Charmaine Wilkerson’s bestselling multigenerational family epic, Black Cake, has been adapted into a series which is now streaming on Hulu! Black Cake follows two siblings, Benny and Byron, who inherit a mysterious black cake, made from a family recipe with a long history, and a voice recording after their mother Eleanor’s death. In her message, Eleanor shares a tumultuous story about a headstrong young swimmer who escapes her island home under suspicion of murder. The heartbreaking tale Eleanor unfolds, the secrets she still holds back, and the mystery of a long-lost child challenge everything the siblings thought they knew about their lineage and themselves.
Heralded by NPR, BookRiot, BuzzFeed, Oprah Daily, and more as one of the best books of 2022, Black Cake is a story of how the inheritance of betrayals, secrets, memories, and even names can shape relationships and history. Deeply evocative and beautifully written, Black Cake is an extraordinary journey through the life of a family changed forever by the choices of its matriarch.
Check out the series trailer below, and pick up Black Cake to read the book before jumping into the show!