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15 Unusual Cakes You Need To Make Right Now

Funfetti is important, but there's more to life.

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2. Spiced Dulce de Leche Banana Icebox Cake

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Our old favorite has gussied herself up with dulce de leche and bananas and now she’s ready to party. This fancified icebox cake is ready for your weeknight celebrations.

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4. Carrot Cake with Cardamom

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The yogurt and carrots give the cake moisture, and the hint of cardamom makes it shine. We ended up adding the sugar in the frosting to taste; if you prefer your frosting on the not-so-sweet side, you should do the same.

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5. Roberta's Parsley Cake

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If we can put rosemary in our frozen yogurt and thyme in our cookies, what's stopping parsley from dessert domination? This green cake might look Seussian, but it's not only edible — it's delicious.

Get the recipe here.

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9. Chocolate-Mashed Potato Cake with Ganache

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Yeah, you read that right. The potato adds a certain moistness that chocolate cakes can lack -- without seeming too starchy or savory. Plus, the edges of the cake that touch the bundt pan get crackly: a perfect contrast to the soft cake inside.

Get the recipe here.

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Sarah Jampel is an editor for the community-based recipe website Food52, where you can find lots more recipes, cooking advice, and kitchen products.

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