Alexandra's Kitchen: Chez Panisse Almond Torte (Made entirely in the food processor, is one of the simplest and most delicious desserts you could ever prepare. It tastes better with each passing day, so don’t be afraid to make it a day or two in advance).
Poppy Seed Cake Lauren Chattman brings out the taste of the poppy seeds in this cake by soaking them in hot water. She lightly crushes the seeds in a blender before mixing them into the batter. (Recipe adapted from .