favorite one bowl cake or cookie

Looking to make something new and easy. Suggestions?

  • Posted by: ATG117
  • October 1, 2012


jsdunbar October 2, 2012
That should be scatter the chocolate chips ON top. Sorry for the typo
jsdunbar October 2, 2012
This is a quick, versatile recipe - & no bowl!
1 1/2 c all purpose or nutri flour
3/4 c sugar
1 t baking soda
1 t baking powder
1/2 t salt - optional

1t vanilla
5 T oil
1 T vinegar
1 c warm water

Stir together dry ingredients in a 9-inch cake pan.
Make a well in the centre of the ingredients & add the liquid ingredients.
Mix until smooth.
Bake in a 350 F oven for about 30 min.

For chocolate cake: add 3 T - 1/4 c cocoa
For butterscotch cake: use (dark) brown sugar instead of white sugar

I like to make it in a Pyrex cake pan so it looks nicer than in a metal one. I leave it in there, &just ice the top. OR I stir in chocolate chips or scatter them in top before baking & forget the icing altogether. One time I held a cut-out of a Christmas tree over the top & dusted over all with icing sugar..
I'm a big fan of the quick & delicious!
boulangere October 2, 2012
Belle Foley's Chocolate Cake is a one-bowl feast, and comes with a great story:
ATG117 October 2, 2012
Thanks all! As noted in my response to drbabs, I actually don't mind if there is more than one bowl involved. I should have expressed my question differently. What I'm really looking for is something quick and easy that's new for me and a favorite for you.
luvcookbooks October 1, 2012
Amanda Hesser's Chocolate Dump It Cake, our birthday cake house recipe.
TheFritschKitchen October 1, 2012
How about one-pot?


Warm Mocha Pudding. Perfect since it's starting to get cold out!
HalfPint October 1, 2012
Favorite: the chocolate cake recipe from the back of the Hershey's unsweetened cocoa box. THE BEST CHOCOLATE CAKE EVER.

NakedBeet October 1, 2012
The Katherine Hepburn Brownies are in one bowl (over the stovetop.) They're fudgy inside and crackly at the top, really great, and you can also modify by putting in some instant coffee.
Lindsay-Jean H. October 1, 2012
Smitten Kitchen has some tasty one bowl recipes, like Everyday Chocolate Cake (http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2010/08/everyday-chocolate-cake/) and Blondies (http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2006/11/blondies-for-a-blondie/).
drbabs October 1, 2012
Except for brownies where you melt the chocolate and butter in the microwave then add the dry ingredients, I think most baking calls for at least 2 bowls-- one for wet and one for dry. Would 2 bowls be ok?
ATG117 October 2, 2012
2 bowls is definitely fine. I should have been more careful in my language. What I was really getting at is my desire for something quick, easy, and new. Don't have much time on my hands these days ;)
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