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A 16-layer red-eye devil's food cake--alternating layer of chocolate cake and chocolate frosting

Red Eye Devil’s Food Cake

A classic chocolate cake on caffeine, this impressive yet easy to assemble stack of chocolatey elegance takes its rounded chocolatey-ness from a cup of joe and its ample fudgy-ness fro ganache.

  • (4)
  • 50 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 36
An espresso cake drizzled with glaze on a wire rack that is set on a pice of parchment to catch any glaze drips.

Espresso Cake

This simple yet spectacular riff on coffee cake—there’s actually coffee in the cake—is rich and robust and rousing in that way only espresso can be.

  • (12)
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 45
A root beer-glazed ham on a wooden cutting board with a fork and knife resting beside it.

Root Beer-Glazed Ham

Ah, sassafras. It plays oh so nicely with ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and anise to enhance the smoky, saltiness goodness of glazed ham.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 4 H, 30 M
  • 1
A partially sliced semi-boneless Tuscan style roasted leg of lamb on a wooden cutting board with a knife resting beside the lamb.

Tuscan Style Roasted Leg of Lamb

Made in traditional Italian fashion with a garlic, rosemary, lemon, and olive oil marinade and then roasted until perfectly tender. Perfect for easy, elegant holiday entertaining.

  • (1)
  • 45 M
  • 6 H
  • 4
Danish chocolate-streusel coffee cake with chocolate filling and slivered almonds topping on a white plate

Danish Chocolate Streusel Coffee Cake

Coffee cake extraordinaire made with a simple-to-make yeasted dough, a swirl of cinnamon and chocolate, and a sprinkling of almonds, makes an impressively indulgent breakfast.

  • (1)
  • 50 M
  • 4 H
  • 6
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.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 2
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.

  • (5)
  • 20 M
  • 2 H
  • 61
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.

  • (7)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 20
A Lady Baltimore cake covered with billowy white frosting on cake stand

Lady Baltimore Cake

This American classic is, in a nod to its Southern origins, hospitable as can be thanks to vanilla cake layers with a meringue frosting that conceals a creamy filling containing–surprise!–coconut, Maraschino cherry, and oatmeal cookie crumbs.

  • (2)
  • 1 H
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 6