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Meyer Lemon Cake

Serious Eats María del Mar Sacasa 1 comment

This cake is all about adding brightness and color to the dull winter months while celebrating one of the season's favorite citrus fruits: Meyer lemons. More

Holiday Jell-O Poke Cake

Serious Eats Alexandra Penfold 2 comments

The basic recipe is simple: 1 box white cake mix + 1 box Jell-O = fun. We've saved the fun, but made the cake from scratch. More

Cakespy: My Birthday Cake

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Here's the classic I chose for my late August birthday this year: a fluffy golden yellow cake topped with a crowning glory of rich, stick-to-your-teeth fudge frosting. The contrast of light cake and thick frosting is simply beyond compare. More

My Birthday Cake

Serious Eats cakespy 8 comments

Here's the classic I chose for my late August birthday this year: a fluffy golden yellow cake topped with a crowning glory of rich, stick-to-your teeth fudge frosting. The contrast of light cake and thick frosting is simply beyond compare—a taste and texture combination which is guaranteed to take you back to the glee of the birthday parties of yesteryear, if only for a few bites. More

Coconut and Espresso Cream Layer Cake

Serious Eats María del Mar Sacasa Post a comment

Layers of cake permeated with coconut flavor are slathered with heady espresso and sweetened condensed milk whipped cream. Each bite is soft, rich, and luscious. More

Cakespy: American Flag Cake

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When it comes to festive food for Independence Day, here's a sweet treat that really takes the cake: a layer cake decorated to resemble the American Flag! More

Sweet Technique: Assembling Layer Cakes

Sweets Lauren Weisenthal 6 comments

Employing good cake technique and best practices can make the endeavor a whole lot less stressful for the baker. The biggest, most important step that you can take when making a cake comes well before you begin icing or stacking layers. For celebration cakes, there is no step more important than coming up with a plan and a timeline. Come learn the basic steps of layer cakes! More

Cakespy: Rainbow Layer Cake

Sweets cakespy 5 comments

A six-layer cake in all the colors of the rainbow, this one is dramatic to cut into and always seems to elicit an "oooooooh" response. It is impossible to be unhappy while eating this cake. More

Rainbow Layer Cake

Serious Eats cakespy 3 comments

A six-layer cake in all the colors of the rainbow, this one is dramatic to cut into and always seems to elicit an "oooooooh" response. It is impossible to be unhappy while eating this cake. More

Green Tomato Cake

Serious Eats María del Mar Sacasa Post a comment

This cake is extremely moist and the frosting quite soft. I like to frost the cake and refrigerate it for 1 to 2 hours for neater slicing; I also happen to think it tastes better chilled. More

Buttermilk Cappuccino Cake

Serious Eats Lauren Weisenthal 1 comment

The cake is moist and tender, with the subtle tang from the buttermilk and just a hint of nutmeg. I soak the layers in a coffee syrup to add additional moisture and flavor, and then cover it with an espresso-flavored Swiss buttercream. More

Cakespy: 12-Layer Holiday Cake

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A riff on Maryland's official state cake, the Smith Island Cake, this 12-layer red-and-green confection (why 12? for the 12 days of Christmas!) is brimming with holiday cheer, and butter. More

Cakespy: 7-Up Cake

Serious Eats cakespy 15 comments

While this 7-Up Cake—inspired by the Oscar-nominated animated film Up—may be infused with the buoyant lemon-lime soda bubbles, it's far from light-as-air. This is actually a rich, decadent pound cake made with five sticks of butter. More

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