January 11, 1999
January 11, 1999
The Cake Mix Doctor is in! And the prescription is simple: By doctoring up packaged cake mix with just the right extras--a touch of sweet butter here, cocoa powder there, or poppy seeds, vanilla yogurt, sherry, eggs, and grated lemon zest for the Charleston Poppy Seed Cake--even the least experienced baker can turn out luscious signature desserts, time after time. The proof is in the taste, and the taste never stops--from Toasted Coconut Sour Cream Cake to Devilishly Good Chocolate Cake; from a to-die-for Caramel Cake and a Holiday Yule Log to cheesecakes, coffee cakes, sheet cakes, pound cakes, bars, brownies, and those all-important frostings, here are 175 fast, foolproof recipes that will transform the art of home baking in America.
Who could believe these cakes came out of a box? Moist, tender, rich, deep, and complexly flavored, without a hint of artificiality, each cake stand up and delivers. But without any of the fuss of baking from scratch. Anne Byrn, an award-wining food writer and self-described purist, creates recipes that employ a cake mix's strengths---convenience, ease-of-use, dependability, and almost imperviousness to overbeating, underbeating, overbaking, and underbaking.
In addition to the recipes are the Cake Mix Doctor's Q&A's, extensive "Doctor Says" tips, lists--15 Beautiful Birthday Cakes, 15 Cakes That Will Cash in at a Bake Sale--and more, all illustrated in a full-color photographic insert.
Take a box of cake mix, add your own special touches, and create a great dessert that no one will suspect came out of a carton--that's the premise of Ann Byrn's cookbook. Recipes include Chocolate Pistachio Cake, Pecan Pie Cake, Almond Cream Cheese Pound Cake, Cranberry Oat Crumble Bars, Fruit Pizza, and a Christmas Gingerbread House.
- Genre: Cooking + Food + Wine
- Subgenre: Courses + Dishes / Cakes, Courses + Dishes / Desserts, Methods / Baking
- Language: English
- Author: Anne Byrn
- Online Item #: 11340294
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-7971
- ISBN: 9780761117193
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported