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Cook the Book: Lemon Layer Cake with Campari Frosting

Out of all of the incredible dessert in The Boozy Baker by Lucy Baker the one that I was most looking forward to trying was this Lemon Layer Cake with Campari Frosting. I love limoncello, and seems like a ingredient that should be used in baking projects way more often than it is. And Campari and soda is one of my favorite drinks, especially in the summer months. I was curious to see how its somewhat bitter and herbaceous flavors would lend themselves to a dessert. Incorporating these two Italian favorites into a pink frosted layer cake seemed like they might just be the best summer dessert ever. More

Beer Profiteroles with Chocolate-Beer Sauce

I was thrilled when I came across these Beer Profiteroles with Chocolate-Beer Sauce in The Boozy Baker by Lucy Baker. They weren't just profiteroles, but a tasty grown-up version made with a dark beer ice cream and finished with chocolate beer sauce. This is a recipe for anyone who has ever experienced the pleasure of a stout float or Guinness milkshake. Dark beer, chocolate, and ice cream are pretty much made to go together. More

Cook the Book: Sachertorte

The Sachertorte is basically a dense chocolate cake layered with apricot jam and finished with a chocolate glaze. The Viennese generally consider the cake to be too dry to eat on its own so it is typically served with a dollop of schlag, or sweetened whipped cream, but if you ask me, I think it's just an excuse to enjoy a little more whipped cream. More

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