Recipes: Bake your way through the rest of winter

March comes in like a lion, and man are we feeling its roar.

So why not embrace the last of winter with some baking? Because cherry blossoms and outdoor concerts are just around the corner, but until then, there’s always cake:

This undated photo made available in August 2018 shows Mexican hot chocolate brownies in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Katie Workman. (Cheyenne Cohen via AP)
One-pot Mexican hot chocolate brownies This dish is from a recipe by Katie Workman. Find the recipe on wtop.com. (Cheyenne Cohen via AP) (AP/Cheyenne Cohen)
This Aug. 17, 2016 photo shows mini quinoa carrot cakes in Coronado, Calif. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)
Mini quinoa carrot cakes This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d’Arabian. Find the recipe here. (Melissa d’Arabian via AP) (AP/Melissa d'Arabian)
This Sept. 12, 2011 photo shows gooey butter pear cake in Concord, N.H.  This recipe uses pear making it a perfect cake for fall.   (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Gooey butter pear cake Find the recipe here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) (ASSOCIATED PRESS/Matthew Mead)
This Jan. 18, 2016 photo shows chocolate Guinness cake with chocolate Guinness glaze in Concord, N.H. The glaze is an essential part of the cake, as you poke holes in the cake when it is still warm and slowly spoon the glaze over the cake until the holes are filled with it. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Chocolate Guinness cake Find the recipe. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) (AP/Matthew Mead)
This January 2017 photo shows butterscotchy oatmeal cookies in New York. This dessert is from a recipe by Katie Workman. (Sarah Crowder via AP)
Butterscotchy oatmeal cookies This dessert is from a recipe by Katie Workman. Find the recipe here. (Sarah Crowder via AP) (AP/Sarah E Crowder)
This October 19, 2015 photo shows apple tart with cinnamon creme fraiche in Concord, NH. When you add a little sugar and cinnamon to creme fraiche, it turns this tart into something that feels restaurant-fancy. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Apple tart with cinnamon creme fraiche Find the recipe here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) (AP/Matthew Mead)
This July 27, 2015 photo shows butter on banana bread with chocolate and crystalized ginger in Concord, N.H. This dish is from a recipe by Katie Workman. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Banana bread with chocolate and crystallized ginger This dish is from a recipe by Katie Workman. Find the recipe here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) (AP/Matthew Mead)
This Feb 20, 2018 photo shows toffee bars in Amagansett, N.Y. They are packed full of pecans, toffee bits, chopped white chocolate and dried coconut but the sprinkling of bourbon is what really takes them over the edge. (Elizabeth Karmel via AP)
Toffee bars Find the recipe here. (Elizabeth Karmel via AP) (AP/Elizabeth Karmel)
This September 2016 photo shows pumpkin cream cheese swirled chocolate brownies in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Katie Workman. (Katie Workman via AP)
Pumpkin cream cheese swirled chocolate brownies This dish is from a recipe by Katie Workman. Find the recipe here. (Katie Workman via AP) (AP/Katie Workman)
This undated photo provided by America's Test Kitchen in February 2019 shows Buttermilk Drop Biscuits in Brookline, Mass. This recipe appears in “The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs.” (Joe Keller/America's Test Kitchen via AP)
Buttermilk drop biscuits  Find the recipe on wtop.com. (Joe Keller/America’s Test Kitchen via AP) (AP/Joe Keller)
This August 2016 photo shows lemon bars in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Katie Workman. (Sarah E. Crowder via AP)
Lemon bars This dish is from a recipe by Katie Workman. Find the recipe here. (Sarah E. Crowder via AP) (AP/Sarah E. Crowder)
This Nov. 18, 2013 photo shows flourless peanut butter chocolate cake in Concord, N.H. The dense, squat cake has no complicated decorations and is easy to transport. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Flourless peanut butter chocolate cake  Find the recipe here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) (AP/Matthew Mead)
This Oct. 3, 2108 photo shows wheaten bread with sweet scotch whiskey butter in Amagansett, NY. This dish is from a recipe by Elizabeth Karmel. (Elizabeth Karmel via AP)
Wheaten bread with sweet Scotch whisky butter This dish is from a recipe by Elizabeth Karmel. Find the recipe on wtop.com. (Elizabeth Karmel via AP) (AP/Elizabeth Karmel)
This March 17, 2014 photo shows orange cinnamon coconut pudding (Tembleque) in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Orange cinnamon coconut pudding Find the recipe here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) (AP/Matthew Mead)
