The white chocolate Swiss roll with butterscotch topping (RMB 35) from awfullychocolate is my idea of heaven. I don’t usually opt for white chocolate desserts, as they tend to be far too sweet and sickly. The white chocolate in this concoction is incredibly light and creamy, like a delicate white chocolate mousse. With that is an incredibly moist sponge, all coated in a thick and unctuous layer of wonderfully rich butterscotch.
The sea salt chocolate brownie (RMB 27) has a dense texture, with an intense chocolate flavor. I love sea salted caramel, almost as much as butterscotch, and the caramel that tops off this brownie is a delight. It’s a generous layer of soft caramel with a crisp outer surface.
The layered chocolate cake (RMB 27) incorporates several layers of moist sponge, interspersed with a rich chocolate ganache. The whole slice of cake is enveloped in a glossy chocolate icing. Portion sizes for all of their cakes and desserts are generous, enough for two people to share. Also available is an impressive looking crème brulee, a tart, and a jar of tiramisu. Their mooncakes (RMB 180 for a box of 6) look pretty indulgent too.
If you’ve a celebration coming up, why not order a whole cake. Their layered chocolate cakes come in two sizes; 6” RMB 160 and 8” RMB 320. Flavors include chocolate, chocolate with banana, and chocolate with rum and black cherries.
1) Daily 10am-10pm. SLG38-2, South Taikooli, Sanlitun, Chaoyang District (8468 3802, 5820 5826, firstname.lastname@example.org) 北京市朝阳区三里屯, 太古里南区 SLG38-2 (BHG超市对面); 2) Daily 10am-10pm. Indigo Plaza, 18 Jiu Xian Qiao Lu, LG07 Chaoyang District (8426 0917) 朝阳区酒仙桥路18号, 颐堤港LG07单元; 3) Daily 10am-10pm. 5F-45, 101 Chaoyang BeiLu (at the intersection of Qingnian-lu) (5820 2677) 朝阳区朝阳北路101号, 5层 5F-45
beijingkids Shunyi Correspondent Sally Wilson moved to Beijing in 2010 from the UK with her husband and son. Her daughter was born here in 2011 and both her kids keep her happily busy. In her spare time, Sally loves to stroll through Beijing’s hutongs and parks. She is a (most of the time) keen runner and loves reading: books, magazines, news, and celeb websites – anything really. Sally is also a bit of a foodie and loves trying out new restaurants.
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