Strawberry-Filled Vanilla Layer Cake with {Stabilized} Whipped Cream Frosting

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Strawberry-Filled Vanilla Cake with {Stabilized} Whipped Cream Frosting

In my home, desserts are just as seasonal as any other food.

It would be strange to have a hearty beef stew for dinner in the middle of summer, and it would be all but unheard of (except for a birthday celebration) to have a rich, heavy chocolate cheesecake for dessert. Summer calls for fresher, lighter fare all around…dessert included. [Read more…]

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45 Springtime Desserts That Are Perfect for Easter

45 Springtime Dessserts That Are Perfect for Easter

In the collage above, on the left, top to bottom: Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes with Fresh Strawberry Frosting from An Edible Mosaic and Flourless Carrot Cake with Mascarpone Frosting from Diethood; on the right, top to bottom: Blueberry Crisp from Taste, Love, & Nourish, Vanilla-Almond Pound Cake with Easy Strawberry-Rose Sauce from An Edible Mosaic, and Springtime Cupcakes

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Jam-Topped Spiced Honey Cake

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A while ago a friend asked me for a honey cake recipe for Rosh Hashanah. But not just any old honey cake recipe. She said she’d had enough mediocre and even unpleasant honey cakes to last a lifetime. Complaining that most cakes were too dry, too sweet, too heavily spiced, or not spiced heavily enough,

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Golden Vanilla-Fig Cake

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The first time I had a fresh fig was in Damascus on mine and Mike’s honeymoon. Mike and I were served a platter of fruit (it’s the standard fare served after a big meal there…not really dessert, since that comes later. More like an after-dinner treat). A few ripe, very tempting figs rested on an

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Caramel Apple Cake

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I can be such a party pooper when it comes to surprises. Every year before his birthday, I spend weeks searching for the perfect gift for Mike, which I buy in secret and then stash away. This is all wasted energy really, since I always, always tell him what it is before his birthday (really,

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