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Cakes: 1001 Classic Recipes From Around The World by Reader's Digest

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  • ISBN 10 0762104031
  • ISBN 13 9780762104031
  • Published Oct 01 2003
  • Format Hardcover
  • Language English
  • Countries Australia
  • Publisher Reader's Digest (Australia) Pty Ltd
  • Imprint Reader's Digest (Australia) Pty Ltd

Publishers Text

2004 IACP Award Nominee for Compilations Category


The largest recipe collection in one volume--from a simple butter cake to an indulgent double dark chocolate cake with white chocolate sauce, this handsome cookbook contains over 1,000 cake recipes--some are family favorites, while others are exotic recipes from around the world. Step-by-step instructions make baking perfect cakes foolproof, and helpful hints and tips guide the baker to the best--and most delicious--results.

A treasure trove of recipes, covering a wide variety of cakes, from chocolate cakes to cheesecakes to no-bakes--complete with icings, sauces, frostings, glazes and syrups--each one tested to assure success in your home.


Here is everything bakers need to create spectacular cakes time after time, including:

  • More than 1,000 recipes, ranging from a basic yellow cake to European gourmet cakes
  • Over 500 full-color photographs of finished cakes
  • An introductory chapter that provides vital information on flour, eggs, fats, sugars, pan types, ovens, temperatures, and more
  • Recipes ranked by difficulty, from super-easy to the more challenging
  • Step-by-step photographic spreads within the chapters that focus on specific themes, such as the types of chocolate and how to melt them, storing and freezing cakes; cutting, filling, and decorating cakes; and much more
  • A unique recipe list: many of your old favorites, plus a wide variety of recipes gathered from around the world
  • Chapters organized by type of cake, from fresh fruit cakes to sponge cakes to meringue cakes to strudels


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