• NYTimes Best Spring Cookbooks!!

    I was boarding a flight from Sydney to New York when I got an email from my agent, saying Simple Cake had made the New York Times Best Spring Cookbooks. Sitting in economy in the middle seat didn't seem too bad for 14 hours after this news. Thank you so much to everyone at the Times. It's a true honor to be recognized and in such fine company.

  • Oh you know.. just me and Martha !

    Yep..it's official. I'm an expert. This was a great interview. Humbled to be featured!

    Photo: Nicole_Franzen

  • Recipe & Giveaway You Won't Want To Miss !!

    To celebrate Simple Cake making the New York Times best spring cookbooks!! @oxo @tenspeedpress are doing a giveaway where you could win a fabulous 9x13-inch non-stick pro cake pan, and a copy of Simple Cake, so you can bake this glorious Chocolate Tres Leches Cake at home! This is the pan I bake this cake in and many others. Yes.. you want to win this one... this is a friends coming over dessert no brainer. Head on over to my instagram to enter... tag a friend who deserves some cake, make sure you’re both following @oxo and @odettewilliams. Winner will be drawn Wednesday. Get tagging and good luck !!

    📷@johnny_miller_ styling @rebeccajurkevich

     

  • You won't want to miss this!

    

    Hello and Happy Friday!!

    It's been the quite the week. I've flown back from the quickest of trips to Australia, for my mother's 70th. Simple Cake made the New York Times Top 12 Spring Cookbooks, Yahoo!!! And wait, it just gets better... tonight at my favorite book store, Books Are Magic, I will be talking all things Simple Cake, with my favorite blogger Joanna Goddard from Cup of Jo.

    If you're in New York come!!! 7.30pm. 225 Smith St, Brooklyn 11231. 

    Be there or be square!

    Odette xx

  • Sunday Night with Simple Cake

    I'm procrastinating making dinner, but when I get this post done, I think I'll grill skirt steak and serve it with my green olive chimichurri, roast some homemade chippies and Ned just asked for my Mexican corn with cotija. He calls it "cheesy corn". I'll definitely sip on a glass of Malbec as I cook. And if I could have a slice of cake for dessert, I'd finish it off with my Milk & Honey Cake with a dollop of Honey Whipped Cream from Simple Cake. Hell yeah I would ! Hope this inspires you if you're in Sunday night dinner limbo.

    Hope you all have a great week guys!

    photo: Nicole_Franzen

    It has been so rewarding getting all these lovely messages from people baking from my book. Here was my favorite from today.

    “Last night my kid asked for cake for a little party today! He picked out lemon yogurt cake, raspberry lemon curd and marshmallow frosting and I was able to make it ALL with no stress in one night! I’m so in love with your cookbook, the mix and match aspect makes it perfect for a non cook such as myself...I feel like finally, FINALLY, after years of buying cookbooks and making 10% of the recipes, that I’ve found a trusted and true bible, ready in cake for any and all occasion!!! Thank you!!!!!!!”

    No THANK YOU @feliceeva

     

     

  • CHOCOLATE! Now That I Have Your Attention...

    Happy Friday Friends!


    I hope this baking triptych gets you in the mood to bake this weekend. The Chocolate Creme Anglaise and Chocolatey Chocolate Cake recipes are here on the blog. Both can be banged out in no time, and if you wanted to smother one with the other, I'd fully support that decision.

    If you're looking for something to watch while you double down on chocolate, checkout Free Solo or Roma . After seeing Roma, I'm wanting to get back to Mexico City asap, but in the meantime, I'll go to the Frida Kahlo exhibition. 

    Simple Cake is off to races, and I pumped to say it's #1 in Baking Desserts on Amazon. If you haven't grabbed a copy, now is the time to make your loved one's bellies happy.

    Odette x

     

    photos: Hallie Burton