10 Cakes and Bakes for Spring

on March 7, 2012
Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Lady Baltimore Cake

There are few places more charming than Charleston South Carolina in the spring. Capture the city's Southern Belle charm in our take on its famed layered cake recipe. Accented by dried figs and crunchy pecans, this lady will be a showstopper on Easter. Recipe: Lady Baltimore Cake

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Strawberries and Cream

Piled high with fresh strawberries and whipping cream, this chocolate cake caves in beautifully for a dessert filled with ooey-gooey goodness. Recipe: Flourless Chocolate Cake with Strawberries and Cream

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Honey Cheesecake

The arrival of the birds and the bees makes us have extra sweet feelings for honey. Add an extra drizzle of Pooh Bear's favorite along with a sprinkling of spring berries to bring our richly satisfying honey cheesecake to life. Recipe: Honey Cheesecake

Thyme Angel Food Cake

When warm weather rolls around, lighten up your dessert menu with an airy angel food cake. We like giving ours a little bite with the addition of garden thyme and a splash of lemon juice. Recipe: Thyme Angel Food Cake

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Chocolate Flowerpot Cakes

Pretty flowers aren't only growing in the garden this season - they are sprouting from adorable chocolate cakes! Baked directly in terra-cotta pots, our charming recipe will be a hit with kids and adults alike. Recipe: Chocolate Flowerpot Cakes

Gateau Basque

You know what they say...Paris is beautiful in the spring. Capture its timeless essence in our decadent French tart boasting a creamy custard filling between its buttery crust. Recipe: Gateau Basque

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Tres Leches Cake

A Mexican classic, this moist cake is drenched in three milks, resulting in a fabulous custard-like consistency. Although a perfect for choice for Cinco de Mayo, we suggest making this milky wonder immediately. Recipe: Tres Leches Cake

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Cornmeal Cake with Macerated Berries

Sneak into summer early with a rustic cornmeal cake soaked in freshly macerated berries. Our basic recipe has the perfect amount of sweetness and really lets the season's berries shine. Recipe: Cornmeal Cake with Macerated Berries

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Blackberry Swirl Cheesecake

Reluctant bakers, please don't be intimidated by this cheesecake's pretty presentation. Creating dancing ribbons of blackberry sauce in our Neufchatel cheesecake is easier than you think, and the end result - tastier than you can imagine. Recipe: Blackberry Swirl Cheesecake

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Berry Upside-Down Cake

Crowned with a multitude of juicy blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, guests will flip at the sight of this ultra-moist cake. Recipe: Berry Upside-Down Cake