Browned Butter Financier Cake
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
— 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.