Chocolate Covered Strawberry Mousse Cakes

There are few things as perfect as a simple chocolate dipped strawberry, and these impressive little entremet cakes transform that classic pairing into a chocolate covered dome of delight, with a luscious strawberry mousse and rich chocolate brownie core. Featuring a cloud-like strawberry mousse and a square of fudgy chocolate brownie, all covered with a […]

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There are few things as perfect as a simple chocolate dipped strawberry, and these impressive little entremet cakes transform that classic pairing into a chocolate covered dome of delight, with a luscious strawberry mousse and rich chocolate brownie core.

Featuring a cloud-like strawberry mousse and a square of fudgy chocolate brownie, all covered with a glossy chocolate ganache glaze, these little mousse cakes are as stunning as they are delicious. While entremet-style desserts do require a bit of effort and planning, the work is easily manageable when split over a few days.

Three domes covered in ganache, on a white plate, pink background

My blueberry mousse cake recipe is surprisingly popular given its complexity; and I’m giddy with delight every time I’m tagged in a photo by someone who’s made them.

This recipe is a similar entremet-style dessert, but with different components: a rich chocolate brownie instead of the almond sponge, a light strawberry Bavarian mousse (distinctive in its use of egg yolks in the base), and then a chocolate ganache coating instead of the mirror glaze.

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Strawberry Funfetti Ice Cream Cake

The summer fun has just begun! This colorful strawberry funfetti ice cream cake will have you smiling from ear to ear (or mouth to stomach, rather). If happiness could be frozen, sliced and eaten with a fork, it’d probably look something like this: a thick layer of freshly churned strawberry buttermilk ice cream sandwiched between […]

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The summer fun has just begun! This colorful strawberry funfetti ice cream cake will have you smiling from ear to ear (or mouth to stomach, rather).

If happiness could be frozen, sliced and eaten with a fork, it’d probably look something like this: a thick layer of freshly churned strawberry buttermilk ice cream sandwiched between moist yellow cake freckled with colorful confetti sprinkles. 

Strawberry Funfetti Ice Cream Cake on gray with pink linen and fresh berries

Strawberry season is just about over here in Tennessee, but we managed to make it out to the fields to pick some before the fragile berries are smothered by the summer heat.

The berries were much smaller this year, so it took us a bit longer to pick a full bucket of them, but boy are they delicious. Tiny and sweet and oh so fragrant, I had to consciously restrain myself from eating every other berry that I picked (I’ve given myself plenty of stomachaches from eating too many strawberries, but I never seem to remember this when I’ve got a bucket of ruby red beauties on my arm.)

Honestly I can think of no better way to spend a long weekend then making all the strawberry things, from ice cream and pie to shortcakes and (of course) jam.

Partially eaten slice of Strawberry Funfetti Ice Cream Cake

This recipe combines two of my favorite things: funfetti cake and fresh strawberry ice cream. It’s bright, fun, and fruity and guaranteed to make you smile.

Serve it topped with freshly whipped cream, ripe local strawberries, and even more rainbow sprinkles for good measure (really, can you ever have too many sprinkles?)

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A 1930s Whipping Cream Cake Is the Internet’s Latest Favorite Recipe

Every few weeks, people on the internet obsess over a recipe, and it spreads like wildfire. The source is often social media, frequently Instagram and TikTok, but more and more, Reddit seems to be the source. For most, Reddit is a never-ending list of …

Every few weeks, people on the internet obsess over a recipe, and it spreads like wildfire. The source is often social media, frequently Instagram and TikTok, but more and more, Reddit seems to be the source. For most, Reddit is a never-ending list of community-driven forums on everything from news and hobbies to fandom and Bitcoin advice. But it’s also an increasingly popular platform for recipe discovery, especially in the subreddit channel /Old_Recipes. This page, with more than 250,000 followers, has come to be a full-blown digital archive of everything from generations-old heirloom recipes to magazine clippings from decades past. It’s quickly grown to be one of the more exciting cooking resources on the internet, with an engaged community breathing new life into each recipe. Some recipes remain one-hit wonders, while others gain traction and only pick up speed from there. Recipes spanning from Murder Cookies to Armenian Perok Cake to Nana’s Devil’s Food Cake have all gone viral, well beyond Reddit. Not only do these get their 15 minutes of fame on the wider internet, they’re frequently shared on the /Old_Recipes forum months after they were originally shared. The latest recipe to go viral, a dense buttery Bundt called Whipping Cream Cake, is no exception. What is it about such a recipe that peaks the internet’s interest, rocketing many to fame, while others stay stuck in the past?

The Sweet Stuff

The Whipping Cream Cake first appeared on the forum in a post by user Jamie_of_house_m, who wrote that it is her go-to birthday cake. It hails from her husband’s grandmother’s cookbook, a relic from an Iowan town’s centennial anniversary in 1979. (Similar recipes date back even earlier: the YouTube channel Glen And Friends Cooking shared a video making a whipped cream cake from a North Dakota county’s community cookbook from 1936.) This cake is the epitome of the Reddit forum’s mission: uncovering the most obscure recipes that have stood the test of time, wedging their ways into our traditions, one tattered, scribbled-on notecard as a time.

