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Cakes - Page 3 of 32

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    Pluot Upside-Down Cake

    Sweet, juicy pluots are the star of this rustic dessert, but the cake itself—delicate and tender with a crisp exterior—is a close second. It’s delicious with softly whipped cream.

  • How-To

    How to Make Chiffon Cake

    Baker Abigail Dodge rediscovers these light, airy confections

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    Espresso-Chocolate Marble Chiffon Cake

    Use your choice of chocolate for the glaze—milk chocolate will contrast the coffee flavor and sweeten the cake, while dark chocolate will add a rich, pleasantly bitter edge.

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    Spiced Carrot Chiffon Cake with Honey-Cream Cheese Icing

    This is not your typical carrot cake. It’s light and delicate, thanks in part to applesauce in the batter. Finely grating one carrot helps distribute its flavor, while coarsely grating…

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    Lemon-Buttermilk Chiffon Cake with Double-Raspberry Sauce

    Buttermilk makes a classic chiffon flavoring extra-tangy, while cornmeal enhances the cake’s beautiful yellow color and adds a bit of texture (but not grit).

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    Orange & Almond Cake

    When you see that you have to boil oranges for 2 hours to make this recipe from Middle Eastern cookbook author Claudia Roden, you may be tempted to thumb to…

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    Chocolate-Orange Cannoli Cheesecake

    Cheesecake made with a combination of cream cheese and ricotta is creamy and light. David Beer, the pastry chef at my restaurant Nostrana, fashioned this one after a cannoli, adding…

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    Mango-Ginger-Lime Shortcakes

    Cardamom and black pepper give this dessert a slightly exotic flavor.

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    Pomegranate-Chocolate Shortcakes

    These rich, fudgy shortcakes, topped with whipped cream and punctuated by tart, jewel-like pomegranate seeds, are as fun to eat as they look.

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    Roasted Pear and Blue Cheese Shortcakes

    Cheese course? Dessert? Serve them both in this sophisticated and not-too-sweet finale to wow your guests. The salty, pungent blue cheese is a genius pairing with the sweet, honey-roasted pears.