A round red cake on a black plate, seen from above


Leftover Cranberry Sauce Upside-Down Cake

A second life for an undersung Thanksgiving side


Reba McEntire’s Pineapple Upside Down Cake

A cast-iron skillet serves as the vessel for a country music legend’s version of a classic Southern dessert


Farm-Fresh Milk and Honey Cake

Martha Foose shares a recipe from Loblolly Bakery, her soon-to-open storefront in Hattiesburg, Mississippi

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Lemony Strawberry Polenta Cake

Grits’ Italian cousin and seasonal bounty make a dish ripe for summertime


Pineapple Butter Cake with Bourbon Ginger Mint Glaze

Fresh fruit and libations combine in a spin on a Kentucky favorite


Cornbread Tres Leches Cake

Durham, North Carolina pitmaster Jake Wood shares the inspiration behind his new nineties-themed taqueria—plus a Southern spin on a classic Latin American dessert


Cooking from the Bar Cart: Milk Punch Cake with Brandy Buttercream

A simple cake-mix cake gets a dose of New Orleans–inspired decadence


Bourbon Banana Stack Cake

A Louisville chef unites her favorite Filipino and Kentucky flavors


Quatre-Quarts: a French Twist on Southern Pound Cake

Simple but ingénieux tips from the author the new cookbook Gâteau


Hummingbird Sheet Cake

An easier spin on the classic fruity Southern layer cake


Coconut Soda–Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Boxed cake and pudding mixes—plus fruity soda—make a decadent and easy dessert


Red Truck Bakery’s Time-Tested Birthday Cake

Brian Noyes shares a celebration-worthy, century-plus-old family recipe

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Darius King’s Classic Red Velvet Cake

With plenty of room for tweaks, this rich dessert makes a foolproof Valentine’s Day finale

G&G cover cakes

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Inside the G&G Cover Cake Bake-Off

Two readers share their experiences whipping up the cake on the cover of our August/September issue

Forgotten Southern Recipes

Is This Caramel Cake with Pecans the Perfect Southern Dessert?

The decadent treat from Virginia’s heralded Red Truck Bakery deliciously solves a small-town mystery

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Pineapple Upside-Down Cornmeal Cake

A cornmeal twist on everyone’s favorite down-home dessert

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Three Spice Carrot Cake

Atlanta chef Asha Gomez shares her mother’s favorite carrot cake recipe

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A Cake of Truly Historic Proportions

One writer’s attempt to make Martha Washington’s Great Cake

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Moravian Sugar Cake

A Southern Easter tradition

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Apple Stack Cake Recipe

A cake worthy of a regular spot at the dessert table