My stay in Brighton was only two days long, but it was literally as sweet as the four days cake olympics in Dublin. The motto is “more chocolate, less boredom”, and will soon be followed by “more sport, less heart and weight related problems”. This post brings me back to my childhood dreams of Hänsel and Gretel's marzipan house. I strongly believe the Grimm Brothers inspired dark beauties such as the Schwarzwald and the Sachertorte.
How much chocolate can you imagine in the same plate? Well, they'll give you more! Sit on a heart-shaped couch, listen to catchy Disney classics, from the Jungle Books swing to the Aristocats's jazz, and forget calories count. A lavish portion of chocolate surrounded by chocolate and topped with chocolate is at the basis of the menu. And if raspberry finishings and cream are the guests of honour at this cocoa feast, just indulge in epicureism for a, alas too brief, moment. Then visit the shop at 24 Duke Strret to admire the chocolate sculptures (as seen on TV) or buy some edible souvenirs.
Not to miss: Choccywoccy cake.
Where: 27 Middle Street, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1AL
Angel Food Bakery
The name refers to the fact that their cupcakes probably come from Heaven. And they sell the ingredients and the materials to realize them, and also teach you how to bake them... real pro guardian angels! The place isn't big, but once you're lost into tasting, nothing else matters. Take the cooky and cream cupcake for example: you start with an Oreo on top, and who doesn't love Oreos? The cream is consistent but not heavy, delicious but not too sugary, and if you think the base is the most boring part, you'll be surprised by a chocolate touch. Looks like the staircase to Heaven is paved with cupcakes!
Not to miss: Cooky and cream cupcake.
Where: 20 Meeting House Lane, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1HB