The best chocolate cake recipe. Ever? There are plenty of claims for the best chocolate cake recipe. I get that. But with one bite of this decadent, moist chocolate cake with chocolate frosting, every single person around the table commented that this was the best chocolate cake they’d ever tasted.
This red velvet cake recipe is SUPERB!!!! And it passes the stick to the back of the fork test like a champ! Adding a bit of coffee to the batter isn’t “traditional” for red velvet cakes but it adds another layer of flavor and really hypes up the chocolatey taste to perfection.
Sponge cake is the most common and also the most versatile, yeast-based cakes have great traditional roots, chocolate cake of any description is top of the list for any child’s birthday party and there are a whole range of sweet, spicy, creamy and fruity cakes for our enjoyment.
Be sure to use an ungreased (but not a nonstick) tube pan for angel food cakes. This type of batter needs to "climb" the sides of the pan to reach great heights for its light-as-air texture. Inverting the pan while cooling helps prevent the cake from compressing and losing volume.
Claxton Fruit Cake This bakery, founded by an Italian immigrant, has been around for more than a century. Claxton Fruit Cake only makes 375 pounds of the holiday treat at a time, and its hallmark fruitcake ($17.28 for three 1-pound cakes) has natural raisins, candied cherries, pineapple, lemon, orange peel, almonds, walnuts and Georgia pecans in it.
Spit cake is a generic term that denotes a variety of European cakes all made in a similar way: layers of dough or batter are deposited, one at a time, onto a tapered cylindrical rotating spit; the dough is baked by an open fire or a special oven, rotisserie-style.
No cake made in any of the five boroughs of New York holds a candle to Prantl's amazing burnt almond torte. It is probably the BEST cake America has to offer. (And yes, we know there are a lot of great cakes out there.) Just take a look at this beauty: Prantl's burnt almond cake isn't impressive in height.
There’s nothing traditional about the macarons at Dana’s Bakery. Pastry chef Dana Loia puts an all-American twist on the cookie by using comfort-food flavors. Find the treats at the Hawthorne, New Jersey, headquarters plus a dozen specialty sweets shops in New York, Florida, and Michigan—including the New York City and Miami outposts of Dylan’s Candy Bar.