Icebox Cake Is the Easiest, Most Impressive Summer CakeRecipes
The icebox cake needs no cooking or baking, and yet it yields what you would swear are slices of tender cake layers, filled with airy whipped cream and fresh fruit.
Sep 5, 2023
Strawberry Cassata Cake Is a Wedding-Worthy Dessert
Pride Bakeshop
It's an effortlessly airy vanilla cake layered with velvety custard and perfectly ripe strawberries.
Aug 21, 2023
Easy Summer Cake with Fruit & CreamRecipes
Summer — the season of impromptu picnics, backyard get-togethers, and lazy dinners — demands hospitable and casual desserts that come together easily and feed everyone from large to small. This is one of my favorites: A one-bowl butter cake, baked in a pretty dish, and topped with tangy whipped cream and piles of summer fruit. Easy as one-two-three, and beautiful too.
Aug 4, 2023
50+ of Our Best Cake RecipesRecipes
Because we think you don't always need an occasion to bake one.
Jul 7, 2023
How To Make Classic French PalmiersRecipes
It feels so fancy to put them on a cookie tray for a spot of afternoon tea.
Jun 26, 2023
Banana Pudding Cake Is Everything You Love About the Iconic Southern Dessert
Recipes From The Kitchn
It's the best of both worlds.
Nov 1, 2022
How To Make Soft, Creamy Scrambled EggsRecipes
These are not just any soft and creamy scrambled eggs; these are the softest and the creamiest scrambled eggs of all time. These are the scrambled eggs that seal the deal on marriage proposals and earn you special brownie points every Mother’s Day brunch. These scrambled eggs put all others to shame. Want to know the secret to these swoony scrambled eggs? Here’s everything you need to make them for yourself.
Sep 20, 2022
How To Make One Vanilla CupcakeRecipes
Because baking for one is a form of self-care.
Aug 17, 2022
Easy Cake Decorating: 4 Ideas for a Pretty Party DessertRecipes
Consider this cake decorating for dummies—foolproof ways to make a layer cake look super impressive without a lot of fancy tools. Two even use store-bought candy.One of these designs requires a piping bag of sorts, although we’re sure a Ziploc would work. And number 3? Malted milk balls! How mod and futuristic does that look? And you could be as sloppy as you wanted with the frosting underneath.
May 12, 2022
74 of the Very Best Lessons We’ve Ever Learned from Ina Garten (in Honor of Her 74th Birthday)
Tips from The Kitchn
Including what counts as "good mayo," how to make the best peanut butter and jelly, and the secret to cucumber salad.
Feb 2, 2022
I Tried 6 Different Ice Cream Cakes (Available Nationwide) — And One Clear Winner Emerged
Taste Test
Our official winner has a high proportion of chocolate-to-vanilla ice cream, along with a solid layer of chocolate crunch. Plus a glossy coating of chocolate fudge that somehow doesn't freeze, but rather oozes all over.
Aug 6, 2021
Strawberry Oreo Icebox Cake Is Even Better than It Sounds
Most Wanted
It's easy, it's impressive, and every single bite is packed with cookies-and-cream whipped cream.
Jun 22, 2021
How to Make a Baked Alaska, the Retro Dessert That Deserves a ComebackRecipes
This impressive dessert is surprisingly simple to make (you don't even need a torch!)
Jun 21, 2021
Angel Food Dream Cake Is the Vintage Dessert That Deserves a Comeback Recipes
We're particularly obsessed with this double chocolate version.
Feb 11, 2021
This Light & Fluffy White Cake Is Perfect for Winter Holidays Recipes
It's a classic for a reason.
Dec 14, 2020
How To Make the Ultimate Rainbow Surprise CakeRecipes
If you can dream it, then you can do it.
Oct 7, 2020
This 4-Ingredient Ice Cream Cake Is Impossibly Easy to MakeRecipes
Three words: ice cream sandwiches.
Jul 2, 2020
How to Make an Intensely Chocolatey Black Forest Cake at HomeRecipes
The classic cake is the perfect combination of tart cherries, light whipped cream, and decadent dark chocolate.
Jun 30, 2020
This Extra-Moist Caramel Banana Cake Is Practically Perfect in Every Way Recipes
Homemade caramel sauce is swirled into every bite.
