Eat Cake Naked Book Review
|Title:||Eat Cake Naked: aphrodisiac desserts to heat up your love life|
|Author:||Amy Reiley and Delahna Flagg|
|Published:||January 10, 2018, Life of Reiley|
|No. of Pages:||81|
|Cover Price:||$9.99 Kindle|
When trying to recharge one’s lovelife, fancy, decadent desserts are usually not the first thing to come to mind. However, according to Amy Reiley, who is a leading authority on aphrodisiac foods, and co-author Delahna Flagg, dessert is the perfect place to start. Reiley, who is the brains behind the popular blog Eat Something Sexy, loves dessert – has an overactive sweet tooth – and knows what she’s doing when it comes to developing fabulous sweets containing ingredients that act as aphrodisiacs.
The book features an excellent section on ingredients that act as aphrodisiacs, such as almonds, avocados, pumpkins, cherries, chocolate, macadamia nuts, mangos, honey, ginger, rosewater, vanilla, and strawberries, to name a few. There is a section on breakfast foods, like a Chocolate Breakfast Sandwich and Champagne-Soaked Apricot Muffins. Other decadent recipes include Cherry Bomb Cupcakes, Polenta Shortcake, and a moist and beautiful chocolate cake full of avocado and almonds. According to the book, the statistics from a survey on EatsomethingSexy.com show that 95% of participants have given food as a romantic gift.
Several of the recipes call for trendy ingredients, such as chia seeds, flaxseed meal, and agave nectar. But none of the ingredients are difficult to find, and can be found at most larger grocery stores across the country.
The photographs in the book are beautiful, and many of the recipes are mouthwatering. There are recipes for basics such as Dark Chocolate Ganache (the creamy, very chocolately truffle-like mixture), and a delicious Cherry Coulis. Imagine making Love Slave Balsamic Cherry Chocolate Chunk Brownies or Coffee Toffee Fudge Fix. The recipes are not over-the-top – they are doable; the instructions are easy to understand and follow.
Although this is not a basic cookbook, it is a fun cookbook and would be a good addition to a comprehensive cookbook collection.
Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.
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