This weekend my wife was craving cake. It also happened to be the third anniversary of my motorcycle blog. We set out to find some vegan cake, as I wasn’t in the mood to heat up the house while baking.
Our first stop was Whole Foods in Minneapolis. We found a small vegan carrot cake from Chicago Diner there. We’ve eaten at Chicago Diner, and it was very tasty. Without any hesitation, we bought it. It looked good sitting in the bakery case; I wasn’t particularly excited about a $24 six inch cake thought. A bit pricey.
We took it home and dressed it up for the moto blog.
Then we started eating it. It was mostly tasty. We both agreed the cheesecake frosting was a bit rich. The bottom layer of the cake also seemed dry compared to the top two. It felt like they knew it was a bit on the drier side and covered it in frosting to compensate. The walnuts on the outside provided a nice crunch and some texture variation.
In all, I’d probably give this cake a 2/5 or 2.5/5 stars. Perhaps this one was a bit older and not as fresh. It was the only vegan cake they had at Whole Foods. The others had already sold out. A bit of a let down considering the other stuff we’ve had from Chicago Diner has been fantastic.