Modern Baking – Donna Hay

The last couple weeks I have been focused on this year’s spectacular baking cookbooks. Today’s title, Modern Baking: Cakes, Cookies and Everything in Between by Donna Hay is the belle of the ball and is one of our upcoming Eat Your Book Cookbook Club titles.

I am a fiend for baking cookbooks and most of us here at EYB suffer from the same affliction. The latest offering from Donna Hay shares page after page of stunning photography and drool worthy recipes that are so decadent and tempting one’s  heart rate might increase. (Does that count as cardio?)

While the book shares a full variety of desserts, the chocolate section did me in. Full page photos of almost every dessert including a Salted dark chocolate layer cake with milk chocolate ganache, Cocoa panna cottas, and a Crunchy chocolate caramel layer cake that is so perfectly stacked with eight layers of enjoyment that the mere photograph will send a chocolate addict into a full blown convulsion. 

Nearly 300 recipes fill this gorgeous book and you will find something (and multiple somethings at that) for everyone here. The recipes are so varied that bakers of all levels from novice to pastry chef will be pleased. 

Warning our   can cause cravings that cannot be denied. The following   are shared:


The publisher is offering three copies of this book to EYB Members in the US, UK and AU. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

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  • praju  on  October 29, 2018

    Chocolate mousse cake

  • Liliana  on  October 29, 2018

    Chocolate Swirl Loaf

  • BookWorm53  on  October 29, 2018

    What a pre-Christmas gift! Thanks, Donna Hay! Clémentines are always part of the holidays so I would love to try the clementine and chocolate pudding.

  • amyz218  on  October 29, 2018

    Salted dark chocolate layer cake with milk chocolate ganache

  • pumpkinspice  on  October 29, 2018

    "Does that count as cardio?" ~ LOL

    The chocolate section is photographed so perfectly that it feels like you are immersed in chocolate.

    This book is spectacular.

  • Amdona  on  October 29, 2018

    Raw caramel slice. Yum.

  • Siegal  on  October 29, 2018

    Rum raisin truffles sound amazing

  • Siegal  on  October 29, 2018

    Rum raisin truffles sound amazing

  • AlexH  on  October 29, 2018

    Miso-glazed Doughnuts!

  • MiMi60  on  October 29, 2018

    Chocolate and ginger truffles

  • mkcorban  on  October 29, 2018

    Chocolate malt and pecan cookies

  • lpatterson412  on  October 29, 2018

    Peanut butter fudge, yum!!

  • Lynnd219  on  October 29, 2018

    Salted chocolate layer cake

  • riley  on  October 29, 2018

    Chocolate, Malt and Pecan Cookies

  • lauriesk  on  October 29, 2018

    Chocolate, banana and coconut muffins

  • merkusje  on  October 29, 2018

    Coffee cheesecake with coffee syrup

  • mcrimmins  on  October 29, 2018

    Peanut Butter Brownies

  • ravensfan  on  October 29, 2018

    Chocolate, malt and pecan cookies

  • JulieG1002  on  October 29, 2018

    I want to try the flourless cacao cake

  • bopper  on  October 29, 2018

    I`d choose the rum and raisin truffles to make first

  • Angryyew  on  October 29, 2018

    That chocolate pecan cake looks pretty good.

  • bdmltm  on  October 29, 2018

    Dark chocolate pretzel cake sounds fantastic!

  • rchesser  on  October 29, 2018

    The Salted dark chocolate layer cake with milk chocolate ganache.

  • Shelley.b  on  October 29, 2018

    Chocolate mousse cake

  • hillsboroks  on  October 29, 2018

    I want to make the Coffee Cheesecake with Coffee Syrup.

  • jmay42066  on  October 29, 2018

    Granola and maple bourbon raisin cookies

  • leilx  on  October 30, 2018

    Whiskey frosted chocolate brownie cake sounds amazing.

  • heyjude  on  October 30, 2018

    Candied clementine and chocolate pudding

  • etcjm  on  October 30, 2018

    Candied almond icecreams

  • JRumi  on  October 30, 2018

    Crime fraiche glazed cinnamon scrolls

  • CheekySpouse  on  October 30, 2018

    Mocha meringue cake

  • Ishtar  on  October 30, 2018

    Sticky date meringue cake

  • stpbcyld50  on  October 30, 2018

    So many amazing looking recipes! Salted chocolate peanut butter cups would be my number one!

