What's For Dinner: Okonomiyaki, Crab Cakes And Chocolate Cake

Get away with making a meal of cake, three different ways

Not feeling inspired by your usual dishes? Here's what's for dinner.

More than 200 years ago today, the French Revolution got the best of Marie Antoinette. But according to historians, she may not have actually coined the iconic quip tied to her queenhood. So we'll say it for her: Let them eat cake. Make an all-cake menu, starting with savory Japanese-style flapjacks and ending with velvety chocolate slices.

① Appetizer: Okonomiyaki (Japanese Vegetable Pancake)

This classic Japanese dish has enough cabbage, carrots and kale packed into it that you can call it a salad. Think of the Kewpie lattice as a drizzle of salad dressing.

② Main Course: Crab Cakes with Herb Salad

Toss rice wine vinegar and minced lemongrass into this Vietnamese-leaning crab cake. You could use a ring mold to shape it, but in true revolutionary form, we suggest you break from convention and dive in hands first.

③ Dessert: Chocolate Layer Cake

With three types of chocolate (unsweetened, bittersweet and cocoa powder), there's triple the reason to whip up this classic dessert. We'd surely crown Emily Luchetti our pastry queen.