Mother’s Day

Several lemon madeleines next to a madeleine pan and a bowl of lemon glaze nearby.

Lemon Madeleines

Let’s dispense with all the talk about Proust and time and just revel in these lemony little lovelies, shall we?

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  • 3 H, 30 M
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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
  • 48
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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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
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A glazed lemon pull-apart coffee cake on a wooden board with a spoon and jar of glaze beside it.

Lemon Pull-Apart Coffee Cake

“Absolutely the best thing I’ve put in my mouth in a long time!” That’s what we’re hearing about this buttery, citrusy, playfully easy-to-eat coffee cake. We’re not arguing with that sentiment.

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  • 3 H, 45 M
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Several pieces of chocolate bark with apricots and pistachios in a basket

Chocolate Bark, Cardamom, Dried Fruits, and Nuts

There’s chocolate bark and then there’s chocolate bark. This bark is the latter sort, a sort that intrigues and surprises, that both starts and stops conversations, a bark that knows no boundaries.

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  • 30 M
  • 9
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.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 51
A spoon scooping chocolate mug cake from a blue mug.

Chocolate Mug Cake

Molten, gooey, dense, chocolatey, and done in minutes with nary any evidence, er, we mean cleanup, this microwave mug cake is the solution to when you need dessert stat.

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  • 10 M
  • 15 M
  • 2
A cast-iron skillet filled with glazed biscuit cinnamon rolls on a wire rack.

Biscuit Cinnamon Rolls

When you want the taste of cinnamon rolls but don’t have the time (or yeast!), enter these shortcut lovelies laced with spice and lavished with cream cheese icing.

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  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
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A Staub casserole dish filled with overnight French toast with caramel sauce and bananas and spoon resting in the dish.

Overnight French Toast with Caramel Sauce

French toast any day of the week becomes reality with this overnight rendition that’s heavy on the indulgence. Finally, a way to get everyone to clamber out of bed without complaint!

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  • 30 M
  • 13 H, 30 M
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