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Chocolate pudding is layered with a peanut butter mousse in this pie inspired from Bradley's Corner Cafe in Topeka, Kansas.
Copious amounts of crunchy, buttery macadamia nuts find their match in large, creamy white chocolate chunks in these classic American cookies.
There's an unwavering appeal to the Boston Cream Pie's two layers of golden sponge cake sandwiching thick custard, all topped with a glossy layer of chocolate. Technically, it's not a pie at all.
Everybody in France seems to eat croissants daily, especially pain au chocolat.
Like a brownie in shape and texture, blondies are packed with all the brown sugar and butterscotchy goodness of chocolate chip cookies, but softer and more substantial.
Likely named for a 19th-century governor of Queensland, these chocolate- and coconut-enrobed cubes of cake are now an Australian favorite.
These moist small cakes are suffused with nutty brown butter and bright orange zest.
This coconut cheesecake with a thick whipped cream topping looks typical enough, but it's perfumed with musky, flowery aromas and flavored with notes of caramel and smoke.
Our recipe for this towering dessert, featuring eight layers of buttery yellow cake with chocolate-fudge icing, was inspired by a decadent version served at Becca's Smith Island Cakes in Tasley, Virgina.
This version of the traditional French Christmas cake is filled with coffee buttercream and covered in chocolate ganache. See How to Roll and Decorate A Bûche de Noël for illustrated step-by-step instructions.
Drenched in sherry and kirsch, this holiday dessert features layer upon layer of ginger cake, custard, berries, chocolate, and cream. It's a showstopper.
Specialties of Basel, in northern Switzerland, these chocolatey confections are often described as Swiss brownies. Almonds, sugar, and chocolate are ground fine and bound together with egg whites to create a satisfyingly chewy texture, while cinnamon and cloves impart an unmistakable flavor of old-fashioned Christmas cheer. Added bonus: they're gluten-free, so they're a holiday cookie everyone can enjoy.
This delicious chocolate chip cookie recipe is based on one published in The Essential New York Times Cookbook (Norton, 2010).
Get the texture you want when baking cookies, either cakey or chewy, by adjusting the oven temperature.
Based on a recipe from Stockholm's famed Vete-Katten bakery, these saffron-spiced biscotti are shorter and fatter than traditional ones.
When making these truffles, use supermarket-quality white chocolate, which has more stabilizers than expensive brands do and sets up better.