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@nytmag: "No matter how late the night, how big the dinner, how jet-lagged the out-of-town uncles and aunties, when a cake comes out, there's a communal surge in appetite and spirits. Everyone has room for at least one piece." Food writer and critic @tejalxrao began making #cakes as a kid, the same way that everyone does at first — badly, with a few raw centers and burned edges or stuck to the pan and scooped out and served in pieces. Now with some practice, a few kitchen tricks and the simple habit of reading the #recipe a few times through before starting, Rao is a confident,if still mildly anxious, cake baker. This Cranberry-Lemon Stripe cake is adapted from @helen_goh_bakes and Yotam Ottolenghi and uses a vertical stripe technique that looks like magic once you cut into it. Read this recipe and two more by clicking the link in our bio, with photographs by @davideluciano. #🎂