Scrumptious, beautiful, and surprisingly light, these artisan desserts are sure to trick guests into thinking you went to an expensive bakery. Keep these recipes in mind for the holidays and special occasions.
From Cooking Light's Test Kitchen to Your Kitchen Table
We have a secret weapon in our Test Kitchen: Deb Wise, an experienced baker who gets the science and loves the challenge of making light sweets with sublime texture and glorious flavor. Here, we offer Deb’s wisest offerings yet.
First we have this Pumpkin-Hazelnut Cheesecake. Spiced pumpkin adds seasonal color and warm flavors to this magnificent double-decker dessert. Hazelnuts contribute their unique browned butter note to the wonderfully dense cake beneath the silky cheesecake. Shards of brittle add drama and style.
We fully embrace the peppery punch of fresh ginger, which gives this moist cake a surprising tingle. Kumquats offer a tart, sweet kick to the glaze drizzled over the warm cake. A bundt pan is key for presentation here.