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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Brown-Sugar Pumpkin Cheesecake with Chocolate-Shortbread Crust

This cheesecake is like pumpkin pie dressed up in velvet. It has all the delicious, spicy autumn flavor of traditional pumpkin pie—coupled with the dense creaminess of cheesecake.

Boston Cream Pie

When our friend Foroct Fralion celebrated a rather auspicious birthday a few weeks ago, it only seemed proper to make him a Boston Cream Pie, one of his favorite treats. Here are step-by-step instructions for how to make one at home.

French Cheesecake

This French Cheesecake is my favorite Secret Weapon Dessert. Easy to make. Easy on the eyes. Practically guaranteed to stun everyone—including your best friend's chatty new girlfriend—at your dinner party into blissful, dessert-nibbling silence. This...

Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cake

Hey, you! (Yeah, you!) Summer's coming. Let's go to the playground! Oh, or maybe the roller rink. Or both. Sorry...this cake makes me feel like I'm about 12 years old again. And I'm loving...

Strawberries & Cream Cake

Spring is coming. Bring on the strawberries! This cake has all the flavors of a classic strawberry shortcake�all in one cake. It's great by itself, or served with a big dollop of creme chantilly,...

Buttermilk Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

This has to be one of my favorite cakes. It's remarkably tender and spicy—and covered in gloriously tangy cream-cheese and butter frosting. And the best part? It's ridiculously easy to make. Combine the dry ingredients,...

Old-Fashioned Pound Cake

Technically, this is half-a-pound cake, since it only uses about a half-a-pound of each of the key ingredients. (Pound cake gets its name from the pound each of butter, sugar, and flour originally used to...

Investigating the Myth of the 5-Minute Chocolate Cake

Let me start by saying: This is kind of ridiculous. Let me also say: I know how to make homemade chocolate cake. In the oven. Ask The Angry Chef, my mother, or my friends. I...

Devil’s Delight Chocolate Pudding Cake

I swear I'll post a salad recipe one of these days. I do eat green things. Honest. This cake is one of my all-time favorites. It's dense, moist, and rich. It's not a molten cake,...

Coconut Cake for Old Man Richard

The first time I made this cake, we were up visiting an old friend who rents a cottage every summer up in Gloucester, Mass. We spent the greater part of the evening out on the...