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Cakes

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    Sour Cherry Cheesecake Bars

    Sour cherries are gorgeous. Their bright red skin practically sparkles. But just like the rubies they resemble, they can be hard to come by. Look for them at your local…

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    Marmalade Cakes

    These buttery, tangy corn cakes are pretty enough for a party but not so sweet that you couldn’t enjoy one for breakfast. While a traditional marmalade rarely includes vanilla beans,…

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    True Love Cake

    This sticky semolina cake is the first cake I ever made in my grandmother’s kitchen in Sri Lanka. The fragrant, cashew-studded treat is served throughout that country at teatime or…

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    Brooklyn Blackout Cupcakes

    For chocolate lovers, this is the Holy Grail of cupcakes: a deep chocolate cupcake with chocolate pudding filling and a fudgy frosting.The result is everything a knock-your-socks-off chocolate cupcake should…

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    Twenty-Layer Vanilla Cream Crêpe Cake

    Originally made famous by the Lady M Confections boutique in New York, this ethereal cake is composed of twenty paper-thin crêpes that are layered with a light vanilla-and-orange-scented cream filling.…

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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.

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    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).