Cakes

A slice of pecan torte with bourbon whipped cream dolloped on the side

Pecan Torte with Bourbon Whipped Cream

This incredibly indulgent yet not too sweet dessert is crazy rich despite being made with just pantry staples and very little work. Don’t skip the game-changing dollop of bourbon-spiked whipped cream.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
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A pistachio lover's pound cake on a wooden cutting board with a mesh bag of pistachios beside it.

Pistachio Pound Cake

Not too sweet and not too dense, this honeyed pistachio pound cake is just right—and just large enough to share.

  • 20 M
  • 2 H
  • 61
Four cupcakes with chocolate icing, topped with chocolate wizard hats.

Wizards’ Hats Cupcakes

These inspired Halloween wizards’ hats are a simple assembly job made from cupcakes, frosting, sugar cones, sprinkles, and candy. Inspired by Dumbledore. Loved by all.

  • 45 M
  • 45 M
  • 2
A decorative plate topped with a slice of drunken apple cake that is drizzled with cream.

Drunken Apple Cake | Kuchen Borracho

A boozy keeper of a cake, this recipe takes its title from a shot of rum, its compelling taste from ample butter, eggs, and cream, and its inimitable texture from layer after layer of apples.

  • 30 M
  • 2 H
  • 93
A child dressed as a ghost with a ghost cupcake on their head.

Halloween Ghost Cupcakes

We swear these spooky sweets are so simple anyone can make them, no matter how elementary your culinary or crafting skills.

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  • 1 H, 25 M
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A three-layer hummingbird cake with a cake server beside it.

Hummingbird Cake

This Southern classic is an oh so sweet and charming stack of pineapple, coconut, bananas, and pecans slathered with cream cheese frosting.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 20
Two loaves of Hungarian coffee cake, one partially sliced to show swirled pattern inside.

Hungarian Coffee Cake

“Moist and rich and not too sweet and airy.” “Delicious, indulgent, adult- and kid-pleasing.” “Perfect.” That’s what folks are saying about this.

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  • 45 M
  • 4 H
  • 4
A glass cake stand topped with several slices of Cornelia Walker Bailey's pear bread.

Pear Bread

Quick bread. Tea cake. Spice bread. Whatever you call it, this recipe has pedigree–and you don’t need to know its geneology to know this. One taste tells all.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 11
A frosted apple cake on a sheet of wax paper that has been cut into 12 squares with a knife resting beside.

Frosted Apple Cake

A lightly spiced cake with chunks of tender apple that’s smothered in what folks are calling the perfect cream cheese frosting. Sigh.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
A slice of banana rum cheesecake with maple rum sauce and pecan pieces on top and a marigold beside the cake.

Banana Rum Cheesecake

Make it regular or make it dairy-free and vegan. Either way, it’s going to be satisfying as can be.

  • 1 H
  • 5 H, 30 M
  • 2
A purple plum torte with dripping juice on a baking pan, all on a cooling wrap

Plum Torte

One taste and you’ll understand why this is the most popular recipe from The New York Times. A new American classic.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
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