sugar and spice and everything nice

while admittedly this cake is in no way related to the women's march on washington, it was inspired by a group of kickass ladies who have some of the most beautiful, creative sites on the food blogosphere. they dreamed up a "cake toast" party, whereby they invited bloggers to bake a cake, slice it, toast it, frost it and dig in.it's a dense, rich cake (due to the sweet potato, greek yogurt and butter), made sweeter with brown sugar and vanilla and spicier thanks to fresh ginger, ginger tea bags and uncrystallized ginger on top. and ya know, the more i think about it, the more convinced i am it's the kind of treat you'll want to bake for your girlfriends when you're all getting together to plan your next world-changing movement. 

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b-a-n-a-n-a-s

is there a food that makes me more nostalgic for being a little kid than banana bread? okay, maybe it's tied with dunkaroos, but banana bread transports me right back to childhood. it seemed magical to me as a kid that my mom would take a bunch of totally brown speckled bananas - just on the verge of being way too ripe to eat - and transform them into something completely new and delicious.

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