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  10/29/2018 at 8:42 AM

    Chocolate mousse cake

  • Liliana  on  10/29/2018 at 8:52 AM

    Chocolate Swirl Loaf

  • BookWorm53  on  10/29/2018 at 8:52 AM

    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  10/29/2018 at 9:10 AM

    Salted dark chocolate layer cake with milk chocolate ganache

  • pumpkinspice  on  10/29/2018 at 9:21 AM

    "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  10/29/2018 at 9:46 AM

    Raw caramel slice. Yum.

  • Siegal  on  10/29/2018 at 9:48 AM

    Rum raisin truffles sound amazing

  • Siegal  on  10/29/2018 at 9:48 AM

    Rum raisin truffles sound amazing

  • AlexH  on  10/29/2018 at 9:52 AM

    Miso-glazed Doughnuts!

  • MiMi60  on  10/29/2018 at 11:02 AM

    Chocolate and ginger truffles

  • mkcorban  on  10/29/2018 at 11:09 AM

    Chocolate malt and pecan cookies

  • lpatterson412  on  10/29/2018 at 11:18 AM

    Peanut butter fudge, yum!!

  • Lynnd219  on  10/29/2018 at 11:36 AM

    Salted chocolate layer cake

  • riley  on  10/29/2018 at 11:48 AM

    Chocolate, Malt and Pecan Cookies

  • lauriesk  on  10/29/2018 at 12:11 PM

    Chocolate, banana and coconut muffins

  • merkusje  on  10/29/2018 at 1:19 PM

    Coffee cheesecake with coffee syrup

  • mcrimmins  on  10/29/2018 at 2:16 PM

    Peanut Butter Brownies

  • ravensfan  on  10/29/2018 at 3:04 PM

    Chocolate, malt and pecan cookies

  • JulieG1002  on  10/29/2018 at 3:12 PM

    I want to try the flourless cacao cake

  • bopper  on  10/29/2018 at 4:25 PM

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

  • Angryyew  on  10/29/2018 at 5:42 PM

    That chocolate pecan cake looks pretty good.

  • bdmltm  on  10/29/2018 at 6:07 PM

    Dark chocolate pretzel cake sounds fantastic!

  • rchesser  on  10/29/2018 at 7:03 PM

    The Salted dark chocolate layer cake with milk chocolate ganache.

  • Shelley.b  on  10/29/2018 at 7:23 PM

    Chocolate mousse cake

  • hillsboroks  on  10/29/2018 at 7:30 PM

    I want to make the Coffee Cheesecake with Coffee Syrup.

  • jmay42066  on  10/29/2018 at 8:00 PM

    Granola and maple bourbon raisin cookies

  • leilx  on  10/30/2018 at 12:05 AM

    Whiskey frosted chocolate brownie cake sounds amazing.

  • heyjude  on  10/30/2018 at 2:39 AM

    Candied clementine and chocolate pudding

  • etcjm  on  10/30/2018 at 3:01 AM

    Candied almond icecreams

  • JRumi  on  10/30/2018 at 6:04 AM

    Crime fraiche glazed cinnamon scrolls

  • CheekySpouse  on  10/30/2018 at 6:07 AM

    Mocha meringue cake

  • Ishtar  on  10/30/2018 at 7:11 AM

    Sticky date meringue cake

  • stpbcyld50  on  10/30/2018 at 11:22 AM

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

  • kmn4  on  10/30/2018 at 3:03 PM

    Raspberry and Turkish Delight rocky road

  • sarahawker  on  10/30/2018 at 4:12 PM

    Whisky-frosted brownie cake

  • matag  on  10/30/2018 at 5:49 PM

    Salted caramel brownie squares

  • tennyogirl  on  10/30/2018 at 6:16 PM

    Raw caramel slice

  • ebs  on  10/30/2018 at 8:03 PM

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

  • verorenee  on  10/31/2018 at 11:09 PM

    Mocha meringue cake

  • ndyson  on  11/1/2018 at 11:56 AM

    Rum and raisin truffles!

  • MCDForm  on  11/1/2018 at 4:56 PM

    Granola and maple bourbon raisin cookies

  • EmilyR  on  11/2/2018 at 1:31 AM

    dark chocolate pretzel cake - amazing!

