Win a baking library of Page Street Publishing titles

As I scroll through upcoming cookbook releases to add to our library, I can always spot a Page Street Publishing title. This publishing house is really making a mark on the cookbook market especially with their baking and international titles - I am a great fan.

Today, I want to highlight four special baking titles for our members and give three of you an opportunity to update your baking library.

Soon I will have a promotions up for Masala & Meatballs (with a Anolon cookware giveaway), and From the North: A Simple and Modern Approach to Authentic Nordic Cooking with more Page Street books to come.

But first we bake! Dini Kodippili's Secret-Layer Cakes: Hidden Fillings and Flavors That Elevate Your Desserts was released in December last year and is filled with desserts that are not only strikingly beautiful but deliver a mash up of flavors and textures.

Why serve a cheesecake for dessert when you can present the Biscoff blondie coffee cheesecake? Skip the ice cream and serve up a Peanut butter and jelly ice cream cake that will release the inner child in you and your guests. Most of the recipes here are of the cheesecake or ice cream cake variety but are all approachable and show stoppingly delicious.

Take a closer look inside Secret-Layer Cakes with our which features the following recipes as a part of our .

Next up a more wholesome approach to baking comes along to balance out our more decadent choices.

I covered Jerrelle Guy's Black Girl Baking: Wholesome Recipes Inspired by a Soulful Upbringing for Books for Better Living earlier this year. I love Jerrelle's healthful, yet flavorful, approach to classics that also includes options for both vegan and gluten-free bakers for recipes shared.

Honey wheat cinnamon raisin bread, Banana pudding crouton parfaits (so good), and Rosketti (Chamorro cookies) are a few examples of the mix of recipes here. Take a closer look inside Black Girl Baking with our and check out the following recipes featured in our .


The European Cake Cookbook: Discover a New World of Decadence from the Celebrated Traditions of European Baking by Tatyana Nesteruk is another stunning title from Page Street. This book is written by the blogger beyond Tatyana's Everyday Food. The author delivers European-style cakes with personal twists. Try a Poppy seed smetanik (a sour cream, crushed biscuit garnished dream) or a Torte Birne Helene for the pear-lover. There are many incredible options here that the experienced baker will be pleased and the recipes are approachable enough for the novice to follow.

As I was out of town the day after my husband's birthday, we are celebrating tomorrow and Tatyana's Chocolate Spartak cake is on the menu. I have been looking for just the right cake for him and this one is it - he (and my son) are all about chocolate. My eye is also on the Chocolate Kiev cake (first photo in the collage below) shared below.

Update 5/6: The Chocolate Spartak cake was put on hold due to the soaking time needed. I had started baking a little too late. So switched gears and made the Mozart torte with an almond cream instead of pistachio and it was delicious. When your guests ask to take a slice or two home, it is a sure sign of a winning recipe. Just a note - my cake was done in 20 minutes (not 30) so check your cake early. 

Take a look inside this title with our and check out the following recipes with our .


The Taartwork Pies Cookbook
by Brittany Bennett owner of Taartwork Pies is our last featured book today. Brittany revamps her grandmother's recipes to bring fun to our pie baking.

For example, grandma's peach-raspberry pie gets a makeover to become a Robust peach-raspberry pie with cornflake crumble here. The combinations of flavors (think chili and cherry or Speculaas and parsnips) and her new approach to classics is appreciated and long overdue. Take a closer look inside this gorgeous book with exciting recipes that will rock your world with our . The following recipes are included in our .

I am very picky about baking titles and each of these books offers something that is new and unique to this experienced baker. Special thanks to Page Street Publishing for sharing the materials needed for the previews and for offering a set of these titles to three US members in our contest below.

The publisher is offering three sets of these four titles to EYB Members in the US. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in which book would you try first?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won't be counted. For more information on this process, please see our step-by-step help post. Be sure to check your spam filters to receive our email notifications. Prizes can take up to 6 weeks to arrive from the publishers. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on June 11th, 2018.


  • MadMom  on  5/5/2018 at 2:44 PM

    Do I have to choose? They all look wonderful, but I'm a sucker for pies, so I would have to go with the Traditional Dutch Appletaart from The Taartwork Pies! (With ice cream, please!)

