Don’t miss the Five-Flavor Pound Cake at Ketchie Creek Bakery and Cafe in Mocksville.
Adding five flavors — lemon, almond, coconut, vanilla, and rum — sounds to me like a good way to mess up a pound cake. But from the moment Ketchie Creek Bakery and Cafe’s signature cake, gooey with cream-cheese icing, went from the fork to my mouth, it was love at first bite. I expected a jangle of competing tastes, but what I got was a symphony of complementary flavors, bound by pound cake cooked perfectly, neither dry nor over-moist, but just right.
Sure, they have deli sandwiches, soup du jour, and creative salads, but the baked goods such as first-rate coconut cake and ingredient-rich cookies are what really shine here.
Ketchie Creek Bakery and Cafe
844 Valley Road, Mocksville, N.C. 27028
phone: (336) 751-9147