Perfect Coconut CakeThis is our celebration cake.  It exists in the realm of cake that requires proper creaming of butter and sugar, the folding in of egg whites, and the possibility of a water bath for each layer of the cake.  In short, if you ever wanted to meet a high maintenance cake, say hello.   This King Arthur recipe introduced us to the idea of using coconut milk powder in lieu of coconut milk; we haven't yet tried the alternative to weigh in, but if you are in the mood for something a little extra refined, this cake is it. 
Humble Cake + FigsI'm pretty sure you could make this whole recipe with one bowl and a wooden spoon. It feels like an old world cake: yogurt and olive oil and, in many variations, honey. This ATK recipe had the lowest ratio of sugar to flour that we could find (1 cup to 3 cups). We loved everything about it. We loved everything about it.
Anything CobblerLet this be your anything cobbler!   Use any fruit!  Use any amount of butter!  Use any amount of water!  That we enjoy making it in summer is a testament to the deliciousness of baked stone fruit and the "anything" quality of summer -- indeed, here we have a most forgiving recipe!