Thirty-three easy cakes for casual desserts, brunches, and mid-morning or afternoon breaks -- times when you want something sweet but unfussy, without layers or frosting. Our collection includes chocolate pound cake, lemon Bundt cake, spiced carrot cake, cinnamon coffee cake, buttery apple cake, and more.
This basic cake can be doubled or tripled to create
Individual Baked Alaskas, the
Chrysanthemum Cake, the
Chenille Panel Cake, or the Flower Power Cake. You will need to make enough batter to fill each cake pan three-quarters full. The batter can be made in batches for the larger cake layers.
Press this macaroon mixture into mini muffin tins to create bite-size baskets for your favorite Easter candies. For a chocolate version, fill each basket two-thirds full with melted chocolate (we used three ounces total) and let them set before adding candies.