This Sept. 16, 2013 photo shows ham and cheese stuffed French toast loaf in Concord, N.H. The entire loaf was sliced horizontally into a few thick planks, stuffed, then reassembled in a loaf pan. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Ham and cheese stuffed French toast loaf Find the recipe here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) (AP/Matthew Mead)
This Jan. 25, 2016 photo shows a sour cream cinnamon coffee cake in Concord, N.H. This Bundt-style cake is from a recipe by Katie Workman. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Sour cream cinnamon coffee cake This Bundt-style cake is from a recipe by Katie Workman. Find the recipe here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) (AP/Matthew Mead)
This Jan. 31, 2018 photo shows a lemon and vanilla bean angel food cake in Bethesda, Md. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)
Lemon and vanilla bean angel food cake This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d’Arabian. Find the recipe here. (Melissa d’Arabian via AP) (AP/Melissa d'Arabian)
This undated photo provided by America's Test Kitchen shows Classic Bread Pudding in Brookline, Mass. This recipe appears in “The Complete Slow Cooker.” (Daniel J. van Ackere/America's Test Kitchen via AP)
Classic bread pudding  This recipe comes from “America’s Test Kitchen.” Find the recipe on wtop.com. (Daniel J. van Ackere/America’s Test Kitchen via AP) (AP/Daniel J. van Ackere)
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This undated photo made available in August 2018 shows Mexican hot chocolate brownies in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Katie Workman. (Cheyenne Cohen via AP)
This Aug. 17, 2016 photo shows mini quinoa carrot cakes in Coronado, Calif. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)
This Sept. 12, 2011 photo shows gooey butter pear cake in Concord, N.H.  This recipe uses pear making it a perfect cake for fall.   (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This Jan. 18, 2016 photo shows chocolate Guinness cake with chocolate Guinness glaze in Concord, N.H. The glaze is an essential part of the cake, as you poke holes in the cake when it is still warm and slowly spoon the glaze over the cake until the holes are filled with it. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This January 2017 photo shows butterscotchy oatmeal cookies in New York. This dessert is from a recipe by Katie Workman. (Sarah Crowder via AP)
This October 19, 2015 photo shows apple tart with cinnamon creme fraiche in Concord, NH. When you add a little sugar and cinnamon to creme fraiche, it turns this tart into something that feels restaurant-fancy. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This July 27, 2015 photo shows butter on banana bread with chocolate and crystalized ginger in Concord, N.H. This dish is from a recipe by Katie Workman. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This Feb 20, 2018 photo shows toffee bars in Amagansett, N.Y. They are packed full of pecans, toffee bits, chopped white chocolate and dried coconut but the sprinkling of bourbon is what really takes them over the edge. (Elizabeth Karmel via AP)
This September 2016 photo shows pumpkin cream cheese swirled chocolate brownies in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Katie Workman. (Katie Workman via AP)
This undated photo provided by America's Test Kitchen in February 2019 shows Buttermilk Drop Biscuits in Brookline, Mass. This recipe appears in “The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs.” (Joe Keller/America's Test Kitchen via AP)
This August 2016 photo shows lemon bars in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Katie Workman. (Sarah E. Crowder via AP)
This Nov. 18, 2013 photo shows flourless peanut butter chocolate cake in Concord, N.H. The dense, squat cake has no complicated decorations and is easy to transport. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This Oct. 3, 2108 photo shows wheaten bread with sweet scotch whiskey butter in Amagansett, NY. This dish is from a recipe by Elizabeth Karmel. (Elizabeth Karmel via AP)
This March 17, 2014 photo shows orange cinnamon coconut pudding (Tembleque) in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This Sept. 16, 2013 photo shows ham and cheese stuffed French toast loaf in Concord, N.H. The entire loaf was sliced horizontally into a few thick planks, stuffed, then reassembled in a loaf pan. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This Jan. 25, 2016 photo shows a sour cream cinnamon coffee cake in Concord, N.H. This Bundt-style cake is from a recipe by Katie Workman. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This Jan. 31, 2018 photo shows a lemon and vanilla bean angel food cake in Bethesda, Md. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)
This undated photo provided by America's Test Kitchen shows Classic Bread Pudding in Brookline, Mass. This recipe appears in “The Complete Slow Cooker.” (Daniel J. van Ackere/America's Test Kitchen via AP)

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