Cookbook Swap...

I ♥ cookbooks!  So, when I read about Michel-lee's Cookbook Swap a few weeks ago, I jumped at the chance.

I was a little worried that I wouldn't be able to participate because I do live in Mexico and shipping can get pretty expensive.

But then, Monica from Lick the Bowl Good was kind enough to offer to ship a cookbook to me so that I could participate. For that kind and generous gesture, I am an even bigger fan of Monica than before.

The cookbook Monica sent me was Cake Keeper Cakes by Lauren Chattman.  

I love it!  This book was actually on my wishlist.  It is full of yummy cake recipes that are "too simple and delicious to reserve for birthdays and anniversaries."

The book is divided into the following chapters:
  • Snack cakes 
  • Round cakes
  • Loaf cakes
  • Bundt cakes
  • Crumb cakes & other cakes baked in a Springform pan
  • Angel Food & Chiffon cakes
I already have a long list of cakes that I want to bake from Cake Keeper Cakes, like  Chipotle-Chocolate Cake, MangoUpside-Down Cake, Dulce de Leche Coffee Cake and Nutella Swirl Pound Cake.

A very big THANK YOU to Michel-lee and Monica for making my first cookbook swap a memorable experience! 

I leave you with these lovely pics from my Cake Keeper Cakes cookbook.  Enjoy!!!

Sour Cream and Lemon Cake

Peanut Butter & Jelly Crumb Cake

Nectarine Cake with Cinnamon-Nut Topping

Maple Syrup Gingerbread

Peanut Butter-Sour Cream Bundt Cake
with Butterfinger Ganache Glaze

Cranberry-Walnut Bundt Cake
with Maple-Espresso Glaze

With Love,


  1. I'm so jealous! I can't wait for you to share some of those recipes! :)

  2. mmmm! That lemon sour cream cake looks good and I've heard nothing but good things about the Nutella swirl cake (except for the fact that the Nutella sinks LOL). I can't wait to see what you make!

    Enjoy it!

  3. What a fun idea for a swap! The book looks wonderful. I love the look of the peanut butter and jelly crumble cake!

  4. Monica is such a sweetheart. What a great cookbook. I hope you enjoy making all 100 recipes. Thanks for swapping.

  5. Mango upside down cake! OOoooo That sounds AWESOME!!! :) Cool thing the book swap, love it! :)