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Cakes

Explore 155 recipes, 14 articles, 5 galleries, 83 videos, and more

Martha Answers Baking Questions

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How to Make Baked Alaska, Part 2

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Carrot Cake and Cafe Brulot

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Apple-Pie Cake

Time:2 hours
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Apple Gateau

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Ghoulish Petits Fours

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Coffee Cake Crown

Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup warm water (about 110 degrees)
  • 1 envelope active dry yeast (1 scant tablespoon)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar, plus a pinch for yeast
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon saffron threads, crushed
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4-5 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins
  • 1/3 cup dried cherries
  • Grated zest of 1 orange
  • Canola oil, for bowl and plastic wrap
  • 1 large egg yolk, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
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Zucchini-Almond Cake

Time:1 hour
Ingredients
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted, plus 5 tablespoons, room temperature, plus more for pan
  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons potato starch (spooned and leveled)
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons gluten-free baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup finely grated zucchini (from 1 medium zucchini), squeezed of excess liquid
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
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Devil's Food Cake with Black Pepper Boiled Icing

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Chocolate cake, Dessert
Ingredients
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Chocolate Crumb Base
  • 3 1/4 ounces bittersweet chocolate (60 to 64 percent cacao), chopped
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Black Pepper Icing
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup heavy cream, divided
  • 1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon cake flour (not self-rising)
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup creme fraiche
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/4 cups packed dark-brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla paste or pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa nibs
  • 1 tablespoon finely ground espresso beans
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Apple Matzo Cake

Time:1 hour
Ingredients
  • Nonstick spray
  • 3 large eggs, separated, plus 3 large yolks
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 3 cups grated Granny Smith apples (from 6 peeled apples), squeezed dry
  • 1 cup matzo meal
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon plum brandy, such as Slivovitz, or regular brandy
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
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