My mother-in-law is one of the best gift givers. Often, it’s not something you even know you want until she gives it to you. For Christmas, I received Vintage Cakes.
This is a beautiful book. It reminds a little of How to Be a Domestic Goddess; in the way that they are both cookbooks you can curl up and read. The pictures inside are lovely.
Julie Richardson took about 50 old cake recipes and tested them, tweaked them and published them in this book. There are lots of non-chocolate recipes. While you’re looking though this book, I’d suggest putting on pearls, heels, and an apron, then maybe pour yourself an old fashioned.
I wanted to try a different type of cake that I hadn’t made before, so I went with the Kentucky Bourbon Cake Tennessee Whiskey Cake. We’re a Jack family, go with what you know.
This cake was pretty easy. There were no layers and no elaborate frostings to make. The batter was delicious and so is the cake. I’ll probably send half to school with Jeremy because we really shouldn’t eat the whole cake.
I think the next cake I make out of this book will be the Caramel Cake.