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Cakes

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    Streusel Coffee Cake

    If you’re a fan of New York-style crumb cake, you’re going to love this version, which is more streusel (shown here with Cocoa Cardamom Streusel) than cake. Too much of…

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    Orange and Brown-Sugar-Glazed Cake with Orange-Flecked Whipped Cream

    Surprisingly light and airy, the cake on its own would make a delightful snack or breakfast treat. Brush on the glaze and pile on the whipped cream, though, and you…

  • Recipe

    Banana and Walnut Sticky Pudding with Salted Caramel Sauce

    For the final course of his holiday menu, chef Luke Thomas pairs two of his favorite things, bananas and sticky pudding, which is not a pudding in the American sense…

  • Moveable Feast

    Smith Island Cake

    In 2008, the Smith Island Cake became the official dessert of the state of Maryland. This decadent, buttery cake layered with fudge frosting is known to have been made with…

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    Sweet Potato Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust

    The candy-like bottom edge of the gingersnap crust makes a wonderful contrast to the creamy custard in this festive dessert.

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    Sweet Potato Pound Cake

    This handsome cake tastes great freshly made, but the ginger flavor comes through even more strongly on the second day. Bonus: any leftover cake is delicious toasted for breakfast.

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    A Guide To Buttercream Frostings

    If you do much cake baking at all, you probably have your favorite go-to frosting. But have you ever explored the wider world of buttercreams? The styles range from meringue-based…

  • Recipe

    Very Vanilla Layer Cake

    Simple, understated, and elegant, this deeply vanilla cake is moist, yet light and airy, thanks to the addition of beaten egg whites. Pair it with Very Vanilla Frosting or use…

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    Key Lime Coconut Yogurt Cake

    A Key lime syrup brushed over this incredibly tender pound cake makes for a delectably moist loaf, while coconut adds subtle flavor and texture without hogging the spotlight. If you…

  • Recipe

    Carrot Cake with Mascarpone Frosting

    This carrot cake feels lighter than most, thanks to four thin layers, subtle spicing, and a not-too-sweet frosting made with mascarpone. Candied carrot curls and pecans on top make it…