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Awfully Chocolate

Never really understood the hype about Awfully Chocolate’s chocolate cake.

It all started when the owner of the brand got tired of chocolate cakes that were less cake and more mousse and cream instead. I too hate the frivolous use of mousse and cream, where’s the bite in that? She had a vision of a chocolate cake that was substantially cake, one with a rich chocolate taste, yet not so sweet as to be offputting. This cake was to be an object of desire. And so, she came up with what is now Awfully Chocolate’s signature chocolate cake. Layers of chocolate fudge between layers of chocolate sponge.

Awfully Chocolate chocolate cake

Admittedly, the cake does have more substance than a chocolate mousse and cream cake. I performed the Squish test on it, a very scientific method where I used my spoon to squash the cake down. The cake yielded a few mm. PASS.

And yes I would also have to agree that it is a cake that is not so sweet, so you do not run the risk of getting sick of it after a few mouthfuls. PASS

HOWEVER, and here’s the clincher, the cake just doesn’t taste THAT great to me. Frankly speaking, it tastes like chocolate kueh rather than chocolate cake. It definitely looks chocolatey enough, but to me, it didn’t feel like I’d had my daily dose of chocolate after eating the cake. I’m still hankering after a chocolate drink at this point in time. Maybe the sweet tooth in me just can’t process the idea of a chocolate cake that isn’t sweet.

Maybe I have to start my own business selling rich dense chocolatey chocolate cakes for sweet tooths. In the meantime, if you’re craving for a rich, sweet and dense chocolate cake, these are my all time favourite chocolate cakes in Singapore:-

1. Coffee Club – Viennese Chocolate Cake $5

2. Canele – Le Royale $7

3. Cafe Epicurious – Devil’s Chocolate cake (flourless and has mascarpone cream in it!)

Coffee Club Millenia Walk

May 22, 2010 @ 23:43

If I may say so, I don’t think there are enough cafes in Singapore. I don’t mind the chain cafes, except for Starbucks, but there are also so few chains to choose from.  Here are some pictures taken last week at Coffee Club Millenia Walk.

Tall Latte, milk at the bottom and coffee on top

My favourite drink at Coffee Club is the Ice Mocha Vanilla but I had a latte instead.

Checkered cookie to accompany the latte

The good thing about ordering coffees from Coffee Club and TCC is that they give you a tiny cookie for your efforts. Last Saturday’s cookie was not so tiny, and for once, really tasty! Checkered cookies must be hard to make too because of the layering involved. I hope this is not a one off cookie but something that I will be able to get the next time I go to Coffee Club.

Smoked salmon on caesar salad

Had this Smoked Salmon Caesar Salad for lunch. It was surprisingly very filling. The basket is totally edible since its made of hardened cheese. Very tasty

Coffee Club Sandwich with alfalfa sprouts

The Partner had a more substantial meal of Club Sandwich. It had a kind of Middle Eastern flavour which is a refreshing change. As you can see from the picture, the sandwich was chock full of alfalfa sprouts, which are very good for the body. I don’t normally order this sandwich for myself since its so humongous and hard to eat without smearing your face.

Coffee Club Sandwich with alfalfa sprouts

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