Now That's Dessert!

Jack Daniel's Chocolate Chip-Praline Cake Recipe

We'll take our JD cake with buttered whiskey glaze
Oct 26, 2012 3:01 pm
jack daniel's cake recipe
Photo: Ron Manville

When it comes to Southern cooking, there are few dishes that can't be improved with a little Jack Daniel's. Cookbook author, food and drink writer and Food Republic contributor Chris Chamberlain loaned us this chocolate chip cake recipe from his new book, The Southern Foodie

Plate Deconstruction: Tom Aikens Restaurant's Candied Beetroot Dessert

The London chef/restaurateur puts beets to work!
Sep 27, 2012 10:01 am
Photo: David Griffen Photography

This dessert not only takes the beet on an extremely tasty joyride, but earns Tom Aikens Restaurant the distinction of Food Republic's first overseas Plate Deconstruction. Read on and salivate...

Cranberry-Carrot Cake Recipe

Top it off with maple-cream cheese frosting. Yum.
Dec 8, 2011 6:01 pm
Cranberry-Carrot Cake with Maple-Cream Cheese Frosting
Photo: Susan Voisin

This cake is festive and luscious, but with a minimum of fat and a plethora of fresh fruit (and a vegetable!) in the batter— not the least bit guilt-inducing. Using a springform pan makes it easier to release this cake in an intact round, but the same can be achieved with a flexible silicone pan.

Sea-Salt Chocolate and Pecan Tart Recipe

This salty-sweet chocolate tart is the real deal
Nov 29, 2011 7:01 pm
Pecan Tart

Master chocolatier Paul A. Young took home the gold medal for his book, "Adventures With Chocolate," winning Gourmand World Cookbook Awards' "Best Chocolate Book in the World." That's a strong statement.

Top Chef Just Desserts: 10th Elimination

Orlando Santos goes home right before the finale
Oct 20, 2011 7:01 pm
Orlando Santos
Photo: Bravo

For any viewers who prefer the savory battles of Top Chef over the dessert drama of Top Chef Just Desserts, last night was the challenge for you. For the elimination, Gail Simmons brought out several flags from different countries and instructed the chefs to each choose one. Naturally, they assumed they would be making a dessert from said country...

Top Chef Just Desserts: Eliminations 7/8

Doughnuts prove deadly in the quickfire
Oct 6, 2011 5:01 pm
Chocolate Square
Photo: Bravo

When Johnny Iuzzini showed up for the doughnut-centric challenge, the contestants regarded him like the quickfire angel of death that he was. He came to announce their worst fears: the loser of the Quickfire will be eliminated.

Pumpkin Bread Pudding Recipe

Meet your go-to dessert for late fall and winter
Oct 3, 2011 5:31 pm
Photo: Ben Fink

This fantastic dessert is perfect for the cool months of late fall and winter. Cubes of tender pumpkin bread are baked in a rich custard laced with bourbon and maple syrup. Crisp apple cider is the base of a buttery caramel sauce spiced with fresh ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and star anise. Forget about serving the same old pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving and put this out instead...

How To Make A Graham Cracker Pie Crust

The perfect base for banana cream or chocolate pie
Aug 23, 2011 7:01 pm
photo: little blue hen on Flickr

This is one of the easiest pie crusts to make and is a great base for your favorite fillings, from peanut butter mousse to key lime custard. It literally involves three ingredients and the technique can be likened to playing in a sandbox. Use whatever fruit's in season for a guaranteed hit - who doesn't love homemade pie? It also makes a great cheesecake...


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