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S'mores Mini Cakes

Ingredients
  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened, plus more for pan
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 5 ounces heavy cream
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 2/3 cup untoasted wheat germ
  • 8 large plus 8 mini marshmallows
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons clover honey, or other mild honey
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
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Polka-Dot Birthday Cake

Ingredients
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
  • 2 1/4 cups sifted cake flour (not self-rising), plus more for pan
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • Finely grated zest of 1 orange
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sweet orange marmalade
  • Swiss Meringue Buttercream
  • Food colors
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Apple Sage Cake

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Almond Cake with Caramelized Oranges

Other Ideas:
Almond extract, Dessert, Oranges
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Gateau Saint-Honore with Francois

Other Ideas:
Butter, Cream, Dessert, Eggs, French
Ingredients
  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 cups heavy cream
  • 1 pound all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling out dough
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups (4 sticks) unsalted butter, chilled and cut into very small pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 vanilla bean, split
  • 7 large eggs
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
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Gubana

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, cold, plus more for bowl and pan
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup walnut pieces
  • 3 3/4 cups unbleached flour, plus more for kneading
  • 1/2 cup sliced blanched almonds
  • 2 packages active dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup plus pinch of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup whole milk, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Freshly grated zest of 1 orange
  • 3 tablespoons grappa
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
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Almond Financier Tartlets

Other Ideas:
Almonds, Dessert, French
Ingredients
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup almond flour or finely ground blanched almonds
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • Salt
  • 3 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons dark rum
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Vegetable oil cooking spray, for pans
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • 1/3 cup apricot jam, warmed and strained
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Baby Bootie Cakes

Other Ideas:
Dessert, White cake
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Chocolate-Rum Swiss Roll

Ingredients
  • Unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • Vegetable-oil cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup sifted unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder, plus more for pan
  • 2 tablespoons light rum
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons sifted cake flour (not self-rising), plus more for pan
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 3 large whole eggs plus 2 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled completely
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Molasses Spice Cake

Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mace
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup sour cream, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup unsulfured molasses
  • 3 tablespoons finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest (from 1 to 2 lemons)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 sticks (16 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans
  • 1 1/3 cups packed light-brown sugar
  • Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Brown-Sugar Glaze
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