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Cookbook Review: Great Coffee Cakes, Sticky Buns, Muffins, and More

Updated on February 8, 2008

Looking for some great new baking ideas? If you love sweet and tasty baked goods for breakfast, dessert, snack time, or for any other reason, you're sure to find the terrific recipes in Carole Walter's Great Coffee Cakes, Sticky Buns, Muffins, and More to be taste-tempting delights. No matter what types of baked goods you enjoy, it's likely that you'll find several recipes in this book that are sure to become family favorites.

Even if you're not a skilled baker, you'll find the recipes in this book easy to follow. The author makes sure that anyone can "crack the code" of these terrific recipes with the inclusion of "at a glance" inserts that let readers know exactly what type and size of pan they will need, details about how the pans need to be prepared for baking, and how long the item will need to cook.

You can even easily identify which recipes are easy to make, thanks the easy-to-interpret level of difficulty indicator. A "one measuring cup" recipe is simple to make, while a "three measuring cup" dish requires a little more effort and culinary skill.

The book is organized according to the type of baked goods, with chapters dedicated to:

  • Biscuits & Scones
  • Coffee Break Bites
  • Home Style Coffee Cakes
  • Muffins & Quick Breads
  • Perfect Pound Cakes
  • Strudel

Favorite Recipes

Whether you're cooking for yourself, your family, or are creating baked goods for potluck dinners or gift-giving, you're sure to find a number of delightful recipes that you won't be able to wait to try. Some of the most appealing selections include:

  • Black and White Pound Cake
  • Blueberry Corn Muffins
  • Butter Pecan Pound Cake
  • Irish Whiskey Cake
  • Carrot Honey Cake
  • Sour Cherry Cheese Strudel
  • Sour Cream Coffee Cake With Chocolate and Nuts

About the Author

Author Carole Walter is a renowned culinary professional, instructor, and cookbook author. She has more than two decades of experience as a baking instructor, and has appeared on a number of food and cooking segments on national television programs. Martin is a charter member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP). You can find a selection of the author's favorite recipes on her website. Check back often, because new recipes are posted frequently.

Additional cookbook titles written by Martin include:

  • Great Cookies: Secrets to Sensational Sweets
  • Great Pies & Tarts
  • Great Cakes
  • The Little Cake Book
  • Your First Loaf


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