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Foodie Friday: Swiss Haus Cake

Let's talk about cake. The Swiss Haus Hazelnut cake to be exact. If you talk to anyone in my family about this cake, you'd think it's a member of the family. We love it! We love this cake so much that it's the birthday cake we've had in the family since my mom was a baby. Apparently we aren't the only family that values this cake so much as the new owner of the bakery has a similar story. 

The Swiss Haus Bakery used to be called the Swiss Pastry Bakery so that is what my family still refer to this place as and this hazelnut cake will forever be known to us as the Swiss Pastry cake. The bakery is on 19th Street in Center City Philadelphia by the way...

Well what's the big deal about this cake? It's a hazelnut sponge cake with butter cream frosting and has chocolate shavings around the edge (usually we buy the cake where you can write "Happy Birthday _" on it and the top is all butter cream and have pink and yellow buttercream flowers that line the top edge). This cake tastes best when the buttercream is cold but sometimes the cake can be a bit dry, thankfully this one was perfectly moist (I really hate that word but it's the only way I can describe it). 

This cake is a cake with mixed review, all the girls in the family (and my dad) love it and swear by it, but we hype it up so much that others don't really see it as that great but they all do agree it's a wonderful cake, but everyone has their preference...

Either way, this cake is my favorite cake in the world and I don't know what I'm going to do if I can't have it. 

(Please excuse the snapchat photos- this was a spur of the moment post and they're the only photos I have of this cake)

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