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Cakes

  • Orange Olive Oil Cake
    Recipe

    Orange, Olive Oil, and Rosemary Cake

    A syrup of macerated orange segments and a dollop of crème fraîche embellish this rustic cake, a nod to the Sephardic desserts of Italy and Spain. Olive oil gives the…

  • Recipe

    Cranberry Spice Cake

    This quick-to-assemble snack cake features classic autumn flavors—cranberries, apple cider, and warm spices—plus the appealing zing of lemon and orange. When done, the cake is very moist, perfect for fans…

  • Ateco cake comb
    Product

    Great Finds: Ateco Cake Comb

    Though a bench scraper can also do the job, this thin piece of metal smooths frosting in seconds, and it can be a little easier to control while you rotate the…

  • Product

    Great Finds: Ateco Large Pastry Tips

    If you've only used a pastry bag and tips for the fine, precise work of cookie decorating, you may need to invest in some different tips for cakes. While you…

  • Ateco cake turntable
    Product

    Great Finds: Ateco Cake Turntable

    Basically an elevated lazy Susan, a turntable is a must for evenly splitting cake layers, getting a smooth, even coat of frosting, and finishing the cake with pretty swirls. It's…

  • Product

    Great Finds: Wilton Cake Leveler

    You can trim the dome off cake layers with a long serrated knife, but for those of us whose aim isn't quite so precise, there's the cake leveler. Resembling a…

  • 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.

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