Ok, here it is.
I don't really like cake.
There are a few exceptions (carrot cake, German chocolate cake, and yogurt-spice cake), but that is all. Cake is just all right. It's edible; it's fine. It's just nothing special.
I have made cakes for years. Marble-swirl, chocolate, yellow, double-chocolate snack cake, the better-than-most-but-still-just-a-cake red velvet cake, white cake, etc. But they're nothing I really want.
It's just that, whenever I get ready to bake something (which is several times a week), cake is not really on the radar. Carrot cake is what I make for my husband's birthday, and for me, German chocolate cake entails making from-scratch caramel coconut icing--meaning I make the caramel from scratch, too.
It's a pain. I sometimes make yogurt-spice cake, which is more a snack-cake. It is not iced, and it is not that sweet. It goes well with coffee.
I bake cookies, bars, and pies. I make cheesecake. I make fudge (rocky road fudge, actually). I just . . . try to avoid making cakes anymore.
Is this normal? Is there help for me? ;) Or should I simply give up on cake and accept that the memories I have of cakes in childhood (which I made myself then, too) are rose-colored?
No fair posting description of all these without a single recipe.....how about the yogurt spice one? How about posting one a week?