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American Classics: Mardi Gras Tie-Dye Cake

American Classics Alexandra Penfold Post a comment

If you're looking for something delicious and fun to put everyone in the Fat Tuesday spirit, try out this Mardi Gras-themed tie-dye cake. More

One Bowl Baking: Sweet Story Valentine Cake

One Bowl Baking Yvonne Ruperti Post a comment

Listed in my grandmother's worn out, handwritten recipe book as "Sweet Story Cake," this sweet and tender cake is a delightful combination of maraschino cherries, almond flavoring, and crunchy nuts. More

Bake the Book: German Chocolate Cake

Emma Kobolakis 14 comments

If you're already sick of pumpkin, but searching for a dessert that can feed a holiday crowd, look no further than The Gramercy Tavern Cookbook's German chocolate cake. Crunchy, chewy frosting is spread between sweet and simple chocolate cake. It's an intersection of coconut, chocolate, and toasted pecan that's deeply satisfying. More

Chocoholic: Chocolate Covered Candy Corn Layer Cake

Yvonne Ruperti 3 comments

In this ode to candy corn, a buttery, tri-color cake is layered with buttercream frosting and enrobed in chocolate ganache. It's the perfect un-scary Halloween cake. More

Bake the Book: S'mores Cake

Emma Kobolakis 8 comments

Not all of us were Boy Scouts, but we know a s'more when we see one. Say It With Cake has built a super-sized version with whipped ganache and a sturdy Swiss meringue. It even gets toasted under the torch. More

Bake the Book: Blackberry Mint Cake

Emma Kobolakis 1 comment

Though not as decadent as some other Say It With Cake creations, the clever combination of blackberries and mint is cool and refreshing, and doesn't take a whole lot of effort to whip up. More

American Classics: Spiced Zucchini Layer Cake

American Classics Alexandra Penfold 2 comments

Move over carrot cake! This spiced zucchini cake may just become your new favorite vector for cream cheese frosting. More

Chocoholic: Fudgy Chocolate Pretzel Cake

Yvonne Ruperti 4 comments

This tall, moist cake is swathed in a creamy sour cream chocolate frosting and gets a salty kick from crunchy pretzels. More

Let Them Eat: The Dark Knight Cake

Let Them Eat... Stephanie Stiavetti 5 comments

I've dubbed this gorgeously rich, moist cake The Dark Knight, as it's a tall, glowering tower of chocolate intensity. More

Bake the Book: Yellow Cake with Chocolate Frosting and Caramel Top

Emma Kobolakis 4 comments

A messier version of the Hungarian seven-layer Dobos Torte, this cake combines the classic flavors of chocolate and caramel, suspending them between moist layers of yellow cake. Old School Comfort Food gives the recipe. More

Chocoholic: Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake

Yvonne Ruperti 2 comments

If you love Drake's Funny Bones, you'll go peanuts over this super rich layer cake. More

Let Them Eat: Chocolate Decadence Cake

Let Them Eat... Stephanie Stiavetti 2 comments

As far as chocolate cakes go, this one is the ultimate in decadence, hence its name. The moist cake is hugged tightly by smooth buttercream, and thick blanket of ganache on top seals the goodness in with a kiss. There's no escaping this cake, so don't even try. More

American Classics: Doberge Cake

American Classics Alexandra Penfold 6 comments

New Orleans may be best known around these parts for beignets and King Cake, but when it comes time to celebrate your birthday in the Big Easy, it's the over the top Doberge Cake—that's pronounced DOUGH-bash for the folks at home—that steals the show. More

Let Them Eat: Gluten-Free Carrot Cake

Let Them Eat... Stephanie Stiavetti Post a comment

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. More

From The Pastry Dungeon: Peanut Butter Banana Cake

Very Small Anna Anna Markow 4 comments

Signature desserts are a secret plague on my industry. Ask any well-known pastry chef and they'll likely tell you how tired they are of their signature treat. For me that dish was a Peanut Butter Banana Layer Cake, which, a little to my dismay, became a run-away hit. More

Bake the Book: Gluten-Free Lemon Layer Cake

Emma Kobolakis Post a comment

When you're eating gluten-free, the last thing you want to feel is singled out when it comes to dessert. But this lemon layer cake deserves special attention simply because it's that good. More

Let Them Eat: Meringue and Sweet Butter Cake

Let Them Eat... MarĂ­a del Mar Sacasa 1 comment

Crisp-shelled, marshmallow-chewy meringues are layered with lightly sweetened butter into a cloudy white cake that's an unexpected surprise. More

Sweet Technique: How To Make Layer Cakes from a Single Sheet

Sweet Technique Lauren Weisenthal 14 comments

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. More

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