Let's Celebrate! 8 Alternatives to Birthday Cake

Let's Celebrate! 8 Alternatives to Birthday Cake

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Emma Christensen
May 20, 2011
This might come as a bit of a shock, but not all of us like cake. Yes, we're total weirdos! But this doesn't mean that we don't like a special treat on our special day. Here are some fabulous desserts that we think are worthy of birthdays or any celebration. • Chocolate-Glazed Chocolate Tart from Gourmet - This is truffle meets mousse meets glaze meets chocolate cookies. Don't tell me this ain't show worthy. • Lemon Souffles from Martha Stewart - Lemon-flavored clouds of sheer delight. • Cappuccino Fudge Cheesecake from Smitten Kitchen - I think we can all find something to enjoy in this particular cake. • Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars with Hot Fudge Sauce from Epicurious - Serving this one straight from the freezer is its secret. • Strawberry Mascarpone Tart from Simply Recipes - Think of this as dressed up strawberry shortcake. • Apple Lavender Tarte Tatin from Saveur - Caramelly apples with a crunchy top and hit of lavender? Oh, yes. • Lemon Meringue Blueberry Pie from Bon Appétit - Dramatic wisps of meringue are better than candles on this dessert. • Vanilla Orange Flan from Food & Wine - Simple. Sweet. Perfect. Any other birthday-worthy desserts to recommend? Related: Pudding, Mousse, and Fluff: 10 Creamy, No-Bake Desserts (Image: Martyn Thompson/Gourmet)
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