If your baking abilities are shaky at best, look no further than celebrated writer and cookbook author Annie Bell's Baking Bible. This thick volume has recipes for all your favorite desserts, plus a few you've never even imagined.

This Southern cake is slightly chocolatey, and it is almost impossible to guess that Coca-Cola is an ingredient —although if you can lay your hands on some gummy Coca-Cola bottles to adorn it, they might just provide a clue.

Reprinted with permission from Annie Bell's Baking Bible