  • kmn4  on  October 30, 2018

    Raspberry and Turkish Delight rocky road

  • sarahawker  on  October 30, 2018

    Whisky-frosted brownie cake

  • matag  on  October 30, 2018

    Salted caramel brownie squares

  • tennyogirl  on  October 30, 2018

    Raw caramel slice

  • ebs  on  October 30, 2018

    Either Salted dark chocolate layer cake with milk chocolate ganache or Syrupy coffee and date upside-down cake

  • verorenee  on  October 31, 2018

    Mocha meringue cake

  • ndyson  on  November 1, 2018

    Rum and raisin truffles!

  • MCDForm  on  November 1, 2018

    Granola and maple bourbon raisin cookies

  • EmilyR  on  November 2, 2018

    dark chocolate pretzel cake – amazing!

  • uk2nl  on  November 2, 2018

    Chocolate and vanilla brulee cheesecake

  • ket06e  on  November 2, 2018

    peanut butter brownies

  • demomcook  on  November 2, 2018

    No-bake chocolate and walnut brownies

  • Dannausc  on  November 2, 2018

    Peanut butter brownies

  • Kblg  on  November 2, 2018

    First up…Caramel Cheesecake!

  • katehenderson  on  November 2, 2018

    Cheats custard tarts!

  • t.t  on  November 3, 2018

    Chocolate mousse cake

  • RSW  on  November 3, 2018

    Chocolate tiramisu pie

  • Lmocooks  on  November 3, 2018

    Salted chocolate caramel tarts

  • jifar  on  November 4, 2018

    Spiced vanilla biscuits

  • eatysmith  on  November 4, 2018

    Raspberry and ginger ice-cream cheesecakes!

  • kelliwinter  on  November 4, 2018

    Chocolate, malt and pecan cookies

  • jezpurr  on  November 7, 2018

    Whisky-frosted brownie cake!!!^_^

  • Laura1  on  November 9, 2018

    peanut butter brownies

  • LaurenE  on  November 9, 2018

    Chocolate Swirl Loaf

  • jamston  on  November 11, 2018

    Chocolate and raspberry marshmallow slice

  • daniellespinato1  on  November 12, 2018

    The Dark Chocolate Pretzel Cake sounds divine!

  • choppergirl  on  November 13, 2018

    Peanut butter brownies

  • Uhmandanicole  on  November 20, 2018

    Chocolate, malt and pecan cookies

  • polkadots2  on  November 22, 2018

    That raw caramel slice!

  • Jenamarie  on  November 23, 2018

    Chocolate and raspberry marshmallow slice

  • silversand  on  November 25, 2018

    Salted dark chocolate layer cake with milk chocolate ganache

  • Sfgordon  on  November 26, 2018

    I would love to try the cocoa-dusted coffee cookies.

  • Cakebaker  on  November 29, 2018

    I like the sound of the Chocolate and Maple Banana cake……😋

  • jenlhawes  on  November 30, 2018

    Chocolate Mousse Cake sounds divine!

  • NaomiH  on  November 30, 2018

    Chocolate tiramisu pie

  • Julia  on  November 30, 2018

    Dark chocolate and pretzel cake

  • debbiehb  on  November 30, 2018

    Fudgy brownie muffins

  • BMeyer  on  November 30, 2018

    white bourbon and peach ice cream
    dark chocolate pretzel cake

  • English_Daisy  on  November 30, 2018

    Mocha meringue cake sounds gorgeous 😋

  • LDjung  on  November 30, 2018

    Chocolate canelé

  • Librarycook  on  November 30, 2018

    The Chocolate, malt and pecan cookies!

  • SAlexander  on  December 1, 2018

    Raw caramel slice

  • Ingridemery  on  December 1, 2018

    Ginger and date tiramisu

  • circ2000  on  December 1, 2018

    Whisky-frosted brownie cake

  • zwetschgen  on  December 1, 2018

    The miso glazed donuts sound delish!

  • TanyaD  on  December 1, 2018

    Dark chocolate pretzel cake

  • kari500  on  December 1, 2018

    Chocolate mousse cake!

  • mrscahughes  on  December 1, 2018

    pecan cookies

  • Mariarosa  on  December 1, 2018

    Molten dulce de leche lava cakes!

  • RickPearson54  on  December 1, 2018

    pecan cookies

  • marsmomma  on  December 3, 2018

    I really had a hard time choosing what recipe to try first, they all sounded delicious! I had my son choose instead and he chose the Chocolate s’more cookie sandwiches.

  • RoseMGenuine  on  December 3, 2018

    Ugh I need this book! I’d make the chocolate s’more meringue Pie for my kids.

  • Wojtanowski  on  December 7, 2018

    date donuts with spiced sugar

  • Karla123  on  December 13, 2018

    Goji coconut bliss balls !

  • hc_bailey  on  December 13, 2018

    Chocolate pecan cake

  • orchidlady01  on  December 18, 2018

    Mocha swirl ice-creams

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