Sample recipes from CakeLove: How to Bake Cakes from Scratch

“LCD” Vanilla Pound Cake

This cake is my mom’s favorite. Once I showed up to visit without anything from the bakery and she said, “Where’s the cake?” Now it’s a s...

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Fruit Glazes

Putting a glaze on a cake elevates it to something irresistible. It makes the presentation extra special and even helps to preserve the f...

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Glazing Chocolate

This thin version of ganache provides a dark, smooth glaze that races all the way down any Bundt, pound cake, or Crunchy Feet for a pleas...

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Apricot Preserve Glaze

This is the standard fruit preserve glaze for a Bundt cake. It works well because of the neutral color and mild sweet flavor of the strai...

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Chocolate Butter Cake

Chocolate cakes that look super dark but have a disappointingly weak chocolate flavor drive me crazy—double that when they leave me with ...

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Coconut Buttercream

This is the creamiest, dreamiest, most sensational buttercream I’ve ever made—it was the first I’d ever created. I remember sheepishly br...

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Mr. Banana Legs

When a close friend asked for a cake with banana as the featured ingredient, I was stumped. I find banana a little tough to work with. I...

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Make heads turn and knees buckle with this incredibly simple finishing touch of chocolate blended with heavy cream. Not all bittersweet c...

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Sugar Syrup

I don’t like using a simple syrup, a one-to-one ratio of sugar to water, because it’s too thin. Whether it’s used for brushing onto cake ...

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Basic Whipped Cream

This topping will work as an accompaniment to nearly any cake if you want to skip making a buttercream. It’s never wrong to serve dessert...

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Seven-Minute Meringue Frosting

This classic frosting is easy enough to make without a recipe and comes together in just a few minutes. Use equal weights of egg whites a...

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Italian Meringue Buttercream

This is the standard buttercream at CakeLove. It has a smooth texture, it’s easy to work with, and one recipe is enough for a three- or f...

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