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Cakes

  • Recipe

    Tahini Chocolate Icebox Cake

    Nutty, slightly bitter tahini makes a good foil for chocolate wafers. You’ll be tempted to make the sesame brittle year-round; a package of this crunchy, sweet treat makes a great…

  • no-bake almond cheesecake with cherries
    Recipe

    No-Bake Almond Cheesecake with Cherry-Kirsch Compote

    Cherries and almonds are a classic combination. In this creamy no-bake cheesecake, a swirl of cherry juice on the top makes this dessert a real showstopper.

  • strawberry-rhubarb blitz torte
    Recipe

    Strawberry-Rhubarb Blitz Torte

    Possibly called “blitz” because the stunning cake can be baked, cooled, and assembled quickly compared to traditional layer cakes, this dessert is a showstopper. Tender, golden cake layers are topped…

  • How-To

    How to Make a Charlotte Royale

    This classic dessert gets a thoroughly modern (and delicious) makeover.

  • Recipe

    Chocolate Raspberry Charlotte Royale

    Deep chocolate cake and ganache with a creamy raspberry interior and a stunning presentation make this showstopper the perfect end to any celebratory meal. See the article for step-by-step photos.…

  • Recipe

    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…

  • Recipe

    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…

  • Recipe

    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.