Ah dessert. It’s one thing I’m not too keen on—a travesty, friends would insist. I wasn’t born with a sweet tooth and while I eat cakes and pastries as a snack, I almost never eat it to cap off a meal.
But even if I decline dessert a lot, there are still a few sweet treats I never turn down. Still, a fruitful visit to Salcedo Market gave me something to photograph for Lasang Pinoy â€“ Sundays’ Dessert theme. In the form of a delightfully rich, yet plain looking butter cake.
As unassuming this famous butter cake may look, the simplicity hides a rich, buttery taste that’s never too sweet. Heavier than a sponge cake but lighter than a pound cake, it has a nice, texture that is pleasantly dense yet melts in the mouth. Finished off with a sweet, lightly crusted top, this unforgettable butter cake makes me forget that I don’t have a sweet tooth.
Sold in large rectangular sheets, smaller loaves and single slices, these heavenly cakes are packed in non-descript blue floral boxes that say home-baked with loves of love rather than commercially mass-produced. They sell every weekend at the Salcedo Saturday Market and at their stall at Food Choices in Glorietta.
Grab a box and discover what I’m babbling about, if you’re not yet familiar with it. Chances are, you’ll be as hooked as I am, sweet tooth or not.
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