Te Cakes, Exeter Farmer’s Market


Exeter’s Farmers Market takes place every Thursday from 10am – 2pm, they attract some of the finest producers from across Devon.  Along with the University Farmer’s Market, it gives producers who might not have the luxury of a permanent premises the chance to showcase themselves to shoppers and commuters.  The latest addition to the Exeter Farmer’s Market is Te Cakes, a patisserie that sells delicate and delicious cakes from their stall.

I was given the chance to have a closer look at some of their lovely products, so naturally I had to take them home and take photos of them. Because ultimately, that is what I do.

This is essentially patisserie porn, cake based erotica that will kill diets and shock your grandmother.

Blackforest Gateux – The chocolate has a beautiful bitterness to it, the chocolate tastes like a good high cocoa chocolate.  The mousse interior has a wonderful hint of cherry that infuses through the whole dessert.

Cheesecake Brownie – a soft base with a sweet chocolate taste to it.  The cheesecake seems to make a seamless transition from cheesecake to base.  It took me about half an hour to eat it as it was so wonderfully rich.

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Pecan Tart – A soft sweet interior contrasting with a delicate and tasteful pastry outside really shows Dean’s skill.

Opera Cake (Te Cake stlye) – With raspberry buttercream and almond sponge, this classic French cake has a raspberry twist with delicious results.

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Rum Cake – A Te Cake variation on the Rum Baba, this rum soaked lovely was by far our favourite (they were all lovely so actually that is a lie)

Te Cake is run by husband and wife, Dean and Sam who I had a brief chat with last week when I went to visit them.  Dean’s experience, along with his Corden Bleu training has given him an expert edge which is evident in the taste and quality of their fine fancies.

http://tecake.co.uk

 

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Author: Chris

He may look very complicated, but he is in fact very simple. He runs on sausages and beer. Co-founder of Eating Exeter. Librarian at Exeter College.

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