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Birthday party

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Rosemary-Caramel Popcorn

Time:1 hour 25 mins
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Orange-Poppy Seed Cupcakes with Buttercream Poppies

Time:2 hours 30 mins
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • Salt
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated orange zest, plus 1/2 cup fresh orange juice (from about 3 oranges)
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • Vanilla-Buttercream Frosting and Poppies
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Jane's Dirt Cake

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Dad's Favorite Chocolate Angel Food Cake

Ingredients
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 12 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated orange zest
  • 1 1/2 (3.25-ounce) dark-chocolate orange bars, such as Newman's Own Organics, grated
  • Strawberries, for serving (optional)
  • Whipped cream, for serving (optional)
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Devil's Food Cake with Milk Chocolate Frosting

Ingredients
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans
  • 8 ounces milk chocolate
  • 3/4 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder, sifted, plus more for pans
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup hot water
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 3 cups cake flour, (not self-rising), sifted
  • 3 sticks unsalted butter, soft but cool, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
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Everyone's Favorite Birthday Cake

Ingredients
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces, room temperature, plus more for pans
  • 5 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • All-purpose flour, for pans
  • 2 to 2 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 1 3/4 cups cake flour (not self-rising)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 ounces dark chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light-brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
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Sweetened Whipped Cream

Other Ideas:
Cream, Dessert, Whipped cream
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Maple-Brown-Butter Semifreddo

Time:25 mins
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Butterscotch-Pecan Cake

Ingredients
  • 2/3 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • Vegetable-oil cooking spray, for pans
  • 12 ounces unsalted butter (3 sticks), 1 stick left whole, 2 sticks cut into small pieces, softened
  • 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) butter, cut into pieces
  • 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups packed dark-brown sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 20 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups pecan halves, toasted and chopped, plus more halves for garnish
  • 10 ounces (2 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 2 1/2 cups packed dark-brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons rum, preferably golden or dark
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk, room temperature
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Montclair Martha's Red Velvet Cake

Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans
  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour (not self-rising), sifted, plus more for pans
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 one-ounce bottles liquid red food coloring
  • 3 tablespoons lukewarm water
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • Cream Cheese Frosting for Red Velvet Cake
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