After sifting through her treasure trove of cookbooks and recipe cards, master baker and author Julie Richardson (Rustic Fruit Desserts) selected the most inventive, surprising, and just plain delicious cakes she could find. Vintage Cakes is the result: a delightful and delectable time capsule of American baking, with recipes spanning a century.
Each cake has been expertly tested and retooled using the best ingredients and most up-to-date techniques. With precise and careful guidance, Richardson guides home bakers — whether total beginners or seasoned cooks — toward picture-perfect meringues, extra-creamy frostings, and lighter-than-air chiffons.
A few of the dreamy cakes that await: a chocolatey Texas Sheet Cake as large and abundant as its namesake state, the boozy Not for Children Gingerbread Bundt cake, and the sublime Lovelight Chocolate Chiffon Cake with Chocolate Whipped Cream.
Make every occasion — the annual bake sale, a birthday party, or even a simple Sunday supper — a celebration with this charming collection of more than 50 remastered classics.
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