Cocoa-Carrot Cake with Cocoa Crumble - Chef William Werner likes carrot cake but was curious to experiment with the classic. So he added cocoa to the batter, resulting in this moist loaf with a chocolaty crumb topping. http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/cocoa-carrot-cake-with-cocoa-crumble
Lemon and Rosemary Granita | An icy treat for a warm summer evening, this granita gets an unexpected boost from the bold flavor of rosemary. You can put the hot lemon mixture directly into the freezer rather than chilling it first, but the freezing time will be longer.
Mini Black-Bottom Cheesecakes | F&W's Grace Parisi made several versions of these brilliant little jam-topped cheesecakes, substituting fromage blanc and other tangy soft cheeses for the usual sour cream. Some versions were sweeter, others more tart; all were delicious. In these single-serving desserts from Parisi, the rich and creamy cheesecakes are baked atop a chocolate-wafer base. You don't need any special equipment to make them--just a muffin tin and foil liners.