Slideshow: Top 10 Cake Posts of 2012

Sweet Technique: How To Make Layer Cakes from a Single Sheet
Sweet Technique: How To Make Layer Cakes from a Single Sheet
Professional cake makers have a little secret up their sleeves that they don't want you to know about. Next time you're enjoying a piece of wedding cake and wondering how the baker achieves such perfectly uniform layers of cake, here is one possible answer: the cake layers are actually punched out from single sheets of cake. Some layers may even be pieced together from the scraps left over from punching out other circles or squares. Read the full entry »
Let Them Eat Cake: Top 10 Cake Recipes
Let Them Eat Cake: Top 10 Cake Recipes
I've been writing for Serious Eats: Sweets since January of 2011. At first my recipes included everything from ice cream to cookies to cake, but eventually "Let Them Eat Cake" was born and, since then, my focus is blissfully devoted to pondering deeply on cake—layered, icebox, rolled, hand-held. Read the full entry »
8 Icebox Cakes We Love
8 Icebox Cakes We Love
At its most basic, an icebox cake is simply cookies layered with whipped cream or custard. After sitting overnight in the fridge, the cookies absorb the moisture from the filling and the cake unifies into a cold, creamy delight. The variations are endless, but we like these 8 recipes for their ease of preparation combined with maximum flavor payout. Read the full entry »
Share Your Sweets: Birthday Cake
Share Your Sweets: Birthday Cake
You shared 17 gorgeous cakes worthy of any celebration. We especially loved the creativity (fish cakes, ombre color palettes) you took to party-pleasing flavors. Click through the slideshow to see every festive cake. Read the full entry »
10 Cakes To Make For Your Next Party
10 Cakes To Make For Your Next Party
Looking for an extra-festive dessert, something that will really honor the honored guest? These 10 show-stopping cakes are your answer—now all you have to do is work on your toast. Read the full entry »
8 Cheesecake Recipes We Love
8 Cheesecake Recipes We Love
Heavy, dense, gut-busting New York style cheesecakes used to dominate the playing field. We're happy to embrace the new guard: the extra creamy, smooth, light-enough-to-eat-a-whole-slice confections. Read the full entry »
Chocoholic: Chocolate Oreo Cake
Chocoholic: Chocolate Oreo Cake
make this cake a lot. It's one of my favorite go-to cakes to make when I have to whip up something quick. Now it's not that it's an incredibly fast cake to make (it's about average), but it's the one I fall back on when I'm busy and just don't have it in me to think up a crazy creation. Read the full entry »
How To Make a Chocolate Souffle
How To Make a Chocolate Souffle
Before the proliferation of molten chocolate lava cakes on restaurant dessert menus in the last quarter of the 20th century, there was the chocolate soufflé. Rich and decadent, yet impossibly fluffy with its warm, oozing center, chocolate soufflé is the great grandmother to all of the warm, partially baked chocolate desserts that followed. Read the full entry »