No Thanks
Let

Keep In Touch With MarthaStewart.com

Sign up and we'll send inspiration straight to you.

Martha Stewart takes your privacy seriously. To learn more, please read our Privacy Policy.

Birthday party

Explore 460 recipes, 145 projects, 99 articles, 55 galleries, 67 videos, and more

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)
expand

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
expand

Sweetened Whipped Cream

Other Ideas:
Cream, Dessert, Whipped cream
expand

Maple-Brown-Butter Semifreddo

Time:25 mins
expand

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
expand

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
expand

Piped-Rose Cupcakes

Other Ideas:
Cupcakes, Dessert, Make-ahead
expand

Flower Cake

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans
  • 3 cups cake flour (not self-rising), sifted, plus more for pans
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Meringue Buttercream
  • Sunset orange, blushing pink, golden yellow, and bright yellow food coloring
  • Pink pastel sprinkles
expand

Fluffy Chocolate and Yellow Buttercreams

expand

Ultimate Chocolate Cake

Ingredients
  • 1 cup Valrhona cocoa, plus more for dusting
  • 3/4 cup strong coffee, boiling
  • 1 cup milk, room temperature
  • 2 3/4 cups cake flour (not self-rising)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • Ultimate Chocolate Frosting Recipe
expand

advertisement

advertisement

advertisement

advertisement