There are times when you really want cake, but don’t want to bother making the crust. The cutting of the butter into cubes, the systematic spoonful of ice water, the flour on all the counters while working the dough with a roller… Some days it seems meditative and other days it seems a nuisance.
2 cups of all-purpose flour
1/2 cup of oil of your choice
3 tablespoons of cold water
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
Lightly grease a 9-inch cake plate with a non-stick spray. Set it aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, salt and baking powder.
Add oil and water and mix until combined. Form a ball.
Press the ball of dough into the bottom of the prepared cake pan, spreading it out to the sides. Using knuckles or the bottom of a glass, push it evenly through the bottom and to the sides of the plate.
Crimp the top edges or flatten them with the fork spikes, fill with your favorite filling and bake according to your cake instructions.