Recipe for love cake

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Preheat the heart

With kindness and humility.

Butter the pan of your mind

With unselfishness

To prevent the batter of life from sticking.

Mix together patience and contentment

With a generous helping of joy.

Add the zest of life

And sweetness and honey

As much as you desire.

Gently fold the mixture

And sprinkle in trust

A little at a time

Folding it into the mix

Keeping it light and fluffy.

Spread forgiveness

Over all that you say and do.

Then place it in your heart

In the center of your heart

So your love will get even heat on all sides

Cooking it slowly

Don’t rush it.

When it is ready

And you’ll know when it is ready

Sprinkle gratitude over it all

Don’t miss a bit.

Your love should be hot

But moist in the middle.

If at any time, you feel it growing cold

Preheat your heart

And start all over again.


Copyright 2021 – Gentleman Dave, poet


I’d like to give a big shout-out and thanks to Caramel for inviting me to her 2021 Great Bloggers’ Bake Off Festival Of Love! Please follow her if you haven’t already at and join the baking festival of love!

If you’d like to learn how to make real “love cake” (Sri Lankan style), please check out this link. It looks so yum!


22 Comments Add yours

  1. ❤ Yummiest kind of baking I ever heard described!!! ❤

    Liked by 2 people

    1. I’m so happy you think so! 🥰


  2. crimsonposy says:

    The tastiest recipe ever! What beautiful sentiment.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much, Ms. Posy! You should try baking one. 😌💜

      Liked by 1 person

      1. crimsonposy says:

        You know I will!

        Liked by 1 person

  3. CARAMEL says:

    The perfect recipe! We want to make sure everyone tries this one!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Yes, absolutely! Thank you, dear Mel, for the chance to write this! Enjoy the love cake. Take and give as much as you’d like.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Wow! Absolutely love this!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much! 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Lady A says:

    This recipe is a keeper!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, Lady A! 😊😊 Glad you think so!

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, Jeanne! 😊😊

      Liked by 1 person

      1. You are very welcome. That was a beautiful poem. 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Thank you! 🥰 The secret behind these cakes is that they are meant to be baked continually.

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      3. I could not agree more. 🙂

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