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.
Breton Butter Cake
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.
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
6 large egg yolks
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 large whole egg, lightly beaten
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and sugar in bowl of electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment until light and fluffy. Beat inRead More »from One Bowl, No Mess: 7 Desserts for Lazy Bakers