Pound cakes are among the purest flavored cakes; in this version, chamomile adds a subtle twist.
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Your party guests will never guess this cake is gluten-free. Moist and tender with a good bit of bounce, it will put your everyday gluten-y carrot cake to shame.
Simple, clean flavors make this orange cake a year-round go-to.
This strawberry cheesecake is tall and moist, serving up the middle ground between uber-rich and feather light. A whisper of almond flavoring and a simple almond-flour crust round out the berries' assertive personality, making for a great balance of fruity and nutty.
Blackberry preserves get an unexpected exclamation point with fresh thyme and lemon zest in this crumbly, buttery cake that's a cinch to make.
This cake is all about adding brightness and color to the dull winter months while celebrating one of the season's favorite citrus fruits: Meyer lemons.
Crisp-shelled, marshmallow-chewy meringues are layered with lightly sweetened butter into a cloudy white cake that's an unexpected surprise.
This dense, brownie-like chocolate concoction is rich, thick, but not saccharine, a simple and pared down dessert that surprises with hints of French florals and proper English stiff-upper-lip sternness.
Tarte amandine aux poires, the classic French almond-pear tart, is ubiquitous in Parisian pâtisseries. This cake is a nod to that tart, whose simple ingredients never cease to achieve quiet perfection.
Pillowy, moist, and tender, with autumnal flavors that linger well after the last crumb has been cleaned off the plate, this cake doesn't need to be tricked out. A dusting of confectioners' sugar and a fork is all you need.
These mini- dark chocolate cheesecakes are perfect party food anytime of year, but for a season-appropriate topping, decorate them with white chocolate icing in a spider web design or any other spooky decoration that may strike your fancy.
Caramel cake is a Southern comfort, and it's a no-brainer to see why: tender yellow cake is smothered with caramel. This recipe preserves the basic elements of the cake but includes a few twists to balance the sweetness and add nuance to the standard vanilla flavor.
Fall means buying apple cider doughnuts at the farmers' market. This year, take that great flavor and turn it into a big, buttery cake coated in the requisite cinnamon-sugar.
Honey, warm spices, coffee, apple cider, and whiskey--even if you're not celebrating Rosh Hashanah, this cake will put you in a festive mood.
Pound cake, in its elegant simplicity, adapts to a number of variations and additions; try this marbled almond and Vahlrona version.
This cake has pockets of juicy blueberries and a buttery crumb topping that's brightened with lemon zest and intensified with dried blueberries.
This chocolate cake is rich and dense, punctuated with soft morsels of ripe bananas and the meaty bite of walnuts...and, it can be mixed by hand.
Good quality white chocolate chips melt into this buttery cake, which is spiked with roasted macadamia nuts and a bittersweet-and-salty caramel drizzle.
By this point of summer, we've all been badgered with a million zucchini and squash recipes, but here's one more, this one with cardamom and orange. Plus chocolate frosting.
Rich but delicate, this cheesecake is perfect for summer, especially when it gets a double-dose of juicy peaches roasted in brown sugar and smoky Bourbon.