Sweet and Irrestible Recipes for Everyday Celebrations
by Nancie McDermott
It's time to relax on the porch swing and feast your eyes on some of the tastiest cakes you'll ever sink your fork into. There are recipes here for everything from Brown Sugar Pound Cake and fluffy white coconut cakes layered with lemon curd or raspberry jam to the chocolate goodness of Mississippi Mud Cake and the extravagant elegance of Lady Baltimore Cake. With cakes this delectable, it 's no wonder southerners are so proud of their baking history! Jam cakes and jelly rolls; humble pear bread and peanut cake; cakes with 1,2,3, and 4 layers; and even Eudora Welty's bourbon-soaked white fruitcake -- each moist and delicious mouthful represents the welcome-to-the-South attitude of the sultry southern states.
The Baking 101 section explains the basics, including buying the proper equipment, mixing the perfect batter, putting on the finishing touches (that means frosting, and lots of it!), and the how-to's of storing your lovely cake so that the last slice tastes as delightful and moist as the first. 168 pages with color photographs.