 pm (UTC)
Re: Candy - soulistic.org
So sorry to hear about the pain and taste issues. Now that one is gone, may the other quickly disappear as well!

~X
adele quinn
Aug. 4th, 2011 10:51 pm (UTC)
Great list! How can I not want cake after seeing all of these delicious creations?
My mother always made her own frosting and I definitely prefer home made to store bought.
Also never knew that about the cupcake thanks for sharing.

-Adele :)
xakara
Aug. 5th, 2011 12:18 pm (UTC)
I grew up with homemade frosting and glazes which was great, but it made me very picky when dealing with store bought cakes and those made by other people. Eventually I defaulted to pound cakes and my birthday cakes came with very specific instructions on using half the sugar that would go for others. I like being able to taste the cake and find the harmony between them. Something lost the moment you get to the over sugared concoctions called frostin on store shelves.

I guess I have an opinion, huh? *grin*

~X
tesseractress
Aug. 4th, 2011 11:38 pm (UTC)
Interesting factoid about cupcakes! I didn't know that, I'll have to try and commit it to memory, into my trivia banks. But anyway ... these cakes look soooooo delicious, I would gladly be the taste tester for every single one of them! :)

http://tesseractress.livejournal.com/6032.html
xakara
Aug. 5th, 2011 12:20 pm (UTC)
Since I know we'll eventually be close enough for taste testing, you're on my list for recipe exploration. *smile*

~X
A. Catherine Noon
Aug. 5th, 2011 03:15 am (UTC)
Yum!
Forget the cake; give me the coffee in the first picture! And I love the factoid about modern cakes. That's awesome!
xakara
Aug. 5th, 2011 12:21 pm (UTC)
Re: Yum!
You can have it as coffee, I'll take it as hot chocolate and we can sit over the cake, pie, cinnamon roll or sweet of your choice! :)

~X
garagebandfan.wordpress.com
Aug. 5th, 2011 03:52 am (UTC)
This pregnant mama will take number 2 and 6 right now please! thanks for making me crave more chocolate that is humanly possible!!
xakara
Aug. 5th, 2011 12:22 pm (UTC)
Good Choices! And chocolate is good for you. *grin*

~X
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xakara
Aug. 6th, 2011 12:55 am (UTC)
We most certainly can! After all, that's more cake for me. *grin*

~X
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