352 pages, 9.12 × 7.39 × 0.91 in
September 24, 2013
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 030795434X
ISBN - 13: 9780307954343
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LoavesThese are anytime cakes, easy ones you want to whip up and keep on the kitchen counter to enjoy for breakfast, slice for snacks and lunchboxes, or serve with pots of tea. Rich pound cakes may be the most familiar, but plenty of other batters can be baked in the familiar rectangular pans, too. The loaves are also a cinch to dress up with fresh fruit, sauces, curds, compotes, or whipped cream for a plated dessert.pound cake, page 17Pound CakeLight on effort, heavy on satisfaction, pound cake owes its name to the traditional ingredients—one pound each of flour, butter, sugar, and eggs—which remain essentially the same today. This batter makes a delicious classic pound cake, and it’s also the base for the variations on the following pages. A couple of tips for success: Leave the butter and eggs out at room temperature for an hour before mixing; if they’re cold, the batter will not be properly smooth. Creaming the butter and sugar thoroughly is crucial, because it gives the batter the necessary volume. Makes two 9-by-5-inch loaves2cups (1 pound) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans1pound (about 3 cups) all-purpose flour1teaspoon coarse salt21/4cups sugar (1 pound)1teaspoon vanilla extract9large eggs, room temperature, lightly beatenWhipped Cream, for serving (optional; page TK)Macerated Berries, for serving (optional; page TK)1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Butter two 9-by-5-inch loaf pans. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and salt.2. With an electric mixer
Table of Contents
CONTENTSIntroductionLoavesPound Cake with Variations Lemon Pound Cakes Blood Orange–Olive Oil Cake Cream Cheese Pound Cake Gingerbread Two-Colored-Squash Loaf Cake Clementine–Vanilla Bean Loaf Cake Rhubarb Tea Cakes Pistachio Pound Cake Fruitcake Pumpkin, Sage, and Browned-Butter Cakes Cornmeal-Buttermilk Loaf Cake Rosemary Pound Cake Carrot Tea Cake Chocolate-Ginger Marble Cakes Cranberry-Orange-Walnut Tea Cakes Bundts & TubesLemon-Ginger Bundt Cake Peaches-and-Cream Bundt Cake Mini Rum Bundt Cakes Chocolate Bundt Cake Angel Food Cake with Variations Blueberry-Lemon Bundt Cake Allspice Angel-Food Cakes Spiced Prune Cake Lemon Chiffon Cake Cannelés Banana Chiffon Cake Coconut–Rum Raisin Cake Fresh Ginger Cake Sour Cherry Savarins Glazed Pecan-Raisin Cake Olive Oil–Anise Mini Bundt Cakes Zucchini Bundt Cake Tangerine Cake Golden Cakes Coffee CakesNew York–Style Crumb Cake Ultimate Streusel Cake Mini Almond Coffee Cakes Cinnamon StreuselCoffee Cake Applesauce Coffee Cake Plum-Nectarine Buckle Blueberry Buckle Meyer-Lemon Coffee Cake Mini Cherry–PecanStreusel Loaves Sticky Buckwheat Cake Almond-Berry Coffee Cake Single LayersRich Chocolate Cake Maple Cake Vanilla Sheet Cake with Malted-Chocolate Frosting Breton Butter Cake Lighter Chocolate Cake Walnut–Olive Oil Cake Honey Cake with Pears Chocolate and Hazelnut Meringue Cake Flourless Chocolate Cake Applesauce Cake Orange-Yogurt Cake Poppy-Seed Torte Pecan Torte Coconut Cake with Tropical Fruit Mol
From the Publisher
A one-stop resource for cakes--birthday, chocolate, coffee, Bundt, upside-down, loaf, and more. From pound cake and angel food (with many variations) to genoise and streusel-topped, from comfort classics like red velvet, six-layer coconut, rich chocolate, lemon meringue, and cheesecake to sophisticated grown-up fare including chiffon cakes and tortes with luscious fruits, these 150 recipes and color photographs cover techniques, decorating, and gifting ideas for every taste and occasion, whether no-fuss or fancy.
Baking trends come and go, but cakes are timeless. From the editors and photographers of Martha Stewart Living, Cakes includes classics (German Chocolate, New York-Style Cheesecake), crowd-pleasers (Baked Alaska, Hummingbird), and cakes with unique, sophisticated flavors and embellishments (Pecan Torte with Lemon Curd, Saffron-Scented Pear Upside-Down Cake). Whether you need a birthday cake (for any age!), have bake-sale duty, want a travel-friendly coffee cake, or seek to impress at a dinner party or with a handmade gift, Martha Stewart's Cakes has more than 150 cakes plus ideas for decorating, gifting, and storing. Beautiful color photography that shows you just what you're aiming for and dozens of make-ahead tips make baking low-stress.
About the Author
MARTHA STEWART is the author of more than 75 books on cooking, entertaining, crafts, home-keeping, gardens, weddings, and decorating. She is the host of Cooking School on PBS.
For more than twenty years, the food editors and chefs in the kitchens at MARTHA STEWART LIVING have produced dozens of bestselling cookbooks, including Martha Stewart's Cooking School, Martha's American Food, Martha Stewart's Cupcakes, Everyday Food: Great Food Fast, and Power Foods.