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Piece of Cake! One-bowl, No-fuss, From-scratch Cakes

by Camilla V. Saulsbury

Piece of Cake! One-bowl, No-fuss, From-scratch Cakes Synopsis

Known as wacky cake, war cake, Depression cake, Joe cake, dump cake or crazy cake, the delicious premise behind them is all the same: it's a cake that can be mixed, baked and served from the same bowl. It's as much, if not more, about what isn't required as what is: No need for multiple bowls; No need to cream the fat (e.g. butter, shortening or oil) with the sugar; No need to separate the eggs; No need to alternately add ingredients while simultaneously mixing; No need to use cake flour or other fancy flour; No need to sift flour; No need for a heavy-duty stand mixer. But what about taste? Pure bliss! Comforting and old-fashioned but surprisingly modern and elegant too. The added bonus is that there is virtually no clean-up. Recipes include: Sticky toffee pudding cake; Brandied Christmas cake; Chai spice with honey frosting; Boozy bourbon bundt; Whole wheat carrot bundt; Chocolate ganache stout layer cake; Lavender-lemon pound cake. In addition to the cakes, there are over 75 icing, glaze, syrup and sauce recipes. Piece of Cake! also features a cook-friendly lay-flat wiro binding and is full colour throughout. These cakes can be prepared in almost the same time as it takes to make a cake from a mix, but the results couldn't be more deliciously different.

Piece of Cake! One-bowl, No-fuss, From-scratch Cakes Press Reviews

There are many pluses for the making of one-bowl cakes, she says. These include no need to use a number of bowls; it's unnecessary to separate eggs or alternately add ingredients while simultaneously mixing; cake flour or other fancy flours are not required nor is sifting, and you don't need to own a heavy-duty stand mixer.... Piece Of Cake offers readers a multitude of cakes from classic layer cakes and Bundt to old-fashioned and modern innovations.-- (10/04/2011) Create a multitude of cakes everyone loves to eat, from classic layer cakes and Bundt cakes, to old-fashioned cakes and modern innovations, with author Camilla Saulsbury's book Piece of Cake! Saulsbury hopes to inspire home bakers everywhere to bake delectable cakes in almost no time and with almost no clean up! She includes baking tips, a list of key ingredients, and what equipment will help provide the best baking results.--Houston Lifestyles and Homes Magazine (10/01/2011) Piece of Cake by Camilla V. Saulsbury is for bakers who don't want complicated multi-step recipes but still want to avoid the cake-mix route. All the recipes are one-bowl wonders with no creaming, no egg separating, no sifting or need for a heavy-duty mixer.-- (10/27/2011)

Book Information

ISBN: 9780778802778
Publication date: 13th October 2011
Author: Camilla V. Saulsbury
Publisher: Robert Rose Inc
Format: Spiral bound
Pagination: 288 pages
Categories: Cakes, baking, icing & sugarcraft,

About Camilla V. Saulsbury

Camilla V. Saulsbury is a freelance food writer and recipe developer. She has written 11 cookbooks and has won several cooking competitions.

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