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Red Wine Popsicles

These red wine popsicles, made with wine, orange zest, cardamom, cinnamon, and sugar, are a sweet summer treat just for grown-ups. Adapted from Georgia Pellegrini | Modern Pioneering | Clarkson Potter, 2014 Turn old wine into red wine popsicles. After a big night, there are often myriad bottles of wine with a little bit left in the bottle. Or you may open a bottle of wine one night, and not have a chance to finish it the next night before it… devour more »          

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Peach Cobbler

This peach cobbler is an old-fashioned beauty made with peaches, flour, milk, sugar, and a surprise trick to make the surface irresistibly crackly and crisp. What we consider one of the best stone fruit cobbler specimens ever. Adapted from Renee Erickson | Jess Thomson | A Boat, a Whale & a Walrus | Sasquatch Books, 2014 Peach cobbler takes many forms. This particular one has been deemed by our testers as “The finest cobbler that I have… devour more »          

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Iced Berry Cake

This iced berry cake couldn’t be easier. A store-bought cake is filled with fresh raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, and whipped cream. An easy and fast celebration cake. Adapted from Bill Collison | Cook, Eat, Smile | Salt Yard Book Co., 2011 As author Bill Collison explains, “This is an all-singing, whooped-up, somewhat-over-the-top, photo-opportunity cake that requires no cooking at all and can be… devour more »          

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Basic Chocolate Cake

This basic chocolate cake checks all the boxes: easy, moist, simple, classic. And, most importantly, it boasts a rich chocolatey flavor thanks to a lovely blend of unsweetened chocolate and cocoa powder. Dress it up with frosting and prepare to be asked for seconds. Adapted from Emily Luchetti | The Fearless Baker | Little, Brown & Company, 2011 This basic chocolate cake may be modestly named but it elicits reactions far more impassioned than its… devour more »          

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Brown Betty Bakery Coconut Cake

This Brown Betty Bakery coconut cake is dubbed Company’s Comin’ Coconut Cake at the boutique where it’s sold in Philadelphia. True to it’s name, this beauty of a pound cake will have you dreaming up excuses to invite guests for dinner. Adapted from Linda Hinton Brown | Norrinda Brown Hayat | The Brown Betty Cookbook | Wiley, 2012 This coconut cake from Philadelphia’s Brown Betty Dessert Boutique is charmingly dubbed… devour more »          

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Raspberry Crumble Tart

This raspberry crumble tart has a crisp shortbread crust, raspberry preserves as filling, and a buttery streusel. Kinda like having the best parts of a tart and a crumble in one scrumptious dessert. Adapted from Yvonne Ruperti | One Bowl Baking | Running Press, 2013 This raspberry crumble tart, as the name implies, comes together as if it’s a tart yet with the ease of a crumble. And it’s mindbendingly spectacular not just to behold but… devour more »          

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Brown Sugar Pound Cake

This brown sugar pound cake with caramel glaze is dense, rich, and incredibly sweet, as most things Southern tend to be. Adapted from Nancie McDermott | Southern Cakes | Chronicle, 2007 This brown sugar pound cake is perhaps the most aptly titled cake there ever was seeing as it calls for an entire 1-pound box of brown sugar. What results is a deep, rich, sweet, traditional Southern dessert. (And surely you know just how notorious Southerners are… devour more »          Related Stories Linzer Bars Mississippi Mud Cake […]

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Easy Rhubarb Crisp

This easy rhubarb crisp is made with a buttery cinnamon streusel topping—without oats, thank you very much—and beneath it lies just humble rhubarb, sugar, and orange zest. A quintessential spring dessert. Not too sweet. Not too tart. Just right. And superbly simple. Adapted from Peter Berley | Fresh Food Fast | William Morrow, 2013 This rhubarb crisp goes beyond being a truly inspired dessert to also being a lovely breakfast dessert—so much… devour more »          

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Chocolate Souffle

This light and airy chocolate souffle, made with eggs, sugar, chocolate, and orange-flavored liqueur, is far easier to make than you may imagine. Adapted from America’s Test Kitchen | 100 Techniques | America’s Test Kitchen, 2020 If you’ve been hesitant to make chocolate souffle for fear of a collapsed soupy dessert, worry not. This easy version, made with eggs, bittersweet chocolate, and orange liqueur has a slightly crisp crust and light,… devour more »          

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Flourless Almond Cake

This flourless almond cake is made with ground almonds and quick and easy to toss together. Yet it’s French-inspired and flavorful and gluten-free through and through. Crisp and crunchy on the outside, dense and chewy on the inside. Perfect for Passover. Adapted from Bernard Laurance | Baklava to Tarte Tatin | Flammarion, 2015 “Exceptionally sweet, moist, and dense, almost more like a giant almond macaroon or a marzipan confection of… devour more »          

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