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The Cake Mix Doctor Returns!: With 160 All-New Recipes

The Cake Mix Doctor Returns!: With 160 All-New Recipes

by Anne Byrn


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It’s pure magic—you’ll never believe these cakes come out of a box!

Transform ordinary cake mix into extraordinary cakes through just the right additions: Use buttermilk and sour cream for greater moisture and richness. Boost flavor with cocoa powder, peppermint extract, lemon zest—even lemon yogurt. Instead of water, try orange juice, canned pumpkin, a leftover cup of coffee (it makes for a devilishly delicious brownie).  Byrn takes bakers boldly forward with 160 fast, foolproof recipes, plus dozens of fresh ideas on frosting (including how to make only what you need), garnishing, and baking lighter cakes for lighter appetites.

Here are 40 layer cakes—not just vanilla and chocolate cakes but a Holiday Eggnog Cake, Blueberry Muffin Crumble Cake, Lemonade Chiffon Layer Cake with Raspberry Filling. 38 Bundts and Pound Cakes—in flavors like Key Lime, Fudge Brownie, Pina Colada, Red Peach Nectar. 35 Sheet Cakes, and densely delicious cheesecakes too! Plus 18 frostings!

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761129615
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 09/24/2009
Pages: 502
Sales rank: 132,718
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Anne Byrn is the author of the bestselling Cake Mix Doctor series and The Dinner Doctor, with over 3.5 million copies in print. She makes frequent appearances on Good Morning America and QVC. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with her family. Her website is

Table of Contents

I’m back . . . so let’s bake!

How To Use This Book:
The tips you need to get you baking. Choose the right cake mix. Prepping the pans. Testing for doneness. Plus the 10 Secrets for Sensational Cakes.

Love Those Layers:
Majestic and delicious, when a celebration is at hand, these are the cakes to serve. A Triple Decker Chocolate Icebox Cake, Williamsburg Orange Cake, Holiday Eggnog Cake with Apricot filling, plus 36 others.

Make Your Own Wedding Cake:
Bake a once-in-a-lifetime cake to celebrate their lifelong love. This elegant, moist triple layer white cake with a rich cream cheese frosting will have your guests shouting, “I do!” (And because you made it yourself, you’ll be able to say, “I did!”)

Bundts and Pounds:
Easy to tote to picnics and parties, visually pleasing, and perfectly paired with a cup of coffee or tea or a glass of lemonade. It’s hard to resist a slice of Key Lime Pound Cake, Kathy’s Cinnamon Breakfast Cake, or Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cake.

Sheet Cakes:
When you’re baking for a crowd, sheet cakes come to the rescue—there’s little prep, little assembly, but big flavor results. Just slice and serve. Dazzle friends with a Pink Lemonade Party Cake, Chocolate Bayou City Cake, Brown Sugar and Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake, or the Birthday Cake for a Crowd.

Cupcakes and Muffins:
Longtime favorites of kids (and kids at heart), these miniature cakes pack a lot of flavor into their small size. Bake up Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cupcakes, Stawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes, or Apple Spice Muffins. And if you’re feeling nostalgic, there’s even a recipe for Whoopie Pies.

Brownies, Bars, and Cookies:
Whether they’re for a school, church, or Girl Scout troop fundraiser, expect these bake sale favorites to fly off the table. Gooey Pecan Pie Brownies, Angel Food Macaroons, Pineapple Coconut Bars, and German Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies are just a few favorites.

Homemade frostings, icings, and glazes are the heart and soul of this book. Classic Buttercream Frosting, rich Orange Cream Cheese Frosting, delicious Chocolate Pan Frosting, Caramel Glaze—these are easy, no-fail recipes that will turn a good cake into a great cake.
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