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Cakes

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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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Chocolate Gingerbread House Petits Fours

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, preferably Dutch-process
  • 4 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
  • 1 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups unsulfured molasses
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • About 1 1/2 cups chocolate frosting
  • 2 red licorice wheels, unwound and cut into 50 pieces (3/4 inch each)
  • Confectioners' sugar, for dusting
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Tiny Cherry and Almond Tea Cakes

Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 sticks (10 tablespoons) unsalted butter, plus more for muffin tin
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for tin
  • 1 1/4 cups finely ground unblanched almonds
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 5 large egg whites
  • 4 teaspoons kirsch (cherry brandy)
  • 30 sweet (Bing) cherries
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Croquembouche

Ingredients
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 7 large eggs
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 2 teaspoons instant espresso powder, mixed with 2 teaspoons hot water
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Walnut Honey Cake

Other Ideas:
Applesauce, Dessert, Honey, Walnuts
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Marshmallow Treat Cake

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Orange Cornmeal Cake

Time:1 hour 10 mins
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Pinecone Cakes

Ingredients
  • 10 tablespoons (1 stick plus 2 tablespoons) unsalted butter, plus more for pans
  • 1 cup whole, blanched almonds (5 ounces)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons dark rum
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 8 large egg whites, room temperature
  • Pinch of salt
  • Chocolate Frosting for Pinecone Cake
  • 6 cups sliced almonds (1 1/2 pounds)
  • Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting (optional)
  • Chocolate shavings, for garnish (optional)
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Spiced Lemon Cake

Time:1 hour 30 mins
Other Ideas:
Cardamom, Dessert, Lemons
Ingredients
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pan
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest plus 6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from 2 lemons)
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
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Baby Sweet Potato Cakes

Ingredients
  • Butter-flavored nonstick cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • One 15-ounce can sweet potatoes, drained and mashed
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • Caramel-Pecan Sauce
  • Vanilla ice cream, for serving (optional)
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