PETALING JAYA, Aug 3 – When a friend first spoke excitedly about Cake Ta’im’s dark chocolate cake, I was a little skeptical. Her homemade look with this almost black color made me think of charcoal powder. Apparently its color is due to a special cocoa powder that they use.
His raves and the help of another foodie friend made me rethink things. Sometimes it’s not so much the appearance of the cake as its taste that matters most.
An order was placed and I received my own Ta’im cake delivered to my home.
Yes it is very dark in color but when eaten fresh it has a nice soft crumb. Even my finicky mother approved of it. As she is a seasoned baker, this cake was deemed worthy with its light and fluffy crumb.
There was just the right balance of sweetness too. I also liked that there is no oily aftertaste in the mouth afterwards.
My friend explained to me that the texture of the cake changes once it is cooled so I gave him some time in the fridge. The next day I tried again.
This time I felt the cocoa flavors developed further. It tasted like a deeper chocolate. Eaten straight from the fridge, it tasted melting and incredibly indulgent. Just imagine it paired with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, what an ultimate treat that would be.
The cake also kept well in the refrigerator. What I have also found is that a slice is sufficiently rich and satisfying. It has become my daily teatime treat with a cup of coffee.
The cake is priced at RM30. You will get a loaf of 18 centimeters by 5 centimeters. Since it comes in an aluminum box with a lid, you can easily keep it in the fridge. If you want to get perfect slices, it easily comes out of the aluminum mold.
For the orders, mine was filled in two days. They also have an attractive delivery promotion where it’s only RM5, as long as you are within 15 kilometers of KLCC or 20 kilometers of PJ Sea Park. They also offer cake courier service in West Malaysia.
Currently, they have an offer valid until August 4, where purchasing two cakes for RM60 will qualify for free shipping.
Ta’im Cake, Sea Park, Petaling Jaya. You can WhatsApp 012-8961951 to place an order. Instagram: @caketaim