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Recommendation for good non fancy cake cook book?

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Cocochops Wed 25-Oct-17 12:15:36

So normally when I bake cakes I will just Google a random recipe. I would love to have a go to book with lots of yummy cake recipes. Nothing majorly fancy just good old fashioned cakes! Any recommendations?

TheTurnOfTheScrew Wed 25-Oct-17 12:18:27

Good Housekeeping Baking Bible is really reliable, and has lots of "standard" recipes IYSWIM.

Out of print but there are loads on eBay.

jenthehen Wed 25-Oct-17 12:20:33

Nigella's domestic Godess

Cocochops Wed 25-Oct-17 19:51:22

Thankyou will take a look. Any other recommendations?

tshirtsuntan Wed 25-Oct-17 19:53:54

I've got a few, the most used one is Nigella lawson's "How to be a domestic goddess " terrible title, great book!

NigelMolesworth Wed 25-Oct-17 19:55:18

Cakes by Liz Herbert. It’s a WI book and all the recipes work well. I have quite a few cake books but always go back to this one for good old fashioned cake recipes.

martellandginger Wed 25-Oct-17 19:57:00

I’ve always succeeded with all of the nigella cake recipes I do.

WazFlimFlam Wed 25-Oct-17 20:51:56

Old Mary Berry books are good.

goose1964 Wed 25-Oct-17 20:53:26

Another vote for domestic goddess

4merlyknownasSHD Mon 30-Oct-17 11:15:39

Delia's Cakes by Delia Smith

VeryPunny Mon 30-Oct-17 11:18:57

Domestic Goddess is rubbish IMO - hit and miss as to whether things work. My preferred book is Mary Berry's Ultimate Baking Bible. Foolproof.

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