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In Lynne’s interview with Cheryl Day, the two discuss the comeback of vintage desserts.

Here’s Cheryl’s recipe for Chocolate Heaven Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting.

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Bittersweet Chocolate Cake for Improvising

Like a little black dress, the recipe can be improvised on endlessly to create different effects. Add exotic flavorings such as freshly ground pink or black peppercorns, ancho chile, Mexican cinnamon, curry powder or garam masala; dried, unsprayed lavender flowers or herbes de Provence, or ground Earl Gray tea (2 teaspoons).

- Sally Schneider