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  8/15/2018 at 6:50 PM

    Tropical hummingbird layer cake

  • Lorihahn  on  8/15/2018 at 6:56 PM


  • LarissaPrusak  on  8/15/2018 at 7:08 PM

    Any recipe with apples or yeast.

  • Amdona  on  8/15/2018 at 7:16 PM

    Berry buttermilk cake with mascarpone crème fraîche

  • JMelnick  on  8/15/2018 at 7:20 PM

    The lemon semolina cake sounds delicious!

  • ravensfan  on  8/15/2018 at 7:38 PM

    Black velvet layer cake

  • smartie101  on  8/15/2018 at 8:16 PM

    coconut buns

  • jr0717  on  8/15/2018 at 8:17 PM

    The carrot coffee cake. My two favorites in one!

  • rchesser  on  8/15/2018 at 8:21 PM

    Pumpkin cake roll with orange blossom crème fraîche and pistachios.

  • sarahawker  on  8/15/2018 at 9:13 PM

    Queen Elizabeth cake

  • ebs  on  8/15/2018 at 9:13 PM


  • jluvs2bake  on  8/15/2018 at 11:26 PM

    Rum apple cider rosemary crumb cake

  • riley  on  8/16/2018 at 12:23 AM

    Pink grapefruit bars

  • JRumi  on  8/16/2018 at 6:59 AM

    Cranberry streusel bundt cake

  • FireRunner2379  on  8/16/2018 at 7:13 AM

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

  • Lmocooks  on  8/16/2018 at 8:09 AM

    Cherry crumb cake

  • hae1123  on  8/16/2018 at 2:50 PM


  • kmn4  on  8/16/2018 at 4:01 PM

    Orange-cardamom loaves

  • JJWong  on  8/16/2018 at 4:52 PM

    My family would love to try the Spumoni cake!!

  • demomcook  on  8/16/2018 at 7:26 PM

    Birthday cake scones with vanilla glaze.

  • MiMi60  on  8/16/2018 at 8:07 PM

    Browned butter hummingbird coffee cake

  • annieski  on  8/17/2018 at 6:31 AM

    The spumoni cake intrigues!

  • Melissa1019  on  8/17/2018 at 8:11 AM

    Coconut skillet cake

  • matag  on  8/17/2018 at 8:11 AM

    Black velvet layer cake

  • sgump  on  8/17/2018 at 11:57 AM

    The almond-blueberry coffee cake sounds simple and lovely!

  • resummers0618  on  8/17/2018 at 2:19 PM

    Tropical hummingbird layer cake

  • Shelley.b  on  8/17/2018 at 8:24 PM

    Berry buttermilk cake

  • LaurenE  on  8/17/2018 at 9:50 PM

    lemon semolina cake

  • LSanders  on  8/17/2018 at 10:26 PM

    Coconut skillet cake

  • t.t  on  8/17/2018 at 11:55 PM

    Chestnut-ricotta sfogliatelle

  • Dannausc  on  8/18/2018 at 5:19 AM

    Spumoni cake

  • RSW  on  8/18/2018 at 5:24 AM

    0 Tropical hummingbird layer cake

  • debbiehb  on  8/18/2018 at 6:44 AM

    Spumoni cake

  • mpdeb98  on  8/18/2018 at 8:03 AM

    Natural strawberry cake with browned butter frosting

  • Siegal  on  8/18/2018 at 8:45 AM

    Date caramel buttercream sounds good

  • bevie19  on  8/18/2018 at 12:22 PM

    cinnamon roll cake and the carmelized lemons!

