What's not to love about cake? It's a mainstay of life's milestones: birthdays, weddings, and graduations, to name a few. And now it's easy for you to make stunning cakes -- luscious layered cake, creamy cheesecake, light-as-air angel food cake, simple sheet cake, and more in any flavor you can dream up -- with this guide to all things cake. If you've never made frosting, it's easy to learn how with our recipe for homemade butter frosting that's delectable on top of cakes and cupcakes. If you have mastered frosting and are ready to dive into cake decorating, try our guides for cake decorating, with tips and creative ideas as well as step-by-step tutorials. If you need a whimsical cake for a kid (or a kid at heart), check out our ideas. For more elegant affairs, there are a dozen keepsake recipes for special occasions. Avoid cake catastrophes with our expert advice on how to avoid tragedies such as cake sticking to the pan and how to convert cakes to cupcakes in a flash. There's something for everyone in this extensive cake collection.
These cookies are the perfect balance of light golden cookie topped with a dense chocolate concoction that is a cross between icing and fudge¿the yin and yang of cookiedom inspired by the original from Charm City.
Basque cheesecake is said to have originated in 1990 in San Sebastian, Spain. Unlike American cheesecake, it bakes at a very high temperature that creates a caramelized exterior while its interior remains scrumptiously soft.