Cakes / Tortes / Gâteaux

In a small glass measuring cup, combine coffee with 2 tbsp. sugar; stir together until sugar dissolves, then set aside. In a large mixing bowl, beat remaining sugar and next 3 ingredients with an...

Easy
Serves 10

Whisk together first 7 ingredients in a medium mixing bowl; set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Scrape bowl and add eggs; beat until well...

Easy
Makes 24

Very generously grease shortcake pan with solid shortening; dust with flour. In large mixer bowl, combine first 9 ingredients at low speed until moistened; beat 2 min. on medium speed, scraping...

Moderate
Serves 6

Preheat oven to 375°. In medium bowl, completely combine graham cracker crumbs, nuts, cinnamon and butter. Press onto the bottom and 2/3 of the way up the sides of a 9" spring form pan. In large...

Easy
Serves 10-12

In a medium bowl, whisk together maple syrup, sugar and oil; blend in eggs, one at a time. In a separate medium bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and spices. Gradually mix dry...

Easy
Serves 12

In a double boiler over simmering water, whisk together egg whites, sugar, water, cream of tartar and salt. Heat to 160°, whisking constantly (7-12 min.). Pour hot meringue mixture and vanilla...

Moderate
Makes enough for filling and frosting 1 (8-9") 2-layer cake or for 1 (9-11") tart

Line the bottoms of 4 (3" x 5 ½" x 2") nonstick metal loaf pans with parchment paper cut to size. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Measure milk in a 1-cup glass...

Easy
Makes 4

Place cookies in 1-qt. sized zipper closure food storage bag; crush cookies with rolling pin. In medium bowl, combine cookie crumbs and butter; divide crumb mixture among each of 4 springform pans...

Moderate
Serves 4

In a medium microwave-safe bowl, microwave butter and chocolate until melted (3-4 min.); stir to combine. In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs, egg yolks and sugar with an electric mixer on high...

Moderate
Serves 12

In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, pecans and butter. Place about 1 tbsp. mixture into each of 24 nonstick cupcake cups. Prepare cake mix according to pkg. directions. Divide batter amongst...

Easy
Makes 24

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