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.
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A traditional Christmas cake roll, frosted with chocolate icing and filled with salted caramel filling.
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.
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.
This dairy-free cake is nutty with a subtle brightness of orange. A topping of candied walnuts adds a festive crunch.
This variation on the classic uses drunken prunes instead of dates.
This traditional German Christmas bread has a dense crumb studded with spices, dried fruit, and candied ginger.
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.
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.
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.
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.