Jun 20, 2020
A Sweet Strawberry Cake (Made with Fresh Strawberries!) for Mother's DayRecipes
This pretty pink cake is always a hit.
May 10, 2020
Vegan Recipe: Chocolate Cupcakes with Orange & GingerRecipes
There’s a secret I’ve been fostering for quite some time now. I love vegan cupcakes — even more than “regular” cupcakes. Their flavor is intense, pure, and did I mention there’s none of that creaming and beating nonsense? They’re literally as easy as 1, 2, 3! You’re sure to be a hit at your next party if you come toting these!
Feb 5, 2020
Recipe: Banana Pudding SundaesRecipes
There’s one fatal flaw of an ice cream sundae that keeps it from being fodder for front porch fare: it melts! A simple solution is to swap the ice cream for cool creamy vanilla pudding and build a beautiful little parfait that can be eaten on the front porch, stoop, or balcony without fear of ice cream puddles. The hardest work you’ll do for this recipe is in making the vanilla pudding. Luckily, pudding is a dessert that only requires heating up the stove for about 10 minutes.
Jan 22, 2020
How To Make the Lightest, Fluffiest Buttermilk PancakesRecipes
With a million and one recipes out there, a pancake really has to be something special to make it stand out from the crowd. Friends, today I give you just such a pancake. A whole plate of them, actually. The lightest, fluffiest pancakes any of us here at Kitchn have ever had the pleasure of either making or eating. Every time I make them, I wonder why I ever bother making anything else. Is that enough of a hook? I sure hope so, because these pancakes deserve to be made far and wide.
Jan 22, 2020
Recipe: Southern-Style Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache FrostingRecipes
They call this “A Very Good Chocolate Cake.” Well, they have lied (they being Edna Lewis and Scott Peacock, the quintessential Southern chefs). A more appropriate title would be, “The Very Best Chocolate Cake.” A bold statement, yes, but once you try this moist, rich slice of heaven I think you might agree. So why, exactly, is this chocolate cake the best?
Jan 21, 2020
Recipe: Vanilla Cupcakes with Very Basic Lemon Buttercream FrostingRecipes
Not so long ago, cupcakes were everywhere. Overpriced cupcake bakeries cropped up on every corner, with twirls of colored frosting and rainbows of sprinkles beckoning from shop windows and enticing cupcake-crazed customers to queue up for their daily fix. We called the demise of this trend all the way back in 2008, and indeed, cupcakes have fallen out of the spotlight.
Jan 21, 2020
Recipe: Easy Lemon Cake with Whipped Raspberry FrostingRecipes
Fancy enough for celebration; easy enough for a weeknight.
Jan 21, 2020
Birthday Cake Recipe: Double Chocolate Sour Cream CakeRecipes
Birthdays come and go each year and how you celebrate is entirely up to you. One thing I can count on as I age (gracefully, I hope) is that I’ll be making an outrageous, over–the–top, in–your–face type of cake. This year’s flavor was a personal best (Double Chocolate Sour Cream) and I have no regrets. Why do I take on this unconventional task? Read on to find out and to get this delicious, decadent recipe. Baking my own cake is my birthday present to myself.
Jan 21, 2020
Essential Recipe: Chocolate Layer CakeRecipes
A discussion of chocolate cake should always be prefaced by Gourmet columnist Laurie Colwin: “Anyone who spends time in the kitchen eventually comes to realize that what she or he is looking for is the perfect chocolate cake.” Each cook has decided preferences when it comes to his ideal chocolate cake, but they usually fall somewhere on the spectrum of Colwin’s three types: flourless, fudgy, and cocoa.
Jan 21, 2020
Recipe: One-Bowl Vanilla Cake: Funfetti CupcakesRecipes
Funfetti is fun, but you know what is even more fun? One-bowl confetti cupcakes, one of the many recipes that show off the versatility of our one-bowl vanilla cake recipe. Need a quick cupcake for your school bake sale or a cute dessert to take to book club? These funfetti cupcakes fit the bill and don’t require any special ingredients, skills, or cleanup. Funfetti recipes are ubiquitous on the web these days, but it was first introduced as a cake mix craze in the 1980s from Pillsbury.
