Below are my favourite baking cookbooks. I love them either because of their reliable delicious recipes or for the baking skills I’ve learned from them. Click on the book covers to finds the books for sale at The Book Depository. FREE shipping worldwide!
This 2010 Cookbook of the Year winner is essential to a cake baker’s collection. Rose is the genius behind The Cake Bible, another bestseller. Her recipes are tried, tested and perfect. Everything I’ve baked from her has been wonderful.
Sally’s Baking Addiction
Sally’s baking blog is so phenomenally successful that it now has its own cookbook. Sally’s Baking Addiction the cookbook has 75 recipes that cover cakes, cookies, cupcakes and anything a baking addict and sweet tooth could crave.
Much-loved former judge of the Great British Bake Off is a baking legend. Who better to trust with baking recipes than the master herself? This cookbook has over 250 classic baking recipes like the Victoria Sponge and The Very Best Chocolate Cake.
I am in love with this book. This is a brilliant starting point to learning the art of French Pastry. The book starts with recipes and comprehensive how-to guides for the skills and building blocks of french pastry. Then the components are put together to bake classic french pastries.
Cupcake Jemma is another baking superstar. She’s a professional baker that runs London’s successful Crumbs & Doilies bakery. Her top-selling Cake Book covers classic recipes with hints and tips, as well as creative creations like Buttered Popcorn, and Blueberry Cheesecake cupcakes.
I’ve baked my way through most of the original Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook and never been disappointed. Everything worked beautifully! The Hummingbird Bakery is another London Bakery superstar. Their Red Velvet Cupcakes are iconic. You can be sure I sampled many of their cakes when I lived in London myself.
This secret club of British home bakers have opened up and shared their recipes. They are all about cake and nothing but cake. With 150 cake recipes, their cookbook covers the classics as well as true showstoppers like a five-tier rainbow cake.
Why does London have the best bakeries? Lola’s Cupcakes is an iconic cupcake bakery. Busy commuters, myself included, have stopped by their cupcake stands in London’s Underground to snack on beautifully frosted cupcakes. Lola’s founders have written a cupcake book stuffed with 60 cupcake recipes, including their signature Peanut Butter, and Rocky Road cupcakes.
Here are over 500 pages of baking recipes and advice from the queen of Baking, Rose Levy Beranbaum. Her cookbook The Cake Bible is a constant reference source for me. And now she has The Baking Bible, covering all the staples like pies, tarts, cookies, pastries, and bread. Her meticulous method results in virtually foolproof recipes for the home baker.
Paul Hollywood is the resident judge of the Great British Bake Off and he’s here to show you how to bake. His cookbook covers recipes for a range of baking goods including sweet and savoury bread, cakes, loaves, pastries, and biscuits. Included is basic technique advice for baking success.
Belinda Jeffery’s classic Mix & Bake is a great cookbook for beginner bakers. She guides the home baker with over 120 timeless baking recipes.
Linda Lomelino’s food styling and photography are astonishing. If you want to decorate some beautiful stylish creations and be inspired by some wonderful food photography, this is the cookbook. Her book contains not just 50 original baking recipes, but also advice on styling and photography.
This baking essential has never been out-of-print since 1977. Delia Smiths’s classic cakes have stood the test of time over 40 years for good reason. A kitchen cookbook classic and a must for all baking enthusiasts.
Love baking but hate washing-up? One Bowl Baking is your solution! Her baking cookbook has over 100 sweet recipes that can be mixed using just one bowl. Why use a packet mix when you can bake from scratch with simplicity like this?
Dorie Greenspan is a baking legend. She has worked with some of the world’s best chefs, like Julia Child and Pierre Herme. More than 300 classic baking recipes are included in her cookbook. She also provides tips, advice and professional hints to assist bakers from home enthusiasts to pastry chefs.
This vintage book of birthday cakes has simple decorating ideas using buttercream frosting and lollies. There are ideas sure to amaze any little boy or girl. Due to overwhelming demand, the book was brought out of publishing retirement and made a vintage collector’s edition.