Basic Wilton Buttercream Icing

Basic Wilton Buttercream Icing 1 cup solid vegetable shortening (Crisco)½ teaspoon clear vanilla extract½ teaspoon clear almond extract4 cups confectioners’ sugar (approximately 1 lb. sifted)2 tablespoons milk or water1 tablespoon meringue powder In a large...

Sponge Cake

Sponge Cake from New York Times Cooking ¼ cup olive or vegetable oil (plus more for greasing if baking in a jelly roll pan)4 large eggs (separated, at room temperature)½ cup granulated sugar½ teaspoon kosher salt¼ teaspoon cream of tartar⅔ cup cake flour2 teaspoons...

Gateau Breton

Gateau Breton From Germaine Latonis' recipe collection. This cake is dense and buttery with a big crumb, more like a shortbread than a cake 1 pound all-purpose flour½ pound powdered sugar½ pound granulated sugar10 egg yolks1 tbsp dark rum1 tsp vanilla powder1...

Chocolate Sponge Cake

Chocolate Sponge Cake Chocolate Sponge Cake:6 large eggs (separated)4 ounces 120 grams semisweet chocolate, chopped1/4 cup 50 grams plus 2 tablespoons (30 grams) granulated white sugar1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract3/4 teaspoon cream of tartarRaspberry Whipped Cream:1...