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.

Dessert party

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

Cranberry and Vanilla Pavlova

Ingredients
  • 4 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 3 1/3 cups (12 ounces) fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon white-wine vinegar
  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup superfine sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
expand

Maple Layer Cake

Ingredients
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, sifted, plus more for pans
  • 2 cups pure maple syrup, preferably grade A dark amber
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped (6 ounces) walnuts
  • Maple-Buttercream Frosting
expand

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)
expand

Raspberry-Cream Layer Cake

Time:1 hour
expand

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
expand

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
expand

Caramel Cake

Other Ideas:
Dessert, Layer cake
expand

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
expand

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
expand

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
expand

advertisement

advertisement

advertisement

advertisement