Three easy cakes
Newsday food writer Erica Marcus shows off three cake recipes she says are "idiot-proof."
Easy as cake: These three cakes, clockwise from top, Farmhouse Apple, Semi-Wacky Chocolate and Orange-Almond, require no fancy equipment, separated eggs or frosting. (Feb. 14, 2011)
Semi-Wacky Chocolate Cake is garnished with fresh raspberries. (Feb. 14, 2011)
Farmhouse Apple Cake, adapted from "Four Seasons of Italian Cooking" by A.J. Battifarano, is somewhere between a cake and a tart, writes Newsday's Erica Marcus. (Feb. 14, 2011)
This unorthodox Orange-Almond Cake contains one whole navel orange -- peel, pith and all. It's garnished with toasted almonds and orange zest. (Feb. 14, 2011)
A slice of Semi-Wacky Chocolate Cake gets a dollop of freshly whipped cream when it's plated. (Feb. 14, 2011)