Top Ten Thursday – Have your cake and eat it

Today’s top ten is a list of our favorite cakes, pastries, cookies or pies. Finally a list where I can use all those photos of food that I take. Thanks to Tamara, Part-time Working Hockey Mom, for setting the theme.

It’s also a great topic as I am married to the self proclaimed president of cake club. First rule of cake club? You must never leave cake! Second rule of cake club? You must never leave cake! You get the picture.

Here’s my list……..

1. Mint Slices – my absolute number one, dark chocolate covering mint and a chocolate biscuit. Simply divine and a total taste of home (not sold in the UK).

2. Red Velvet Cupcake – so, so good, and the best is from the Hummingbird Bakery (none in Scotland).

3. Lamington – an Australian delicacy. Sponge cake dipped in chocolate and covered in coconut – a real taste of home.

4. Carrot Cake – and it has to have cream cheese frosting. One of the few cakes that my beloved will accept vegetables in.

5. Plain Croissant – I’m quite a simple girl really, and love a plain croissant, often with nothing, but also with butter and strawberry jam.

6. Coffee Cake – I’m not only a coffee drinker, I also love it in cake form.

7. Pasteis de Nata (Portugese Tart) – puff pastry and egg custard.

 8. Scone with Jam and Cream (preferably clotted) – strawberry jam is the best.

9. A Tunnock’s Teacake – this is a Scottish delicacy. A biscuit base with soft marshmallow on top and then all of it encased in chocolate. The teacake was born in 1956.

10. Strawnoffee Tart – this is a treat that we’ve had once at a cafe on Scotlands West Coast. It’s caramel, strawberries, cream, and chocolate – so good. The name is because it’s like a banoffee pie but instead of bananas it had strawberries. 

Are any of your favourites on my list? What would you have instead? Before you go, make sure you visit Tamara’s blog, Part-time Working Hockey Mom, to see what my fellow bloggers have come up with.

Until next time, be good, stay safe, and treat yourself to your favourite sweet treat this week.

Pamela & Ken

6 thoughts on “Top Ten Thursday – Have your cake and eat it

  1. #1 – I had something similar but I don't think it's quite the same as the mint slices you mentioned here#2 -not much into cupcakes but anything sweet, I might enjoy#3 – never heard of it though the covered in coconut might not be to my taste#4 – not my favorite but I think frosting might change that#5 – I like croissant but only occasionally#6 – never tasted coffee cake so I don't know if I like it or not#7 – I guess it's like the egg tart that I like except with a different type of filling#8 – don't really like scones but I like strawberry jam though#9 – sounds good though I never heard of it#10 – never had one but it sounds good since I like strawberries a lottasty list!have a lovely day.


  2. I had a bite of everything you listed here. Yummy. Today is Thanksgiving, but I didn't have a dessert until I visited here. Thank you.Have a fabulous day. ☺


  3. So interesting to see those internationally diverse specialties! We have talked about Lamington (and I expected it to show up on your list!) but I haven't heard -much less tasted – Tunnock's Teacakes or Strawnoffee Tarts. Learning something new every day!


  4. Love carrot cake. Yesterday we had a pumpkin walnut cake with cream cheese frosting. I have two loaves of chocolate carrot zucchini bread in the freezer. Never met a scone I didn't like. Today I am making buttermilk biscuits.


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