Crisp and buttery, they are layered with bright flavor from lemon juice, zest, and extract.

Rich and buttery with big almond flavor, this cake is mixed in seconds in a food processor, but it tastes fancy and sophisticated, and it keeps for days.

A simple and delicious dessert, it is much more interesting when the caramel has a bitter edge.

For the lemon lover, delicate sandwich cookies that can either contain a gilding of jam or be made extra lemony with lemon buttercream or lemon curd.

They’re a crumbly Spanish shortbread most popularly known as Mexican wedding cookies or Russian tea cakes.

Stack cakes aren’t traditional layer cakes—they look more like a stack of pancakes piled up with a sweet filling between the layers.

Break it into pieces or cut into shapes with a serrated knife.

Welcome to the very sweet union of the macaroon and the candy bar.


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