11 Cakes for a Celebration

August  4, 2014

Save the peach crumbles for later this month, and the snacking cakes and quick breads for another day -- this week calls for a celebration, and a show-stopping cake to boot. Last summer, we introduced Provisions -- an online source for unique kitchen and home goods. One hundred twenty-eight beautifully curated collections later, Provisions is turning one, and we couldn't be happier. As it's grown, we've grown with it, spanning our reach to artisans and small batch producers across the country with the goal of creating better kitchens for all. 

A milestone as big as this calls for a cake just as grand. We'll settle for nothing less than a cake layered with buttercream (or maybe even ice cream) and covered in thick swirls of frosting -- the type of cake we only bring out once a year. So for the Leos, general cake lovers, and everyone who has welcomed our provisions into their homes and kitchens, these cakes are for you. Celebrate accordingly

My Chocolate-Orange Birthday Cake by drbabs

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My Chocolate-Orange Birthday Cake


Sweet Cream Bundt Cake by BrendaZ 

Sweet Cream Bundt Cake


Grown-Up Birthday Cake by Midge

Grown-Up Birthday Cake


Carrot Cake with Cardamom by hollyshaner


Mable's Texas Sheet Cake by Gibson2011


Banana Cake with Penuche Frosting by Lindsay-Jean Hard 

Banana Cake with Penuche Frosting


Vegan Chocolate Cake with Creamy Chocolate Filling by Gena Hamshaw

Vegan Chocolate Cake with Creamy Chocolate Filling


Chocolate Coffee Ice Cream Cake by Yossy Arefi


Brooklyn Blackout Semifreddo Cake by sdebrango

Brooklyn Blackout Semifreddo Cake


The Walnut Variation: A Cake by Aliwaks


Chocolate Dump-It Cake by Amanda Hesser

Be sure to check Provisions tomorrow to see our complete birthday collection!

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kaydayaz August 10, 2014
There is a big rule of thumb when it comes to any food: you first eat with your eyes. That said, I think some cooks here need to work on their presentation, because I am not persuaded to look up any of these recipes. Sorry.
Regine August 4, 2014
Sorry, I meant 7 out of 11 cakes are chocolate. Another great chocolate cake on food52 website is the "One Bowl Chocolate Cake."
Regine August 4, 2014
Interesting article! I love the Sweet Cream Bundt cake and the banana cake. I have not tried the others yet. But with 7 out of 10 cakes being chocolate cakes, article should have been rewritten with a different title like "The best Chocolate Cakes. D)