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Flourless Nutella Chocolate Torte

Serious Eats Yvonne Ruperti 4 comments

There's not a speck of flour in this one layer torte, so the result is richer, fudgier, and loads more sinful than any brownie. More

Chocolate and Salted Caramel Bûche de Nöel

Serious Eats María del Mar Sacasa 3 comments

A traditional Christmas cake roll, frosted with chocolate icing and filled with salted caramel filling. More

Fruitcake That Won't Make You Gag

Serious Eats María del Mar Sacasa Post a comment

Here at last is a cake that doesn't require weeks or months of preparation, nor a napkin to politely spit the unsavory bite out into. More

Little Debbie-Style Christmas Tree Cakes

Serious Eats Bravetart 2 comments

Making this cake isn't hard at all, but describing the entire process makes it seem more daunting. Put simply: bake a cake. Make buttercream. Sandwich them together. Cut into shapes. Glaze. Put more obnoxiously, well, read on. More

Orange Olive Oil Cake With Candied Walnuts

Serious Eats Carrie Vasios Mullins Post a comment

This dairy-free cake is nutty with a subtle brightness of orange. A topping of candied walnuts adds a festive crunch. More

Sticky Toffee Pudding with Port Toffee Sauce

Serious Eats María del Mar Sacasa Post a comment

This variation on the classic uses drunken prunes instead of dates. More


Serious Eats Carrie Vasios Mullins 3 comments

This traditional German Christmas bread has a dense crumb studded with spices, dried fruit, and candied ginger. 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

Ginger Cake with Spiked Custard

Serious Eats María del Mar Sacasa Post a comment

Molasses and dark brown sugar quietly set the stage for this cake, with a blend of dried ginger, allspice, cloves and assertive fresh ginger taking the spotlight. This is not a shy cake; it's bold, spicy and, served with a silky custard that's also no wallflower. More

Chocolate-Hazelnut Layer Cake

Serious Eats María del Mar Sacasa 5 comments

This cake, with its tiers of moist chocolate cake refreshed with hazelnut liqueur and airy drifts of chocolate, Nutella, and toasted hazelnut mousse, transports me the memory of a small bowl of Baci in the living room. More

Brown Sugar Pound Cake

Serious Eats Meredith Smith 1 comment

My mom's brown sugar pound cake has a big fan base, myself included. I don't have a huge sweet tooth, and while I'll do a sliver of pecan pie or German chocolate cake, it's trusty old brown sugar pound cake that dominates my dessert plate at Thanksgiving. More

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