Fresh From the Oven: Our Latest Bakes
Hot Milk Sponge Is the Little Black Dress of Cakes
Like a great dress, the hot milk cake—also known as hot milk sponge—doesn’t really need accessorizing. It’s delicious even when eaten plain.
Put Mayonnaise in Your Cake, Just Like Grandma Did
Mayonnaise has been helping bakers make softer, moister cakes for nearly a century.
These Honey Buns Will Make You Forget About Cinnamon Rolls
Meet the honey bun that could shine front and center in any professional bakery’s pastry case.
Meet Me in St. Louis—or My Kitchen—for Gooey Butter Cake
Gooey butter cake is the Midwestern dessert that keeps on giving.
How Capirotada Went from Medieval Leftovers to Beloved Bread Pudding
Centuries ago, this dish was a way to drag one last meal out of old bread. Today, it’s a sweet treat served at Easter.
Essential baking gear and some things that just make your baking life a little sweeter.
The Best Mixing Bowls for Whisking, Beating, and Making Big Batches of All Kinds of Dough
Food prep’s a breeze with the right set of mixing bowls.
The Best Stand Mixer for Cookies, Cakes, Bread, and Beyond
You may think the KitchenAid is the only player in the stand mixer game. We tested it against a variety of other models to see if the classic really reigns supreme.
This Danish Dough Whisk Can Make Any Bread, Cake, or Muffin Better
No more over-mixed batter. No more dough hands.
Precut Parchment Paper Sheets Make Me Feel Like I Have My Life Together
All of the neatness, none of the fuss.
Turns Out a Baker’s Best Friend Is...the Binder Clip
That’s why they’re featured in Edd Kimber’s new book, One Tin Bakes.
This Classic French Cake Tastes Like the World's Best Candy Bar
This majestic cake—beloved by chefs all over—is worth making for your special celebration.
They Call This Cream Cheese Frosting Magic—Who Am I to Argue?
Spread it over my riff on carrot cake for the ultimate spring dessert.
With This Easy Cake Method, You’ll Never Cream Butter and Sugar Together Again
The reverse-creaming technique is almost impossible to mess up—and it makes sure that you'll end up with a light, fluffy cake.
52 Best Chocolate Cake Recipes to Make Any Week a Better Week
A year’s worth of chocolate cakes, ready for baking.
Tahini Chiffon Cake With Burnt Honey Cream and Poached Rhubarb
This cake has the fluffy, so-light-it-could-float texture of angel food cake, with a touch of egg yolk for richness.
Breakfast and Brunch
This Skillet Soufflé Pancake Method Is Foolproof and Stress-Free
While soufflé pancakes are typically made with a French meringue, the Swiss version is less prone to deflating.
I’m Not Perfect, Yet Somehow My Cocoa Brioche Morning Buns Were
Bill Clark’s morning buns are a pro-level pastry that even amateurs can make (with the help of these visual aids and tips).
Step by Step: Our Take on Circus Bakery's Cinnamon-Cardamom Buns
After seeing Circus Bakery's twisted pastry everywhere on Instagram, we decided to bake a version for ourselves.
How to Make the Best English Muffins You’ve Ever Had
Homemade English muffins are worlds better than anything you can buy at the store.
Blueberry Lemon Corn Muffins
Savory cornmeal meets the sweetness of blueberries and zest of a lemon for tender muffins that come together in 45 minutes.
Cookies and Bars
Milk Powder Is the Key to Better Cookies, Brownies, and Cakes
Consider this pantry staple your secret ingredient for making more flavorful desserts.
One Ingredient Makes This Chocolate Cookie Different From The Rest
Joanne Chang’s double-chocolate cookies have something you can’t put your finger on.
Pies and Tarts
While these mixed citrus tarts bake, the semolina flour in the frangipane absorbs the juices and turns into a slightly puffed, airy layer surrounded by flaky pastry.
Tangzhong Makes Milk Bread Better—But Not for the Reason You Think
Many bakers attribute milk bread's feathery softness to tangzhong, a roux that’s incorporated into the dough.
Give Your Pizza Dough Some Pineapple Juice to Help It Relax
Some fresh fruit juices contain just the right thing to prevent the dreaded dough snap-back.