Snacking Cakes: Simple Treats for Anytime Cravings by Yossy Arefi

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  • Simple sesame cake

    • Astrid5555 on November 19, 2020

      Delicious and so quick to make. A sesame lover’s (me!) dream cake.

  • Spiced chocolate pumpkin cake with spiced pumpkin glaze

    • rosyannposy on November 28, 2020

      This was delicious. Ran out of chocolate chips so used chopped Mexican chocolate from Rancho Gordo that I had in cupboard. So good! Even pumpkin hating husband liked it.

    • bwhip on November 16, 2020

      My wife and I really loved this one, especially for the fall. Just the right amount of pumpkin flavor in the cake. Only thing I'll change next time I make it is to double the amount of glaze.

  • Cocoa yogurt cake

    • mzgourmand on November 17, 2020

      We did not love this cake and normally at least two of us are serious chocolate fans. The flavors were too intense, and the combo of coocoa and chocolate chips in the cake and then cocoa powder in the glaze - it just felt like too much. It took my teenage son with a serious sweet tooth five days to work his way through a fairly small cake, even though that was the dessert offering for this week, to give one a sense of the rather unenthusiastic reception this cake got. To be fair, it may have been the intensity of the cocoa that I used, which was the cocoa rouge, red dutch-processed cocoa powder. And it may be that I simply prefer baking chocolate to cocoa-based recipes. I made my long-time favorite "Katherine Hepburn" brownies recently using cocoa instead of baking chocolate and didn't enjoy the brownies nearly as much. It's very subjuctive but I wouldn't make this again.

  • Cranberry cream cheese cake

    • Lepa on November 16, 2020

      We loved this cake. It wasn't too sweet and had nice pockets of cream cheese in it. We liked it best the first day but it was fine the next morning, too.

  • Spiced pineapple upside-down cake

    • Lepa on November 16, 2020

      This was interesting but not my favorite pineapple upside-down cake. Also, the pineapple moved around and didn't create a solid layer on top of the cake.

  • Spiced honey cake

    • Lepa on November 16, 2020

      I couldn't wait to bake something from this book and choose this because it was one of the only cakes that only use two eggs. I don't usually love honey cake but really enjoyed this one. It was easy, delicious and not too sweet so we had it for breakfast.

  • Buttery brown sugar pear and cranberry cake

    • Lepa on November 16, 2020

      This cake was exceptionally good. The cranberries were so delicious here! I've made several cakes from this book and this cake was by far our favorite.

  • Black and blueberry ricotta cake

    • bwhip on November 23, 2020

      This cake was wonderful. Fluffy, tender, with great flavor. I used (only) blueberries, as that's what we had, and also added the zest of a large lemon. Quick and easy, and quite delicious.

  • Espresso chocolate chip cake

    • bwhip on November 16, 2020

      Wonderful recipe for a great snacking cake. I found the ratios of espresso flavor and chocolate chips to be just right. This one's a keeper.

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  • ISBN 10 0593139666
  • ISBN 13 9780593139660
  • Published Oct 27 2020
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 192
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Clarkson Potter

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Find sweet satisfaction with 50 easy, everyday cake recipes made with simple ingredients, one bowl, and no fuss.

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. From Cornmeal Peach Upside-Down Cake and Sweet Potato Cinnamon Sugar Cake to Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Cake and Nutty Pistachio Yogurt Cake, these humble, comforting treats couldn't be simpler to create. Yossy's rustic, elegant style combines accessible, diverse flavors in intriguing ways that make them easy for kids to join in on the baking, but special enough to serve company or bring to potlucks.

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.

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