The Cake Mix Doctor

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Workman Publishing, Jan 11, 1999 - Cooking - 464 pages
The Cake Mix Doctor is in! And the prescription is simple: By doctoring up packaged cake mix with just the right extras--a touch of sweet butter here, cocoa powder there, or poppy seeds, vanilla yogurt, sherry, eggs, and grated lemon zest for the Charleston Poppy Seed Cake--even the least experienced baker can turn out luscious signature desserts, time after time. The proof is in the taste, and the taste never stops--from Toasted Coconut Sour Cream Cake to Devilishly Good Chocolate Cake; from a to-die-for Caramel Cake and a Holiday Yule Log to cheesecakes, coffee cakes, sheet cakes, pound cakes, bars, brownies, and those all-important frostings, here are 175 fast, foolproof recipes that will transform the art of home baking in America.

Who could believe these cakes came out of a box? Moist, tender, rich, deep, and complexly flavored, without a hint of artificiality, each cake stand up and delivers. But without any of the fuss of baking from scratch. Anne Byrn, an award-wining food writer and self-described purist, creates recipes that employ a cake mix's strengths---convenience, ease-of-use, dependability, and almost imperviousness to overbeating, underbeating, overbaking, and underbaking.

In addition to the recipes are the Cake Mix Doctor's Q&A's, extensive "Doctor Says" tips, lists--15 Beautiful Birthday Cakes, 15 Cakes That Will Cash in at a Bake Sale--and more, all illustrated in a full-color photographic insert.
 

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Contents

Doctoring Cake Mixes
1
How to Use This Book
4
Chocolate Cakes
24
Cakes with Fruit
62
Strike It Rich Cakes
104
CakeMix Classics
148
Special Occasion Cakes
182
Cheesecakes and Gooey Cakes
222
Incredible Bars and Comforting Cookies
310
This Cant Contain Cake Mix
354
Lighter Cakes
372
Just the Basics
397
Frostings Glazes and One Compote
414
Conversion Table
439
Bibliography
440
Index
443

Coffee Cakes
252
Cakes with Spirit
282

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About the author (1999)

Anne Byrn is the author of the bestselling Cake Mix Doctor series and The Dinner Doctor, with over 3.5 million copies in print. She makes frequent appearances on GoodáMorning America and QVC. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with her family. Her website is www.cakemixdoctor.com.

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