Much to my embarrassment, I am officially the most lazy baker that ever walked on the face of the planet. They say baking is an art and requires great passion and patience – the latter of which I have none.
This is evident in the foods I bake. If you follow my blog, you’ll know that my foods require minimum ingredients and never take long to make. Like this 6-ingredient salad (it’s been pinned close to 200,000 times!!) or these 30 minute garlic bread knots (they’re the beeesssttt).
I never compromise on taste though – and the foods I bake are still highly flavorsome and often receive rave reviews from people. I just like to take shortcuts when I bake.
Avoiding making cakes are one such example of my laziness in baking. Because it takes more time to clean up your kitchen mess and bake said item than it is to EAT it, I believe that food preparation should never take too long.
When I come across a cake recipe, I generally adapt it into bars as it takes less time to bake that way. Please don’t judge.
However, this is one cake that you’ll be thankful you spent extra time on. Extra time baking, that is. The instructions in making it have never been easier. After photographing it, two slices promptly disappeared down my cake hole. It’s best served with warmed custard – but it’ll make a lovely addition to hot cup of coffee, too.
Adapted from Margaret Fulton.