The winter rains seem to be in full swing; the sky is perpetually gray; and I forgot what our front yard looks like because of the constant fog. There's only one way to navigate this winter river, and it's on a dinghy of sugar and butter.
One layer of straightforward cake batter with a good punch of ground cinnamon, a layer of bittersweet chocolate followed by a healthy sprinkle of cinnamon, sugar, and espresso powder, and another round of cake batter on top. Glaze with chocolate.
Repeat daily until the sun comes back.