It’s always a great day when I’ve visited Trafiq. The latter is (in my opinion) probably the greatest bakery in Vancouver. They produce some gorgeous cakes that are (even more importantly) as tasty as they look, as well as a number of over tasty treats. During my latest visit, I had their Lemon Lavendar and Pear Brulee Cake, as well as 6 minis (Carrot Cake, Triple Chocolate, Mango Lassi Cheesecake with Pistachio, Ultimate Lemon Bar, Matcha Opera, and Raspberry Chocolate Tart, the latter two of which my mom ate).
Lemon Lavendar Cake Slice ($6.95):
This consisted of vanilla cake with lavendar mousse and lemon custard with lavendar whipped cream. The cake was very tender and moist. The cream was fresh, light and luscious with a wonderful fragrance of lavendar. The custard was light and tangy, with a great lemony fragrance.
Pear Brulee Cake Slice ($6.95):
This is one of their new features and will probably not stay on the menu for too long. It contains vanilla cake sandwiching layers of pear and caramel mousse, and was glazed in milk chocolate. The cake was again tender, soft and moist. The pear mousse had a wonderful spiced flavour while the caramel mousse was sweet with a wonderful fragrance.
Carrot Cake ($2.25 or $2 if you buy 6):
This is the mini version of their carrot cake, which you can buy a slice of for $6.95. The cake was very tender and moist, with a nice bit of spice. The cream cheese frosting was creamy and sweet, with a nice bit of tang.
Triple Chocolate ($2.25 or $2 if you buy 6):
This consisted of layers of milk and white chocolate mousse on top of a dark chocolate base. The mousse was creamy and luscious while the chocolate base was tender and moist with a nice bittersweet flavour.
Mango Lassi Cheesecake with Pistachio ($2.25 or $2 if you buy 6):
This consisted of a cheesecake on top of a cake-like base. The cheesecake was soft but creamy and tangy. I couldn’t really taste much of the mango, but it did have a nice spicy flavour. The cake was dense, but tender and moist.
Ultimate Lemon Bar ($2.25 or $2 if you buy 6):
This cosnisted of a lemon curd on top of a cake-like base. The curd was thick and creamy with a wonderful fragrance of lemon; I do wish that it could have a bit more tang. The cake was dense, but tender and moist.
Matcha Opera & Raspberry Chocolate Tart ($2.25 or $2 if you buy 6):
I’ve never been disappointed by Trafiq, and this visit was no exception. Although their prices have increased, they are more than worth the cost given the quality of their food. I seriously cannot recommend this place enough.