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Triple Berry Vanilla Sheet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting.

I live for a festive red, white and blue dessert! This triple berry sheet cake is the perfect red, white and blue cake to kick off the summer! Top with fluffy, dreamy cream cheese frosting and an assortment of berries for the most delicious treat. This triple berry sheet cake is making me so happy! […]

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I live for a festive red, white and blue dessert! This triple berry sheet cake is the perfect red, white and blue cake to kick off the summer! Top with fluffy, dreamy cream cheese frosting and an assortment of berries for the most delicious treat.

This triple berry sheet cake is making me so happy! Summer is almost here.

triple berry sheet cake with cream cheese frosting

I’ve mentioned before how I never got into festive foods or even decorations, until I had kids! Now that I have little ones, I want to decorate alllll the things with holiday or seasonal colors and flair. 

Especially food! Give me all the red, white and blues. 

strawberries, blueberries and raspberries

There’s nothing more summery to kick off this first unofficial weekend – a red, white and blue sheet cake!

My sheet cake love knows no bounds. Yes, I don’t love to bake (or follow the rules) but I love a good sheet cake.

My pumpkin dream cake is literally a dream. My banana sheet cake with coffee frosting is insane… now I want to make that this weekend. My chocolate zucchini sheet cake is perfect for snacking. 

vanilla cake with cream cheese frosting

I just love how good and easy a sheet cake is. Especially when it’s blanketed with a fluffy layer of cream cheese frosting!

I mean… look at that.

triple berry sheet cake with cream cheese frosting

A few weeks ago, I grabbed a cake for someone’s birthday and it totally inspired this cake. That cake was more almond-based but it was covered in the most delicious fresh fruit. The soft and tender cake combined with the juicy fruit was just SO amazing.

I’m sure it’s because we are on the brink of summer and fruit tastes so good right now, but that cake was on another level.

triple berry sheet cake with cream cheese frosting

So I knew I had to create something like it! This is just a simple vanilla-ish sheet cake with a slight hint of almond. I still haven’t lost my obsession with cream cheese frosting, so that’s what goes on top. It makes ALL cakes taste better. It’s creamy and tangy and thick and delicious.

Then, add all the berries! Our local strawberries are just starting to come in right now – so juicy and sweet that they taste like actual candy. 

The fresh berries combined with the sweet frosting and fluffy cake…

oh my gosh. 

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Hummingbird Cupcakes

Hummingbird cupcakes are a classic Southern dessert. Filled with fruit and nuts, these party-ready cupcakes will make everyone hum with excitement! INTRO I first shared this Hummingbird Cupcake recipe from my friend Megan of the blog Stetted several years ago. Given their springy flavors, I thought you all might need a refresher on how delicious …

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Hummingbird cupcakes are a classic Southern dessert. Filled with fruit and nuts, these party-ready cupcakes will make everyone hum with excitement!

Frosted hummingbird cupcake next to a fork on a white plate

INTRO

I first shared this Hummingbird Cupcake recipe from my friend Megan of the blog Stetted several years ago. Given their springy flavors, I thought you all might need a refresher on how delicious these cupcakes are! 

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Boston Cream Pie

Boston Cream Pie is one of my favorite desserts of all time. It was one of the options in the cafeteria line at my elementary school and the one I always grabbed and put on my tray, next to my codfish sticks, boiled potatoes with parsley, and butter sandwiches on dense Pepperidge Farm-style white bread, which they served in half-portions, each rectangle slipped into a…

Boston Cream Pie is one of my favorite desserts of all time. It was one of the options in the cafeteria line at my elementary school and the one I always grabbed and put on my tray, next to my codfish sticks, boiled potatoes with parsley, and butter sandwiches on dense Pepperidge Farm-style white bread, which they served in half-portions, each rectangle slipped into a brown waxed bag. (The other option was peanut butter.)

I still remember finishing lunch and diving in with my fork to that wedge of golden sponge cake filled with rich, vanilla custard. In a world that seems hopelessly in favor of milk chocolate (which I’ve come to appreciate), there was a deep-dark chocolate glaze on top, which may have been my first taste of bittersweet chocolate. And one I never forgot.

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12 Fruit Desserts to Make With Your Farmers Market Haul

When it comes to fruit desserts, there really are no rules. Toss peaches into pie, blend blueberries into ice cream. Arrange cherries in cobbler, layer plums in a crumble. (Should I stop? You get it.)

Jason Schreiber definitely gets it. His cookbook, …

When it comes to fruit desserts, there really are no rules. Toss peaches into pie, blend blueberries into ice cream. Arrange cherries in cobbler, layer plums in a crumble. (Should I stop? You get it.)

