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Nicole Rees

  • Recipe

    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.…

  • Recipe

    Pistachio-Lemon Dacquoise

    Pistachio-flecked meringue layers contrast a tangy, creamy lemon curd filling in this stunning dacquoise. Perfect for a special occasion, this make-ahead dessert needs at least 24 hours in the refrigerator…

  • Recipe

    Fresh Berry Pavlova

    The baked meringue shell for this classic Australian dessert is crisp on the outside and chewy in the middle, and its slightly concave center makes a natural bowl for whipped…

  • Recipe

    Baked Alaska with Chocolate-Rum Sauce

    This layered ice cream cake with its regal crown of meringue always elicits oohs and aahs. Though no single part of the recipe is complex, it takes some time to…

  • How-To

    Custards

    These cooked mixtures of milk or cream and egg yolks are at the heart of many classic desserts. Learn the three types of custards and how to perfect each type.

  • Recipe

    Chocolate Chiffon Pie

    Although it may appear dense and rich, this pie feels light and fluffy in your mouth. It’s not difficult to make and always wins raves. (This recipe contains uncooked eggs;…

  • Recipe

    Plum Clafoutis

    Clafoutis is a traditional French dessert made by pouring a custard over fruit and baking it. Quickly sautéing the fruit first concentrates its juice and creates a flavorful syrup that…

  • Recipe

    Crème Caramel

    Topped with a soft layer of caramel, these individual custard desserts aren’t too sweet—a bit of sour cream in the custard provides a hint of tanginess that marries well with…

  • Recipe

    Molten Chocolate Cakes with Raspberries

    These cakes, which come together in a single saucepan, will please even the most serious dark-chocolate aficionados. Tawny port, with its fruit and caramel notes, bolsters the flavor of the…

  • Recipe

    Milk Chocolate Pudding

    Most puddings contain eggs for added creaminess, but here, creamy milk chocolate makes eggs unnecessary. To be ready in 30 minutes, this pudding is served warm, but you can also…

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