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Dessert party

Explore 625 recipes, 3 projects, 31 articles, 19 galleries, 5 videos, and more

Raspberry-Cream Layer Cake

Time:1 hour
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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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Cherry Pie with Almond Crumble

Time:1 hour 30 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), divided, plus more for work surface
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt, divided
  • 6 cups drained jarred sour cherries (from three 24-ounce jars)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 homemade or store-bought pie crust in a deep-dish 9-inch plate
  • 1 large egg white, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup light-brown sugar
  • 1 stick cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/4 cup almonds
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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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Caramel Cake

Other Ideas:
Dessert, Layer cake
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Caramelized-Apple Spice Cake

Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 sticks (20 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans
  • 1 vanilla bean, halved lengthwise
  • 2 pounds Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and grated on the large holes of a box grater (4 cups)
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/4 cups pecan halves (5 ounces), toasted dark and finely ground in a food processor
  • Brown Sugar Swiss Meringue Buttercream
  • Gold Marzipan Pumpkins, Leaves, and Acorns
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Orange Almond Cake with Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Ingredients
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted and cooled, plus more for pans
  • 1 1/2 cups sifted cake flour (not self-rising), plus more for pans
  • 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 6 large eggs, separated
  • Grated zest of 2 oranges
  • 2/3 cup strained, freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 1 1/2 cups finely ground blanched almonds
  • Pinch of salt
  • Swiss Meringue Buttercream
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Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies

Ingredients
  • 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups finely grated carrots, (about 3 large carrots)
  • 1 cup raisins
  • Cream Cheese Frosting Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe
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Mini Chocolate Whoopie Pies

Time:4 hours 45 mins
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Hazelnut Sandwich Cookies

Time:1 hour 30 mins
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for rolling
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup hazelnuts, toasted and skinned
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • Confectioners' sugar, for dusting
  • 3/4 cup desired filling (see cook's note)
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