Jan 21, 2020
Recipe: Very Berry 4th of July CupcakesRecipes
This is definitely the sweetest way to celebrate.
Jan 21, 2020
Delight Your Inner Child with This Oversized DIY Swiss RollRecipes
This will bring back memories of Little Debbie's desserts.
Jan 21, 2020
Recipe: Super-Thin Chocolate BrowniesRecipes
These intensely fudgy brownies may be thin in stature, but they’re hefty in rich, chocolate flavor. This sheet pan-sized batch is great for feeding a crowd. (Pro tip: Freeze the pan before cutting the brownies into slices for perfectly clean edges.
Jan 21, 2020
Baby’s First Birthday Recipe: Dairy-Free Banana-Date CakeRecipes
Last week my sweet nephew turned one! As any culinary minded aunty would do, I set about to make something celebratory for my favorite little human. What I came up with has no refined sugars and is full of dates and bananas. Even the grown ups enjoyed a slice or two after the baby fest. I know there are many different points of view on how to feed our kids, in particular baby food.
Jan 21, 2020
How To Make Strawberry Shortcakes for a Big PartyRecipes
I would contend that strawberry shortcake is not only the best summer dessert, but also the best dessert for a summer party. Why? Well, beyond the obvious — juicy ripe berries, cool whipped cream, and tender biscuits are basically a love note in the form of dessert, complete with hearts dotting every “i” — all the components can be made well ahead of party time, and even packed up to go.
Jan 21, 2020
The Super-Sweet Birthday Idea I’m Stealing from Instagram
Tips from The Kitchn
It'll only cost you $5!
Jan 11, 2020
This Vintage Silver Cake Is Perfectly Tender and LightRecipes
If this doesn’t make for the best birthday cake ever, we're not sure what does.
Dec 12, 2019
The 10 Best Gifts for All Your Loved Ones Celebrating December Birthdays
Shopping
Don't lump these birthdays in with the holidays!
Nov 30, 2019
The 10 Best Gifts for Anyone Celebrating a November Birthday
Shopping
Consult this list before you start your holiday shopping.
Nov 3, 2019
The Best Birthday Cake Is One You Bake Yourself
Kitchn Love Letters
I love this buttery yellow cake with chocolate frosting so much I bake it for my own birthday every year.
Oct 15, 2019
The 10 Best Gifts to Buy for Your Friends and Family Members Celebrating an October Birthday
Shopping
We turned to a ninth-generation astrologer to guide us!
Sep 30, 2019
The Top 10 Gifts for Your Friends and Loved Ones Who Were Born in September
Shopping
Let astrology take all the guesswork out of shopping for a birthday present!
Sep 2, 2019
Our Top 10 Gifts for August Birthdays
Shopping
Got a Leo or a Virgo to shop for? Start here.
Aug 5, 2019
15 Crave-Worthy Cake Stands for a Birthday CakeTools
The fastest way to elevate a birthday cake, both literally and figuratively, is to serve it on a cake stand. Here are our current faves.
Jul 30, 2019
The Top 10 Birthday Gifts for Cancers and Leos
Shopping
Let the stars decide what you should buy!
Jul 1, 2019
The Top 10 Birthday Gifts for Your Friends with April BirthdaysKitchen
Happy birthday to all those April babies!
Jun 9, 2019
Trader Joe’s Is Selling Massive $7 Birthday Cakes Right NowGroceries
Last week I saw Victoria Beckham cut into a big watermelon with a candle on it and eat it like a birthday cake, and I’ve had an intense craving for cake ever since. I’m not talking about any sophisticated flourless chocolate cakes or elegant salted caramel tarts, either. I’m dreaming about a proper birthday cake right out of a 7-year-old’s party, with white frosting and loads of sprinkles for the ultimate nostalgia factor.
Jun 4, 2019
Reddit Users Planning a 5-Year-Old’s Birthday Will Warm Your HeartGroceries
Pinterest is full of aspirational kids’ parties with themes like rainbows and Mickey Mouse, and those are darling. But to my mind, nothing is quite as cool or charming as a child’s birthday party with an utterly off-the-wall theme that the kid obviously came up with on their own. I will never forget the kid whose birthday party theme was a local personal-injury lawyer. One boy even had a Geico Insurance-themed 4th birthday party.
