Synopses & Reviews
"Doyenne of Desserts, Queen of Cookies, Sultana of Sweets--the truth is, people love to bake Maida Heatter recipes, in part because they work, producing luscious creations that almost invariably bring grown men and women to their knees."--Suzanne Hamlin, The New York Times
Cakes mean celebration, and there's no better reason to celebrate than the first-ever cake book from Maida Heatter. With more than 175 recipes and 10 different categories (did you know there were so many kinds of cake?), it includes absolute classics like the East 62nd Street Lemon Cake plus everything from Jalousies and Zuger Kirschtorte to Pecan Sweet Potato Cake and more. She even makes fruitcake taste great. There are muffins, shortbreads, cheesecakes, gingerbreads, cupcakes, fancy cakes, nut cakes, and just plain cakey cakes. And most exciting of all, there's a completely new and never-before-published recipe for her Queen Mother's Cake, perhaps the most famous cake ever.