Bake From Scratch Volume 2

Bake from Scratch is an incredible magazine which I have written about in prior articles:  the  Taste of the South’s makeover and the publication of Cook Real Food. Hoffman Media, the publisher, produces magazines that contain recipes and photographs that equal, and at times surpass, cookbook quality. Each year they compile all those tempting recipes from their magazine into one beautiful book. 

Bake from Scratch, the first volume was published in 2017 and Bake from Scratch, Volume Two: Artisan Recipes for the Home Baker was released earlier this year. The third volume can be preordered now and for bread bakers, The Bread Collection will be published on September 1st! We will have lots of baking in our futures.

If you subscribe to the magazine, you might question why you would need the cookbook?  It is simple – the cookbook is gorgeous, and we are cookbook lovers after all, are we not? Why do I have a subscription when I can get the book a year later? Because I don’t want to wait a year for these recipes! I do hand off my magazines to others after the cookbooks are published and I have verified that all the recipes are indeed in the compilation volumes. (They are save those recipes that were published in prior cookbooks. Those recipes we have access to in the original author’s cookbook or online.) We do index the magazines and cookbooks for our members. 

Bake from Scratch volumes are organized by Cakes, Breads, Pies and Tarts, Pastries, Cookies and Bars, ending with a Miscellaneous chapter with doughnut, puddings and candies. I particularly love that their weight amounts are given in weight and volume and the same stunning photography that graces the pages of the magazines fill these titles. 

Hoffman Media is sharing one of their recipes with our members today and offering two copies of Volume Two in our giveaway below. Be sure to check out their magazines and books – they are not to be missed and offer endless inspiration and tasty baked goods. 

Rhubarb Brown Sugar Cake
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Makes 1 (9-inch) cake


  • ¾ cup (170 grams) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1½ cups (330 grams) firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon (2 grams) orange zest
  • 2 large eggs (100 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon (6 grams) vanilla bean paste
  • 1½ cups (188 grams) all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon (3.75 grams) baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon (1.5 grams) kosher salt
  • ¾ cup (180 grams) whole buttermilk
  • 1 cup (100 grams) diced rhubarb
  • ½ cup (50 grams) sliced rhubarb
  • 2 tablespoons (24 grams) granulated sugar


Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Spray a 9-inch round cake pan with baking spray with flour.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter, brown sugar, and zest at medium-high speed until fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes, stopping to scrape sides of bowl. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla bean paste.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Reduce mixer speed to low, and gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture, beating just until combined after each addition. Fold in diced rhubarb. Pour batter into prepared pan. Top with sliced rhubarb, and sprinkle with granulated sugar.

Bake until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove from pan, and let cool completely on a wire rack.


The publisher is offering two copies of this book 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 the index would you try first?

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  • jigglesfrog  on  August 15, 2018

    Tropical hummingbird layer cake

  • Lorihahn  on  August 15, 2018


  • LarissaPrusak  on  August 15, 2018

    Any recipe with apples or yeast.

  • Amdona  on  August 15, 2018

    Berry buttermilk cake with mascarpone crème fraîche

  • JMelnick  on  August 15, 2018

    The lemon semolina cake sounds delicious!

  • ravensfan  on  August 15, 2018

    Black velvet layer cake

  • smartie101  on  August 15, 2018

    coconut buns

  • jr0717  on  August 15, 2018

    The carrot coffee cake. My two favorites in one!

  • rchesser  on  August 15, 2018

    Pumpkin cake roll with orange blossom crème fraîche and pistachios.

  • sarahawker  on  August 15, 2018

    Queen Elizabeth cake

  • ebs  on  August 15, 2018


  • jluvs2bake  on  August 15, 2018

    Rum apple cider rosemary crumb cake

  • riley  on  August 16, 2018

    Pink grapefruit bars

  • JRumi  on  August 16, 2018

    Cranberry streusel bundt cake

  • FireRunner2379  on  August 16, 2018

    The Banana layer cake with chocolate banana liqueur frosting sounds amazing!

  • Lmocooks  on  August 16, 2018

    Cherry crumb cake

  • hae1123  on  August 16, 2018


  • kmn4  on  August 16, 2018

    Orange-cardamom loaves

  • JJWong  on  August 16, 2018

    My family would love to try the Spumoni cake!!

  • demomcook  on  August 16, 2018

    Birthday cake scones with vanilla glaze.

  • MiMi60  on  August 16, 2018

    Browned butter hummingbird coffee cake

  • annieski  on  August 17, 2018

    The spumoni cake intrigues!

  • Melissa1019  on  August 17, 2018

    Coconut skillet cake

  • matag  on  August 17, 2018

    Black velvet layer cake

  • sgump  on  August 17, 2018

    The almond-blueberry coffee cake sounds simple and lovely!

