Sansa Stark is known for loving lemon cakes. But as it turns out, there are other desserts that excites the Lady of the North other than the citrus sweet she adores so much.
Lady Stark started as a sweet lass in Game of Thrones, but has now become a strong and wise survivor because of all the political trials that she endured. Nonetheless, Ned and Catlyn's second child will always have a sweet tooth.
Honey Cake- Egg-less & Butter-less (Divya's Culinary Journey)
“The sweet cakes had been soaked with honey, rich and heavy on the tongue, but how Catelyn had dreaded those smiles.” - A Game of Thrones
If you're curious about the Stark kids' favorite treat whenever they visit the Inn at the Crossroads, Divya's Culinary Journey has a recipe called Honey Cake- Egg-less & Butter-less that is not just yummy but Vegan-friendly too.
"Honey Cake is a soft and moist cake made with honey and can be had as a snack cake with tea."
- All purpose flour, 1 cup
- Baking soda, 1 teaspoon
- Baking powder, 1 1/2 teaspoon
- Salt, 1/4 teaspoon
- Honey, 3/4 cup
- Oil, 1/4 cup
- Milk(lukewarm), 3/4 cup
- Vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon
- Walnuts (chopped), 2-3 Tablespoons (optional)
Cinnamon Baked Apple Slices (Nourished by Nutrition)
"Later came sweetbreads and pigeon pie and baked apples fragrant with cinnamon and lemon cakes frosted in sugar, but by then Sansa was so stuffed that she could not manage more than two little lemon cakes, as much as she loved them." - A Game of Thrones
This Cinnamon Baked Apple Slices recipe from Nourished by Nutrition is exactly how we envision the Red Keep dessert. And though Sansa was too full to eat some, it's definitely a luscious dessert worth making at home.
"Sweet, crisp apples are baked with lemon juice and cinnamon until tender. These baked apple slices make for a perfectly light dessert when served with cashew cream or ice cream."
- 2 1/2 lbs sweet 5 large or 10 small, firm apples
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoons cinnamon
3-Ingredient Skinny Lemon Cake (Kirbie's Cravings)
"The cousins took Sansa into their company as if they had known her all their lives. They spent long afternoons doing needlework and talking over lemon cakes and honeyed wine, played at tiles of an evening, sang together in the castle sept..." - A Storm of Swords
It's known all over the Seven Kingdoms that lemon cakes are Sansa's favorite! If you'd want to try a hand at making some yourself but don't have the time and patience, this 3-Ingredient Skinny Lemon Cake from Kirbie's Cravings is the best shot you've got.
"All you need is Duncan Hines Lemon Supreme Cake Mix, nonfat plaint Greek yogurt, and water. This cake is easy to assemble and ready to go in the oven in minutes. And you really don’t miss the eggs or oil at all."
- 1 box Duncan Hines Lemon Supreme Cake Mix
- 1 cup plain, nonfat Greek yogurt
- 1 cup water
Ludy's Kitchen Cooking Tip:
When it comes to baking, not all apple varieties are created equal. Jonagold, Honeycrisp, Braeburn are some of the most common apple varieties used for baking.
Make cooking a lot easier and more enjoyable by using good quality silicone baking mats. Not only are silicone mats sturdy and durable. Because they're non-stick, you can also cut your clean-up time in half.