Due to a bunch of reasons, my birthday plans were postponed. Instead of ordering takeout, I opted to make a bolognese lasagna using a combination of Marcella Hazan’s recipe and Smitten Kitchen’s recipe. For this post, let’s listen to “In My Life” by the Beatles.
For dessert, I told L I would order my own cake as I feared if I left him to his own devices, he would buy me one from Dairy Queen. My friend Asian Persuasian reposted an Instagram story from Palm Three Kitchen that caught my eye. When I quizzed Asian Persuasian, she told me the owner is a pastry chef and not a home cook.
The dessert I picked was the Euphoria Cake (6 inch, $20). When I ordered, I mentioned the cake was for my birthday and I wanted it delivered before dinner. Payment was contactless as I was able to e-transfer the money.
I was shocked that Palm Three Kitchen added a huge helium birthday balloon to my cake. I was so delighted and so excited that I wondered if I received enough attention as a child. A grown-ass woman should not be in hysterics upon receiving a balloon, no matter how awesome it is.
The Euphoria cake is perfect for my taste – decadent and not too sweet. The high quality dark chocolate made this dessert satiating, especially after a rich meal. Also, you don’t need a big portion because each bite is so satisfying. The 6 inch cake will feed between 4-5 servings.
What I enjoyed about this cake is each of the five layers offered a different textural sensation. The base is made of a light chocolate cake, then topped with a rich ganache, chocolate goo, a thick chocolate shell, and a heavy dusting of cocoa powder.
My favourite layer was the hard chocolate shell. The chocolate reminded me of the Moritz icy squares I used to eat as a kid. The chocolate was cool and creamy and melted in my mouth.
I thought the price was affordable enough that I would order on a regular basis. There’s also larger cakes available – like the Burnt Basque Cheesecake (10 inch, $40) and Two Layered Chocolate Cake (10 inch, $50). Keto and gluten-free options are available as well.
Thanks Palm Three Kitchen for baking me a fantastic cake and for the birthday balloon. Your dessert takes the cake! Hitting the Sauce gives the Euphoria cake two fat thumbs up.