[Shanghai] Le Cake
People have all sorts of beliefs they stand behind, from worshipping cats to coalition against Uggs. For me, I am a fierce advocate of desserts after meals. I firmly believe it is completely necessary to have something sweet to top off a meal. I know you read all the above in a serious tone because dessert is not a joke. I can haz my cake and eat it, too?
Le Cake is a delivery-based online cake shop aka we are so lazy we don’t even have to go to the store for a cake. They will even deliver at a specific time of the day. I don’t think there is a brick and mortar store in Shanghai but if there is, I don’t want to know because delivery means I don’t even have to make an effort to be the piece of lard that I am.
The cakes start at RMB¥168 for one pound 13×13 cm and go up in price depending on weight/size. I have had several cakes from Le Cake for birthdays including my own and they were all delicious.
Green tea cheesecake (RMB¥388 for three pound 22×22 cm size)
This has a layer of light cream (similar to that of Red Ruby 红宝石) and green tea cheesecake. The texture and taste resemble more of a New York style cheesecake (although it is not nearly as heavy) rather than an airy/spongy Japanese cheesecake. The green tea flavor is subtle with occasional pieces of red bean. I like that it is a very understated cheesecake that gives me the illusion that having three pieces in one sitting is acceptable. It happened.
White and green tea chocolate decorations.