Sweet Maria's Cake Kitchen: Classic and Casual Recipes for Cookies, Cakes, Pastry, and Other Favorites
The author of Sweet Maria's Italian Cookie Tray shares her simple secrets for making bakery cakes at home.
Sweet Maria's is an amazingly popular bakery that brings together family recipes, and contemporary favorites. Now, those of us who aren't lucky enough to drop by Sweet Maria's can make wholesome, delicious bakery-style cakes at home to celebrate a birthday, get-together, fresh pot of afternoon tea, or any other cakeworthy occasion.
Basic enough for beginners but creative enough to satisfy experts as well, Sweet Maria's Cake Kitchen collects 65 of the bakery's most popular cakes, including: Almond Pound Cake, Orange Plum Loaf Cake, Amaretto Apple Cake, Tiramisu Cake, White Chocolate Ganache Wedding Cake (it's easier than it sounds!), Mini Chocolate Mocha Loaves, Cappuccino Chiffon Cake, and many more, plus bakery secrets for prepping the ingredients and decorating with simple panache.
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9-INCH CAKE Add eggs almonds baking powder BAKING SODA banana batter into prepared beat until light blended BUNDT CAKE Bundt pan buttercream cake in pan cake layers cake pans Carefully remove cake chocolate buttercream cinnamon confectioners continue to cool Cool cake cool on wire cream cheese CREAM OF TARTAR crumb CUPS CAKE FLOUR CUPS SUGAR cut side DEVIL'S FOOD CAKE discard parchment doily-covered cake circle egg whites electric mixer flavor flour mixture flour or line fresh ganache GARNISH Gradually add Grease and flour layer cake LEMON LEMON CURD light in color loaf pans low speed medium speed metal spatula mixer on medium pan and continue pan with parchment parchment paper pastry bag POUND BUTTER pound cake Preheat oven prepared pan Remove and discard Remove pan room temperature sponge cake TEASPOON SALT TEASPOON VANILLA EXTRACT TEASPOONS BAKING POWDER tester comes tube pan whipped cream frosting wire cooling rack wire rack YIELD