Cake, I Love You Cel­e­brates the Art of the Cake

Upscale Living Magazine - - Recipes -

What bet­ter way to cel­e­brate life’s big and small achieve­ments than with cake? There is some­thing in­her­ently fes­tive and spe­cial about a home­made cake. Mas­ter baker, Jill O’Con­nor walks home cooks through the cake-mak­ing process with crowd-pleas­ing recipes, per­fect for the hol­i­days. Cake: I Love You (Chron­i­cle Books/May 2017) is a love let­ter to a clas­sic in­dul­gence and of­fers more than 50 di­vinely deca­dent recipes home bak­ers will want to make right away.

Or­ga­nized by fla­vor pro­file (ba­nana, co­conut, cho­co­late, caramel, spice, fruit) and level of dif­fi­culty, each chap­ter in this cook­book presents a wide range of sweet choices, from easy week­night sheet cakes to show­stop­pers lay­ered with frost­ing and ganache. With pho­tos that will make read­ers want to reach out and swipe their fin­gers through the frost­ing, Cake, I Love You of­fers fool­proof cake-mak­ing ad­vice for be­gin­ning bak­ers and mas­ter mix­ers alike.

From the sim­ple to the more de­tailed, Jill’s de­li­cious cake recipes in­cludes:

Old-Fash­ioned Cho­co­late May­on­naise Cake with Melted Cho­co­late Bar Frost­ing

Dixie’s Ba­nana-Bour­bon Stack Cake

Vin­tage Co­conut Cake

Cho­co­late-Dipped Strawberry Layer Cake

Cho­co­late-Peanut But­ter Black­out Cake

Hum­ming­bird Morn­ing Cake

Proper Vic­to­ria Sponge with Gin­ger-Roasted Rhubarb and Devon­shire-Style Cream

Rasp­berry-Hazel­nut Fi­nancier

Blood Or­ange-Ri­cotta Pound Cake with Spiced Blood Or­ange Com­pote

“Ev­ery­one love cakes in one form or an­other,” says Jill “This book is my un­apolo­getic love let­ter to cake, in all its sweet, gor­geous, and cel­e­bra­tory glory.”

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