  • uk2nl  on  11/2/2018 at 6:20 AM

    Chocolate and vanilla brulee cheesecake

  • ket06e  on  11/2/2018 at 1:52 PM

    peanut butter brownies

  • demomcook  on  11/2/2018 at 3:24 PM

    No-bake chocolate and walnut brownies

  • Dannausc  on  11/2/2018 at 4:40 PM

    Peanut butter brownies

  • Kblg  on  11/2/2018 at 5:25 PM

    First up...Caramel Cheesecake!

  • katehenderson  on  11/2/2018 at 6:14 PM

    Cheats custard tarts!

  • t.t  on  11/3/2018 at 12:10 AM

    Chocolate mousse cake

  • RSW  on  11/3/2018 at 11:06 AM

    Chocolate tiramisu pie

  • Lmocooks  on  11/3/2018 at 4:22 PM

    Salted chocolate caramel tarts

  • jifar  on  11/4/2018 at 2:10 PM

    Spiced vanilla biscuits

  • eatysmith  on  11/4/2018 at 4:42 PM

    Raspberry and ginger ice-cream cheesecakes!

  • kelliwinter  on  11/4/2018 at 9:48 PM

    Chocolate, malt and pecan cookies

  • jezpurr  on  11/7/2018 at 10:55 AM

    Whisky-frosted brownie cake!!!^_^

  • Laura1  on  11/9/2018 at 7:40 AM

    peanut butter brownies

  • LaurenE  on  11/9/2018 at 6:45 PM

    Chocolate Swirl Loaf

  • jamston  on  11/11/2018 at 10:40 AM

    Chocolate and raspberry marshmallow slice

  • daniellespinato1  on  11/12/2018 at 12:53 PM

    The Dark Chocolate Pretzel Cake sounds divine!

  • choppergirl  on  11/13/2018 at 5:24 PM

    Peanut butter brownies

  • Uhmandanicole  on  11/20/2018 at 3:49 AM

    Chocolate, malt and pecan cookies

  • polkadots2  on  11/22/2018 at 2:29 PM

    That raw caramel slice!

  • Jenamarie  on  11/23/2018 at 5:56 PM

    Chocolate and raspberry marshmallow slice

  • silversand  on  11/25/2018 at 5:53 AM

    Salted dark chocolate layer cake with milk chocolate ganache

  • Sfgordon  on  11/26/2018 at 1:47 PM

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

  • Cakebaker  on  11/29/2018 at 10:50 PM

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

  • jenlhawes  on  11/30/2018 at 7:14 AM

    Chocolate Mousse Cake sounds divine!

  • NaomiH  on  11/30/2018 at 3:59 PM

    Chocolate tiramisu pie

  • Julia  on  11/30/2018 at 6:37 PM

    Dark chocolate and pretzel cake

  • debbiehb  on  11/30/2018 at 6:42 PM

    Fudgy brownie muffins

  • BMeyer  on  11/30/2018 at 7:27 PM

    white bourbon and peach ice cream dark chocolate pretzel cake

  • English_Daisy  on  11/30/2018 at 10:26 PM

    Mocha meringue cake sounds gorgeous 😋

  • LDjung  on  11/30/2018 at 10:31 PM

    Chocolate canelé

  • Librarycook  on  11/30/2018 at 11:56 PM

    The Chocolate, malt and pecan cookies!

  • SAlexander  on  12/1/2018 at 1:11 AM

    Raw caramel slice

  • Ingridemery  on  12/1/2018 at 4:36 AM

    Ginger and date tiramisu

  • circ2000  on  12/1/2018 at 6:37 AM

    Whisky-frosted brownie cake

  • zwetschgen  on  12/1/2018 at 7:03 AM

    The miso glazed donuts sound delish!

  • TanyaD  on  12/1/2018 at 9:02 AM

    Dark chocolate pretzel cake

  • kari500  on  12/1/2018 at 11:24 AM

    Chocolate mousse cake!

  • mrscahughes  on  12/1/2018 at 1:16 PM

    pecan cookies

  • Mariarosa  on  12/1/2018 at 7:40 PM

    Molten dulce de leche lava cakes!

  • RickPearson54  on  12/1/2018 at 7:42 PM

    pecan cookies

  • marsmomma  on  12/3/2018 at 8:00 PM

    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  12/3/2018 at 8:21 PM

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

  • Wojtanowski  on  12/7/2018 at 12:41 PM

    date donuts with spiced sugar

  • Karla123  on  12/13/2018 at 7:21 PM

    Goji coconut bliss balls !

  • hc_bailey  on  12/13/2018 at 7:44 PM

    Chocolate pecan cake

  • orchidlady01  on  12/18/2018 at 12:01 AM

    Mocha swirl ice-creams

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