This is a fancy restaurant dessert that's easy to make at home: mix up the little cakes, stash them in a fridge for a day and then take them out as you sit down to your meal, popping them in the oven just 10 minutes or so before serving them with a dollop of vanilla or pistachio ice cream. (Photo: Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times)

Molten Chocolate Babycakes

It’s easy to find an occasion to serve this cake — breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner or snacktime will do. The dominant flavor here is the berries. Don’t be tempted to increase the amount of walnuts in the topping — scarcity makes them even more delightful. (Photo: Lisa Nicklin for The New York Times)

Blueberry Crumb Cake

It’s easy to find an occasion to serve this cake — breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner or snacktime will do The dominant flavor here is the berries Don’t be tempted to increase the amount of walnuts in the topping — scarcity makes them even more delightful.

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Sesame, Date and Banana Cake

NYT Cooking: Even though this cake is packed full of dates, bananas and tahini (also known as tahini paste in Britain), it’s surprisingly soft and light. You can serve it warm, if you like, with the tahini cream cheese and bananas alongside, although it’s worth the wait, if you can, for it to cool so that it can be assembled as a cake. A note on tahini: We always use tahi...

Apple Lattice Mini Pies Ingredients 4 large Granny Smith apples 1 ounce) can apple pie filling 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon .

This recipe is by Florence Fabricant and takes 1 hour 30 minutes. Tell us what you think of it at The New York Times - Dining - Food.

Chocolate-Pumpkin Layer Cake

NYT Cooking: rich and decadent spiced pumpkin cake (BUT-use semisweet chocolate, NOT unsweetened per recipe). It can be made and frozen – iced and all. Just put the entire finished cake on a plate

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Easy-as-Pie Apple Cake Recipe

Clock
1 hour
Ingredients
Vegetarian
∙ Serves 8
Produce
  • 2 cups Apples
Refrigerated
  • 1 Egg, large
Baking & spices
  • 1 cup All-purpose flour, unbleached
  • 1/4 tsp Baking soda
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon, ground
  • 1 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
Nuts & seeds
  • 1/2 cup Pecans, toasted
Dairy
  • 1/2 stick 2 ounces/57 grams unsalted butter, unsalted
The name of this cake is somewhat deceiving, since most apple cakes are easier than pie (which is actually never that easy if you’re making it from scratch) In any case, it’s a simple, excellent cake with a tender crumb, subtle spicing and soft pockets of fruit Serve it plain, or with a dollop of ice cream, whipped cream or crème fraîche.

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