A friend of mine is having a birthday party next weekend and has asked if I will make her a cake. Yay! I love baking and decorating and I don't have nearly enough opportunities to do it.
Anyway, she told me she likes lemon, raspberry, dulce de leche, orange and chocolate (although this would preferably be combined with another flavor). No coconut. The party is going to a BBQ with a wide variety of smoked meats and potluck sides, casual and indoor/outdoor, with hopefully nice warm weather.
So hounds, hit me with your best ideas, given these parameters. My mind jumped immediately to lemon cake with raspberry filling, but I am certainly open to other ideas. Caramel cake with orange buttercream? Tres leches with dulce de leche and raspberries?