An homage to the chocolate cakes of yesteryear but with a contemporary dark chocolate oomph that turns tradition upside-down in the most pleasing possible way. You're welcome.
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.
This Southern classic is much like a pound cake given its decadent amount of butter and moist, tender, perfect crumb. But oh, baby, wait'll you taste the bourbon glaze.
Lemon Pound Cake4/18
When life hands you lemons, make this lemon pound cake. Guaranteed to give you a far more favorable outlook on everything.
Does the true beauty of this cake lie in its stunning silhouette? Its intensely chocolatey chocolatiness? Or its lazy-day ease? You tell us.
All the delicate loveliness of classic angel food cake but made even better with the addition of pure vanilla and a blizzard of confectioners' sugar.
This classic Portuguese dessert with its tender crumb and citrus smack tastes as stunning as it looks. Swear.
This gingerbread Bundt cake has all the warm spicy goodness of gingerbread cookies. As if that weren't enough, it's gilded with a sassy and sweetly tart lemon glaze.
A cinnamon walnut filling swirls through this obscenely moist, buttery cake Bundt. Caution: Highly addictive.
If you've been thinking you're done with pumpkin everything, you're going to want to hold off on judging until you experience this pumpkin pound cake.
A yearround charmer, this is sorta like Bundt cake gone to finishing school yet retains all the comforts of home. From the justifiably famous Red Truck Bakery in rural Virginia.
No matter how much soggy steamed zucchini you were forced to choke down as a child, you won't turn away this moist zucchini cake that tastes just like grandma used to make.
Vanilla Pound Cake13/18
Flecked with vanilla seeds, this classic pound cake is ridiculously rich and oh so satisfying with its tender crumb and its knee-wobbingly crisp outer edges.
Ligurian Almond Cake14/18
A remarkably—and deceptively—simple that cake boasts an understated elegance that befits this frugal and classic Italian dessert.
Apple Coffee Cake15/18
Elegant enough for company, simple enough for every day, and versatile enough for breakfast and midnight snack and pretty much every moment in between.
Bake this cake in honor of Phanourious, the patron saint of lost objects, and you just might find something. Even if you never knew it was missing.
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.
Twinkie Bundt Cake18/18
A ginormous riff on the iconic American snack cake, this Twinkie look-alike boasts a beauteous appearance, an amped-up vanilla smack, and ingredients you can actually pronounce.