Cake Recipes

From luscious chocolate cakes to ethereally light angel food cakes and decorated, many tiered birthday cakes, it’s a wide, delicious world of cake. Even if it’s just a slab of simple, buttery pound cake enjoyed with a cup of coffee, there is something celebratory about eating a slice of cake. The flip side is that cakes tend to require more effort to bake than a tray of brownies or cookies, but that’s no reason to worry. Our Food & Wine guide to cake includes tips from pro bakers (like starting with room temperature ingredients) to help you make an amazing dessert. We’ve also shared our best layer cakes, so you’ll never wonder how to celebrate another birthday, plus bundt cakes, upside down cakes, icebox cakes and more.

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Food & Wine: The Best Mail-Order Panettone of 2016
The Best Mail-Order Panettone of 2016
The holiday season isn’t complete until you’ve sunk your teeth into the towering dome of fluffy, fruity sweet bread known as panettone. This traditional Italian loaf cake is delicious for breakfast and dessert, and it makes the perfect gift to send to your friends and family. But how to sort through the hundreds of available options to find the version that’s most to your taste? Fear not: Our staff tasted over a dozen varieties and came up with a comprehensive list. Here, our 7 favorite mail-order panettone of the year. —Arlyn Osborne

Baking & Decorating

Easy Cake Recipes