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Almonds, Not Lemons – Metropolitan Bakery

on January 8, 2013

December 15, 2012
Metropolitan Bakery, Philadelphia PA
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Almond Génoise Cake Cupcake with Coconut Butter Cream
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ImageOn my way back from lunch, I stopped by Metropolitan Bakery to see what they had to offer for the holidays. Already full, I opted to save the very tasty-sounding The Egg & Shroom breakfast sandwich on their weekend specials menu for the next day.12-12-15 - Almond Génoise Cake Cupcake with Coconut Butter Cream(2) - Metropolitan Bakery

However, since it was National Lemon Cupcake Day, I opted for an Almond Génoise Cake Cupcake with Coconut Butter Cream… just ignore the lemon part of the holiday! The cake itself was light with the slightest hint of a nutty, almond fragrance. It was filled with a delicious, semi-sweet chocolate center that made it that much richer. The coconut butter cream was not my favourite, though. It was too light and buttery, without enough sugar and density for a cupcake frosting. I like my icing to be more sugar than butter. It was a delightful bite, still, but a little expensive at $2.25 considering the small size.

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