This is a charming designed book full of wonderful recipes! There are plenty of of cakes for every occasion -- from quick, simple, casual to elegant, elaborate, and stunning. You'll find cakes that can be made in an hour, to many more that require a tad more effort. The chapters include: quick start cakes, one layer cakes, multilayer cakes, party cakes. There are sections on both guides to tools & tricks and guides to mail order sources.
The recipes are are clear and easy to follow. I am particularly intrigued by the Salted Caramel & Pecan cake, Chocolate- Apricot Pudding cake, S'mores cake..... oh my and that doesn't even cover the ice cream cakes.I felt the ingredients required for each recipe were reasonable.
This is probably my favorite desert recipe book so far. I love chocolate and this book really delivers some great recipes. Some very high calorie recipes but great nonetheless. Of the 50 chocolate cake recipes, over 40 of them look very good. I found several of them to have rather strange combinations but that's not the case with the vast majority of recipes in this book. There are just so many delicious looking recipes like the s'mores cake that has 1 lb of candy bars, graham cracker crumbs and … more
If you or the ones in your life adore chocolate, oh, this is the book you've been craving! There's absolutely no way not to adore this confection of a cookbook. It's a pleasure to look at, almost screams "Martha Stewart!", and every recipe is more mouthwatering than the next. "Chocolate Cakes" is divided into several chapters to tame your particular chocolate fix. There are quickie recipes to get the chocolate craving tamed fast; a chapter on one layer … more