Saturday, March 10, 2012

Cupcakes from Plain Vanilla


Having tasted twelve cupcakes recently, we decided to try the cupcakes from Plain Vanilla Bakery just for comparasion. We tried the following flavours:

Red velvet - crimson coloured light valrhona cocoa cake with vanilla cream cheese frosting
I found the cream cheese frosting too sweet otherwise it is a nice light cake.

Cinnamon brown sugar - Cinnamon brown sugar cake with cinnamon frosting, dusted with cinnamon sugar.
Normally only the frosting would contain cinnamon, for this cake, cinnamon was in both the cake and the frosting. I really liked it on the first bite but it is a little too sweet for me to finish one on my own.

Dark chocolate ganache - dark chocolate cake smoothered in bittersweet chocolate ganache and dipped in valrhona cocoa nibs
Personally, this is Fen's favourite among the 4. The moist chocolate cake coupled with the crunchy cocoa nibs provides a nice contrast of texture. At the same time, cocoa nibs being slightly bitterish makes the overall not very sweet. The chocolate ganache used in the topping further moistens the cake, providing a smooth aftertaste on the palate.

Strawberry white chocolate - vanilla cake with a centre of fresh strawberries topped with white chocolate frosting.
The vanilla cake reminds me of the finer variant of the Sara Lee pound cake. With slices of strawberries in the centre of the cupcake, the overall taste is a mixture of sweet and tang. However, like the cinnamon brown sugar and red velvet, the frosting is way too sweet to Fen's liking.

Plain Vanilla Bakery
34A Lorong Mambong, Holland Village
Singapore 277691
Tel: 6465 5942


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