Rose Levy Beranbaum

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Rose Levy Beranbaum is an American baker, cookbook author and blogger.

She pioneered the reverse creaming technique of cake-making. In this process, the fat and flour are mixed first before adding the remaining ingredients. By coating the flour in fat, gluten development is inhibited, helping to prevent toughness.[1] This is in contrast to the usual creaming technique, which first mixes fat and sugar.[2]

Beranbaum has noted that she was heavily influenced by Julia Child and James Beard.[3]

She has been married to Woody Wolston since 2021.[4]


  • The Cake Bible (1988)
  • Rose's Christmas Cookies (1990)
  • Rose's Celebrations (1992)
  • Rose's Melting Pot: A Cooking Tour of America's Ethnic Celebrations (1994)
  • The Pie and Pastry Bible (1998)
  • The Bread Bible (2003)
  • Rose's Heavenly Cakes (2009)
  • The Baking Bible (2014)
  • Rose's Baking Basics (2018)
  • Rose's Ice Cream Bliss (2020)
  • The Cookie Bible (2022)


  • A Passion for Chocolate by Bernachon, Bernachon, Guarnaschelli, and Lee; Translated (1989)
  • What Do Women REALLY Want? Chocolate! by Donna L. Barstow; Foreword (2004)


  1. ^ Saffitz, Claire (10 April 2018). "This Easy Sheet Cake Recipe Doesn't Seem Like It Should Work, but It's Incredible". Bon Appetit. Condé Nast. Retrieved 19 August 2019.
  2. ^ Adams, Glen (28 April 2017). "Cake mixing methods". King Arthur Flour. Retrieved 19 August 2019.
  3. ^ Kuhn Rikon Chef's Corner. "Featured Chef Rose Levy Beranbaum". Kuhn Rikon Switzerland. Archived from the original on 17 January 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2012.
  4. ^ "Us". Real Baking with Rose. Retrieved 2022-07-12.

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