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An Afternoon Snack

In by John, Foodies on the Town on August 19 at 9:42 am

Today, we’ll take a break from the usual Foodie Friday fare and focus on a review of the delectable little pastry store called Crixa Cakes. Located on Adeline between Stuart and Ward, Crixa Cakes is a little slice of heaven.

We were first introduced to this gem when Amy bought an amazing Tiramisu for John’s birthday.

It has a strong expresso flavor from the soaked sponge cake that is balanced by a creamy brandied mascarpone. If you do get a chance to visit, make sure you at least try a slice. Hopefully, I have piqued your interest at this point because we haven’t even gotten to the best part yet. The beauty of Crixa Cakes lies in its charm. It is a small locally owned shop that stays true to its roots and provides a wonderful atmosphere to just relax, chat, and enjoy some good food.

Another one of their amazing cakes is the light, summery, Red White and Blueberry cake. It is the perfect pick-me-up after a long day at work. Red, White, and Blueberry cakeNot-too-sweet is Crixa Cake’s forte and this cake is no exception. The custard cream and vanilla sponge cake work well to provide a little sweetness, while the fresh raspberries and blueberries give it a refreshing tart flavor. Amy and I also coupled the cake with a pot of Chai tea for two. Chai TeaThey brought out a steaming pot of milk with their own homemade chai tea brew in a tray, complete with teacups and saucers. Needless to say, it was a very good end for a quick visit to Crixa Cakes.

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