Original Plum TorteThe Times published Marian Burros’s recipe for Plum Torte every September from 1983 until when the editors determined that enough was enough The recipe was to be printed for the last time that year “To counter anticipated protests,” Ms
The Times published Marian Burros’s recipe for Plum Torte every September from 1982 until when the editors determined that enough was enough. The recipe was to be printed for the last time that year. (Photo: Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times)
NYT Cooking: Whether you pack this cake as a gift or have it ready when visitors come to you, the imperative to share is implicit in its name. The cake is built for comfort and durability – make it on Thursday or Friday and have it all weekend.
NYT Cooking: This buttery almond cake with lemon curd baked inside is like the ultimate citrus tart, without the heartbreak of pie crust. It's fancy enough to be served as a dinner party dessert, yet substantial enough to be served with Sunday brunch.
Denver Sheet Cake: a basic chocolate sheet-cake of tremendous moistness that's very easy to make. It is meant to have a very mild, milk chocolate flavor, but if you prefer a bit more depth, double or even triple the cocoa in the cake and frosting.
This cake — a classic from 1973 — is a godsend to anyone who has overloaded at the pick-your-own orchard or overbought at the farmers’ market. Like many simple cakes, this one uses neutral oil that lets the fr.