Jun 4, 2019
My 3-Part Formula for a Fun (and Easy) Kids’ PartyKitchen
I’m almost embarrassed to share how much time and money I spent on my daughter’s first birthday. I hand-punched confetti, you guys, and we smoked a pork shoulder on our grill for eight hours and made BBQ sauce for party favors. All that hard work was worth it because we loved celebrating her with friends and family, but it made the days leading up to the party and the emotions I had about my baby turning 1 hard to manage.
May 30, 2019
I Made Pioneer Woman’s Famous Chocolate Sheet Cake (and Here’s What I Thought)Recipes
As I was gearing up to make one of Pioneer Woman’s most popular dessert recipes, the first thing I noticed wasn’t the shockingly high cake-to-icing ratio or just how massive this cake is (it serves 24!) — it was that she had titled it “The Best Chocolate Sheet Cake. Ever.” See that extra period? That’s some serious punctuation to emphasize its deliciousness.
May 29, 2019
How To Use KitchenAid Ice Cream MakersRecipes
Learn how to actually put the ice cream attachment on your KitchenAid mixer to use with this helpful tutorial.
May 28, 2019
How To Make Strawberry RosesRecipes
Learn to turn fresh strawberries into decorative roses with just a paring knife.
May 28, 2019
Recipe: Easy Rainbow Icebox CakeRecipes
This might be the smartest way to make a rainbow cake, ever.
May 28, 2019
The Perfect Cake Carrier for Bumpy Journeys (and Small Kitchens)People
If you’ve ever transported a cake from point A to point B, you know it’s easier said than done. I once tried to bring homemade cupcakes to work. To help me do so, I borrowed a cupcake carrier (which shall remain nameless) from the office. I feel it’s important to point out the fact that said office was a food magazine. You’d think they’d have the best cupcake carrier on the market, right? Nope!
May 24, 2019
The $4 Grocery Store Gift That My Italian Family Swears ByGroceries
Sometimes it really is the little things.
May 24, 2019
Everything I Know About Birthday Parties I Learned from My MotherPeople
My mom was the Queen of Birthday Parties. I’m not sure it was ever her intention to secure that title but, as an innately creative and exceptionally loving person, her natural inclination is to honor each of life’s occasions with the flair and fanfare it deserves — sometimes even more than it deserves.
May 24, 2019
Recipe: Cuatro Leches CakeRecipes
I have this thing about kids and sugar. I don’t think they make such a great combination and I grip to this conviction, hard. When she was much younger, I used to tell my daughter that she could have sweets when she was five. Five seemed like a safe and far-away target, but as it approached, I knew I had to keep my promise.
May 2, 2019
Small & Sweet: Mini Cakes Baked in Tin CansPeople
What’s cuter than a full-size layer cake and more festive than a cupcake? A mini layer cake! Jordan from Oh Happy Day has a tutorial for making these adorable cakes, which are baked in repurposed tin cans.Clean tin cans are simply greased, floured and used in place of the usual cake pan. These particular cakes took about 25 minutes to bake, then were cut into four layers and frosted. Tiny cakes like this look much easier to handle than the usual 9-inch layers, yet are nearly as impressive.
May 2, 2019
Recipe: Chocolate Truffle Cookies with Cherries & WalnutsRecipes
I have been chasing this cookie for years: Something deeply chocolatey and almost brownie-like in the middle, but with a crisp exterior. Something studded with tart cherries and crunchy bits of nut. Something, well, like this cookie you see before you. Queue the hallelujah chorus and pour yourself a glass of milk — I am beyond thrilled to finally have this cookie securely in my recipe box. There are two secrets to these cookies.
May 2, 2019
The Cakes from Surprise-Inside Cakes Take Dedication, But Are Absolutely Worth ItPeople
Cookbook: Surprise-Inside Cakes by Amanda Rettke Overall Impression: This is one of the most creative and inventive cake cookbooks I’ve seen in a long time. Make one of these elaborate, surprising cakes and without a doubt, you will bring a smile to someone’s face. These surprise-inside cakes are the epitome of special. When you flip through this cookbook, it’s impossible not to be amazed.
