Sunday, November 22, 2015

IKEA's Almond Cake - Costa Mesa

IKEA's "almond cake with milk chocolate and butterscotch" didn't use to be that. It was once called the "Daim Torte."

Daim, if you're not familiar, is a Swedish candy bar with almond butter and milk chocolate. And this cake--this same exact cake that IKEA is still serving right now--combines the flavor of that candy bar with cake in its thin layers of alternating strata.

Whatever IKEA decides it wants to call it, it's one of the best things to get at the cafe, and I'm counting the Swedish pancakes, the meatballs and the 99-cent breakfasts. It's the exact right balance of chocolate and butterscotch, each component's gooey sweetness grounded by a cake that has oats in it.

Even if there were such a thing as a Snickers cake, it could never be as good as this: the Daim, "almond cake with milk chocolate and butterscotch."

Well, I guess it easier to say than "TÅRTA CHOKLADKROKANT"

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