Sweet, savory and surprising. Cake is a classic food based on basic ingredients -- eggs, milk, flour and some butter or oil. Widely thought of as primarily sweet, cakes also make delicious appetizers and exciting entrées. All it takes are some fresh ingredients and a bit of imagination to transport cake from the dessert menu into the realm of savory fare. Cakes and Loaves provides an astonishing variety of recipes. Divided into three categories -- sweet, salty and loaves -- this stylishly designed book will inspire cooks to bake cakes in fresh new ways with ingredients like chorizo, Gruyère and pistachios. A section on cake basics covers baking tips, equipment and storage. Some of the reimagined cakes and loaves include: Red berries cake Apple, carrot and almond cake Olive, thyme and lemon cake Pecan nut cake Mushroom and parsley loaf Thai loaf Sesame and pineapple cake Zucchini and carrot loaf Feta and herbs loaf. With this imaginative book filled with delightful and unexpected recipes, bakers will discover the versatility of the classic cake.