Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Craving Cakes

I have a sweet tooth (inherited from my Dad) and among my favorite sweet things to gorge on are cakes. 'Just can't resist them. Especially cakes that are encased in colorful layers of butter icing (salivating already!) And I absolutely cannot resist those multi-layered cakes. 

Among my favorites are Chocolate Torte, Black Forest, Blueberry Cheescake, Ube Cake (Red Ribbon in the Philippines makes the most delicious Ube Cakes I have ever tasted -- I miss it), Mango Cake, and any other cake that has lots of vanilla or chocolate (emphasis on chocolate -- hehehe).
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English: A Slice of Cake Made With Ube (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In India, specifically in the village where we live, one can get cakes from the nearest town (Banga). You can even choose whether to get an "eggless" cake or one that has eggs. There are even "pastries" which are basically small slices of cake! 

I can't wait for the day that a cake shop opens here in our village (fingers, toes, hands, arms, legs, and even eyes crossed). Though there are a few shops that sell samosas, and sweets, there isn't a single bakery in the village. Which is really too bad as the village is growing in leaps and bounds. When I first came to India in 1997, there wasn't much around here except some houses, and a general store or two. If we needed supplies, we had to go to town. But now, every single inch of real estate has become sought after. 

Anyway, with my Dad's birthday coming up, I think I can look forward to some lovely cakes pretty soon. :) 





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12 comments:

  1. Who doesn't like cake? Cake also goes great with ice cream, especially the cakes with thick, luxurious icing on them. Thank you for the comments on my blog. I think you should open a bakery, before anyone else has the idea. You'd make a fortune, for sure. Have a great day and happy Blogging from A to Z. www.dianeweidenbenner.com

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    1. Thanks for visiting my blog, Diane. :)

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  2. I was hoping someone would do cake. I LOVE cake. My friends don't understand my love for cake, but what's not to love. I have no idea what an Ube is so I'm going to look that up now.

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    1. Ube is actually purple yam and is common in the Philippines where I grew up. It tastes great especially when used in cakes and ice cream.

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  3. Yummy, now I would like some cake...lol! Great post sweetie!

    Shannon @I Survived & Now I Run

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    1. Thanks, Shannon. I enjoy your blog :)

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  4. mmm blueberry cheesecake top of my list (any cheesecake really), I moved to a different country a few years ago and I know what it's like to miss certain foods - I still crave a fruit I tasted in Panama once too.

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    1. You can't go wrong with cheesecake. :)

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  5. Yummy! I remember someone once saying "Sure I'd like to be thin, but I'd really rather eat cake". Totally agree!

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    1. I tend to say that rather often myself :)

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  6. MMM... now I want cake! We have a little bakery in the town where I spend most of my weekends called "the flaky tart" and they have the most marvelous cakes. Chocolate is a personal favorite...

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    1. I love chocolate too (Maybe a little too much... LOL)

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