OMG, I slept eight straight hours last night!!! I didn’t wake up once. I can’t believe it, nor can I remember the last time that happened. Usually I wake up after four hours, like clockwork, and have a heck of a time going back to sleep. Wow! This feels great! Maybe it’s due to the Chatman J Cakes we had last night for dessert.
I want to tell you about Jean Chatman. I met her at a foodie lecture event a few months ago. She’s a lovely lady and so very proud and excited about her cakes. She certainly makes them with LOVE, as you can tell and taste it. After 15 years in the corporate sector and years of hosting parties for families and friends, Jean decided to follow her dream and pursue her passion.
Jean asked if I would review them. She focuses on 3 varieties – Rum, Coconut and Zucchini bread with walnuts. Using organic and local ingredients, these cakes are mixed by hand. They are all delicious, but my personal favorite is the rum, which is so very moist and addictive. The coconut cake is topped with a layer of fluffy white wisps – but sadly my photos of that one got corrupted. I also loved the addition of walnuts in the Zucchini Bread. It’s a very nice touch.
If you live in NYC, you can find Chatman Cakes at Harlem Shake (hey, that rhymes) on 124th Street and Lenox Avenue or, in the spring, at Marcus Garvey Park on Saturdays from 9 am – 3 pm.
When you don’t have time to make a dessert yourself, this is a great buy. They’re homemade goodness – it’s just from someone else’s home!