Cakes

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.

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  • 30 M
  • 2 H
  • 102
A frosted coconut sheet cake cut into 12 squares on a piece of parchment with a person grabbing a piece.

Coconut Sheet Cake

Luscious. Magical. Perfect. Dreamy. Airy. Coconutty. Lovely. That’s what we’re hearing from folks who’ve tried this easy peasy coconut sheet cake.

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A red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting on a cake stand

Red Velvet Cake

We’re hearing that this red velvet cake recipe with its mascarpone and cream cheese frosting surpasses all other renditions. Judge for yourself.

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  • 2 H
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A zucchini cake with lemon and poppyseed topped with lemon frosting on a platter with half the cake cut into slices.

Zucchini Cake with Lemon and Poppyseeds

Nothing helps a vegetable go down without a struggle like a little sweetness. Come summer, we’re particularly fond of this old-fashioned—yet still fashionable—zucchini delivery system.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
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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.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
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A couple slices of plum-blueberry upside-down cake on a white plate with a knife resting on the edge of the plate.

Plum-Blueberry Upside-Down Cake

This purple-stained cake—er, what’s left of it—calls for just old-fashioned goodness and the season’s most compelling fruits. Got milk?

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 11
A white plate with a slice of blueberry-lemon layer cake

Blueberry-Lemon Layer Cake

Pretty much guaranteed to be one of those desserts that makes people do face-plants onto their dessert plates. A David Leite original recipe.

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A cast-iron skillet plum cake with slices of fanned out plums baked in

Skillet Plum Cake

Skillet cake is moist and tender and sweet (not too sweet, though) and sorta like upside-down cake except it’s right-side up.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 8
Young girl holding an two-layer iced berry cake filled with raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, and whipped cream

Iced Berry Cake

This far-from-fussy dessert is gonna satisfy your desire for a subtle red, white, and blue presence this coming weekend. Actually, it’s gonna satisfy in a lot more ways than just that.

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  • 30 M
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  • 9