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3.0 out of 5 stars
Not sure about this one., 21 Aug. 2012
I bought this book awhile ago but have only recently baked from it. The devil's chocolate cupcakes are great, and I like the detailed instructions that accompany it. However I have just made the Vanilla Cake and whilst its not out of the oven I can already see the recipe may be wrong. I followed it to the letter, making sure everything was correct including the size of the pan as the cake is a birthday cake for my mother. However the cake has overflowed into my oven- the first time this has happened to me despite having made numerous cakes, and at almost 20 minutes over the stated cooking time it is not done yet. As I have said, I am not new to baking so that the recipe could produce such off results makes me question the detail in this book. Perhaps cake pan height as well as width should be stipulated as I have used a standard height cake pan. I will continue to try other recipes but will be a bit more cautious in terms of blindly trusting recipes.