Ever since the original Magnolia Bakery opened its doors in 1996, people have been lining up day and night at the old-fashioned yet funky bakery to satisfy their sugar cravings. Now, in honor of the tenth anniversary of the bakery's first cookbook, comes The Complete Magnolia Bakery Cookbook, a comprehensive collection of recipes from New York's sweetest bakery.
Magnolia's home-style cupcakes, layer cakes, pudding, and other treats can weaken the strongest will. In these pages you'll find the much requested recipes for the bakery's famous Vanilla Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting, mouthwatering Magnolia's Famous Banana Pudding, and sinfully rich Red Velvet Cake with Creamy Vanilla Frosting. You'll also find breakfast treats like Dried-Cherry Crumb Buns and Blueberry Coffee Cake with Vanilla Glaze; and afternoon snacks like Black Bottom Cupcakes, Raspberry Crumb Squares, and Peanut Butter Fudge Brownies. In the well-loved Magnolia style, there are new twists on old favorites, such as Devil's Food Cupcakes with Caramel Frosting, Peaches and Cream Pie with Sugar Cookie Crust, and Apple Tart with Hazelnut Brown Sugar Topping. From Banana Cake with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing to Chocolate Pudding Pie, the desserts are unfussy, straightforward, and simply delicious, and the Helpful Hints section will make sure you achieve the same sweet results as the bakery.
Illustrated with sixteen pages of beautiful color photographs, as well as black-and-white stills that capture the daily life of the bakery, The Complete Magnolia Bakery Cookbook is an irresistible collection of new classics that will inspire you to fill your kitchen with sweet things.
Allysa Torey and Jennifer Appel are the founders of the Magnolia Bakery in New York City, which now has three franchises. Jennifer Appel also owns Buttercup Bake Shop, which has two locations in Manhattan, where she resides. Allysa Torey lives with her son Wilson Henry in upstate NY, where she spends her time writing, cooking, gardening, and taking long walks through the hayfields with her collies Sam, Daisy and Honey.