I am endlessly excited to see that snack cakes are becoming more and more recognizable in today’s American food culture. In my opinion, they have long been overlooked and underappreciated in favor of their dressed up, meant for a party, layered, sprinkled, and frosted friends.
Now, don't think I don’t love an occasion. My quintessential cake is indeed a frosted and filled layer cake. But bear with me as I explain the simple beauty and comforts of a snack cake. What is a snack cake, you ask? Imagine a single layer cake. Complete without frosting. Could go for a glaze or some powdered sugar, but can certainly stand on its own.
A snack cake is meant to live on a plate on your counter. It’s meant to be passed by throughout the day, getting consumed sliver by sliver over the span of a few days. With a sip of coffee here and a sip of wine there. If this kind of cake could talk it would say things like: “take a moment, take a pause, you are cared for, no need to rush.” They are meant to be fuss-free, super moist and a cinch to pull together. Here are my two favorite occasions for a snack cake:
Wild Rye baking mixes in my pantry ensure that I am never unprepared for an impromptu baking session. They are as perfect made as a simple snack cake as they are all dressed up and frosted for a party. I keep a few different mixes on-hand including gluten-free, vegan and classic, so that no matter who I am baking for, they feel the magic, they feel the love and they’ve got no idea how easy it really was for me.
Don’t forget to tag us on Instagram as you bake your snack cake. Seeing Wild Rye in the wild is one of my most favorite things and inspires me endlessly! And if you have questions along the way, please email me.
Sarah@wildryebaking.com is where you can find me. I’m here for you. We got this.