Ruth Reichl calls this the cake that cures everything. The recipe produces a large stacked rectangular layer cake with whipped cream cheese in the frosting to add lightness and stability. (Photo: Melina Hammer for The New York Times)
Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Pie with an Oreo Cookie Crust. Only 5 ingredients! This is the perfect dessert for company, because you can make it the night before and it’s still just as good the next day — and you’re not messing up the kitchen!
This lemon and cream cheese version drizzled with a powdered sugar glaze proves it. Expert tip: To really change up the flavor, omit lemon curd, and sprinkle cream cheese with mini chocolate chips. You can leave them unglazed if you like.
Nathan's Lemon Cake by Cooking Light. This is a namesake because Nathan Coulon's mom baked it for his birthday every year. We've adapted this lemon cake recipe to trim the fat and calories, and it's still a moist, lemony treat.