REVIEW – Complete Cake Mix Magic

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Complete Cake Mix Magic Cookbook
Complete Cake Mix Magic: 300 Easy Desserts Good as Homemade

  • Author: Jill Snider
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Robert Rose; Reprint edition (July 26, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0778804224
  • ISBN-13: 978-0778804222
  • Cover price $24.95


Enjoy cake baking the easy and delicious way!
Anyone who bakes from scratch knows that baking cakes can be time-consuming and it can produce disappointing results. A cake mix is the perfect shortcut solution, because beginning with the best always gets you off to a great start. All you need to add is the rich and flavorful ingredients, such as eggs, sour cream, butter, chocolate or fruit — the distinctive “homemade” taste no bakery cake can match.
This tempting selection of cake recipes will carry you through every occasion and you’ll discover how to easily transform a basic cake mix into a mouthwatering dessert. The more than 300 recipes provide results that really do taste homemade — in less than half the time it would take to bake from scratch.
Along with wonderful recipes, you’ll find tips and techniques for perfect cake baking every time — and a wealth of baking knowledge. Complete Cake Mix Magic includes practical equipment information making it perfect for beginner bakers and a great refresher for the experienced. Simple recipes, basic ingredients and no experience required — you’ll find all the elements necessary for outstanding results.
Jill Snider has decades of baking experience, including 25 years as the Test Kitchen Manager for a major flour maker. In addition to being a bestselling cookbook author, she’s a well-respected food stylist and recipe developer.

I received a copy of Complete Cake Mix Magic.
Chapters include:

  • Single Layer Cakes
  • Multi-Layer Cakes
  • Tube and Bundt Cakes
  • Angel Food Cakes
  • Cheesecakes
  • Coffee Cakes
  • Loaves and Muffins
  • Cookies
  • Bars and Squares
  • Other Desserts
  • Special-Occasion Desserts
  • Frostings, Glazes and Other Toppings

The recipes in Complete Cake Mix Magic are all simple and easy to understand. They call for ordinary ingredients available in most kitchens and grocery stores. There aren’t many photos in the book but the ones that are in there are great. I like that the each chapter has an index listing all of the recipes within that chapter. What would make it more helpful is if cooking and prep time were included in the recipes. This would be a good book for anyone that is just starting out at baking, wants to save time by using boxed ingredients, or just wants to try liven up the cakes they already make.
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Gianna August 25, 2012 - 1:14 am

I love baking, sounds like a great recipe book.

patricia Marsden August 28, 2012 - 2:32 am

How about cakes withoout iucing?


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