  • resummers0618  on  August 17, 2018

    Tropical hummingbird layer cake

  • Shelley.b  on  August 17, 2018

    Berry buttermilk cake

  • LaurenE  on  August 17, 2018

    lemon semolina cake

  • LSanders  on  August 17, 2018

    Coconut skillet cake

  • t.t  on  August 17, 2018

    Chestnut-ricotta sfogliatelle

  • Dannausc  on  August 18, 2018

    Spumoni cake

  • RSW  on  August 18, 2018

    Tropical hummingbird layer cake

  • debbiehb  on  August 18, 2018

    Spumoni cake

  • mpdeb98  on  August 18, 2018

    Natural strawberry cake with browned butter frosting

  • Siegal  on  August 18, 2018

    Date caramel buttercream sounds good

  • bevie19  on  August 18, 2018

    cinnamon roll cake and the carmelized lemons!

  • liasim  on  August 18, 2018

    The recipe for the rhubarb brown sugar cake caught my eye!

  • ktwalla  on  August 19, 2018

    French Almond Apple Cake

  • verorenee  on  August 20, 2018

    the Spumoni cake is so cute

  • kelliwinter  on  August 21, 2018

    Black velvet layer cake

  • Wojtanowski  on  August 21, 2018

    right-side up pineapple crumb cake

  • southerncooker  on  August 21, 2018

    Kahlua Espresso Cake

  • kitchenclimbers  on  August 22, 2018


  • mduncan  on  August 23, 2018

    Raspberry jam coffee cake with pistachio streusel

  • cheftina888  on  August 25, 2018

    black velvet layer cake and kahula expresso cake. I have a soft spot for chocolate and coffee

  • amylou61  on  August 25, 2018

    Is like to try the Cranberry streusel bundt cake. Sounds delicious.

  • jezpurr  on  August 25, 2018

    The Banana upside-down cake with walnuts and coconut!!!^_^

  • gardenboss118  on  August 26, 2018

    Yeast! Rum! Almond meal! The tarte-tropézienne!!

  • RickPearson54  on  August 27, 2018


  • heyjude  on  August 28, 2018

    caramel and date filling

  • WideAngleMind  on  August 30, 2018

    Cherry Crumb Cake … yum!

  • DJCross  on  August 30, 2018

    Cherry Crumb Cake

  • Lafauvette  on  August 30, 2018

    black velvet cake

  • jmay42066  on  August 30, 2018

    carrot coffee cake

  • tennyogirl  on  August 30, 2018

    The very first recipe in the index looks wonderful, Banana cake with brown sugar hazelnut buttercream

  • BMeyer  on  August 31, 2018

    pink grapefruit bars

  • Laura1  on  September 1, 2018

    carrot coffee cake

  • kkohle  on  September 3, 2018

    10 layer spiced Russian honey cake

  • milgwimper  on  September 3, 2018

    The tarte tropézienne, and the orange cardamom cake

  • AwoodlandPrince  on  September 3, 2018

    I am loving every recipe in here! So hard to choose; I usually go for the sweets so I'll change it up a little…I'd love to try the sweet potato turnovers with sweet kraut and vegan orange sour cream

  • KarenDel  on  September 4, 2018

    Cranberry streusel bundt cake

  • Sfgordon  on  September 5, 2018

    Caramel pecan banana coffee cake sounds great!

  • Wojtanowski  on  September 7, 2018

    spumoni cake

  • Brancica  on  September 7, 2018

    Cranberry streusel cake for me please

  • davisesq212  on  September 7, 2018

    I would try the Tahini shortcakes with apricot jam and orange blossom whipped cream first!

  • amandajoy  on  September 7, 2018

    Loved the first volume, but can’t wait to try the kouign amann from the new volume!

  • Maaseelulu  on  September 7, 2018

    I may need to take a stab at the rhubarb brown sugar cake.

  • sequoia55  on  September 8, 2018

    Berry buttermilk cake

  • lisambb  on  September 8, 2018

    Carrot coffee cake sounds perfect

  • PeavineBlues  on  September 8, 2018

    Cherry Crumb Cake

  • SherylRoot  on  September 8, 2018

    Homemade Halva

  • choppergirl  on  September 8, 2018

    Caramelized hazelnuts

  • artthecat  on  September 10, 2018

    Tropical hummingbird layer cake

  • EmilyR  on  September 11, 2018

    Rainbow sprinkle bread with birthday cake crumb topping

  • ket06e  on  September 12, 2018

    black velvet layer cake

  • hillsboroks  on  September 12, 2018

    The date and hazelnut caramel cake

  • NaomiH  on  September 13, 2018

    Caramel pecan banana coffee cake

  • auntietina  on  September 15, 2018

    French apple-almond cake.

  • Lsgirl_cooks  on  September 16, 2018

    Black Velvet cake

  • Zelder  on  September 17, 2018

    Rhubarb brown sugar cake

  • Sand9  on  September 19, 2018

    Tropical Hummingbird Layer Cake sounds lovely x

  • orchidlady01  on  September 20, 2018

    Banana cake with brown sugar hazelnut buttercream

  • RoseMGenuine  on  September 23, 2018

    The pumpkin apple loaf. I love the magazine and would love the book! These recipes are solid.

  • eatysmith  on  September 27, 2018

    Rhubarb brown sugar cake!

  • mcrimmins  on  September 27, 2018

    Spumoni Cake

  • matag  on  September 28, 2018

    Candied orange slices

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