About Lori Longbotham

Lori Longbotham

Lori Longbotham is the former food editor of Gourmet magazine whose work has also appeared in The New York Times, Bon Appétit, and Real Simple. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, she’s also worked as a private chef, restaurant chef, and caterer. She’s the author of nearly a dozen cookbooks, including Luscious Chocolate Desserts and Luscious Lemon Desserts. @lori.longbotham

Five chocolate orange cupcakes with swirls of chocolate frosting on top.

Chocolate Orange Cupcakes

Nothing says lovin’ from the oven quite like not-too-sweet chocolate cupcakes smothered with even more chocolate in the form of a not-too-sweet bittersweet frosting.

A partially sliced coconut crème brûlée tart topped with raspberries on a white linen cloth with a fork and napkin beside it.

Coconut Crème Brûlée Tart

This luscious, silken, subtly flavored coconut tart is topped with a delicate burnt-sugar crust borrowed from crème brûlée, that shatters when sliced.

Three chocolate macarons in paper wrappers in a blue dish.

Chocolate Macarons

Simultaneously crispy and chewy and silken, these flourless French indulgences make us swoon each and every time without fail.