Friday, June 22, 2012
Recently we had the pleasure to meet Dr.Mark who writes a fabulous blog about desserts and how healthy they are for you. This is the write up he did for our sweet gem. visit thedessertdoctor.com
for more interesting and fun insights to the world of desserts.
Truffle Dipped-Chocolate Mousse Filled-Chocolate Cupcake
from It’s All About the Cake Bakery
Its “All About The Cake” bakery in Dana Point, CA is a 12 year old family owned establishment. In combination with their eatery, “What a Dish” they have created a restaurant/bakery that utilizes an organic farm-to-table concept using locally grown ingredients when available. The restaurant serves healthy fair such as soups, salads, quiches, and sandwiches. We had the Perfect Pita which was wonderful. Alexandra, one of the owners, was quite helpful in giving us a “tour” of her store.
The bakery does a lot of custom cakes with many of them quite ornate and unique. What separates this place from the rest of the custom cakeries is their attention to their ingredients. It isn’t too difficult to make an attractive cake but it is difficult to make one that tastes great and almost impossible to make it taste great and be healthy at the same time. This is what puts “All About Cakes” In a class by themselves. Their desserts look good, taste good, and are made with quality products.
Now for the important part: How was it?! The Truffle Dipped Chocolate Mousse Cupcake is a winner just based on its appearance. It is tall and stately, glistening with a shiny chocolate shell, and decorated with beautiful edible flowers. The chocolate is delicious and when opened, reveals a creamy delectable chocolate mousse, that tops a tender chocolate cake on the bottom. The combination of taking a forkful of the cake, mousse, and chocolate all in one bite is so satisfying that words cannot describe it. This dessert is just that good. On top of that, knowing that you are eating something that isn’t full of unnecessary chemicals,etc., makes each bite even better. Of course there is sugar and plenty of calories here, but this cupcake isn’t meant to be “totally healthy” as some of their other dishes are. This receives 4.5 stars out of 5 for “Is it good”, and 4 hearts for “Is it good for you”. That gives it a total of 8.5 which makes this dessert a “The Dessert Doctor” Hall of Fame member.