Jason Schreiber definitely gets it. His cookbook, Fruit Cake, is a celebration of (you guessed it!) cakes that feature fruit. From tea and snack cakes that are just as welcome at 11 a.m. as they are at 10 p.m, to multilayered, custard-filled, and cream-topped showstoppers, the book is filled with fruit desserts. There are plenty of formal cakes, like Coconut Pound Cake and Hazelnut Plum Snacking Cake, but also fun variations on a theme, like Cranberry Pecan Muffins and Strawberry Tamales de Dulce. We’re talking fruit desserts so dang vibrant, you'll find yourself seized with the urge to run to the nearest farmers market and buy a bushel of whatever’s in season—because there’s probably a recipe in here for a treat featuring whichever fruit you come back with.

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The Great Layer Cake Mystery of 2020

Tenth Helpings is a humor column from our culture critic, Ella Quittner, illustrated by Olivia de Recat.

The Beginnings: A Trail of Cake Crumbs
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Tenth Helpings is a humor column from our culture critic, Ella Quittner, illustrated by Olivia de Recat.


The Beginnings: A Trail of Cake Crumbs

“Hit me with a Two,” I said, jogging into the kitchen, mask dangling off my face.

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How to Use One Cake Pan For Any Baking Recipe

Award-winning cookbook author Alice Medrich is here to help you bake smarter, not harder, with game-changing recipes and aha-moment techniques. Today, we’re breaking down a question we’ve asked ourselves, oh, a million times: How do we adapt cake pan s…

Award-winning cookbook author Alice Medrich is here to help you bake smarter, not harder, with game-changing recipes and aha-moment techniques. Today, we're breaking down a question we've asked ourselves, oh, a million times: How do we adapt cake pan sizes in baking recipes? (Say, something calls for a 8x8-inch, but you only have an 9x9.) Alice will show you with just a little math. 

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Simple Lemon Tres Leches Cake.

This lemon tres leches cake is a bright, refreshing twist on the classic! Fresh lemon flavor adds something wonderful to this decadent cake. It’s light and fluffy yet indulgent at the same time. I have a perfect slice of cake for your weekend treat! For this tres leches cake, we’re infusing some lemon flavor to […]

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This lemon tres leches cake is a bright, refreshing twist on the classic! Fresh lemon flavor adds something wonderful to this decadent cake. It’s light and fluffy yet indulgent at the same time.

I have a perfect slice of cake for your weekend treat!

simple lemon tres leches cake with whipped cream

For this tres leches cake, we’re infusing some lemon flavor to make it completely irresistible! Where are my lemon lovers at?!

tres leches cake with holes poked in it

While I absolutely love tres leches cake, I know it can be a love or hate kind of thing because of the texture. It’s this delicious spongy cake that soaks up the milks, making the cake part super moist and almost juicy – but in a really good way. 

I love it so much that I’ve made a chocolate version too, which might be my all time favorite cake. Seriously… chocolate cake soaked in chocolate milk? I’m here for it! 

pour milk on tres leches cake

I firmly believe that there is a time and place for lemon and chocolate desserts. I love both almost equally. I’ve said this for years, but it’s like you’re either in a chocolate mood or you’re in a lemon mood.

You know?

You’re either in the mood for something rich and decadent that tastes like chocolate heaven. Or you’re in the mood for something light and bright and almost refreshing. Like lemon! 

So here we are!

fresh whipped cream

This lemon tres leches cake is so, so simple. It almost reminds me of my banana cake with coffee frosting in a weird way. It’s a simple, sort of classic cake that can really be made at any time and definitely shines at dessert. There aren’t any fancy toppings and I didn’t even use sprinkles.

It’s THAT simple.

simple lemon tres leches cake with whipped cream

For the cake base, I include lots of lemon zest as well as a touch of extract. That fresh lemon zest is where all the flavor is. No need for the juice. The lemon zest is close to enough, but I find that using a drop of lemon extract also gives it that perfect lemon flavor. One that is so classic and crave-worthy. Both sweet and smooth but slightly tart all at the same time.

Then come the milks! I’ve used an array of milks over the years. I find that sweetened condensed milk and evaporated milk are always the way to go. For the third, I use whole milk or coconut milk interchangeably. It always turns out delish! 

simple lemon tres leches cake with whipped cream

Every time I make tres leches, I think about another cake recipe that my mom and I found in the newspaper when I was a tween. I mean, we are talking when I was probably 10 or 11 years old. The cake was the better-than-sex cake, and yes, that was the title of the recipe in the newspaper. You baked chocolate cake, poked it with a fork all over and then covered it with caramel sauce. We ended up making this off and on for parties for few years to come! I’m sure it has many different names now, but I always think of it when I poke holes in the tres leches cake!

For the topping, I do an ever-so-slightly sweetened fresh whipped cream. I actually like to use a drop of lemon extract here too! It won’t make or break the recipes, as regular whipped cream on top is fabulous too. But if you’re a lemon-loving freak like me, you will be into it!  (more…)

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