These are my favorite cupcakes—and you can make them a batch of 18 in 15 minutes prep time, about 30 minutes elapsed time with baking. Boston cream pie cupcakes are made with a vanilla bean cake mix, filled with Bavarian… Read More »How to Make Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes in 15 Minutes
We served traditional strawberry shortcakes in our store on Saturday. That means 400, maybe 500 desserts and 30 pounds of strawberries. How do you make 500 desserts in a hurry? You take every shortcut you can without sacrificing quality. We… Read More »Traditional Strawberry Shortcakes with Flavored Whipped Cream
(With tips from experts) Slow-baking, jiggle testing, careful cooling, adding structure, and 150 degrees— these are just a few principles to making the perfect cheesecake. Along with knowing how long to bake a cheesecake and understanding that it is not… Read More »How to Bake the Perfect Cheesecake
(Updated From May 10, 2014) Cheesecake is the million-dollar dessert that you just can’t bear to throw away. They are so good but so rich. Unless you have a real party, there’s likely to be some left over. Before you… Read More »What To Do With Leftover Cheesecake? Refrigerate or Freeze?
Valentine’s Day is just days away. Are you ready to wow your sweetheart? We have dinner in restaurants often. That’s nice, but we do it often enough that it doesn’t have the impact that Merri Ann deserves for Valentine’s Day.… Read More »A Guy’s Blueprint for Valentine’s Day
This fabulous flourless cake is easy to make. And it is so good—moist, dense, and fudgy. For a nice presentation, make it in a springform pan. Be sure to use the very best intense chocolate. The recipe calls for bittersweet… Read More »“Death by Chocolate” Flourless Cake Recipe