This is my go to cookbook for so many cakes now. The kitchen sink carrot cake, simple vanilla cupcakes, chocolate bourbon-spiked banana bread, pumpkin bundt cake are just a few of the recipes I use time and time again. If you have an ice cream maker and you love peanut butter then try the chocolate and salty peanut butter ice cream. It was hard not to eat it all! And yes this book has American measurements and temps. In this modern world there is no excuse not to go out and buy yourself a set of cups. I bought this set on amazon and they work perfectly http://www.amazon.co.uk/VonShef-Quality-Stainless-Measuring-Measures/dp/B00DTTJR8K/ref=sr_1_5?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1412022178&sr=1-5&keywords=measuring+cups. Temps are easy to convert online. Her recipes are "never fail" and not complicated. You will not be disappointed!