Maybe like us you love to bake, but perhaps cleanup isn't such a favorite pastime? To make sure you enjoy quality cake-making time and minimize the washing up, we've gathered some of our favorite recipes for cakes, brownies, bar cookies, and muffins that require only one bowl -- or sometimes just a mixer or food processor. All streamline the work and save on cleanup without scrimping on taste.
Those French bakers know a thing or two; this supremely simple cake uses just one bowl but produces an irresistible cake with a crisp, dense, almost shortbready texture.
Birthday? Anniversary? Going-away party? This super-easy, one-bowl layer cake is the perfect dessert for any gathering of chocolate lovers. (Yes, you'll need another bowl for frosting, but that will mean another bowl to lick.)
Fancy enough for company, yet they require only one bowl and a hand mixer -- or a stand mixer if that's what you prefer!
This unbeatable blondie recipe combines the buttery flavor and chocolate chips from everyone's favorite cookies with the appealing texture of the best brownies. For the neatest pieces, cool the blondie cake completely before slicing. Then, using a serrated knife, cut with a sawing motion.
This moreish chocolate cake recipe from Lucinda Scala Quinn's "Mad Hungry" cookbook wins most minimal cleanup -- the ingredients are blended in the very pan that goes into the oven. And you don't even need an egg to make this delicious dessert.
(If you don't feel like making frosting, serve the cake with vanilla ice cream.)