In Snacking Cakes, the indulgent, treat-yourself concept of cake becomes an anytime, easy-to-make treat. Expert baker Yossy Arefi’s collection of no-fuss recipes is perfect for anyone who craves near-instant cake satisfaction.
With little time and effort, these single-layered cakes are made using only one bowl (no electric mixers needed) and utilize ingredients likely sitting in your cupboard. They’re baked in the basic pans you already own and shine with only the most modest adornments: a dusting of powdered sugar, a drizzle of glaze, a dollop of whipped cream.
Whether enjoyed in a quiet moment alone with a cup of morning coffee or with friends hungrily gathered around the pan, these ever-pleasing, undemanding cakes will become part of your daily ritual.
Yossy Arefi is a recipe developer, photographer, food stylist, and cookbook author. Yossy also writes the award-winning blog Apt. 2B Baking Co., which celebrates seasonal baking and preserving.
She is a regular contributor to New York Times Cooking, Food52, Bon Appétit, Martha Stewart online, Better Homes & Gardens, Bake from Scratch, and Good Housekeeping. She teaches food and photography workshops all over the world, and is based in Brooklyn, New York.