Death by Chocolate Cakes - An Astonishing Array of Chocolate Enchantments, Marcel Desaulniers, 2000, William Morrow, Stated First Edition, hardcover with dust jacket, 216pp.
The title says it all - this cookbook has an "astonishing array" of tempting dessert recipes and close-up photographs for chocolate lovers! Its large, glossy pages offer a broad range of complexity for the baker, from quick-and-easy to elaborate and elegant.
"...Marcel serves up some of his most inventive, most sinful, most seductive chocolate creations ever. His Chocolate Heart of Darkness cakes are the ultimate cupcakes...Look up Excessively Expressive Espresso Ecstasy or Chocolate Strawberry Teardrop Cake ... try Marcel's Chocolate Pistachio Madeleines...Golden Raisin Heavy Fudge cake, Cocoa Pound Cake with Warm Buttered Brandy Berries ... a collection of ice creams, sauces, beverages, and other delectables."
Contents (see picture): Baby Cakes, Mom's Cakes, Celebration Cakes, Sky-High Cakes, Out-of-State Cakes, Chocolate Sine Qua Nons, Equipment, Ingredients, and Techniques, Bibliography, Index.