The Book of Eggfree Cakes - by Cintia Stammers
Even if you've never made a cake before, you'll find yourself thinking of making one or more when you read The Book of Eggfree Cakes. Author Cintia Stammers tells you everything you need to know about baking cakes. More than a recipe book, it's a transcendental cake manual. You'll read about the necessary equipment and find out about the main ingredients of a cake. You'll learn about mixing cakes and preparing the cake tin and the oven.
This book is a transcendental manual because it not only shows you how to make great cakes, slices, puddings, scones, and loaves, it also teaches you how to offer your cakes to Krishna so they become prasadam.
Even when things aren't going well, you can get help from The Book of Eggfree Cakes. At the end of the book you'll find a section that tells you what to do when everything goes wrong. What could be more comforting for the cook? The troubleshooting section identifies the solution based on the cake's appearance, helping you prevent saggy middles or low risers.
The recipes in this book are important because they show that you can make soft, moist cakes without eggs. There's a Krishna cake, a Gauranga cake, a Nrisimha cake, and much more -- too many to list. But think peach cake, lemon sponge, gingerbread, and cherry cake, and you'll be on the right track.
The author has put together a great range of cakes. There is a cake for everyone and every occasion. There are even two cakes for Ekadasi, when devotees of Krishna fast from beans and grain, which means avoiding things such as wheat or rice flour. Ekadasi falls twice in each month.