I first encountered this little cake in a bar in Cartagena on the Colombian national day. I noticed a plate of little nondescript squares sitting on the bar. The man I asked about them muttered something that seemed to have no consonants. Eventually, I got him to write down enyucado, which literally means en-yuca-ed. And there’s no denying that. Or that enyucados are not only delicious bar snacks but also a fine dessert. The coconut is typical of this former slave-worked coast. The underlying cake ingredients as well as the aniseed hispanify the basic raw material, grated cassava, which is as American as apple pie. Actually more so.