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Yellow Buttermilk Cake for Cake Balls

This is a buttery yellow cake, perfect for cake balls that need a fairly neutral flavor background. It works well combined with everything from jam to liqueur to ganache and various frostings. This yellow buttermilk cake recipe makes a 9-inch by 13-inch cake and can be used for other applications, such as a sheet cake, […]

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Dulce de Leche Cake Balls

If you like caramel and burnt-sugar flavors, this recipe for cake balls will tickle your taste buds. Dulce de leche is sweetened condensed milk that has been cooked down until the sugar has caramelized, yielding a thick, sticky, caramel-flavored milk with a creamy, spreadable texture. While it can be made at home, it can also […]

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Pumpkin Cupcakes

These pumpkin cupcakes are a blend of two recipes from my book A Baker’s Field Guide to Cupcakes, taking the outer decoration from one and the inside of another to create the most pumpkiny cupcake of all. The spiced yellow cake is filled with creamy pumpkin mousse, which sounds fancy, but is quick to make […]

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Cupcakes

The first cupcake Matt Robicelli ever added to the Robicelli’s repertoire was The CPB, chocolate cake and peanut butter buttercream topped with roasted peanuts and rich chocolate ganache. Sounds awesome, right? Of course it’s awesome; how the hell can you screw something like that up? Of course, we eventually tired of awesome and needed to […]

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Pumpkin Cheesecake With Gingersnap Crust In Jars

Desserts in Jars are Easy to Make and Easy to Serve Pumpkin desserts abound throughout the fall and winter and cheesecake is a perennial favorite, so its no surprise that pumpkin cheesecake recipes are adored. This version is portable, which we really like because we can have it anytime, anywhere. This recipe is from Shaina […]

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Lemon Bundt Cake with Raspberry Walnut Streusel

This is a moist lemon Bundt cake with an unusual streusel that not only has the expected cinnamon, sugar and nuts but also features nuggets of moist raspberries that provide welcomed pockets of color. The instructions are for a stand mixer. You can, of course, make this with any electric mixer; the beating times will […]

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Ganache Glazed Marzipan Cake with Cognac Soaked Apricots

We all need a few cakes in our repertoire to rely on for special occasions, and this marzipan cake is perfect for important birthdays, anniversaries and other significant events. It is elegant, sophisticated and actually improves in texture and flavor if made one or two days in advance. This recipe features almond paste in the […]

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Lemon Cream Génoise

Turn to this lemon cream génoise recipe as a building block for when you want a light, moist and sophisticated cake. This ethereal version features our basic Génoise recipe that is lightly flavored with vanilla. Torted into three layers, they are all brushed with a lemon syrup, filled with our Egg Yolk Lemon Curd and covered with […]

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Basic Genoise Cake


Génoise is a classic French building-block dessert, often used in classic multi-tiered tortes found in patisseries. It is spongy and actually a bit dry, but by design. It is made for soaking up lovely syrups and usually flavored with liqueurs, but they can also use simple sugar syrup or be flavored with coffee or fruit […]

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Easy White Cake

This is another great basic cake to have in your repertoire. Its flavor is more subtle than yellow cake, with a lighter texture that is similar to classic American butter cake, and is very versatile, too. You can easily torte the cake into many layers if you want to add several layers of filling. We […]

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Flourless Chocolate Cake with Raspberries

This versatile flourless chocolate cake covered with a dark chocolate glaze has many things going for it besides its intense flavor and the fact that it happens to be gluten-free. Once baked, it can be refrigerated for a few days or frozen for several weeks. If raspberries are out of season, omit them.  No gold […]

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Debbie’s White Chocolate Chiffon Cake

Around here we are calling this Debbie’s White Chocolate Chiffon Cake. An early Bakepedia fan, Debbie, contacted us with a request for a moist white chocolate cake. Not satisfied with current renditions, we headed to the Test Kitchen and voila, a new cake was born! Chiffon cakes are based on oil, which gives them a […]

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Raspberry Rose Ombré Cake

Dede was asked by Driscoll’s to develop a show-stopping pink dessert in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in 2012. With ombré cakes and rosebud frosting designs being all the rage on Pinterest, this raspberry cake was her result. It’s what we consider a baking “project;” the type of dessert that takes some planning, offers […]

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Lemon Raspberry Cake

This lemon raspberry cake has a nice balance between tender yellow cake, rich Italian meringue buttercream, silky lemon curd and fresh raspberries. It is as colorful as it is pretty. While there are several components, they can all be be ahead to a certain degree, so take advantage (check individual recipes). As with any cake […]

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Crème Fraîche Cheesecake with Rhubarb Compote

We adore cheesecakes in all of their guises, from ricotta-based Italian style and dense, creamy New York style, to this ethereal version based largely on the sweet yet slightly tangy crème fraiche. Some cheesecakes are baked slowly in water baths or low temperature ovens. Our crème fraiche cheesecake is initially baked at a high heat, […]

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Coconut Pineapple Cake

If you want a pretty, feed-a-crowd, moist, impressive coconut pineapple cake, look no further. You will, however, have to look for unsweetened coconut milk for the cake batter. This is not the same as cream of coconut, which is that extremely sweet ingredient in many Piña Colada recipes. Read the label. You want either 100% […]

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Cream Cheese Pound Cake

This cream cheese pound cake recipe has been made by three generations of Dede’s family; it is incredibly easy, full of flavor and has an exquisite texture with a buttery aroma. It keeps very well and we love it toasted with fresh berries or poached fruit for breakfast or brunch. You do need self-rising cake […]

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Nectarine Raspberry Buckle

This very moist, fruit-filled coffeecake with its crunchy cinnamon-scented streusel topping is easy to mix up in one bowl, and the nectarines and raspberries combine all of the best summer bounty in one treat. Cut into large squares, this fruit buckle is great for a coffee break or as a portable picnic dessert. Print Nectarine […]

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