I returned to Decadent Delight in Ann Arbor this past weekend with their creme brulee fruit tart on my mind. I’ve reviewed the tart before and it’s fantastic. After walking in the door I had to add to my order when I found they were selling slices of vanilla cake with creme brulee filling and a vanilla buttercream frosting. I’ve heard a number of people make the comment that vanilla is such a plain and boring flavor. I highly disagree. Vanilla can be very interesting and complex and comes from the exotic orchid plant (what’s boring about that?).
Wow! The cake was really good… the vanilla cake tasted like a rich pound cake, the brulee filling was rich and delicious and the buttercream was decadent (no pun intended). My heart felt like a ring of butter was surrounding it after the last bite, but worth the taste experience.