Okay, I confess, here is another dessert purchased in a supermarket. But this vanilla cake with coconut frosting from Wegmans is truly exceptional. It is bakeshop quality (a good bakeshop that is), and just divine, with a moist, light crumb and richly flavored vanilla bean buttercream frosting with a froth of grated coconut pressed into it. (You can get it without the coconut too.)
They also do a mean carrot cake at Wegmans, and and then there is their Ultimate Chocolate Cake which I believe was the first one in their little collection of specialty cakes. But the last time I had the chocolate (on my birthday), I found the frosting just too sweet. I wonder if I would have felt that way a few years ago…it shocks me that the chocolate doesn’t please me more than the vanilla, but there you go, I guess my taste has changed.
Fortunately Wegmans is out of reach for me most of the time, the furthest market I travel to. So I usually only get there once every 6-8 weeks, which minimizes the risk of my bringing one of these cakes home. I do buy the very petite version, but still. My friend Miriam is also a big fan, but, lucky her, she lives a lot closer to the market!
Another bakery item