Browned Butter Financier Cake
— Financiers are wonderful petite French cakes. They are also called Friands, which
fittingly means "dainty" or "tasty." The cake is typically baked
in tiny rectangular pans, which have been said to resemble little bars of gold.
Browned butter gives this cake a distinctive nutty flavor.
Buche de Noel — Make this Yule log cake a family tradition during the holidays. It is a bit involved,
but the rave reviews will be worth it!
Butter Rum Walnut Cake — This cake draws inspiration from a very popular rum cake. If you really don't
like dried fruit, simply leave it out; you'll have a classic rum cake.
Butterscotch Rum Pound Cake
— This velvety cake is flavored with sour cream, dark rum and butterscotch morsels.
A drizzle of butterscotch glaze is the crowning touch.
Chilean Christmas Fruitcake
— A special Christmas dessert throughout Chile, this sweet cakelike bread is laced
with nuts, spices and candied fruit. It is traditionally eaten while presents are
opened on Christmas day. Argentines enjoy a similar Christmas bread called pan dulce.
Chocolate Fruitcake — All traditional fruitcake needed was chocolate! Baked in a fancy shape, this
jeweled holiday cake is studded with brandy-soaked fruits, chocolate chips and pecans.
Just one bite will turn your guests into fruitcake fans.