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Cake and cookie decorating

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Chocolate Walk of Fame

Ingredients
  • Butter or cooking spray, for pans
  • 1 3/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder, plus more for pans
  • 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups warm water
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • Vanilla and Chocolate Buttercream
  • Licorice candies, for decorating
  • Sanding or granulated sugar, for decorating
  • Sugar-Cookie Handprints
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Flower Cupcakes

Ingredients
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • Vanilla Buttercream
  • Chocolate pastel lentil candies, for flower centers
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Golden Sheet Cakes

Time:1 hour 50 mins
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Chocolate Sheet Cakes

Time:1 hour 45 mins
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Brown-Sugar Layer Cake with Caramel Buttercream Frosting

Time:4 hours
Other Ideas:
Dessert, Layer cake
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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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Mango-Coconut Cream Tart

Time:3 hours 45 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for surface
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 firm, ripe mangoes (preferably Champagne; 1 1/4 pounds total)
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/3 cup light-brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups very cold heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons fine cornmeal
  • 1 stick plus 3 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 2 large eggs plus 1 large yolk
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup ice water
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/4 cups unsweetened small dried coconut flakes, toasted
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Blueberry Cupcakes

Time:1 hour 25 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 2/3 cups cake flour (not self-rising)
  • 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup dark-brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 2/3 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup high-quality blueberry jam, such as Hero, strained (3 tablespoons)
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 6 ounces blueberries (1 1/4 cups)
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Chocolate-Peanut Butter Acorns

Time:2 hours 20 mins
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Chocolate Ice Cream Cake with Hazelnuts and Marshmallow Swirl

Time:7 hours
Ingredients
  • Unsalted butter, for pans
  • 3 pints chocolate ice cream (6 cups), slightly softened
  • 4 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 1 cup chopped toasted skinned hazelnuts
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for pans
  • 2/3 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 cup safflower oil
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature, separated
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