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Life is Sweet

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Experience authentic American baking as you’ve never tasted it before! The fourth recipe collection from Britain’s favourite bakery gathers together all the irresistible delights that make classic American home baking so mouth-watering. 

Whether it’s whipping up a batch of fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes over a hot griddle, going back to old fashioned baking values with a waste-not-want-not Shaker Lemon Pie, or pouring glossy chocolate glaze over the impressive Tunnel of Fudge Cake, this new collection contains 100 irresistible new recipes you’ll want to try. 

Each recipe comes with easy step-by-step instructions, beautiful photography and hints and tips for perfecting your bakes. Find out where recipes originated from and discover the secrets of American pantries with handfuls of pecans, golden pumpkin and more than just a splash of bourbon along the way!

No matter whether you’re familiar with The Hummingbird Bakery’s bestselling cookbook collections or whether this is your first foray into baking, there’s something sweet for everyone. Novice bakers can excel with simple treats such as home baked Peanut Butter and Marshmallow Cookies or more experienced hands can progress to Doberge cakes or the impressive sky-high Alabama Little Layer Cake. And for those looking for a chilled dessert, you’ll be scooping up Red Velvet Ice Cream and slicing into the sumptuous layers of Gingerbread Icebox Cake in no time. 

With The Hummingbird Bakery, Life is Sweet!

Life is Sweet recipes

This is a full list of the recipes in Life is Sweet:

  • 7Up Pound Cake
  • Alabama Little Layer Cake
  • Ambrosia Cookies
  • Appalachian Stack Cake
  • Apple Bread Pudding
  • Bananas Foster Bread Pudding
  • Bananas Foster Cupcakes
  • Basic American Flaky Pastry
  • Birthday Cake Cookies
  • Black and White Cookies
  • Black Bottom Pancakes
  • Black Fruitcake
  • Black Pepper Cookies
  • Blackberry Limeade Bars
  • Blackberry Sonker
  • Blue Hawaiian Cupcakes
  • Blueberry Cream Cheese Pie
  • Bourbon Bread Pudding
  • Brownie Pudding
  • Buttermilk Biscuits
  • Buttermilk Ice Cream
  • Buttermilk Pancakes
  • Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
  • Chocolate Bundt Cake
  • Chocolate Carrot Brownies
  • Chocolate Chip Cupcakes
  • Chocolate Doberge Cake
  • Cinnamon Pancake Cake
  • Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Loaf
  • Coconut Dream Bars
  • Cornmeal Cookies
  • Crawfish Pie
  • Creamy Pecan Pralines
  • Deep-fried Apple Pie
  • Divinity
  • Earl Grey Tea and Chocolate Ice Cream
  • Earl Grey Tea Pie
  • Fresh Peach Ice Cream
  • German Chocolate Cake
  • Gingerbread Cake
  • Gingerbread Icebox Cake
  • Gooey Butter Cake
  • Graham Crackers
  • Grape Jelly Cupcakes
  • Grasshopper Pie Ice Cream
  • Hasty Pudding
  • Honey Cornbread Cupcakes
  • Kentucky Apple Pancake
  • Kentucky Bourbon Cake
  • Lady Baltimore Cake
  • Lemon Chiffon Pie
  • Lemon Crumb Squares
  • Lemon Custard Ice Cream
  • Lemon Doberge Cake
  • Lemon Drops
  • Mint Julep Cupcakes
  • Molasses Pecan Crumb Cake
  • New Orleans Beignets
  • New Orleans Prune Pie
  • Oatmeal Pancakes
  • Oatmeal Spice Cake
  • Orange Layer Cake
  • Ozark Pudding Cake
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Cake
  • Peanut Butter and Marshmallows Cookies
  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Bacon Pie
  • Peanut Butter Ice Cream
  • Pear Treasure Squares
  • Piña Colada Icebox Pie
  • Pink Champagne Cupcakes
  • Praline Bread Pudding with Pecan Caramel Sauce
  • Pumpkin and White Chocolate Cookies
  • Pumpkin Caramels
  • Pumpkin Chai Cupcakes
  • Pumpkin Crumb Muffins
  • Pumpkin Hazelnut Bars
  • Pumpkin Ice Cream
  • Pumpkin Pancakes
  • Red Velvet Brownies
  • Red Velvet Crepe Cake
  • Red Velvet Ice Cream
  • Red Velvet Pancakes
  • Sally Lunn French Toast
  • Sally Lunn Loaf
  • Shaker Lemon Pie
  • Skillet Cornbread
  • Sliced Sweet Potato Pie
  • Soft Molasses Cookies
  • South Carolina Fig Ice Cream
  • Strawberry Chiffon Pie
  • Sweet Potato Biscuits
  • Sweet Potato Cornbread
  • Texas Tassie Bars
  • Toasted Marshmallow Cupcakes (Candied Yam Cupcakes)
  • Tomato Soup Cupcakes
  • Tunnel of Fudge Cake
  • Turtle Cookies
  • Upside-down Pear Cake
  • Vanilla-filled Chocolate Cookies
  • Vinegar Pie
  • White Chocolate Bread Pudding