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Chocolate Roll (a.k.a. Giant Yodel)

Serious Eats Yvonne Ruperti 4 comments

A velvety chocolate cake is rolled up with vanilla whipped cream and then swathed in glossy ganache. More

Let Them Eat: Chocolate-Banana Bundt Cake

Sweets María del Mar Sacasa Post a comment

This chocolate cake is rich and dense, punctuated with soft morsels of ripe bananas and the meaty bite of walnuts...and, it can be mixed by hand. More

Chocolate-Banana Bundt Cake

Serious Eats María del Mar Sacasa 2 comments

Chocolate and bananas come together in this simple, moist bundt cake. More

Let Them Eat: Chocolate-Stout Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Sweets María del Mar Sacasa Post a comment

Chocolate and dark draughts are no strangers to each other, but the addition of sweet and tart golden pineapple might come as a surprise in this no-mixer-needed cake. More

Cakespy: Wellesley Fudge Cake

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Wellesley Fudge cake, named after the women's college, is a deeply indulgent chocolate cake topped with a slab of thick fudge frosting, the likes of which will stick to your front teeth in the most pleasing way. More

Wellesley Fudge Cake

Serious Eats cakespy 9 comments

Wellesley Fudge cake, a deeply decadent chocolate cake topped with a slab of fudge frosting, seems an unlikely sweet to associate with the prim-and-proper ladies of Wellesley (the college featured in the classic feat of cinema Mona Lisa Smile). But it's true: fudge, and the cake, both have strong ties to ladies' colleges. More

American Classics: Bumpy Cake

Sweets Alexandra Penfold 14 comments

In my quest to capture American desserts, I've polled friends and relatives for favorites from their childhoods. Among Michiganders, especially those with Detroit roots, Sanders' Bumpy Cake commands some serious nostalgia points. What is Bumpy Cake? Short answer: addictive. Long answer: a Devil's Food Cake with stripes of sugary buttercream topped with "pourable fudge" frosting. Yes, pourable fudge frosting. More

Let Them Eat: Coca-Cola Cake

Sweets María del Mar Sacasa 6 comments

Junior League cookbooks have wedged themselves into my bookshelves for as long as I can remember. Most of them are yellowed and frayed, having somehow survived decades of use in family kitchens, travel, storage, and book swaps. The provenance of these books is mysterious—their prefaces bear the names of southern counties and corners I didn't know existed. More

Chocoholic: Chocolate Birthday Layer Cake

Sweets Yvonne Ruperti 6 comments

This cake is the perfect party cake. Dark, dewy, cocoa-espresso cake layers nest in heavy swathes of bittersweet chocolate frosting. Sitting tall and pretty, decked out in creamy swirls of chocolate, this cake dares you to resist. But you won't. More

Chocolate Birthday Layer Cake

Serious Eats Yvonne Ruperti 3 comments

Easy and moist chocolate layer cake with smooth chocolate frosting—perfect for parties. More

Let Them Eat: German Double-Chocolate Cake

Sweets María del Mar Sacasa 4 comments

What is German chocolate cake? Overseas import it is not. The "German" in the title hails much closer to home and even carries a wicked local accent: German's Sweet Chocolate was developed by Samuel German in the 1850s for Walter Baker & Co. in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Years later, one Mrs. George Clay of Dallas, Texas submitted the recipe to the Dallas Morning News, and the rest if the stuff of history and industrial mass production. More

Let Them Eat: Red Velvet Cake

Sweets María del Mar Sacasa 8 comments

You're disappointed, aren't you? You read the title "red velvet cake" and don't see the shade of lipstick red you've come to expect. Well, get over it. If you really look inside your soul and search your tastebuds, you will, like me, come to the harsh realization that red velvet is a fiction. Those bright carmine cupcakes peddled by overhyped bakeries are dry, stale, and lacking in flavor and substance. Sure, they're pretty, but wouldn't you rather bite into a buttery, fine-crumbed cake that's got a surprising blend of flavors, even if it comes in a less saucy shade of red? More

Let Them Eat: Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

Sweets María del Mar Sacasa 3 comments

I love the warm flavors of a chocolate chip cookie, all brown sugar and butter. This cake, golden and tender, takes those flavors and pierces them with shards of bittersweet chocolate that melt in beautifully. On top, there's a dark, shiny topcoat that is playfully swirled on. More

Bake the Book: Sachertorte

Sweets Caroline Russock 1 comment

With its layers of deeply chocolaty cake spiked with cinnamon and rum and a bright stripe of apricot jam running through the center, the Sachertorte is the most widely recognized Viennese pastry for good reason, this elegant cake is decadent and absolutely delicious. But this iconic dessert comes with a not so sweet past, in fact it's downright controversial enough to pit two Viennese pastry institutions against one another. Nowadays there's only one cake that can be called "The Original Sachertorte" and it is made exclusively by the Hotel Sacher. More

Cakespy: Almost Flourless Chocolate Cake With Dulce De Leche

Sweets cakespy 1 comment

Around this time of year, an unnerving amount of people make declarations that they are going to avoid dessert, all under the alarming title of "New Year's Resolution". Personally, I'd rather resolve to eat more deliciously. And if you resolve similarly, you'll undoubtedly get a lot of pleasure from Almost Flourless Chocolate Cake with Dulce de Leche. More

Almost Flourless Chocolate Cake With Dulce De Leche

Serious Eats cakespy 1 comment

Around this time of year, an unnerving amount of people make declarations that they are going to avoid dessert, all under the alarming title of "New Year's Resolution". Personally, I'd rather resolve to eat more deliciously. And if you resolve similarly, you'll undoubtedly get a lot of pleasure from Almost Flourless Chocolate Cake with Dulce de Leche. More

Bûche de Noël

Serious Eats Lauren Weisenthal Post a comment

Making a traditional Bûche de Noël is a lengthy project that requires time and planning. you'll want to make many of the components in advance so they have time to chill: the mushroom meringues, soaker, compote, and pastry cream keep for up to 2 days before use. More

Cakespy: Chocolate Gooey Butter Cake

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This version twists the tradition slightly, using a chocolate cake mix instead of the usual yellow, and employs cocoa in the filling--the result is an addictively sweet variation on this rich regional treasure. More

Sugar Rush: Chocolate-Cherry Cake at Village Tart

New York Kathy YL Chan Post a comment

[Photo: Kathy YL Chan] I'm not usually the biggest fan of frosting, but the dark chocolate frosting slathered between, over, and on the sides of the Chocolate-Cherry Cake ($5.95) at Village Tart is reason alone to purchase a slice.... More

Cakespy: Chocolate Avocado Cake With Avocado Buttercream

Serious Eats cakespy 37 comments

Plus, with the Super Bowl—only the biggest avocado consumption day of the year—just around the corner, chances are you might have an extra avocado or two lying around. Why not make use of it by making a sweet treat full of good fat? More

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