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Birthday party

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Meringue Buttercream

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Boston Cream Pie

Ingredients
  • 1 large egg
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1 cup heavy cream, hot
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk, heated
  • 1 cup safflower oil
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream
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Edward Kostyra's Birthday Cake

Ingredients
  • 16 ounces semisweet chocolate, very finely chopped
  • 12 large egg yolks
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans
  • 2 2/3 cups heavy cream
  • Zest of 2 oranges
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pans
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour, not self-rising
  • 1 teaspoon light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks), plus 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold, cut into small pieces
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
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Vanilla-Buttercream Frosting and Poppies

Time:2 hours 50 mins
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Frosted Cupcake "Sundae" Cones

Time:2 hours 20 mins
Ingredients
  • 5 large egg whites
  • 12 sugar cones
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • Salt
  • 4 sticks unsalted butter, cut into tablespoons, room temperature
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Garnish: melted chocolate and cherries
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
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Zuppa Inglese Cake

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John's Three-Layer Apple Cake

Time:2 hours 20 mins
Ingredients
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted, plus more for pans
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for pans
  • 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups packed light-brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 Granny Smith apples, peeled, two coarsely grated and two diced
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Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cheesecake with Chocolate Glaze

Time:9 hours
Ingredients
  • Vegetable-oil cooking spray
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate (55 to 61 percent cacao), finely chopped
  • 4 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup finely ground chocolate wafer cookies (4 ounces)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Pinch of coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • Chocolate Glaze
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