Let’s face it, you are probably never going to find someone who is willing to part with his family’s heritage recipe for sugee cake. And aside from a handful of home bakers and Eurasian restaurants that sell it, this is a tough cake to find.
Recently, I wrote a story about cake shops and fell in love with the Pandan Sugee Cake from Berry Gerry Bakes at Thomson V One in Sin Ming Road, off Upper Thomson Road.
Here, the rich, moist and dense semolina cake, made with a ridiculous number of egg yolks and ground almonds, is flavoured with pandan and coated with a gula melaka drizzle. The almonds are also soaked in coconut milk for a more intense flavour. It’s a new take on the classic version, which owner Geraldine Wang, 42, also sells. Prices start at $15 for a sugee loaf cake.
Other things to buy here include the buttery Earl Grey biscuits and plain and orange butter cakes.
Where: Berry Gerry Bakes, Thomson V One, 9 Sin Ming Road, 01-04, off Upper Thomson Road MRT: Marymount Open: 10am - 6pm (Tue - Sat), closed on Sun & Mon Tel: 6457-0274 Info: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.berrygerrybakes.com. Pre-orders necessary for whole cakes
This article was first published on July 19, 2014. Get a copy of The Straits Times or go to straitstimes.com for more stories.