  • Tonihatkins  on  5/5/2018 at 3:04 PM

    The Ambrosia Breakfast Bread from Black Girl Baking sounds amazing! Def first on my list.

  • desdemona246  on  5/5/2018 at 3:05 PM

    Strawberry-rhubarb ginger spice pie from The Tartwork Pies.

  • ravensfan  on  5/5/2018 at 3:17 PM

    Brown sugar pear and rosemary goat cheese tart from Taartwork Pies

  • amyz218  on  5/5/2018 at 3:36 PM

    Must try the Pecan Pie Rugelach from Black Gurl Baking! YUM!!!

  • Laura1  on  5/5/2018 at 3:47 PM

    Fudgy flourless brownie pie

  • lauriesk  on  5/5/2018 at 3:51 PM

    I would try Mexican hot chocolate cookie pudding from Secret-Layer Cakes.

  • MiMi60  on  5/5/2018 at 4:04 PM

    Macadamia brown butter cashew cookie dough

  • smartie101  on  5/5/2018 at 5:28 PM

    Griddled cornbread muffins from Black Girl Baking

  • allthatsleftarethecrumbs  on  5/5/2018 at 5:45 PM

    The y all sound like fantastic books, but I would probably try the Tim Tam honeycomb cheesecake to start.

  • lebarron2001  on  5/5/2018 at 5:53 PM

    Tres leches Boston cream cake from Secret Layer Cakes

  • FireRunner2379  on  5/5/2018 at 6:41 PM

    I would like to try the Buckeye Brownie Cheesecake from Secret-Layer Cakes. Chocolate and Peanut Butter is my favorite dessert combination!

  • mpdeb98  on  5/5/2018 at 8:10 PM

    Cookie Monster's cheesecake from Secret Layer-Cakes

  • okmosa  on  5/5/2018 at 8:15 PM

    At first, I expected to want to make the Prague Cake or the Opera Cake because of my loves for Prague and opera, then the Esterhazy Cake because the name is so great. But, when I saw the Toscakaka Cake and learned that it is an almond caramel cake, I'm all in. (And maybe I was drawn to the name Tosca in the title.)

  • Shelley.b  on  5/5/2018 at 8:38 PM

    Pina colada ice cream cake

  • TrishaCP  on  5/6/2018 at 6:44 AM

    Buckeye brownie cheesecake from Secret Layer cakes

  • dvajefink  on  5/6/2018 at 7:09 AM

    Mixed berry chocolate surprise pie in TartWorks I love making tarts and pies!!

  • hae1123  on  5/6/2018 at 7:20 AM

    Hands down, dacquoise fraisier from european Cake Cookbook first!

  • sarahawker  on  5/6/2018 at 8:02 AM

    Everything in Black Girl Baking honestly! But I'd start with Apple Cider Monkey Bread

  • Dannausc  on  5/6/2018 at 8:33 AM

    Apple cider monkey bread from Black Girl Baking.

  • inflytur  on  5/6/2018 at 11:31 AM

    The fruits of spring and summer demand to be turned into pies. I would definitely start baking out of Tartworks first.

  • demomcook  on  5/6/2018 at 12:37 PM

    Lemon custard pie with herb blooms from Taartwork Pies because my herbs are ready and there are lemons on the lemon tree.

  • matag  on  5/6/2018 at 4:35 PM

    Apricot almond dream cake from The European Cake Cookbook

  • rchesser  on  5/6/2018 at 6:15 PM

    The Chocolate Kiev cake from European Cake Book.

  • linmin  on  5/6/2018 at 7:14 PM

    Butterscotch Bananas Foster Cheesecake from Secret-Layer Cakes

  • southerncooker  on  5/6/2018 at 8:50 PM

    Lots of great options to choose from. I love Ambrosia so I'd go with the Ambrosia Breakfast Bread from Black Girl Baking.

  • jr0717  on  5/6/2018 at 10:55 PM

    The Ceylon Cinnamon Chocolate Meringue Cake from Secret Layer Cakes!

  • contest718  on  5/7/2018 at 12:32 AM

    Macadamia brown butter cashew cookie dough & Vegan dough & Bee tart. I seriously could not scroll down without every other thing being something I wanted to try. I am a little unsure about Kombucha muffins?? but I am an adventurous eater, so I know I would try those.

