The Best Substitute for Cake Flour and Self-Rising Flour in Baking

A lot of us keep a gargantuan container of all-purpose flour in our pantry—a near-lifetime supply, if you’re anything like our Test Kitchen. All-purpose flour is the faithful old floury friend that we lean on for pancakes, muffins, and everything in between. More devoted bakers might even have a few wildcards in their baking arsenals, […]

A Chocolate Snacking Cake for Any & Every Occasion

A snacking cake is, for the unfamiliar, a one-layer cake, typically baked in an 8-inch round or square cake pan (I’m partial to square). It’s the sheet cake’s little sister. But where a sheet cake can be a big production, often baked for a special occasion (be it a birthday party, a potluck, or the […]

How to Make Traditional Cantonese Mooncakes at Home

Today: Cynthia of Two Red Bowls is bringing traditional Cantonese mooncakes stateside, so you can get prepped up for the upcoming Chinese Mid-Autumn festival. There’s a lot to love about the Mid-Autumn Festival, one of my favorite holidays of the year. Its date is based on the lunar cycle, and so it has no fixed date on the […]

How to Make Any Baking Recipe Fit Any Cake Pan Size

Award-winning cookbook author Alice Medrich is here to help you bake smarter, not harder, with game-changing recipes and aha-moment techniques. Today, we’re breaking down a question we’ve asked ourselves, oh, a million times: How do we adapt cake pan sizes in baking recipes? (Say, something calls for a 8×8-inch, but you only have an 9×9.) […]

This Rhubarb-Ginger Coffee Cake Is 100% Relationship Goals

Strawberries and rhubarb have a relationship that I imagine all other produce are jealous of. Together they’re an incomparable couple. Simply put, they’re the fruit world’s version of #relationshipgoals. But what you might not realize is that rhubarb, like its more popular counterpart, is just as good on its own as it is in a […]

The Great Majesty of the Paris-Brest, an Éclair to Share

When you live among the beauty and majesty of Paris, as I did while pursuing my undergraduate degree, the most fantastic things become routine. Like picnicking on the lawn in front of the Eiffel Tower, which I did with friends regularly as it was the closest park to my apartment. (It’s actually where I met […]

This Unicorn Cake Took Me 7 Hours to Make & I’ll Never Be the Same

Amirah Kassem believes in the power of sprinkles. And not just because it’s the name of her just-released debut “cakebook.” Her six-tiered rainbow cakes, complete with exploding sprinkle surprise centers, have been enjoyed—and thoroughly documented on Instagram—by some of the most important celebrities of our time (notably, North West and Penelope Disick). This, plus a […]