Whether it's classic cakes, tiered cakes or small cakes, free-from cakes or wedding and birthday cakes Rachel has the perfect, foolproof recipe. Rachel Allen knows home baking. It's her fail-safe recipes, with easy-to-follow methods, thoughtful tips and advice that have been helping her readers over the years to make the most gorgeous cakes and bakes that work every time. Sponges, muffins, brownies, pop cakes, cheesecakes, tortes, pudding cakes, whether they are indulgent or healthy(ish), chocolaty, nutty or fruity, sweet or savoury, or gluten-free, you'll find them all in this ultimate cake bible. Try classics such as Victoria Sponge and Carrot Cake, new bakes like Beetroot Brownies or White Chocolate and Macadamia cake, festive treats such as Caramel Yule Log or a St Patrick's Day Guinness Cake as well as every day cakes like Raspberry Bakewell Cake or Butterscotch Banana Cake. Cake for grown-ups such as the Orange Cake with Campari Icing or children's party favourite Cake Pops. Cakes for when you have no time as well as more adventurous wedding and birthday cakes. Rachel will show you how to bake and decorate simple special occasion cakes, then give additional instruction for making it special - or even of professional quality. Whether it is a golden anniversary, wedding or 4th birthday party, you'll never have to buy a cake again. In this comprehensive collection you'll find a mix of delicious easy and everyday cakes, teatime treats, classics, festive baking, hearty puddings and even some free-from and healthier cakes. And when you've finished baking, Rachel will show you the best tips and tricks for decorating and icing. The wait is over! Enjoy more baking from Rachel Allen in Cake.
Praise for Rachel Allen: 'A natural TV chef: relaxed, articulate and knowledgeable' Sunday Times 'Food for real people' Irish Examiner 'If you haven't heard of Rachel Allen, you will soon. Ireland's blond and beautiful equivalent of Nigella Lawson...is taking her place on the international culinary scene with her everyday food that focuses on simple suppers and divine puddings.' Daily Mail YOU Magazine 'As wholesome and attractive as its charming author, Home Cooking is well thought out and accessibly written, with the emphasis on relaxed family meals. Ideal for anyone who needs to cook on a regular basis but hasn't much experience.' Sunday Telegraph 'The book I've taken to most this season is by the Irish Nigella (except prettier, blonde and a better cook), Rachel Allen. Her 'Bake' is simply and engagingly written: one irresistible thing after another.' Evening Standard
Rachel Allen was brought up in Dublin and at the age of eighteen left to study at the prestigious Ballymaloe Cookery School. Today, she not only teaches at the school, she also writes regular features for national publications, presents highly acclaimed television programmes which have been broadcast internationally and in her spare time authors bestselling cookery books. She is also the winner of the Irish Book Awards Best Non-fiction 2012 for Easy Meals. Cake is her ninth cookbook.