Cookbook Review: Bon Appetit Desserts

October 18, 2020
book review
Bon Appetit Desserts: The Cookbook for All Things Sweet and Wonderful

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Bon Appetit is a magazine that has been around for a while, so they know what they’re doing. I have read their magazines, watched their YouTube videos, and own their dessert cookbook. They have a test kitchen where they work on recipe development, so you know that their recipes will be perfect.

I have owned Bon Appetit Desserts for a couple of years now. It is one that I will flip through from time to time for either inspiration or if I want to try something new. I have pieces of paper, sticky tabs, and even pieces of napkin poking out of the book. My little bookmarks let me know what recipes I have tried and what I’d like to try. There are even a couple of pages that stick together from some messy bakes – oops.

cookbookThe Dessert Cookbook:

The recipes are divided into categories ranging from cakes, cookies, pies & tarts, frozen desserts, etc. Within each category, the recipes have a whisk rating. One whisk rating means that it is a fairly easy recipe. For the expert bakers, the recipes receive a four whisk rating. The cookbook’s front section is dedicated to information on pantry items, equipment explanations, and some baking tips.

whisk rating for dessert cookbook

The recipes are easy to read, which makes replicating them a breeze. I normally prefer cookbooks that have pictures, so I know what the finished product looks like. This book has some pictures, but not many, and I don’t see that as a bad thing. It is important to read recipes before starting a bake. For more hints about getting new recipes to succeed, check out my Baking Basics post:  Tips for Trying New Recipes and Having Them Succeed.


I highly recommend this cookbook. It is for those that are looking to improve their baking skills and can see themselves baking often. If you are looking for a dessert cookbook, then this book is for you.

Recipes I enjoyed:

  • Carrot Cake with Buttermilk Glaze and Cinnamon-Cream Cheese Frosting (This is one of my favourite Carrot Cake recipes; it is incredible).
  • Semisweet Chocolate Layer Cake with Vanilla Cream Filling
  • Maple-Walnut Pound Cake with Maple Glaze
  • Langues-de-chat

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Bon Appetit Desserts: The Cookbook for All Things Sweet and Wonderful

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