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Complete Cake Mix Magic

300 Easy Desserts Good as Homemade

by (author) Jill Snider

Robert Rose
Initial publish date
Jul 2012
Cakes, Quick & Easy, Baking
  • Spiral bound

    Publish Date
    Aug 2005
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  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jul 2012
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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.

Choose from more than 300 delectable recipes, including:

  • Single Layer Cakes
  • Multi-Layer Cakes
  • Tube and Bundt Cakes
  • Angel Food Cakes
  • Cheesecakes
  • Coffee Cakes
  • Loaves and Muffins
  • Cookies
  • Bars and Squares
  • Special-Occasion Desserts.

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.


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Editorial Reviews

[Review for previous edition] Illustrates that no hocus-pocus is required to consistently produce outstanding results with a minimum of time and effort.

Trenton Trentonian

[Review for previous edition] If you want to shine amongst your friends and family as being the best dessert chef they've ever known this is the book for you. But, of course, you'll have to keep it a secret. By using packaged mixes and adding other ingredients, all of a sudden we can turn an ordinary cake mix into something spectacular. For the purpose of the review we are asked to test three recipes. The first one I tested was Chocolate Zucchini Cake. Using a devil's food cake mix and adding the usual ingredients of eggs, water and oil I also added cinnamon, zucchini, chocolate chips and chopped pecans. Oh my, it was delicious -- moist and decadent. The second recipe I tested was Pumpkin Pie Crunch. Using a yellow cake mix and adding pureed pumpkin (from a can,) eggs, and spices made a great base. The crunch was made from chopped pecans and a lot of butter. This made a very good desert and froze very well. The third recipe I tested was Chocolate Raspberry Almond Oat Bars. Using a white cake mix and adding oats and melted butter, I ended up with a crumbly base. The raspberry jam sprinkled with chocolate chips and chopped pecans made a great filling. These freeze well also. I am hooked on using cake mixes as a base for other deserts. It's easy, the ingredients are measured out already, and definitely saves time. I highly recommend Complete Cake Mix Magic -- I promise, you WILL shine!

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