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Cakes and Cupcakes

  • How-To

    One Easy Sponge Cake, Three Different Desserts

    This versatile sponge cake can be used to make all sorts of desserts from simple trifles to ornate layer cakes and roulades.

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    White Forest Cake

    This impressive spin on a Black Forest cake uses sweet white chocolate instead of dark chocolate. The cake and cherries can be prepared ahead, but the white chocolate mousse has…

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    Lemon Roulade with Strawberry-Mint Salsa

    This sweet and tangy cake is served with a summery topping that combines fresh, ripe strawberries with bright mint and a surprising ingredient: jícama, which adds a wonderful crunch.

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    Hot Milk Sponge Cake

    This versatile cake is a great base for other desserts, from a lemony roulade to chocolate-orange trifles to a decadent White Forest cake. It always comes out light and springy,…

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    Vanilla Chiffon Cake

    Light, fluffy, and moist, chiffon cake is classically made with separated eggs and uses oil as the fat. The secret to this cake is to divide the eggs, whip the…

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    Ribbon Rose Hobnail Wedding Cake

    This cake is a good place to start if you've never made a multi-tiered cake or worked with fondant before. The decorations are fairly simple, which lets you focus on…

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    Devil's Food Cake

    Devil’s food cake is a great go-to recipe for birthday cakes and cupcakes, and the flavor appeals to adults and kids alike. Pair it with vanilla buttercream for a classic…

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    Peanut Butter-Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes

    These dark, rich cupcakes topped with creamy, peanut buttery frosting will wow kids and grown-ups alike. The Italian meringue-based buttercream is soft and fluffy but holds up like a dream.…

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    Tropical Upside-Down Cake

    Here’s a dessert designed to beat the winter blues. Take one bite of this rum-spiked pineapple-mango cake, and you can practically hear steel drums playing an island tune.

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    Cranberry Streusel Upside-Down Cake

    A sweet cinnamon-pecan streusel layer counters the tartness of the cranberries in this tender, scrumptious cake.