  • KidA  on  5/7/2018 at 2:07 AM

    Brownie Bottomed Pumpkin Cheesecake from The Secret Layer Cakes !

  • heyjude  on  5/7/2018 at 2:53 AM

    Chocolate Kiev Cake from European Cakes

  • kmn4  on  5/7/2018 at 9:29 AM

    German Prinzregenten torte from The European Cake Cookbook

  • lgroom  on  5/7/2018 at 11:50 AM

    Lemon custard pie from Tartwork Pies

  • Wojtanowski  on  5/7/2018 at 12:39 PM

    Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Tea Cake from The European Cake Cookbook!!

  • ket06e  on  5/7/2018 at 1:59 PM

    So much to choose from...but probably either the Buckeye Brownie Cheesecake or Brownie Bottom Irish Cream Cheesecake from Secret Layer Cakes!

  • kbiggs  on  5/7/2018 at 2:22 PM

    Frasier Cake in the European Cake Cookbook. My all time favorite.

  • ktwalla  on  5/7/2018 at 4:13 PM

    Pecan Pie Rugelah by Black Gurl Baking

  • pyrifera  on  5/7/2018 at 7:21 PM

    Brown sugar pear & rosemary goat cheese tart!

  • dbielick  on  5/8/2018 at 6:39 AM

    Raspberry lemon macaron cake from The European Cake Cookbook

  • nadiam1000  on  5/8/2018 at 7:14 AM

    Pecan Pie Rugelach Black Girl Baking

  • chawkins  on  5/8/2018 at 3:53 PM

    Dacquoise Fraisier from European Cake Cookbook.

  • Fawndarellabakes  on  5/8/2018 at 5:23 PM

    European cakes! I would open the book and bake the first one I saw. They all look amazing.

  • sgump  on  5/8/2018 at 5:32 PM

    The lemon lavender blackberry cake, in the European Cake Cookbook, combines three of my favorite flavors!

  • verorenee  on  5/8/2018 at 8:54 PM

    Chocolate raspberry zefir cake from The European Cake Cookbook

  • HeatherLynn  on  5/9/2018 at 8:35 AM

    Blackout brownie red velvet cheesecake from Secret-Layer Cakes: Hidden Fillings and Flavors That Elevate Your Desserts by Dini Kodippili sounds like an amazing dessert!

  • laffersk  on  5/9/2018 at 9:42 AM

    Chocolate Kiev cake from The European Cookbook. However, they all look good- I'm going to be so fat after I try these. lol I'm cool with that though

  • jc214a  on  5/11/2018 at 9:04 AM

    I would try the Raspberry Lemon Macaron Cake from The European Cake Cookbook.

  • LaurenE  on  5/11/2018 at 10:42 PM

    Strawberry-rhubarb ginger spice pie from The Tartwork Pies

  • t.t  on  5/11/2018 at 10:59 PM

    Pomegranate crème cake from the European Cake Cookbook

  • jessiecomp  on  5/12/2018 at 6:40 AM

    The Chocolate Kiev cake from the European Cake Cookbook!

  • hillsboroks  on  5/12/2018 at 8:43 AM

    I would love to try the Elderflower strawberry Pie from The Taartworks Pie Cookbook.

  • jezpurr  on  5/13/2018 at 9:54 AM

    To be fair I'd make a recipe from each book: "Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookie Pudding" - Secret-Layer Cakes, "Sweet Potato Rice Crispies"- Black girl Baking, "Strawberry Swiss Roll" - The European Cake Cookbook, and "Traditional Dutch AppleTaart"- The TAARTWORK pies cookbook!!!^_^

  • clairew137  on  5/13/2018 at 10:02 AM

    Fudgy flourless brownie pie

  • jmay42066  on  5/13/2018 at 1:46 PM

    Black bottom strawberry pie from The Tartwork Pies

  • catmommy9  on  5/13/2018 at 5:50 PM

    Crème brûlée cheesecake from The European Cake Cookbook

  • lpatterson412  on  5/14/2018 at 2:40 PM

    I would love to try that Peach Raspberry pie in the Tartwork Pies Cookbook!!

