There is nothing like a homemade cake when it comes to celebrating a birthday or other important occasion. This isn’t to say that you need to wait for a “special” occasion to enjoy a homemade cake, but an occasion is always a good reason to do some baking – especially if you don’t bake cakes on a regular basis. The Southern Cake Book should have just about every kind of cake recipe you need for every cake-baking occasion you can think of. The recipes include both traditional Southern favorites, such as Ambrosia Cake and Italian Cream Cake, and recipes that feature new flavor combinations that could become new classics, such as White Ale Cupcakes and Buttermilk-Glazed Mini Fig Cupcakes.
The book is divided into recipes by occasion – and those “occasions” are broad categories that aren’t limited to holidays, that include Party Cakes, Sunday Afternoon Cakes and bite-sized Bits of Cake. The recipes are very straightforward and easy to follow along with. Each of the recipes is accompanied by a mouthwatering photograph of the finished product that makes every cake look irresistible. There are plenty of baking tips scattered throughout the book that will help ensure your recipes bake perfectly, as well as “serving secrets” that will help your presentations look extra-special.
The recipes range from layer cakes to cupcakes to cheesecakes, and you’ll find a huge variety of recipes to choose from as you flip through the pages. Since the recipes are all very accessible and the pictures are so tempting, this is likely to be a book that you’ll tuck onto the shelf in your kitchen and find that you pull it out again and again every time you’re looking for a new cake recipe to try. And once you’ve used it a few times, many of the recipes are likely to turn into old favorites that you’ll use for years to come.