Category Archives: Cake

Swedish Almond Cake

Last week, I read an article by Dorie Greenspan in The New York Times Magazine about the Swedish custom of fika, or twice-daily breaks where people drink coffee, eat something sweet, and talk. We need more of that in America. I … Continue reading

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Apple Cake

This apple cake may be one of the best cakes I’ve ever made. I am not exaggerating. I made it last weekend after I got back from New Orleans. I’ve been eyeing the recipe for months, maybe even years, but … Continue reading

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Strawberry Buttermilk Cake

This is one of the best cakes I’ve ever made, and I don’t say that lightly. I’ve made *a lot* of cakes. It all started yesterday when I was thinking about what to make with a surplus of strawberries from … Continue reading

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Chocolate Babka

I’ve been meaning to post this recipe for chocolate babka for a week but the holidays kept getting in the way. There’s something about the week between Christmas and New Year’s that makes me not want to do anything except … Continue reading

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French Yogurt Cake (Gâteau au yaourt)

Yogurt cake, or “gâteau au yaourt,” is a recipe that every French person has in their back pocket. Talk to someone from France about the cake and they’ll probably tell you a story about how they watched one of their … Continue reading

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Honey Spice Cake

I was browsing Instagram yesterday and I stopped when I saw a picture of honey cake. “I’m making that,” I said to myself. The recipe is from Elisabeth Prueitt, the co-owner and co-founder of Tartine Bakery and Tartine Manufactory in … Continue reading

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Peach Crumble Coffee Cake

I’ve been buying the $10 bag of peaches at the farmers’ market lately, partly because they look so good and partly because I’m making a lot of peach-inspired dishes. I decided to make this peach crumble coffee cake for a … Continue reading

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