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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.
WHO COULD BELIEVE THESE CAKES CAME OUT OF A BOX?
By enhancing packaged cake mix with just the right additions, even the least confident baker can turn out signature desserts. From Devilishly Good Chocolate Cake to a to-die-for Caramel Cake to coffee cakes, sheet cakes, bars, brownies, and frostings, here are 175 fast, foolproof recipes that marry the convenience, ease, and dependability of commercial cake mixes with a dash of creativity, a spoonful of richness, and a cup of pure inspiration.
From the Doctor's Pantry
Flavor Boosters-Lemon zest, nuts, coffee, poppy seeds, grated coconut, unsweetened cocoa powder, peppermint schnapps, fresh strawberries
Making It Richer-Buttermilk, whipping cream, sour cream, eggs, yogurt, butter, peach puree
Offsetting the Cake Mix Taste-Dry sherry, lime zest, pure almond extract
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
, and local stations. She is also a favorite subject for lifestyle editors in newspapers across the country. Anne lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband and three children. You can visit her online at&
Table of Contents
Doctoring Cake Mixes
Cake Mix 101
How to Use This Book
Cakes with Fruit
Strike It Rich Cakes
Special Occasion Cakes
Cheesecakes and Gooey Cakes
Cakes with Spirit
Incredible Bars and Comforting Cookies
This Can-t Contain Cake Mix
Just the Basics
Frostings, Glazes, and One Compote