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American Cake

From Colonial Gingerbread to Classic Layer, the Stories and Recipes Behind More Than 125 of Our Best-loved Cakes From Past to Present

by Anne Byrn

Hardcover, 344 pages, St Martins Pr, List Price: $29.99 |

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American Cake
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From Colonial Gingerbread to Classic Layer, the Stories and Recipes Behind More Than 125 of Our Best-loved Cakes From Past to Present
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Anne Byrn

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Describes the rich history of American cake baking, from colonial times to the present, and includes such cake recipes as New Orleans king, chocolate stout, angel food, red velvet, and pineapple upside-down.

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Cowboy Cake is an example of American baking deliciousness born of hard times. When cowboys moved out West, they didn't bring hens with them. Instead of eggs, they "made do by cooking down raisins into a thick syrup that magically moistens and leavens the cake without eggs and with very little fat," says Anne Byrn, author of American Cake. Mitch Mandel hide caption

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