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Vanilla Cupcakes with Fruit Glaze

Time:40 mins
Ingredients
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 can (15.5 ounces) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, plus 2 large egg whites
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 1/4 cup fruit puree (from 9 ounces fruit, thawed and drained if using frozen; see note above)
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Golden Sheet Cakes

Time:1 hour 50 mins
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Raspberry-Cream Layer Cake

Time:1 hour
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Chocolate Sheet Cakes

Time:1 hour 45 mins
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Devil's Food Cake with Fluffy Frosting

Time:1 hour 20 mins
Ingredients
  • 3 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, plus more for pans
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 3/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 3/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 4 large eggs, plus 5 large egg whites, room temperature, divided
  • 5 teaspoons pure vanilla extract, divided
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
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Chocolate-Flecked Layer Cake with Milk Chocolate Frosting

Time:1 hour 20 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened, plus more for pans
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pans
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk plus 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate (61 to 70 percent cacao), finely chopped
  • Milk Chocolate Frosting
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Chocolate Cake with Milk-Chocolate Crunch and Caramel Sauce

Time:3 hours 45 mins
Ingredients
  • For the cake:
  • Unsalted butter, for pan
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pan
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • Salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • For the Milk-Chocolate Crunch:
  • 1 cup crisped-rice cereal
  • 6 ounces milk chocolate, melted
  • For the caramel sauce:
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Salt
  • For the frosting:
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • Salt
  • 1 pound semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled
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Chocolate Cake Recipe

Time:45 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, plus more for pans
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for pans
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs plus 3 large egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • Whipped Frosting
  • Shaved dark chocolate
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Caramel Cake

Other Ideas:
Dessert, Layer cake
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