  • liasim  on  8/18/2018 at 5:49 PM

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

  • ktwalla  on  8/19/2018 at 7:05 PM

    French Almond Apple Cake

  • verorenee  on  8/20/2018 at 8:29 PM

    the Spumoni cake is so cute

  • kelliwinter  on  8/21/2018 at 6:38 AM

    Black velvet layer cake

  • Wojtanowski  on  8/21/2018 at 10:33 AM

    right-side up pineapple crumb cake

  • southerncooker  on  8/21/2018 at 7:10 PM

    Kahlua Espresso Cake

  • kitchenclimbers  on  8/22/2018 at 2:16 PM


  • mduncan  on  8/23/2018 at 12:00 PM

    Raspberry jam coffee cake with pistachio streusel

  • cheftina888  on  8/25/2018 at 12:31 AM

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

  • amylou61  on  8/25/2018 at 6:05 PM

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

  • jezpurr  on  8/25/2018 at 10:27 PM

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

  • gardenboss118  on  8/26/2018 at 7:39 AM

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

  • RickPearson54  on  8/27/2018 at 1:43 PM


  • heyjude  on  8/28/2018 at 2:02 AM

    caramel and date filling

  • WideAngleMind  on  8/30/2018 at 12:56 AM

    Cherry Crumb Cake ... yum!

  • DJCross  on  8/30/2018 at 9:37 AM

    Cherry Crumb Cake

  • Lafauvette  on  8/30/2018 at 10:25 AM

    black velvet cake

  • jmay42066  on  8/30/2018 at 2:07 PM

    carrot coffee cake

  • tennyogirl  on  8/30/2018 at 3:11 PM

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

  • BMeyer  on  8/31/2018 at 8:27 AM

    pink grapefruit bars

  • Laura1  on  9/1/2018 at 8:09 PM

    carrot coffee cake

  • kkohle  on  9/3/2018 at 3:20 PM

    10 layer spiced Russian honey cake

  • milgwimper  on  9/3/2018 at 9:02 PM

    The tarte tropézienne, and the orange cardamom cake

  • AwoodlandPrince  on  9/3/2018 at 9:35 PM

    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  9/4/2018 at 7:52 AM

    Cranberry streusel bundt cake

  • Sfgordon  on  9/5/2018 at 11:41 AM

    Caramel pecan banana coffee cake sounds great!

  • Wojtanowski  on  9/7/2018 at 12:04 PM

    spumoni cake

  • Brancica  on  9/7/2018 at 6:53 PM

    Cranberry streusel cake for me please

  • davisesq212  on  9/7/2018 at 7:05 PM

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

  • amandajoy  on  9/7/2018 at 8:23 PM

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

  • Maaseelulu  on  9/7/2018 at 10:43 PM

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

  • sequoia55  on  9/8/2018 at 12:32 AM

    Berry buttermilk cake

  • lisambb  on  9/8/2018 at 7:51 AM

    Carrot coffee cake sounds perfect

  • PeavineBlues  on  9/8/2018 at 8:05 AM

    Cherry Crumb Cake

  • SherylRoot  on  9/8/2018 at 5:06 PM

    Homemade Halva

  • choppergirl  on  9/8/2018 at 6:00 PM

    Caramelized hazelnuts

  • artthecat  on  9/10/2018 at 2:50 PM

    Tropical hummingbird layer cake

  • EmilyR  on  9/11/2018 at 1:41 AM

    Rainbow sprinkle bread with birthday cake crumb topping

  • ket06e  on  9/12/2018 at 10:42 AM

    black velvet layer cake

  • hillsboroks  on  9/12/2018 at 12:22 PM

    The date and hazelnut caramel cake

  • NaomiH  on  9/13/2018 at 8:07 AM

    Caramel pecan banana coffee cake

  • auntietina  on  9/15/2018 at 2:17 AM

    French apple-almond cake.

  • Lsgirl_cooks  on  9/16/2018 at 6:51 PM

    Black Velvet cake

  • Zelder  on  9/17/2018 at 11:32 AM

    Rhubarb brown sugar cake

  • Sand9  on  9/19/2018 at 8:43 AM

    Tropical Hummingbird Layer Cake sounds lovely x

  • orchidlady01  on  9/20/2018 at 12:57 AM

    Banana cake with brown sugar hazelnut buttercream

  • RoseMGenuine  on  9/23/2018 at 8:29 PM

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

  • eatysmith  on  9/27/2018 at 9:40 AM

    Rhubarb brown sugar cake!

  • mcrimmins  on  9/27/2018 at 2:36 PM

    Spumoni Cake

  • matag  on  9/28/2018 at 9:18 AM

    Candied orange slices

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