|Pressed for time, many of us have whipped out a
box and doctored a cake. But no matter what we do, it never tastes
quite like homemade. Enter Cakes from
Scratch in Half the Time. This revolutionary cookbook
teaches the time-saving methods of baking homemade cakes in a fraction
of the usual time. When a last-minute birthday or bake sale comes
around, it's easy to impress with one of these fabulous layered
confections, sheet cakes, or jelly rolls. No one will guess how easy it
was to make (and who's going to tell them?).
Borrowing tried and true techniques from professional bakers,
award-winning author Linda West Eckhardt has developed simple shortcuts
to shave precious minutes off preparation and baking time. Need a
little convincing? Just try the luscious Praline Pound Fudge Cake,
sweet and tangy Tangerine Jelly Roll, or the deliciously decadent Lemon
Curd Layer Cake topped with lemony cream cheese frosting. So, kiss
those cake mixes goodbye and forget frantic trips to the bakery. Now
anyone can have their cake from scratch—and you know they'll
eat it too!
Cakes from Scratch
in Half the Time
Recipes That Will
Change the Way You Bake Cakes Forever
by Linda West Eckhardt
Chronicle Books, 2005.