Wait, We Should Put *What* in Our Chocolate Cake?

This article is a part of Mayo Week—seven days celebrating all things mayonnaise—presented in partnership by our friends at Primal Kitchen.

Confession: This cake involved some subterfuge. After baking it and enjoying a slice, I knew I’d hit upon an …

This article is a part of Mayo Week—seven days celebrating all things mayonnaise—presented in partnership by our friends at Primal Kitchen.


Confession: This cake involved some subterfuge. After baking it and enjoying a slice, I knew I'd hit upon an exceptionally good recipe. I've always struggled with chocolate cakes, finding the batter too liquidy and the resulting cakes far too moist to frost easily. Classic chocolate cake recipes never taste truly rich enough for me. This recipe from the back of the cocoa box was my top contender until now.

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These Pumpkin Spice Muffins Are Hiding a Sweet, Maple-y Secret

Winter holidays get billed as the biggest baking season, but let me encourage you to rethink this. Fall—which is right around the corner—is the finest time to turn on your ovens, not just for the warmth it spreads through your kitchen, but to make the …

Winter holidays get billed as the biggest baking season, but let me encourage you to rethink this. Fall—which is right around the corner—is the finest time to turn on your ovens, not just for the warmth it spreads through your kitchen, but to make the most of the bountiful produce and big fall flavors. Autumnal ingredients are the coziest ones; it feels like being wrapped in a big hug every time I bite into a warm muffin spiced with cinnamon, or a sugary apple cider doughnut.

Photo by Julia Gartland

The queen of all fall flavors is, of course, pumpkin spice. And my new favorite way to pay tribute to the queen? These tender-crumbed muffins filled with a sweet cream cheese maple frosting and topped with a crunchy cinnamon streusel. Before you scoff at yet another pumpkin spice recipe, wearily shaking your head at its omnipresence, let me assure you that this recipe will leave you thinking, "Oh! So that’s why pumpkin spice got so popular!”

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