#41: Grenada – Grenadian Spice Cake

One thing that I do miss about being in the office is the occasional trip to Starbucks for a coffee and if I’m really living dangerously, a slice of their coffee cake. Most of my international cooking efforts center around main dishes, many of which are meat-based, so I thought in honor of the arrival of September, I’d mix it up a bit with this spice cake from Grenada, which is reminiscent of the holidays…and maybe even a bit like those Starbucks loaves.

This is the second time I’ve made a sweet(ish) bread-like dish from the Caribbean. I prefer this effort slightly over the Johnny Cake I made earlier this year, but as Matt said, this dish seemed to be “missing something.” He thinks that something was nuts and I do think if we added something like that, this would fall into a more traditional breakfast loaf. Just about everything in this recipe is stuff you probably have sitting around your pantry so if you want to try something different with your coffee this week, this low effort, low cost recipe may be for you: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/17442/grenadian-spice-cake/

Overall Level of Effort: 1

Skill Level: Beginner

Would Make It Again? No

Additional Notes: This was an incredibly simple quick bready cake to make and I used a loaf pan, though many of the pictures in the recipe I shared appeared to use a cake pan. I think you’d be fine to do that either way. I also think this might have benefitted from some sort of lime flavored glaze on top.

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