Cake Simple: Recipes for Bundt-Style Cakes from Classic Dark Chocolate to Luscious Lemon Basil by Christie Matheson, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Cake Simple: Recipes for Bundt-Style Cakes from Classic Dark Chocolate to Luscious Lemon Basil

Cake Simple: Recipes for Bundt-Style Cakes from Classic Dark Chocolate to Luscious Lemon Basil

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by Christie Matheson
     
 

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Bundt-style cakes appeal to everyone busy home bakers appreciate how simple they are to make, and cake lovers adore the endless (and delicious!) variety of shapes and forms they can take. This collection of more than 50 recipes delivers retro fun with a sophisticated spin, offering everything from nostalgia-inducing classics and decadent indulgences to adorable

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Bundt-style cakes appeal to everyone busy home bakers appreciate how simple they are to make, and cake lovers adore the endless (and delicious!) variety of shapes and forms they can take. This collection of more than 50 recipes delivers retro fun with a sophisticated spin, offering everything from nostalgia-inducing classics and decadent indulgences to adorable minis and even vegan versions of this eponymous treat. Enticing photos throughout showcase these whimsical, irresistible desserts and will have anyone with sweet cravings begging for this circular sensation!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In the most recent of Chronicle’s gift-worthy single-subject cookbook (which includes Whoopie Pies and Lemon Desserts) comes a focus on Bundt cakes, by Matheson (Flour and Salty Sweets, among others). With 50-plus recipes divided into four chapters for regular and mini-size cakes, this collection includes modern-day versions of classics such as an update of the traditional sour cream, a Cranberry-Crème Fraîche, a chocolate-raspberry bundt gone vegan, and an update on Lady Bird Johnson’s lemon cake, sans margarine and food coloring. The “Bundt Cake For Food Snobs” chapter features savory-sweet combos with emphasis on herbs such as Lemon Basil, Kumquat-Coconut with Tarragon, and Olive Oil-Rosemary. Trendy flavors including Salted Caramel and S’More are included in the title, as is a fun, “who would have thought” DIY Nutella. The author includes in this beautifully illustrated book brief but interesting facts on the history of the Bundt, and shares her passion for the use of organic ingredients. (Oct.)
Library Journal
Matheson will have bakers dusting off their old bundt pans with this tempting assortment of 50-plus recipes for both sweet and sweet/savory treats.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811879361
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
09/21/2011
Pages:
132
Sales rank:
135,702
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

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Meet the Author

Christie Matheson is the co-author of several books, including Flour.

Alex Farnum is a San Francisco-based photographer.

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Cake Simple: Recipes for Bundt-Style Cakes from Classic Dark Chocolate to Luscious Lemon Basil 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
NoLa18 More than 1 year ago
Bundt cakes seem to be the rage these days, and I do love making them, so I'm always on the alert for new recipes. I haven't yet tried out any of the recipes in the book, but I have spotted several I plan to bake in the next few weeks and during the holidays. This book contains quite a few recipes that feature ingredients that are a bit out of the ordinary--for example, using creme fraiche instead of sour cream (the author says this produces a superior crumb, and she includes instructions on how to make your own creme fraiche). The organization of the book is very useful: a chapter on Bundt classics, one on more decadent cakes, one "for food snobs" (some really unusual ingredients here!), and a chapter on Bundt minis. Some recipes in the latter are for a six-mold pan, others for an eight-mold pan. The author also provides suggestions about what to do if you have one of the newer Bundt pans that have one of fancier design shapes (e.g., fleur-de-lis) but a smaller capacity than the traditional pan. I can already tell that this book will make a nice addition to my ever-expanding cookbook collection!
Spellbound More than 1 year ago
Every cake in this book is a hit! I have not been disappointed once and I have made several now. Great texture-not your out of the box light and fluffy-but real indulgent texture.