What Kinds of Sweets Start With the Letter H?

Haupia, honey bun cake, and hummingbird cake are all desserts that start with the letter H. But there are many other desserts that start with this letter, like hazelnut torte and honey cake. The traditional Hawaiian dessert at luaus is haupia.

The ingredients for haupia are coconut milk, sugar water, and cornstarch. These things are put into a pot and cooked until it gets thicker. When the custard has cooled, it is put in a square pan and cut into 1-inch squares.

Hummingbird cake is a layer cake from the South that has crushed pineapple, bananas, and coconut in it. It has cream cheese frosting on top and pecans on top of that. After a recipe for this moist dessert was published in the magazine Southern Living in 1978, it became very popular. Mrs. L.H. Wiggins is said to have made the recipe. But nobody knows where the name of this dessert came from.

A yellow cake mix can be used to make the honey bun cake recipe. The sugar glaze on top of the cake covers a layer of brown sugar, cinnamon, and pecans. Even though the title of the recipe says “honey,” the original recipe didn’t have any honey in it. Another well-known dessert is honey cake. Honey and brown sugar are in this cake.

Misha Khatri
Misha Khatri is an emeritus professor in the University of Notre Dame's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BSc in Chemistry and Mathematics and a PhD in Physical Analytical Chemistry from the University of Utah.


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