CakeBook Monday: BAKED, NEW FRONTIERS IN BAKING by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito

This book, the very first of what's now four (and counting?!) from the charming guys behind Baked, remains one of my most cherished, stained, smeared, and utilized baking books.

Today's pick for CakeBook Monday, it's one that I imagine many of you already own, but if you don't, you should. You really, really should. It's got the recipe for their famous Sweet and Salty Cake and their killer brownies, but it also has the recipes for two of my all-time favorites: the Lemon Drop Cake and the Coconut Snowball Cupcakes (which I bake as a layer cake). I am admittedly devoted to all that they do, but love-tainted palate or not, I promise much edible joy from what's in these pages.