I love cake. It’s fluffy, soft, and sweet a real treat — whether or not it’s anyone’s birthday. That’s why I like trying out different kinds and if I could, I’d want a different one every day (though my mother and my blood sugar will not approve).
These days, I’ve been fascinated with Cereal Milk cake. Not a lot of places offer it, but when I found out that The Pastry Cart had it in their menu, I knew that I just had to have it.
Of Crème Brûlée cakes and more
The Pastry Cart is known for their Crème Brûlée cake, and it has been a go-to choice for birthdays back home. It’s got that soft chiffon, thick layer of whipped cream icing, and a sweet torched sugar layer on top. It’s so good!
But since I wanted something different this time around, I opted for their Cereal Cake. Mixed reviews or not, it was my first foray into cereal milk cakes, and it had its pros and cons for me.
Cereal Milk Cake: Pros and Cons
Let’s start with the good stuff. Same soft chiffon layer, yes, but soaked in cereal milk for extra creaminess. Don’t let its appearance deceive you. This is one moist cake that holds its form well.
Plus, the cream is still not too sweet, fluffy, and light — yum! And the top? A sprinkling of sugary cornflakes because… why not? It’s a cereal cake, after all. Overall, it’s not too sweet, very milky, and perfect for older people and those who want something light and easy on the tummy.
As for points of improvement — well, the cake could use some more oomph. It’s very vanilla (literally) and simple, but to amp things up, I suggest adding some sliced mangoes on top. Perhaps one shaped like a rose?
But first, hear me out. Milky flavors are good, yes, yet this can be one-dimensional after taking in more bites. And more importantly, the refreshing mango (or any fruit for that matter) element would do wonders for this cake. That is, at least, in my opinion.
The Verdict: Yes or No?
If I were to ask: Crème Brûlée or Cereal Milk Cake, honestly, I’d still be torn. Both are good in their own right, but the choice also depends on who else will be having the cake.
If you plan on enjoying The Pastry Cart’s cake with fellow sweet tooths, I’d say the Crème Brûlée is a good choice. The top is sweet, after all, and the kind of show-stopping cake that really catches people’s attention. I mean, just how many people make Crème Brûlée cake, right?
On the other hand, if you plan on eating it with an older crowd, or those who don’t like cakes that are too sweet, the Cereal Milk Cake is a good choice. It’s lightly sweet and delicate — simple, yes, but a timeless one all the same.
Which cake would you choose? Share your thoughts with us!