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Chocolate from the Cake Mix Doctor Paperback – October 1, 2001
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Beginning with a blueprint for mix-doctoring success, which includes information on pantry essentials and a useful chocolate primer, the book then presents over 150 easy recipes for a full range of chocolate layer, pound, sheet, angel food, and chiffon cakes, as well as muffins, cookies, brownies, and more. Among these, readers will surely want to try Triple Decker Raspberry Chocolate Cake, White Chocolate Peach Cake, Frozen Chocolate Neapolitan Cake, and Jessica's Caramel Chocolate Brownies. Besides more basic finishes, the frosting chapter offers recipes for the likes of Crushed Peppermint Buttercream Frosting. An introductory section presents color photos of all the cakes; Byrn also supplies interesting technical information, lore (Nuggets of Chocolate History, for one), and a chocolate cake glossary all bakers can use. --Arthur Boehm
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Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
This time, Chocolate From the Cake Mix Doctor adds more variety than just chocolate cakes with a larger number of brownies, muffins, bars and little cakes than seen in the previous book. As in her first CMD book, Byrn gives recipes for terrific scratch frostings which are what really set these cakes apart. There are clear tips and suggestions in a thoroughly updated first section and great ideas in neat boxes at nearly every recipe. My favorite thing about the book is the website that goes along with it, where bakers can ask questions about a recipe in the book and get reviews and suggestions from other bakers.
If you are a fan of chocolate, bake a lot or are looking for a way to make your chocolate cakes a bit less ordinary--this book will not disappoint you.
For those who are well familiar with the first book there are a few repeats which might be a disappointment but the myriad of new recipes should make up for it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I made one cake out of this book... It was great! The raspberry chocolate cake.Published 2 months ago by Nurse
I'm a guy that likes to bake in my spare time and found this book very useful. I really like baking "from scratch" but I have a problem keeping things tidy while doing so -... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Den G
I ordered 5 different of these Cook Book Doctors for a birthday gift and they Live these Cook Books!Published 10 months ago by Carl Coker
Every cake is winner! The recipes are easy to follow and absolutely hide that "box mix" flavor.Published 12 months ago by Amazon Customer