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Layer cake

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How to Level and Split a Layer Cake

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Dark-Chocolate Cake with Ganache Frosting

Time:1 hour 30 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa (spooned and leveled), plus more for pans
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups packed light-brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs plus 2 large egg yolks, room temperature
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • Dark-Chocolate Ganache
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Hummingbird Cake

Ingredients
  • 1 pound (1 box) confectioners' sugar
  • Nonstick vegetable spray
  • All-purpose flour, for pans
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 3 cups self-rising flour
  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon milk, or more if needed
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 2 very ripe large bananas, mashed
  • 1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, with juice
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
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Coconut Cloud Cake

Other Ideas:
Coconut, Dessert
Ingredients
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 cup sifted cake flour
  • 3 to 4 cups flaked coconut
  • 1 1/2 cups superfine sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 5 tablespoons cold water
  • 14 large egg whites (1 3/4 cups), room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon warm water
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
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Pumpkin Layer Cake

Ingredients
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans and parchment
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for parchment
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups packed light-brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups solid-pack pumpkin (not pie filling)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • Goat Cheese Frosting
  • Quince-Ginger Compote (optional)
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Classic Genoise Cake, Pt. 1

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Yellow Cake with Orange Curd

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Tall Chocolate Cake with Alain Roby

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Homemade Ice Box Cake

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The Most Unhealthy Dessert on the Planet

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