A charming cookbook makes over vintage cakes
We love the idea of making heirloom recipes passed down by our grandmothers, but we often find that the instructions are vague and the results less impressive than we’d hoped for. So the next time we get a hankering to make a timeless dessert, we’ll reach for expert baker Julie Richardson’s Vintage Cakes. In her new cookbook, the Portland, Oregon-based baker retools old favorites like stack cake and Champagne cake for modern tastes. We were immediately drawn to her party-size Texas Sheet Cake, which utilizes premium cocoa to yield a deeply chocolaty cake with gooey chocolate frosting and a moist, tender crumb.