2. Ube. This is an opera cake to crave for. A true French classic, opera cake typically features layers of sponge cake, almond biscuit, white chocolate ganache, coffee buttercream and chocolate glaze. In Vanille, chocolate and coffee were replaced with ube, that distinctively purple yam cherished in Filipino desserts, whipped into a mousse. Being a fan of anything ube, from halaya paste to ice cream to hopia, I can only fawn and wish that my serving was larger.
at Vanille Cafe and Patisserie, The Terraces, Cebu Ayala Mall, Cebu City, the Philippines