• 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

  • Simple Cake Cookbook Trailer

    Ladies!!!! It's our day!! 

    Happy International Women's Day to you all.

    I'm super excited as NEXT WEEK my third child, Simple Cake hits shelves. I've been working away at this book trailer and a few other cutdown's with a group of very amazing women over the last month. I hope you enjoy it, and it gets you in the mood to get your cake game on.

    Because let's be honest.. it's cake and women that make life a whole lot sweeter.

    Odette x

    ps. Order now because the wait is over!!


  • Super Bowl Weekend Essentials: Chili & Cake!

    I’ve been on a high all week. Last Sunday we shot the Simple Cake book promo and it was an absolute blast! I dusted off that acting degree of mine, and married those performance skills with my baking ones. It was a sweet moment for me personally because it was a culmination of twenty years of work. Now I just have to figure out how to do it more! I can’t wait to share the footage with you, and I hope it inspires you to bake with abandon. 
    I’m in Sundance with Nick this weekend (scratch my eyes out) and will be tuning into the Super Bowl on Sunday. I’m wanting to see terrific Tom have yet another victory. I usually make this Chili. Start it Sunday morning so it’s good to go at kickoff. But if football doesn’t float your boat, Roma is exquisite, and this Alexander McQueen documentary is apparently amazing. And if you pre-order Simple Cake you’ll receive my Lovely Lemon Loaf Cake recipe that’s a crowd pleaser and an advance peek inside the book!
    Have a great weekend! 

  • This one is for you Australia.

    Hello from freezing Brooklyn!

    Tomorrow, January 26th is Australia Day. It's the July 4th of Down Under. So I'm sending this cake to you my beloved island, and it's peoples, who are no doubt already celebrating. This is my version of the 'Lammo' aka Lamington. It's got coconut, chocolate, raspberries, and whipped cream, and is meant to be eaten straight from the dish with old friends. You'll find the recipe in Simple Cake in the Travel Cakes chapter.

    I'm going to bake and courier one to Aussie ex-pat and legend, Laura Brown. If you haven't seen what Laura has been doing at Instyle, check it out! She is fun, hilarious, irreverent and moving the dial on how women are perceived in the media and fashion. So I think my Australian sista deserves my Lazy Lamington. 

    photo: Nicole Franzen  #simplecakebook

  • Get cake ready

    Hello ! How was your week?

    While the world seems to be falling apart, it's good to know we still have cake and bookstores!

    My beloved local bookstore, Books Are Magic just sent out their newsletter with the up and coming cookbook events. I'm very excited to share that I'll be there talking all things Simple Cake with Alison Roman April 12. If you're in New York you must come. It should be a hoot! (If you don't have Alison's book Dining In, run and grab a copy pronto.) And while you've got your calendars out, mark April 10. My friend and fellow Aussie, Hetty McKinnon launches her new fabulous book Family

    My Chocolatey Chocolate Cake awaits you this weekend.

    With love and oven mitts, as Books Are Magic signed off.


    photo: Hallie Burton

  • #mondaymorninginspiration

    Illustration: Alessandra Olanow @aolanow