Today was the Starbucks debut of the Valencia Orange Cake. I was surprised they hadn't sold out by 4 o'clock when I went there to pick up three to try. I thought my co-workers might help me taste-test them. Nate and Becca like to cook and eat - they are gourmands by my standards. I thought they might have some added input for my review since they are both gluten-eaters.
I returned to work and distributed the surprise treats. Mine was unwrapped and consumed within minutes. Nate unwrapped his and took a bite.
"Pretty good," he said. "Is that corn flour?"
I checked the ingredients. No corn flour.
"That texture might be almond flour," I theorized.
Becca unwrapped her cake.
"Yeah, pretty good!" she said.
So there you have it. It's pretty good and we ate ours before I thought to take a picture, which means something around here because I work in a photo lab. I'm always thinking about pictures.
Upon further prodding, Nate added that the cakes are awesome, and that he wouldn't have known they were gluten-free.
- It was only $1.95!
- It wasn't too sweet.
- The feel of it was soft and moist.
- It wasn't overwhelmingly orangey, but rather balanced.
If you want to know more about how the cakes are made, click here.