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"When I ain't usin' this classic confection as monkey-lizard bait, it does a fine job lurin' less destructive diners."
―Strono Tuggs, The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook[src]

Kowakian crumb cake was a cake created by the chef Strono Tuggs. The cake was made with a berry swirl and spices. Tuggs eventually discovered that Kowakian monkey-lizards were drawn to the cake. By 34 ABY, he used the cake to stop a monkey-lizard from rampaging around Takodana Castle. Tuggs sold Kowakian crumb cake at his restaurant, Tuggs' Grub, in Black Spire Outpost on Batuu and included a recipe for it in a cookbook he authored, titled The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook.

Description[edit | edit source]

Kowakian crumb cake was a cake that had a berry swirl, a blend of spices, and was cut into square slices. It had a pink crumb topping and white icing on its top. It was created by the chef Strono Tuggs, who discovered that Kowakian monkey-lizards were drawn to the cake.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

"Luckily, during one particular devastatin' rampage, I discovered that Kowakians are drawn to the blend of spices in my crumb cake. Or maybe it was the berry swirl. I dunno."
―Strono Tuggs, The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook[src]

By 34 ABY,[2] Strono Tuggs used Kowakian crumb cake to prevent a Kowakian monkey-lizard from rampaging around[1] Maz Kanata's[3] castle on Takodana, where he worked at the time. After the creature attempted to eat an entire cake, the chef was able to trap it under a soup pot.[1]

Tuggs included the story, as well as a recipe for the cake, in The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook, a cookbook he authored after the Battle of Takodana[1] in 34 ABY.[4] In the book, Tuggs also wrote that, in addition to serving as bait for Kowakian monkey-lizards, a benefit he had taken advantage of on multiple occasions, the cake did a satisfactory job of luring customers to Tuggs' Grub, his restaurant in Black Spire Outpost on Batuu,[1] a planet in the Outer Rim Territories.[5]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

The illustration of the Kowakian crumb cake from Star Wars Legends was later repurposed to depict the canon Sic-Six-layer cake.

Kowakian crumb cake was introduced to the new Star Wars canon in the 2019 recipe book Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge: The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook, written by Marc Sumerak and Chelsea Monroe-Cassel. The out-of-universe recipe for the cake includes the ingredients cinnamon, ginger, sugar, brown sugar, butter, food coloring, flour, an egg, vanilla extract, buttermilk, baking soda, salt, a dash of orange extract, heavy cream, and blueberries.[1]

Kowakian crumb cake originated in the Star Wars Legends continuity.[6] A cake seen in the 2002 prequel trilogy film, Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones,[7] was later identified as Kowakian crumb cake in "Dining at Dex's," a 2009 StarWars.com Hyperspace article written by Gregory Walker.[6]

However, the canon Kowakian crumb cake bears several differences from its portrayal in Star Wars Legends: While the cake is cylindrical with a light-brown cribblycrunch topping in Legends,[6] the canon cake is cut into square slices and has a pink crumb topping.[1] Nonetheless, both versions of the cake feature white icing on their tops.[1][6] In the new Star Wars canon, the cake seen in Attack of the Clones was identified as Sic-Six-layer cake in the 2015 book What is a Wookiee?.[8]

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