About Yossy Arefi

Yossy Arefi is a writer, photographer, and food stylist. Her first book, Sweeter off the Vine: Fruit Desserts for Every Season, was published in 2016. Yossy also writes the award-winning blog Apt. 2B Baking Co., which celebrates seasonal baking and preserving. Her work has been featured in publications in print and online, including NYT Cooking, Martha Stewart, Bon Appétit, Food52, Epicurious, Good Housekeeping, EatingWell, and more. She teaches food and photography workshops all over the world, and lives in Brooklyn with her partner, Pete, their cat, Abigail, and their dog, Arlo. @yossyarefi

Individual servings of vanilla buttermilk cake with white frosting on pink plates.

Vanilla Buttermilk Cake

Trust us when we tell you this cake is about as unfussy as it gets. An hour from start to finish, no tricky ingredients and a taste reminiscent of an old-school boxed cake mix.