The Perfect Cake: Your Ultimate Guide to Classic, Modern, and Whimsical Cakes
America's Test Kitchen
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America's Test Kitchen's hallmark is its nearly ferocious testing. This collection of more than 150 recipes, some with flavor variations, covers classic layer cakes, festive and elegant party cakes, easy sheet cakes,, and even cheesecakes and ice cream cakes, each one of them rigorously tested before publication.
You'll find a state fair's worth of popular standards here, including devil's food, carrot, and lemon pound cakes. But there are also vegan cakes, a spiffy chocolate-hazelnut dacquoise, and an icebox margarita cheesecake. All the recipes are notably detailed and—where necessary—include photo sequences demonstrating assembly or decoration tips.