Honey Cake-Kuwait

Look, it doesn’t get much better than this. A light, fluffy, spongy cake, soaked in syrup and topped with honey and nuts.  INGREDIENTS Cake: 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons greek yogurt 1/4 cup flour Syrup: 2 tablespoons honey 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 1/2 tablespoons butter 2…

Stovetop Apple Spice Cake

You know the drill. I wanna make a cake. I make the batter for a cake. My oven is broken. I forgot about the broken oven. I have to do SOMETHING with the batter. I dump it in a mini pot on the stove. It burns a bit around the edges, but honestly, in this…

Cake Mix Cake (But Don’t Tell Anyone)

Right. Here’s how it went down. I, the ultimate food snob, made a cake mix cake. It wasn’t on purpose. It was going to go bad! And I wanted cake without putting any real effort into it. Holiday stress is getting to me. Well, my stress isn’t really caused by the holidays, but if I’m…

Polvorones

The first polvorones I had were from Madrid. Picture this: it was September 30, 2016. I had my first standardized test, SAT US History, tomorrow at 8 AM. Spoiler alert: I was unprepared. I cried and listened to Evanescence and ate an entire box of polvorones. I would live to regret all of this, as…

Olive Oil Gingerbread

This is one of those things which will forever make me think of my mom. It’s the kind that, when I go to college, I’ll bake and think of marathoning Harry Potter movies, and the time she tried to teach me how to knit (it didn’t go well, to say the least). Around the holidays,…

Cinnamon Bread With Applesauce Glaze

This started with the best of intentions. I pictured a beautiful, swirled cinnamon bread slathered with a rich, creamy frosting. But then again, I’m sure 48.2% of (sane) people thought that a fascist carrot with an ego the size of Jupiter and an IQ the size of one of my baby teeth wouldn’t win. Things…

Chocomin Pillows

Occasionally, the holidays can be too dang much. Between relatives, cleaning, shopping, and me trying to steal your dog, sometimes all you need to do is wrap some chocolate in pie crust. Yesterday, that’s what my mom and I needed. After a day of going over endless PSAT vocabulary words, we EARNED it. However, I…

Ducana- Antigua and Barbuda

I love sweet potatoes. I used to hate them. Now I love ‘em! And it’s all because of Ducana. Coconutty, sweet, smooth, and so Ducana-y. That last one was kind of obvious. This is surprisingly easy to make, too! And hard to mess up, so it’s perfect for people like my sister who can mess…

Cocada Amarela-Angola

Cocada Amarela. Good stuff! It means something along the lines of yellow coconut. Except… I like cinnamon. I REALLY like cinnamon. And towards the end, I got a little carried away with it. Oops. So mine turned brown, but before that, it was a really nice yellow color. So, if you don’t get as overzealous…