  • marsmomma  on  5/15/2018 at 9:19 PM

    I would try the Spiced grapefruit curd tart from The Taartwork Pies Cookbook, it was so hard to choose!

  • mcrimmins  on  5/16/2018 at 8:19 AM

    Crème brulee cheesecake from The European Cake Cookbook

  • sparkfan1965  on  5/16/2018 at 11:10 AM

    The blueberry lemon ricotta tea cake sounds like the perfect flavor combination!

  • leilx  on  5/16/2018 at 1:11 PM

    I want to try to coconut cardamon cheesecake and the pistachio rose saffron cheesecake, both from Secret Layer Cakes

  • nelsonag03  on  5/18/2018 at 8:58 PM

    Ok. I love tarts so the Taartwork Pies cookbook would be great and I was pulled in by the photo of the pear and goat cheese tart. Yum.

  • OzarkChef  on  5/18/2018 at 9:20 PM

    I've been on a pear kick lately so probably Torte Birne Helene or a Pear Tarts, although strawberries are now in season so the Daquoise Frasier looks awfully good. Do I have to pick just one?

  • Dmartin997  on  5/18/2018 at 9:29 PM

    Gingered pear tart from taartwork

  • Julia  on  5/18/2018 at 9:44 PM

    Chocolate Kiev Cake from The European Cake Cookbook.

  • jluvs2bake  on  5/19/2018 at 12:11 AM

    Taartwork Pies - Honey lemon-chamomile pie with salted oatmeal crumble

  • sallansd  on  5/19/2018 at 5:32 AM

    that Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Tea Cake recipe looks yummy!

  • hpadvantag  on  5/19/2018 at 11:44 AM

    The buckeye cake looks decadent and the strawberry rhubarb is always a fave.

  • tararr  on  5/19/2018 at 2:36 PM

    too many choices! But since I love TimTams, I am choosing Tim Tam honeycomb cheesecake

  • Siegal  on  5/19/2018 at 2:51 PM

    Fudgey flourless brownie pie sounds amazing

  • BMeyer  on  5/19/2018 at 4:00 PM

    buck eye cheesecake

  • tpaul  on  5/19/2018 at 5:28 PM

    It all sounds yummy!

  • Lafauvette  on  5/20/2018 at 12:45 PM

    cranberry sauce apple pie from Taartwork

  • RickPearson54  on  5/20/2018 at 1:30 PM

    Buckeye cheesecake

  • RSW  on  5/20/2018 at 7:51 PM

    Chocolate Kiev cake from the European Cake Cookbook.

  • sequoia55  on  5/21/2018 at 1:16 AM

    German Prinzregenten torte from The European Cake Cookbook

  • SarahGelle  on  5/21/2018 at 10:04 AM

    Definitely the Tres leches Boston cream cake out of sweet layer cakes!!

  • artthecat  on  5/21/2018 at 9:11 PM

    Lemon lavender blackberry cake from The European Cake Cookbook!

  • Teruska  on  5/22/2018 at 4:27 AM

    Just ordered Black Girl Baking from the Library so I can make Smoked BBQ roasted veggies. Yum!

  • Nancith  on  5/22/2018 at 10:21 PM

    How about Opera cake from The European Cake Cookbook?

  • ltsuk  on  5/23/2018 at 1:09 AM

    Esterházy cake from the European Cake. Or the Toscakaka torte.

  • RNJessicaK  on  5/23/2018 at 1:55 AM

    So many delicious choices! I'm starting with the Whiskey Mousse Cake from Secret Layer Cakes.

  • eatysmith  on  5/23/2018 at 10:52 PM

    "Which recipe in which book would you try first?" Tres leches Boston cream cake in "Secret-Layer Cakes"!

  • annime  on  5/25/2018 at 3:25 AM

    Macadamia brown butter cashew cookie dough

  • Ozma81  on  5/25/2018 at 10:53 AM

    Lemon custard pie with herb blooms from Taartwork Pies

  • Debcancook  on  5/26/2018 at 10:54 AM

    Strawberry season has just begun, a pie must be made--Strawberry-rhubarb ginger spice pie in Taartwork

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