Welcome back guys!

We hope everyone had wonderful vacations! Stay tuned (and send us your pics) for a Thanksgiving post tomorrow. In the meantime, IT’S NATIONAL CAKE DAY! We love this time of year. The eating holidays never seem to end.

In order to celebrate this amazing holiday, we decided to tell you about all our favorite cakes (and cake-like items) in Middletown. Here’s the rundown:

Vanilla cake with raspberry filling, carrot cake, and rainbow cookie cake from Fusion Bakery and Patisserie

vanilla cake with raspberry filling

carrot cake

rainbow cookie cake

Fusion makes a mean cake. These are only a few of our favorites. The vanilla cake with raspberry filling is exceptionally well-made, and the fresh frosting and raspberry  add the perfect level of sweetness. The carrot cake, probably Fusion’s most famous item, has a mild spice. The moist, fluffy cake is perfectly complemented by the light cream cheese frosting, and the rainbow cookie cake? Don’t even get us started. This baby flaunts perfect proportions of raspberry jam, chocolate, and a delightful almond flavor.

Peanut butter and jelly cupcake from NoRA Cupcake Company

peanut butter and jelly cupcake

So maybe they’re not traditional cakes, or traditional anythings for that matter, but there’s no doubt that NoRA cupcakes are delicious. One of our favorites is the peanut butter and jelly flavor. It starts out right- with a big, peanut butter filled pretzel sitting atop a glob of the delicious frosting. The cake itself is dense and flavorful, and the jelly filling is pretty fantastic. Read our full review on the cupcake here.

Cinnamon raspberry chocolate chip pound cake from O’Rourke’s

cinnamon raspberry chocolate chip pound cake

So maybe it’s not really “cake”, but this is a Middletown must-have. The somewhat crisp exterior dissolves into a soft, melt in your mouth dough, with just enough cinnamon flavor. Read our full review on the pound cake here.

Grilled coffee cake muffin from Brew Bakers

grilled coffee cake muffin

Again, some people may not consider this to be fitting, but hey! The word “cake” is part of the name! The grilling process enhances the already exquisite texture of this muffin, so the top crunches into a melty, gooey interior. When warm, the cinnamon sugar swirls glisten, their taste seeming almost heightened by the heat. Read more about the grilled coffee cake muffin here.

Strawberry shortcake and cream puff cake at Sweet Harmony Cafe and Bakery

strawberry shortcake

cream puff cake

Don’t be decieved by the lack of posts on Sweet Harmony. Although we haven’t had the time to visit this little treasure of an eatery yet this year, it’s a wonderful place. During our visit, we got the strawberry shortcake and cream puff cake, both were induldgent, perfectly textured, and incredibly delicious. Sweet Harmony will be closing on December 29th, so make sure to get there soon! Believe us, it’s worth it.

Happy national cake day everybody! We hope you enjoyed some delicious desserts today.

Fusion Bakery and Patisserie

100 Riverview Center, Suite 135, Middletown, CT 06457

860-344-9024

www.fusionbakery.com

NoRA Cupcake Company

700 Main Street  Middletown, CT 06457

860-788-3150

www.noracupcake.com

O’Rourke’s Diner

728 Main Street  Middletown, CT 06457

860-346-6101

www.orourkesmiddletown.com

Brew Bakers

169 Main Street  Middletown, CT 06457

860-852-0001

www.mybrewbakers.com

Sweet Harmony Cafe and Bakery

158 Broad Street  Middletown, CT 06457

860-344-9646

www.sweetharmonycafebakery.com

-Ari & Alex