I was at Secret Recipe about a week ago and found myself craving for something sweet as opposed to my usual laksa fix. So, I found myself looking at the cake display and pondered on a classic question: Will it be cream cake today or cheesecake? Ahh, decisions, decisions…
What settled the question for me was this glorious, chocolate fondant-coated confection that goes by the fetching name Chocolate Indulgence. What it is: chocolate cake layered with dark, milk, and white chocolate mousses.
That’s right: mousses – plural; three kinds of ’em.
As pretty as this slice of cake looks, I’m all for the old adage about how the strength of a pudding lies in its eating. I took a bite and I frowned at the texture of the cake part of this torte. The chocolate sponge used was a tad on the dry side; quite disappointing because, having tried Secret Recipe’s cheesecakes, I was hoping that the sponge cakes they use for their cream tortes would be of a similar high caliber.
The mousses, on the other hand, were just delectable. So, being the little chocolate fiend that I am, I quickly dispatched with the sponge cake (Waste not, want not! ;)) and left the mousse parts for last. The white mousse is a milky delight – and I do not often say that about white chocolate desserts! The chocolate mousse – the chocolate fondant! – made me sigh in sheer delight.
Honestly, save for the cake part, this is one dessert that really lives up to its name.