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A tray of twelve mini muffin financiers, each with two raspberries on top.

Mini-Muffin Financiers

Don’t let these delicate, diminutive cakes with the froufrou French name fool you. They’re a cinch to toss in the oven–and even easier to toss in the mouth.

A rum cake in a grey bowl.

Rum Cake

Every bit as boozy and as brilliant as it sounds. Inspired by the old-fashioned rum cake made in the Caribbean with dark rum in all its magnificently spiced glory.

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A loaf of paleo banana bread on a round metal trivet with one slice cut from it.

Paleo Banana Bread

This is gluten-free and paleo-friendly, for those keeping track of such things. But it’s also awesome enough for anyone to fall for it.

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Three orange madeleines in a medeline tin.

Orange Madeleines

Tender, buttery, and enhanced with a subtle citrus lilt. Just as Proust would have wanted. (No madeleine tin? No worries. They’re just as lovely when made in a mini-muffin pan.)

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A spoonful of mixed citrus marmalade spilling over onto a grey marble surface.

Mixed Citrus Marmalade

Made with oranges, mandarins, and limes, this lovely fruit jam is essentially citrus on a spoon. Simple to make. Tastes complex as heck.

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  • 3 H, 25 M
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Six heart Linzer cookies being dusted with confectioners' sugar

Linzer Heart Cookies

Baking a batch of these cinnamon-scented, hazelnut-inflected, raspberry-jamwiched Linzer cookies is nothing if not a testament to your heart most definitely being in the right place.

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  • 3 H
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A glass mixing bowl filled with homemade nutella and a spatula rests inside the bowl

Homemade Nutella

No longer are you safe from temptation just because you summoned enough fortitude to skip the Nutella aisle at the store. Not safe at all.

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A New York–style cheesecake in a springform pan on a wire rack with a dirty bowl, spoon, spatula, and paddle attachment lying beside it.

New York–Style Cheesecake

How do you define a true New York-style cheesecake? A sweetly crunchy graham cracker crust cushioning a rich, creamy, moan-inducing filling with a slightly lemony lilt. In other words, this recipe.

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  • 2 H
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A cut loaf of lemon-poppy seed cake on a white background

Citrus Poppy Seed Cake

A harmony of sweet citrus notes nudges the classic lemon poppy seed cake in a less one-dimensional direction here. We may even be thinking of this as a 5D cake.

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