The Perfect Cake
Simple to Showstopper: 240+ Approachable Recipes
America’s Test Kitchen’s first all-cake cookbook, The Perfect Cake, is a treasure trove of test kitchen knowledge on the art and science of baking cakes. It’s the definitive guide to any cake you crave, from classic anytime Pound Cake to impressive Blueberry Jam Cake with brilliant ombré frosting.
Sidebars featuring step-by-step photos for cakes with more advanced techniques, like piping the ribbons that give beautiful Rhubarb Ribbon Cake its name. Our years of cake baking-experience provide all the tips and tricks you need for executing perfect cakes every time. That towering 24-layer Hazelnut- Chocolate Crêpe Cake will be as approachable as Applesauce Snack Cake.
"Pound Cake made with hot melted butter and a food processor? The recipe is genius, and worth the price of the book."
— Alice Medrich, Wall Street Journal
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Cook Along with Bridget and Julia
Enjoy mastering a new recipe while tuning in to and following along with new episodes of America’s Test Kitchen with all-new recipes. Every recipe that has appeared on the show is in this cookbook, along with the test kitchen's indispensable notes and tips. You’ll also find a shopping guide that shows what ingredients the ATK Reviews team recommends so that you can re-create the exact dish you see on your screen.
New and Improved Shopping Guide
From Sky-High Cakes to Cake Pops
This book covers cakes of all kinds, from single-layer fruit-filled cakes and individual-size desserts to those as many as 24 layers high. Recipes feature photos that illustrate each of those processes.