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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!)

Super Saturday!

Man I planned to do so many things today. The day started promisingly enough. I woke up at 9 am, in part thanks to the digging outside my window. I switched on the computer and while waiting for it to boot up, I put the clothes into the washing machine. I put on a kettle to boil and a teabag into the teapot. Everything was going just right!

Then I sat down at the table and logged into WordPress. I started a new post. And then blank. I had nothing to write! No inspiration at all. I had wanted to have a food blog for so long, how could I just run out of steam so quickly? I opened up the folder to my old pictures, hoping to get an idea there. But looking at those decadent food pictures so early in the morning repulsed me. Wait a minute. How can a food blogger be repulsed by pictures of food?

Well, no point to just sit there so I surfed the net in the end, loading up on the latest world affairs. Then I had lunch, the KFC rice porridge mentioned earlier. Then I dragged myself out of the house to meet AA. And so here I am, typing away at Coffee Club at Millenia Walk. Going to go to the new extension, Parco at Marina Bay to take a look. The nice thing about Millenia Walk is that the shops are so different from the mainstream malls. And Millenia Walk seems to have a whole slew of shirt shops, which just sets my heart racing.

Spiffy shirts are the flavour of the month for me. I just collected my tailored shirt from CYC and I’m raring to go again! I’m just so sick of the ugly designs at G2000. They have frills all over the place and the worst part is that the material is lousy. Iron it at too high a heat and the shirt starts fraying! Two of my shirts met their demise in this way. But tell me, how is one to wear an un-ironed shirt to work? And I didn’t even have it on high, I practically had it on the silk setting. The only reason why I still shop there is because their sizes fit me. I love the designs and material at Raoul, but for some reason, 16 is way too small for me yet 18 makes me look like a monkey, a very sloppy one. Raoul also puts some hard cardboardy thing around the collars, but the stiffness of it causes me to tense up my neck muscles and I get a neckache. Sounds crazy but I assure you it’s true.

Wow how the theme of this post has changed. I thought this would be a ranty depressing post, but now I just want to get out of Coffee Club and start shopping!!!!! Shirts here I come!

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