May 2, 2019
The Simplest 2-Ingredient Birthday Cake for SummerSkills
Our youngest son has a summer birthday, the kind of birthday that gets ignored, poor guy. His cakes are usually afterthoughts, picked up from the bakery on the way home from work, or served at whatever restaurant he’s chosen for his party. This year, I was touched when he wanted me to make the cake for his eighth birthday myself, and I agreed, just as soon as I remembered my favorite, ridiculously easy cake.
May 2, 2019
7 Tips for Baking the Ultimate CakeSkills
To me, there’s nothing better than a beautiful layered cake to mark an occasion, whether that’s a birthday or just a Saturday dinner at home with friends. Baking one can often seem a bit intimidating, but it’s not if you know the right tips and tricks. We rounded up our seven favorite cake-baking tips that will guarantee success regardless of the occasion. Bakers are only as good their tools.
May 1, 2019
10 Paper Plates Worthy of Birthday CakeKitchen
Let them eat cake. It’s not just an overused semi-historical saying — it’s the one thing you should definitely do when throwing any kind of birthday-related shindig. Make the after-cake cleanup a breeze by using paper plates, but don’t just settle for the plain ones you find at the grocery store. Instead, spring for any of these adorable paper plates — guaranteed to jazz up any birthday party.
May 1, 2019
5 Reasons There Should Be Booze at a First Birthday PartyKitchen
First birthday parties are a big deal. Not only has the little dude or dudette made his or her first trip around the sun, but it also marks the first year of being a new parent. Anyone who’s cared for an infant can tell you parenthood is hard work. After countless sleepless nights and piles of dirty diapers, who wouldn’t want to break out some bubbly to celebrate the occasion?
May 1, 2019
No Time to Bake? Here Are 7 Birthday-Worthy Desserts You Can Serve InsteadSkills
Freshly baked cake coated with thick buttercream frosting is the dessert that comes to mind when most of us think about birthdays. It’s far from the only party-worthy dessert, though. When baking isn’t in the cards, these are the sweet treats that will make your celebration special. Despite having a winter birthday, this has always been my cake of choice. Ice cream cake is a crowd-pleaser no matter what time of year it’s served.
May 1, 2019
A Transportation-Themed Party That Everyone Will Wanna Go ToKitchen
Pick a vehicle — any vehicle! Be it a truck, boat, taxi, plane, or train, a transportation-themed party is always a good idea for a little guy’s birthday. Just look at this bash that Megan, the blogger behind Honey We’re Home, threw for her son. It’s simple, sweet, and totally easy for you to recreate. Megan kept the party small (just family), which meant she could host it at home and save big bucks.
May 1, 2019
10 Tips for Throwing an Award-Worthy Birthday PartyKitchen
It’s awards season! While Hollywood stars are thinking about getting ready for the Oscars, the A-listers in your life could be preparing to celebrate a February birthday. Whether or not your party is pegged to the Academy Awards (or even this month!), there are a few things you should keep in mind when it comes to throwing an award-worthy soirée. Variety is the spice of life and a party too.
May 1, 2019
7 Ways to Add Gold to Any Birthday PartyKitchen
Maybe we’ve been watching too many red-carpet specials (to be fair, it is awards show season), but we can’t get enough sparkly, shiny gold stuff. Gold salad servers? Sure! A gold crock to hold those salad servers? Duh! Gold lettuce? Why isn’t there gold lettuce? Gold is always fun — and it’s especially fun for birthday festivities. You could show a little restraint with a touch of gold here and touch of gold there. Or you could add all the gold.
May 1, 2019
The Oscars Are Your Ticket to a Better Birthday PartyKitchen
We love a theme party here at Kitchn and this weekend offers an excuse to throw a super-fancy one: the Oscars! If you also happen to know someone celebrating a birthday this week, consider throwing one party that does double duty. Here are eight ways to turn an awards party into a birthday party — without making the guest of honor feel like a B-list add-on. If the birthday girl has zero interest in awards shows, this will not be a good idea and you should stop reading now.
May 1, 2019