Want to know what the inside of Emily Dickinson’s mouth occasionally tasted like? NPR has scrounged up the glum poet’s coconut cake recipe. Bonus doom-points for the author of the article, who “adapted” the recipe to be free of gluten, dairy, and plain sugar. C’mon lady, now you’re just making stuff up. What’s next, Sappho’s vegan lasagna?
Here’s the original recipe in Dickinson’s own handwriting. Be sure to garnish with raw angleworm halves.