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The Cake Mix Doctor Returns!: With 160 All-New Recipesby Anne Byrn
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What could be better than a phenomenon? The return of a phenomenon. Ten years ago Anne Byrn's The Cake Mix Doctor began its extraordinary run as one of the most popular baking books of all time. Now Anne Byrn is back with the all-new Cake Mix Doctor Returns! From the beloved author who showed home bakers how adding a touch of sweet butter or a dusting of cocoa powder, a dollop of vanilla yogurt or flurry of grated lemon zest could transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. Here are 160 brand-new recipes--that's right, 160 amazing cake mix recipes--for luscious layer cakes, sheet cakes, brownies, bars, cookies, and more.
And the book is needed more than ever. Today 90 percent of home cooks use prepackaged mixes, while the economy is creating a perfect excuse to let them eat cake--cake equals happiness. And what cakes! 40 layer cakes, from Tiramisu Cake to The Best Red Velvet Cake, Strawberry Refrigerator Cake to Chocolate Swirled Cannoli Cake. 35 sheet cakes. 38 bundt and pound cakes. 16 cupcakes and muffins, plus the cult classic Whoopie Pie. And brownies, bars, and cookies, including Spice Drop Cookies, Angel Food Macaroons, and Chocolate Espresso Biscotti. There's even a wedding cake, a frequent request from the author's passionate online community.
The Cake Mix Doctor is back--just say ahhhhh!
Byrn is back! From sheet cakes and cupcakes to muffins and even a wedding cake, the beloved Cake Mix Doctor returns with 160 brand-new cake mix recipes for luscious layer cakes, Bundt cakes, brownies, bars, cookies, and more.
It's pure magic--you'll never believe these cakes come out of a box!
Transform ordinary cake mix into extraordinary cakes through just the right additions: Use buttermilk and sour cream for greater moisture and richness. Boost flavor with cocoa powder, peppermint extract, lemon zest--even lemon yogurt. Instead of water, try orange juice, canned pumpkin, a leftover cup of coffee (it makes for a devilishly delicious brownie). Celebrating ten years since she reinvented home baking, Anne Byrn takes bakers boldly forward with 160 all-new, fast, foolproof recipes, plus dozens of fresh ideas on frosting (including how to make only what you need), garnishing, and baking lighter cakes for lighter appetites.
About the Author
Anne Byrn is known to millions of fans through her Cake Mix Doctor and Dinner Doctor cookbooks, which she's promoted in more than 200 television appearances on Good Morning America, Roker on the Road
Table of Contents
I'm back . . . so let's bake!
How To Use This Book:
The tips you need to get you baking. Choose the right cake mix. Prepping the pans. Testing for doneness. Plus the 10 Secrets for Sensational Cakes.
Love Those Layers:
Majestic and delicious, when a celebration is at hand, these are the cakes to serve. A Triple Decker Chocolate Icebox Cake, Williamsburg Orange Cake, Holiday Eggnog Cake with Apricot filling, plus 36 others.
Make Your Own Wedding Cake:
Bake a once-in-a-lifetime cake to celebrate their lifelong love. This elegant, moist triple layer white cake with a rich cream cheese frosting will have your guests shouting, "I do!" (And because you made it yourself, you'll be able to say, "I did!")
Bundts and Pounds:
Easy to tote to picnics and parties, visually pleasing, and perfectly paired with a cup of coffee or tea or a glass of lemonade. It's hard to resist a slice of Key Lime Pound Cake, Kathy's Cinnamon Breakfast Cake, or Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cake.
When you're baking for a crowd, sheet cakes come to the rescue--there's little prep, little assembly, but big flavor results. Just slice and serve. Dazzle friends with a Pink Lemonade Party Cake, Chocolate Bayou City Cake, Brown Sugar and Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake, or the Birthday Cake for a Crowd.
Cupcakes and Muffins:
Longtime favorites of kids (and kids at heart), these miniature cakes pack a lot of flavor into their small size. Bake up Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cupcakes, Stawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes, or Apple Spice Muffins. And if you're feeling nostalgic, there's even a recipe for Whoopie Pies.
Brownies, Bars, and Cookies:
Whether they're for a school, church, or Girl Scout troop fundraiser, expect these bake sale favorites to fly off the table. Gooey Pecan Pie Brownies, Angel Food Macaroons, Pineapple Coconut Bars, and German Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies are just a few favorites.
Homemade frostings, icings, and glazes are the heart and soul of this book. Classic Buttercream Frosting, rich Orange Cream Cheese Frosting, delicious Chocolate Pan Frosting, Caramel Glaze--these are easy, no-fail recipes that will turn a good cake into a great cake.
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