Mary Poppins in the Kitchen: A Cookbook with a Story is a short cookbook written by P.L. Travers and was first published in 1975. Mary Poppins and the Banks children, along with several characters from the series, take over the kitchen and create dishes beginning with every letter of the alphabet. Tory Avey of the History Kitchen explores the mystery of the author and her recipes.
A recipe for chocolate Zodiac Cake stands out above the rest. It produces a simple, thin, nutty cake—a short single layer, with delicate slices just right for serving with tea. Top it with chocolate cream cheese frosting and decorate it with silver stars, just as Mary Poppins would do!