Red Wine Cake with Poached Pears

Sophisticated, seasonal and simple: I love this combination of fruit, chocolate and wine. The tawny pears turn garnet when poached in red wine, and the same red wine in the cake makes it glossy and just sweet enough. A sprinkle of confectioners sugar might be a pretty garnish, but the cake needs no thick frosting […]

Applesauce Cake

This cake makes good use of canned applesauce.

Parade of Cakes

Down a gravel road outside Decorah, Iowa, a birthday celebration like none we’ve ever attended was born.

Warm Rhubarb Caramel Cake

What do you do when you crave spring flavors on a cold and damp spring night? Eat your rhubarb warm around the woodstove!

Lemon and Olive Oil Cake

This light-tasting cake’s flavors are accentuated by a drizzle of Plum-Orange Purée.

Superfood Cake

Load up on antioxidants with this cake full of exotic goji berries.

Mom’s Apple Spice Cake

Enjoy a rich, nutty-flavored cake, courtesy of this recipe’s secret ingredient—hazelnut coffee.