The lime cake I wanted to make couldn't wait, so I whipped it up at about 11:30 last night. I just got up and had a slice, and I'm really happy with it. I think I've struck on a basic formula that works very well and can easily be adapted.
I'm surprised how much I like this lime cake--I didn't assume I would like it, since I'm not a huge lime guy, but man, it's darn good!
At this point, what I'm going to be doing is using the basic formula I came up with and think about variations that might be tasty, like unconventional fruit combinations. I think this current one is something where I'm going to try and make it a very tropical themed cake, by adding some sort of other tropical fruit. I have something in mind.
Hmm...and something else just popped into my mind too!
The ole creative juices are flowing! I just got ideas for a couple of more cakes, with a unique tropical with flavors that don't typically show up in cakes, at least not in traditional American kitchens. I think that will set some of these recipes apart too.
I bet by the time the competition deadline comes on August 1, I'll have six new cakes ready to go.