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Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cinnamon Frosting

Pumpkin pie is the most common dessert made with pumpkin and it is a good one. The custardy filling is sweet and spicy, and its creamy texture …

Very Vanilla Chiffon Cake

Vanilla is probably my favorite flavor of cake and I’ll almost always pick up a slice of vanilla cake or a vanilla cupcake when given the choice …

Chocolate-on-Chocolate Tart with Maple Almonds

10 Servings<p>When making the candied almonds, stir them until the caramel transforms into a dry, crystallized coating.<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Crust<p>2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder<p>2 tablespoons sugar<p>¾ teaspoon kosher salt<p>1¼ cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling<p>½ cup (1 stick) …

Baking

Pumpkin Spice Raisin Buns

I don’t always do a lot of bread baking during the summer, when it is hot outside and I don’t want to run the oven for long periods of time, but I …

Orange & Almond Tray Bake From "The Ginger & White Cookbook"

A "tray bake" sounds like a peculiar thing, but it merely references a sweet dish baked in a rectangular container, cut into pieces—we're talking everything from brownies to fruit bars to sheet cakes. This iteration from <i>The Ginger & White Cookbook</i> may look to be a standard orange sponge, but that's …

Baked Brown Butter and Pistachio Doughnuts

That first bite of doughnut… that very first taste is success, surrender, satisfaction, joy, and celebration all wrapped up into one bite. It’s the …

Peaches n’ Cream Muffins

Peaches and cream is a simple dessert that consists of the two elements in its name: peaches and cream, usually whipped cream. The rich cream is a …

Key Lime Chiffon Pie

Key lime pie is a fantastic summertime dessert. It’s cool, creamy filling and bright sweet-tart lime flavor is refreshing even on the hottest day. …

Mini Lemon Layer Cake

A layer cake is always a lovely dessert to put out at the end of a meal, whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just a love of desserts. …

apricot pistachio squares

Let me just get the obvious out of the way because I know what you’re thinking: what am I doing here? Shouldn’t I be packing for our move, which is …

Mini Pineapple Lime Upside Down Cakes

Pineapple upside down cakes are fun to make and fun to eat. They’re assembled in a pan upside down, with a layer of sugar and pineapple on the bottom …

Vanilla Bean Mini Donuts

One of the reasons that baked donuts have become so popular is that they are much easier to make than deep fried donuts are. They require less …

Easy Cream Shortcake Biscuits

I eat a lot of strawberries, raspberries and blueberries – not to mention other berries – during the summer when they are at their peak. Shortcakes …

Lemonade Icebox Cake

Icebox cakes are an excellent summertime dessert because they require no baking – and, thus, don’t heat up your kitchen – and they are served cold, …

S’mores Mini Cheesecakes

The combination of rich chocolate, gooey marshmallows and crispy graham crackers in s’mores is one of the most delicious food trios out there as far …

Raspberry Swirl Pound Cake

A pop of color usually makes baked goods stand out, whether you’re talking about berry-filled sandwich cookies or sprinkles on top of a cake. At …

Rhubarb-Wrapped Pineapple Mousse Cake

Last summer I received a beautiful dessert magazine in the mail. It was titled <i>Sweet Dreams,</i> and the cover had a big glossy image of a cake on it. It …

Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

Olive oil is a great vegetable oil to cook with, but it is also an excellent oil to bake with provided that you use it in the right kind of recipes. …

Blackberry Marshmallows

I love a good marshmallow – especially when you’re talking about soft, fluffy homemade marshmallows. I’ll eat them straight out of the pan after …

Baci di Dama

Baci di Dama is a type of Italian cookie that is perfect for romantics. The name means “Lady’s Kisses,” and probably comes from the fact that these …

Layered Coconut and Lime Bars

I’ve had quite a few different coconut and lime bars. In fact, I never turn down a chance to try one because I’m such a fan of this flavor …

Mocha Cupcakes with Coffee Buttercream

When a baked good uses coffee in the name, it often means that the dish will pair well with coffee, not necessarily that it will contain coffee. As …

Peanut Butter Chocolate Frosted Cake

Banana Upside-Down Cake with Malted Pudding

Proving the saying that nothing easy is ever worth it, this layer cake from Puddin' makes fruits and nuts play nice with malted milk pudding. The result is a stunning confection that's soft and light from buttercream, crumbly with cake, and nice and jiggly in the middle.<p>Excerpted from <i>Puddin'</i> by …

French Silk Chocolate Pie Recipe

• 1¼ cups all-purpose flour<br>• ½ teaspoon salt<br>• 1 tablespoon granulated sugar<br>• 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled, cut into ¼-inch slices<br>• ¼ cup solid …