Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Cake Keeper Cakes by Lauren Chattman

Title: Cake Keeper Cakes


Author: Lauren Chattman


Published: Taunton Press, 2009


Pages: 176


Snippet:'This cake is irresistible warm from the oven, served with vanilla ice cream.'


Summary: Few things are as satisfying as a sweet snack that's mouthwateringly moist. So skip the cookie jar and head for the cake keeper. In Cake Keeper Cakes, Lauren Chattman, the author of Dessert Express, presents simple and delicious recipes that stand up to everyday eating. Made from only the most wholesome ingredients, Lauren's heavenly creations include Espresso-Hazelnut Bundt Cake, Banana and Bittersweet Chocolate Cake, Citrus Pound Cake, Raspberry Yellow Cake Squares, and Mississippi Mud Cake. Designed with the busy baker in mind, this intoxicating cookbook shows how to make long-lasting cakes like mom used to, in a lot less time. (Taken from Goodreads)


Review: Who doesn't  love cake? Well actually, there's probably quite a few people who don't love cake.  But this book is for those people (like myself) who do love cake and you like to bake but either have very little time or you're not so flash in the kitchen.


The recipes in this book are designed to be quick and easy so that anyone can use them and anyone can make them.  I found the instructions quite easy and straight-forward to follow.  All of the ingredients are fairly obtainable too so there won't be any surprise exotic ingredients nobody has ever heard of before.


The pictures in this book are amazing.  I was watering at the mouth as I read through all the recipes and then the pictures of some of them looked so nice. I assure you, you will not flick through this book without wanting to make at least one of the cakes.  I would have liked to see a picture of the Zebra cake but I'll have to make it myself to see how it looks.


A lot of recipes seemed to be very interesting, the cakes were quite different to the normal array of cakes.  Some of the more interesting ones being coca-cola chocolate cake and a zebra cake.  There were of course a selection of more normal cakes too so really there was something to please everyone.


If you're into baking and love cakes then definitely check out Cake Keeper Cakes it is worth a read or even a flick through.


Source: NetGalley

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