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5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning book featuring delicious cakes that will impress friends and family, 14 Feb 2013
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This review is from: The Clandestine Cake Club Cookbook (Hardcover)
Having been an avid fan of the Clandestine Cake Club for a while now I was excited when I found out that they were bringing out a cookbook.

This is a lovely book. It contains 120 recipes, each of which comes with a short introduction detailing the origins of the cake as well as an accompanying photo which I know is essential to some cooks as they like to know what their finished cake should look like. On the whole the list of ingredients for each cake is not too long (although of course there are a couple where the ingredients list is long) and you should be able to find everything in your local supermarket. The instructions for each recipe are laid out in bullet point format and they are easy to follow.

If you enjoy making cakes for yourself, your friends or your family you will love this book as it contains original cakes that I have not found in any of the many other cookbooks I own.

Please find the recipes found in this book listed below. At the time of writing this review no 'look inside' feature was available for this book. I appreciate that in the future Amazon may provide such a feature for this book.

CLASSIC CAKES:

Banana bread
Scrumptious sticky toffee cake
Heavenly carrot cake
Featherweight cake
Glorious victoria sponge
Caramel cake
Pineapple upside down cake
Strawberry shortcake
Mocha marble cake
Vanilla & coconut cake
Strawberry swiss roll
Red velvet cake
Soured cream coffee cake

VICTORIAN CAKES:

Cherry cake
Caraway seed cake
Cranberry and orange madeira cake
Rhubarb and custard cake
Battenburg cake
Date and walnut cake
Violet posy cake
Elderflower cordial cake
Ginger syrup cake
Raspberry 'cakewell'
Manchester tart cake
Sultana cake
Light stem ginger cake
Empire cake
Earl grey tea cake

FRUITY CAKES:

Plum and cardomom cake
Overnight tea loaf
Fruity lunchbox cake
Magic bean cake
Red rum raspberry cake
Pear and apricot all-in-one cake
Dorset apple cake
Spicy pear cake
Blueberry, peach and amaretto cake
Strawberry and pistachio revani
Apricot cake
Blackcurrant and lemon layer cake
Passion fruit cake
Banana and cardomom loaf
Cardomom, rose and rhubarb cake

GLOBAL CAKES:

Dutch speculaas
Polish apple cake
Cayman mango cake
Sweet potato and pecan cake
Japanese green tea and orange cake
Baked ricotta cheesecake
Amaretto cream cake
Lingonberry white chocolate cake
Caribbean spiced rum cake
Dutch hazelnut cake
Tarta de almendras
Sachertorte
Torta colombina
Fraisier
Tia maria and mascarpone cake
Irish coffee cake
Choo choo chai cake

ZESTY CAKES:

Lime and coconut drizzle loaf
Crispy lemon cake
Yoghurt, lemon and lime cake
Syrupy lemon polenta cake
Vegan lemon cake
Coconut sunshine cake
Lemony lemonade cake
Lemon, parsnip and hazelnut cake
Pistachio and lime cake
Citrus sunbeam layer cake
Ricotta and lemon sponge cake
Lemon meringue cake
Lemon and poppyseed cake
Grapefruit loaf
Orange and white chocolate cake
Blood orange and rosemary cake
Dark 'n' stormy cake

CHOCOLATEY CAKES:

Dark chocolate nut cake
Smoked chilli chocolate cake
Chocolate beetroot cake
Coconut paradise cake
Dark chocolate marmalade cake
Buttermilk chocolate cake
Chocolate honeycomb truffle cake
Chocolate orange disaster cake
Chocolate and marmite caramel cake
Chocolate nut rum cake
White chocolate and raspberry loaf
Honey chocolate cheesecake
Chocolate and maple brunch cake
Dark chocolate and amaretto cake
Courgette cocoa cake

CELEBRATION CAKES:

Valentine's achy cakey heart cake
Finnish lemon mother's day cake
St Paddy's guinness loaf
Raspberry yoghurt birthday bundt
Easter spring roll
Pistachio and fruit simnel cake
Easter bun cake
Pink champagne anniversary cake
Father's day spiced ale cake
Italian cream wedding cake
Trick or treat tuck shop cake
Harvest spiced apple cake
Thanksgiving pumpkin cake
Rich celebration fruit cake
Christmas honey cake
Hogmanay dundee cake

CREATIVE CAKES:

Strawberry butterfly bundt
Coffee cup cake
Toffee shock cake
Pina colada cake
Shirley temple mocktail cake
Giant lemon fondant fancy
Mocha hedgehog cake
Blue velvet cake
Wild forest gateau
Neopolitan cake
Oreo rosette cake
Rainbow cake
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Initial post: 14 Feb 2013 19:44:32 GMT
Charlie says:
Thank you Mrs.P for a great review. Cheers for the recipe list, am off to order a copy now I know how many exciting sounding recipes are in there

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Feb 2013 13:23:44 GMT
You'll love it Charlie.

Posted on 24 Feb 2013 00:45:54 GMT
S. Yousaf says:
I have been reading through this fantastic cake cookbook today, the lay out is great, the photographs are sumptuous but the recipes are something else, pure Foodporn. I tried the Neopolitan today, easy to follow instructions and the result was as good as the book promised. It was spot on. I have A LOT of cook books but this is the single best cake book i have, can not wait try out the other cakes, can not recommend it enough!
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