7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Easy, Tasty Dessert Recipes, Great Photos
, May 13, 2010
I pre-ordered the cookbook, and was pleased when it arrived from Amazon a day before the official release date. Having worked on projects as a freelance website copywriter for Laura Trice's healthy cookie company, I was eager to see what kind of healthy snack recipes she would create. Although I consider myself a good cook, I generally don't have time for lengthy, complicated recipes, so I was happy to see that most of the selections had few ingredients and a short prep and bake time. I also found the beautiful color photos to be very enticing.
I decided to try the Whoopie Pies made with the One Pan Eggless Chocolate Cake recipe. I couldn't decide if I would rather use the Fluffy Marshmallow Frosting as suggested underneath the photo, or make the Natural Whipped Cream, so I did both. The recipes were easy to follow and came out well. I did have to adjust the bake time slightly on the cake- not a big deal. Everything tasted great! The cake had a moist, chocolaty texture that was sweet, but not overly so like traditional cake. The Fluffy Marshmallow Frosting was light with a nice maple taste, and the Natural Whipped Cream was creamy and sweet without being overbearing. I also tried Grandma's Gingerbread Cake and topped it with the Natural Whipped Cream. It, too, was easy to make, and had a rich flavor that reminded me of spice cake. I have a terrible sweet tooth, and wished the cake was a little sweeter, but I found it was a wonderful complement to my morning cup of coffee and much better than a doughnut.