The Fall Cookbook Cake Parade

An 8-Layer Wonder + 4 More Cakes from Week 2 of The Fall Cookbook Cake Parade

October 15, 2016

We're halfway through The Fall Cookbook Cake Parade and boy were there fun surprises: Leave it to Lucky Peach to make an electric pink parsnip cake and Nancy Silverton to throw a whole bunch of goodies into a cake we usually think of as pure and simple.

Read on for this week's cakes, catch up on the first week of cakes here, and if you're worried about missing a cake, don't be: Sign up for the parade's weekly email digest.

Monday: 8-Layer Orange-Scented Smith Island Cake

Chocolate lovers, frosting lovers: This classic Maryland cake from Marbled, Swirled, and Layered from Irvin Lin has chocolate frosting between each of the 8 layers.

Tuesday: Dario’s Olive Oil Cake with Rosemary and Pine Nuts

Nancy Silverton serves a rosemary olive oil cake at her Los Angeles restaurant Mozza, but there was a different one she wanted to put in her new book, Mozza at Home.

Wednesday: Hasselback Apple Cake

You've hasselbacked potatoes, but have you hasselbacked apples, and then smushed them into a cake? Leave it to the effortless-chic authors of Dinner at the Long Table to show us the way.

Thursday: Revani

An adaptable flower-scented sponge cake, by way of the Middle East and Sofra Bakery.

Friday: Parsnip Cake with Bloody Orange Buttercream

A cake with roots—and an electric pink frosting!—from Lucky Peach Power Vegetables!

Shop the Story

Don't miss a single cake in our Fall Cookbook Cake Parade. Sign up for the weekly email digest (and tell your friends to, too!)

See what other Food52 readers are saying.

Editor/writer/stylist. Author of I Dream of Dinner (so You Don't Have To). Last name rhymes with bagel.

1 Comment

mcs3000 October 18, 2016
Love seeing Irvin Lin on this list! So generous to everyone and most deserving of all the accolades. Excited for his new book.