Taiwanese pineapple cakes (fung li su) are more like an encased pineapple tart, with a thick, jammy filling and a buttery crust.
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This simple cake is inspired by a classic brunch cocktail: the mimosa. Delicate angel food cake gets topped with an orange scented cream and a few orange suprêmes.
Lighter than a pound cake, this gluten-free, dairy-free cornmeal cake goes well with just about anything.
Bake the mangos under the coconut batter, then flip it out to reveal one beauty of a moist and juicy cake.
This recipe is inspired by a 1950s Swan's Down Cake ad I discovered via Pinterest. The beauty of it is that you can make it however you please, just choose your favorite cake and frosting recipe; it's all about how you assemble and decorate the cake.
Bake with your booze on St. Patrick's Day with this dripping moist chocolate cake deeply flavored with the dark tones of decadent chocolate stout.
Cappuccino cupcakes with a cappuccino meringue topping.
Bananas and brown sugar caramelize in this upside-down cake flavored with sesame seeds.
This moist tropical cake rocks coconut milk and the bright green essence of pandan leaf, a popular Southeast Asian ingredient.
A rich and moist gluten free cake soaked in an aromatic grapefruit glaze.
Orange and black chocolate-pumpkin cupcakes with a cream cheese frosting for Halloween.
Let's face it—brunch is a meal designed to further the consumption of alcohol. And even if a simple coffee cake and a pot of coffee is all you have to offer, then by all means flavor it with a few drops of booze.
Moravian Sugar Cake is a traditional Easter breakfast, though fluffy and sweet coffee cake is always in season. The secret to this warm, yeasty bread's lightness is the addition of mashed potatoes.
A velvety chocolate cake is rolled up with vanilla whipped cream and then swathed in glossy ganache.
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.
See for yourself how enrobing a cake slice in chocolate brings it to new indulgent heights, and yet how eating it off of a stick somehow keeps the experience playful.
A boozy, rich, chocolate stout-flavored pineapple upside-down cake.
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.
Lane Cake: now there's a tall southern belle of a layer cake, filled with coconut, chopped fruit and nuts and a generous serving of whiskey or brandy, and topped off with a snowy range of fluffy frosting. Cutting into this cake is particularly enjoyable: the white frosting gives way to a creamy-colored cake, with a slightly more yellow-toned custard, flecked with a confetti of nuts and fruits contained therein.
This ice cream cake marries an easy raspberry ice cream with lots of home made cookie crunchies. It's ice cream cake as you've always wanted it to be.