Baking for Bookworms: Chocolate cake from Veronica Roth’s Divergent

I’ll be doing a separate post soon about my thoughts on Veronica Roth’s Divergent series, but for now, let’s get cooking! Or baking. Whichever you prefer. The first mention of chocolate cake happens during visiting day, which doesn’t occur in the movie, but basically it’s a time for the family members to officially say goodbye … Continue reading Baking for Bookworms: Chocolate cake from Veronica Roth’s Divergent

Baking for Bookworms: Pineapple Upside Down Cake from Dollface by Renee Rosen

Pineapple upside down cake tends to be a standout dessert no matter where you encounter it, but in Renee Rosen's book Dollface, it's a standout dish for reasons beyond its distinct and colorful appearance. Vera, the main character, leaves her childhood behind to enter the dangerous world of the 1920s flapper. It's only a matter of … Continue reading Baking for Bookworms: Pineapple Upside Down Cake from Dollface by Renee Rosen

Baking for Bookworms: Sponge Cake from Longbourn by Jo Baker

There were a lot of interesting, traditional British dishes to choose from in this book, but since Sarah, the protagonist, had particularly lurid memories of sponge cakes, I thought I would share a traditional sponge cake with you. The book is filled with food because it primarily takes place in the servants' domain, and the … Continue reading Baking for Bookworms: Sponge Cake from Longbourn by Jo Baker

Baking for Bookworms: the Death Day cake from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

They say that even the best laid plans fail. But since my plan wasn't even closet to being that good, I guess I shouldn't be surprised that this cake was basically a complete failure. I'm sorry that this wasn't posted on time, but I had to come to terms with this cake before I could … Continue reading Baking for Bookworms: the Death Day cake from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets