Cakes

A square pan and two plates filled with Mississippi mud cake.

Mississippi Mud Cake

A Southern staple, this ooey, gooey chocolate cake wears a proper topper of melted marshmallowy goodness. Takes us back to the good old days of 50s era cakes.

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
A two-tier Victoria sponge cake with raspberry jam in the middle, all dusted with confectioners' sugar on a white plate with a white teapot in the background

Victoria Sponge Cake

This cake, a nod not just to Queen Victoria but British sensibility, defines the very notion of simple yet sophisticated.

  • (1)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 31
A chiffon cake with lemon icing on a white decorative plate with a few slices cut from it.

Chiffon Cake

Light, airy, lofty, tender, and lovely, this chiffon cake from the Joy of Cooking is an American classic that deserves a comeback.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 7
A round flourless almond cake on a wooden baking paddle with almonds scattered around it

Flourless Almond Cake

A French classic crisp and crunchy on the outside, dense and chewy on the inside, and gluten-free through and through.

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  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 117
Ina Garten's lemon cake, a pound cake, on a rack, drizzled with a lemon glaze, a spoon nearby

Ina Garten’s Lemon Cake

Know when you taste something and can’t help but pause and sigh with content? This subtly sweet lemon cake does that to us each and every darn time.

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  • 35 M
  • 2 H
  • 38
Orange chocolate cake from Ina Garten, with a sliced removed, studded with chocolate chips and topped with chocolate ganache.

Orange Chocolate Chunk Cake

The combination of tart, citrusy orange with not-too-dark chocolate was a smashing success at the Barefoot Contessa. It’s just as much a hit at home.

  • (10)
  • 35 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 51
A whole ligurian almond cake cooling on a wire rack.

Ligurian Almond Cake

A remarkably—and deceptively—simple that cake boasts an understated elegance that befits this frugal and classic Italian dessert.

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  • 35 M
  • 2 H
  • 0
A partially cut St. Phanourios cake on a wooden slab on a wooden chair.

Saint Phanourios’s Cake

Bake this cake in honor of Phanourious, the patron saint of lost objects, and you just might find something. Even if you never knew it was missing.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 62