What's the Greatest Snacking Cake of All Time? You Tell Us.

We want to see your best simple cakes just in time for the holidays.

November 25, 2020
Photo by Julia Gartland

Many of us are preparing for a Thanksgiving holiday that might be unlike any we have experienced before (as evidenced by the addition of the term "micro Thanksgiving" into our vernacular). But even a small or socially distanced celebration can be an effort in the kitchen. As you recover from turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie this weekend and you start to crave something a little sweet with out too much effort—think snacking cakes!

In our current recipe contest, we would love to see your best snacking cake recipe that:

  • Come together in one bowl (and one bowl only!)
  • Be only one layer.
  • The frosting, if any, should be comprised of less than five ingredients, and also come together in one bowl.

But act now—our snacking cake contest closes on Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. E.T.

The winner will receive a special surprise from the Food52 Shop!

How To Enter:

If you have a recipe already on the site, go to that recipe page, hit "Edit Recipe" (under the photo), scroll down, hit "Submit my recipe to a contest," select the latest contest ("Your Best Snack Cake"), and save.

If you want to add a new recipe, head to your own profile page, select "Recipes," click "Add a Recipe," upload it, hit "Submit my recipe to a contest," select the latest contest, and save. We read every submission and test as many as possible. But that’s a lot of reading and a lot of testing. We’re counting on you to help, too. Peruse the submission pages and make (and favorite!) any recipe that catches your eye. Then, share feedback on the recipe page. We take all this feedback into account as we narrow down to the top five, which will be announced Dec. 20.

For a full refresher on how the whole contest process works, check this out.

Will you be ready to do some baking during the weekend after Thanksgiving? Tell us about it in the comments!

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