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One Pot Cakes: 60 Recipes for Cakes from Scratch Using a Pot, a Spoon, and a Pan Hardcover


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 105 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow Cookbooks; 1st edition (September 11, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0688141382
  • ISBN-13: 978-0688141387
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 8.2 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,158,546 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

"I've done the impossible," announces Schloss, former director of the Restaurant School in Philadelphia. He may be right. New to the culinary curriculum, this is Cakes 101, more a celebration of cooking from scratch than a course in elaborate, dazzle-the-guests desserts. The one-pot method streamlines the baking process to its least complicated, something possible with just a wooden spoon, a heavy-bottomed, three-quart saucepan and the baking pan. The method includes such steps as half-melting the butter and bypassing sifting (baking power and soda are added in pinches). Recipes begin with a selection of 10 chocolate cakes (among them Devil's Food); other chapters embrace coffee cakes (Traditional Sour Cream Coffee Cake), cupcakes, flourless cakes (the Chocolate Almond Torte is worth the price of admission); fruit and vegetable cakes and sheet cakes all follow. The finishing touch is icing. Prepared with food editor Bookman, this selection isn't for the baker looking for a challenge but for the time-short cook seeking to please with a fresh-baked cake cooling on the counter.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal

Here are two baking books offering easy desserts?one of them, really easy desserts. Schloss and Bookman are the authors of Dinner's Ready (LJ 2/15/95), a good weekly menu-planning cookbook. Inspired by a friend's chocolate cake recipe, Schloss discovered how to put together a cake using just one pot or bowl and a wooden spoon, and he's come up with lots more chocolate cakes, cupcakes, coffee cakes, even bar cookies. Most take only minutes to prepare, but they are indeed cakes made from scratch, and most seem delicious. Haedrich is the author of several other cookbooks, including Country Breakfasts (LJ 11/15/94), but baking is his first love. His desserts range from homey to elegant, from Brownie Pudding Cake to Coffee Shortbread Cookies to Maple Mousse with Toasted Hazelnuts. They are simple to make but not always quick to prepare; usually, however, the different components for more complicated desserts can be made in advance. Haedrich writes well, and his recipes are so good and varied that most bakers will want to plunge right in. Both titles are recommended for most collections.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

More About the Author

Andy Schloss wants everyone to cook more, and he has devoted his career to ease the way. As a well known teacher, food writer, cookbook author, and food product developer, he concentrates his decades of experience to streamline the tedious and illuminate the intricacies that make cooking good food a pleasure and a passion. Andy has authored 17 cookbooks and countless food articles. His first book Fifty Ways to Cook Most Everything was a Book of the Month Club Main Selection. The Science of Good Food (co-authored with David Joachim) won an IACP Cookbook Award, and their book, Mastering the Grill was a NYT bestseller. His latest books Fire It Up, a follow-up grilling guide written with Joachim and Homemade Soda are being published in the Spring of 2011. Schloss is the culinary creator of Cookulus: Ultimate Recipe apps, and the developer and manufacturer of the popular line of seasoning blends, Chef Salt. He is a past president of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, and lives outside Philadelphia with his wife, Karen, and their incredibly well-fed dog.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 30, 1997
Format: Hardcover
I've made four cake recipes from this book already--all to rave reviews. I don't often find cookbooks with that kind of success rate. The cakes go together quickly--just as advertised. Mr. Schloss has an entertaining, informative, and encouraging writing style. I'm looking forward to publication of his next book: "One-Pot Chocolate Desserts."
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Annapolis Anne on September 8, 2001
Format: Hardcover
I absolutely love this cookbook. Most of the ingredients can be kept on hand for those last minute dessert needs, recently discovered bake sale. The results are consistent and yummy. All recipes can be made using just a pot, a spoon and a baking pan so you will love the clean-up. This cookbook has a lot of variety -- some of my favorites are Amaretto Cake, Chocolate Almond Torte, and Vanilla Butter Cupcakes.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 9, 1997
Format: Hardcover
I've never written in praise of a cookbook but this one to me is a
winner. I've cooked and baked for a family of 6 thru the years but now
there's just my husband and me and we enjoy home baked desserts. Every
recipe is GOOD and EASY and does not result in a huge end product that would
be much too much for 2 people. The "Almost Linzer Torte" well - my mouth
waters just writing the words. And the warm Brandy pudding cake with a
dollup of ice cream. Great. I'm planning on buying copies for my
daughters and daughter-in-law. Then maybe they'll invite us over!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 20, 2001
Format: Hardcover
We do a lot of large group entertaining, intimate dinners for small groups, and carry dishes to church, school, and people's homes. This book is a must. With just a few ingredients and a little time, you can create something delicious and hold your head proud. I enjoy using various pans for an added touch. Sometimes I'll pipe a little lemon curd, fruit preserves,or fresh fruit on top to guild the lily. If you use an oval pan, around 3x9 or so, you can get two cakes from one recipe. That gives one to take to a friend and one to keep for yourself at home. I find the recipes very versitle, which is great, depending on what you have in stock. I highly recommend it. Enjoy! <><
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 1, 1997
Format: Hardcover
Grandma always cooked this way -- one pot. No muss, no fuss -- just delicious. Andrew Schloss has come up with the easiest, fastest and most fascincating recipes to make "Grandma-experts" out of all of us. The cakes, tortes, cupcakes are simple to prepare and delicious in the eating. Bravo, Andrew Schloss and bon appetit to everyone who samples his one-pot recipes!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. Pan on November 25, 2009
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First and foremost, i like that a little introduction is made for each recipe, so you know what you can expect from the cake, how moist it should be, the texture, the look of it etc. This somehow makes up for the lack of photos in the book. Also the recipes are true to form, only require one pot, is super quick for washing up, doesnt have a lot of ingredients, in fact Andrew Schloss promises each recipe will not have more than 10 ingredients and he is true to his word. The recipes that i have tried have turned out great, the cakes he has said would be moist are moist, and those he promises will be rich are rich. Theres nothing more i can ask for of this book, except that some photos would be nice. I also have his book One Pot Chocolate Desserts and that is a fantastic book as well! Its perfect for the busy person who wants to eat cake, but doesnt have a lot of time or fancy ingredients on hand. It would be faster to bake something out of this book than to go out to the shops to buy a cake, that has god knows what in it. Isnt it nice to bake something and know exactly what is in it?
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 25, 2002
Format: Hardcover
I see Mr. Schloss has written other books of a similar nature - one on cookies, chocolate, pasta, and another using 3 ingredients for meals. Haven't checked those out but this cake book is great. Rich simple cakes, what's not to like? Going to try the lemon poppyseed today and I already have the ingredients for the sauerkraut cake and the sesame one. (Shucks, I'll just xerox the recipes I'm dying to try since I can't find a copy of the book).
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