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Moldova: embracing its status as Europe's least-visited country

Being declared Europe's least visited country, with some researcher thoughtfully providing the spirit-wilting data showing only 9000 international arrivals in 2011, would probably cause most countries to plop down in the middle of the room and scream about how life is so unfair. Moldova is doing …

European Travel

Gluten-Free Cake Mix Sugar Cookies

Yes! A gluten-free sugar cookie at last! Thanks to an awesome gluten-free cake mix. ...MORE+ LESS-<p>Ingredients<p>Steps<p>Hide Images<p>Expert Tips<p>Always read …

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Wedding Planning, Ideas & Inspiration

Quick Ginger-Almond Cake Recipe

If you're ever on the lookout for a versatile cake recipe, one that is just as comfortable at afternoon tea as it is following your mom's famous roast beef, then look no further than this lovely ginger-almond number. It is moist and fulfilling, offering a good bit of protein from a healthy dose of …

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Weekend Baking Project: Rosemary Lemonade Cake

If it's still a little cool outside to mix up a pitcher of lemonade, you can still enjoy the same bright and spring-like flavors with this super lemony cake.<p>The addition of candied lemon zest lends some texture and gives the cake a beautiful appearance—one that would be welcome on any Easter table. …

Moravian Sugar Cake Recipe

Moravian Sugar Cake is a traditional Easter breakfast, though fluffy and sweet coffee cake is always in season. The secret to this warm, yeasty bread's lightness is the addition of mashed potatoes. This recipe is adapted from the traditional recipe shared on the Waconia Moravian Church's</b> …

Taste Twerk: Butterscotch Pumpkin Chocolate Cake

For Thanksgiving desserts, the familiar desserts made with pumpkins, sweet potatoes, pecans, cranberries and apples speak the loudest. While I'm the first to go traditional here, it's also fun to break out and surprise the guests with a little dessert twerk.<p>Besides the preparation for the feast, …

Dessert

Easter Egg Cake Recipe

This recipe is inspired by a 1950s Swan's Down Cake ad I discovered via Pinterest. The beauty of it is that you can make it however you please, just choose your favorite cake and frosting recipe; it's all about how you assemble and decorate the cake. If your Easter cooking time is already booked up …

Legend Of Zelda Wind Waker King Of Red Lions Boat Cake

This is the King of Red Lions cake made by Nerdache Cakes. It's extremely 3-D. Any more 3-D and it might be 4-D. I have no idea what that means. I …

Weekend Baking Project: Melopita (Honey Cake)

This is a simple, light cake with a texture somewhere between a cheesecake and a baked custard, making it a good choice for nights that are still warm and summery.<p>The filling is traditionally made with a fresh Greek cheese called mizithra, though if you can't find that, ricotta can be substituted. …

Coconut Layer Cake with Chocolate Glaze Recipe

<b>Notes:</b><p>I prefer Coco López brand cream of coconut for this recipe. Cream of coconut tends to separate. Prior to using, place it in a bowl and whisk it until smooth.<p>If you don't have three 9-inch round cake pans, bake two of the cakes, and, once they've been turned over to cool directly on the …

Weekend Baking Project: Concord Grape Cake

Concord grapes are a really special fruit—so intensely concentrated with deep, jammy grape flavor. Their stand-out taste makes it worth the hassle of prepping them for baking, which includes removing stems, seeds and sometimes skins.<p>To make the most of the fruit, this cake has Concord grapes in …

Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake Recipe

This chocolate chip studded bundt cake has all the flavors of the classic cookie. And you only need one bowl to do it.<p><b>Note:</b> Butter should be softened enough to easily blend with the sugar into a creamy paste. I find this to be at about 70 to 75°F.<p><b>Read more: One Bowl Baking: Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake</b><p>…

Taiwanese Pineapple Cakes (Fung Li Su) Recipe

Homemade pineapple cakes are a little rustic and homey compared to the picture-perfect bites sold in Taiwan. But if you focus more on taste than appearances, you can make the best one yet.<p><b>Read more: Taiwan Eats: Pineapple Cakes (Fung Li Su)</b><p>Ingredients1 medium-sized pineapple1 cup (8 ounces) water1 …

Desserts, Baby boy birthday themes and Birthday treats for school

Bake the Book: Yellow Cake with Chocolate Frosting and Caramel Top

More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>A messier version of the Hungarian seven-layer Dobos Torte, this cake combines the classic flavors of chocolate and caramel, suspending them between moist layers of yellow cake. <b>Old School Comfort Food</b> gives the recipe.<p><b>Tips:</b> Chef Alex …

Recipes

Rosemary, Honey, and Fig Cake Recipe

<b>NOTES:</b><p>Pulsing the sugar with orange zest in the food processor releases its oils and makes for a more fragrant cake. If not using food processor, chop the grated zest, as well as the rosemary.<p><b>Read more: Let Them Eat: Rosemary, Honey, and Fig Cake</b><p>Ingredients<b>For the Cake</b>Baking spray2 1/2 cups (about …

Lemon Chiffon Cake Recipe

Tangy lemon juice and fresh grated zest flavor this light and airy cake.<p><b>Note:</b> Resist the urge to turn the pan upside down after removing from the oven. This cake is heftier than an angel food cake, and may fall out of the pan.<p><b>About the Author:</b> Yvonne Ruperti is a food writer, recipe developer, …

Gluten-Free Cornmeal Cake Recipe

Lighter than a pound cake, this gluten-free, dairy-free cornmeal cake goes well with just about anything. Serve it for breakfast with hot tea or coffee. For dessert, serve with fresh berries, a warm berry compote or grilled pineapple. If you'd like, transform this cake into a lemon cornmeal cake by …