21 snow-inspired sweets, from salted caramel recipe to oeufs a la neige recipes, with photos
Asst. Test Kitchen Director Ben Mims shared his family recipe for coconut cake, which showers three layers with flurries of freshly grated coconut.
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Marbled Coffee Cake
Austria’s Viennese sweets are as well known as its Alpine slopes. This classic confectioners’ sugar-topped coffee cake comes from Demel, a 200-year-old Austrian pastry shop. Get the Marbled Coffee Cake recipe »
The frost-like sugar crystals add a sandy crunch to these spicy doughnuts. Serve them warm with a hot beverage for dunking. Get the Nutmeg Doughnuts recipe »
Fleur de sel mimics crunchy ice crystals atop these chewy bites of vanilla caramel.
Downy flakes of finely shredded coconut add texture to these subtly sweet cocoa confections.
Crushed hard peppermint candies add a cool crunch to this classic Swedish toffee. (And minty sweets are extra-refreshing when it’s cold outside.) Get the Peppermint Caramels recipe »
Dredge these mini-snowball treats in confectioners sugar twice — once while they are warm so the coating melts into the cookie a bit, and once when they are cool to insure a generous covering.
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This French dessert is made the traditional way, with unpitted cherries for extra flavor. If this idea unsettles you, don’t hesitate to use pitted ones. See the recipe for Cherry Clafoutis »
The meringue dome on this American classic gives it a dramatic igloo-like shape. The insulating egg white hides strawberry ice cream and cake. Get the Baked Alaska recipe »
Victoria Sponge Cake
This delicious layer cake, popular at afternoon teas in England, was named in honor of Queen Victoria. It eschews cloying frosting for a shower of confectioners’ sugar and a filling of whipped double Devon cream with strawberry jam. Get the Victoria Sponge Cake recipe »
Acadian Syrup Cake
Like a tan-toned gingerbread, this cake uses dark cane syrup and a feather-light dusting of confectioners’ sugar, for garnish. Get the Acadian Syrup Cake recipe »
Pastel de Tres Leches
In our version of Pastel de Tres Leches, blond sponge cake is soaked in sweet milk and topped with a fluffy, white meringue frosting. Get the Pastel de Tres Leches recipe »