This Chocolate Cake Was Inspired by Adobo

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Adobo is easily one of the most recognizable Filipino dishes, known for its salty tang with a peppery kick (depending on your family's recipe, of course). The dish might be best paired with rice, but who says it has to be just savory? Hiraya Bakery gives you a new way to enjoy this beloved dish with their Chocolate Black Pepper Bay Loaf (P160/slice; P1,700/whole cake), an adobo-inspired cake.

Meet Hiraya Bakery's adobo-inspired cake, the Chocolate Black Pepper Bay Loaf.
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Yes, you read that right: adobo-inspired. Don't worry, there's no soy sauce or vinegar used in making this cake. The Chocolate Black Pepper Bay Loaf is a cake made with a moist coconut-milk base and a black pepper-spiced chocolate cake. It's frosted with a soy-salted dark chocolate ganache and comes with a bay leaf-flavored custard filling. 

The bay leaf is what gives the cake that touch of adobo flavor!
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According to Hiraya Bakery owner Colette dela Cruz, they came out with the Chocolate Black Pepper Bay Loaf three years ago, which they sold in bazaars and at Siento Cafe, Hiraya Bakery's partner establishment in UP Los Baños.

Metro Manila folks need not go far to enjoy a slice: the Chocolate Black Pepper Bay Loaf is now available at Hiraya Bakery in Diliman. Just make sure to give them a ring before dropping by to check availability, as all of Hiraya Bakery's chocolate cakes are on rotation.

Hiraya Bakery is at 195 Maginhawa Street, Diliman, Quezon City. It is open from Monday to Saturday, 1 p.m. to 11 p.m.; and Sunday, 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Siento Cafe is at 10665 Oregano Street, Demarces Subdivision College, Los Baños, Laguna. It is open from Tuesday to Friday, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.; and Saturday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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For more information, check Hiraya Bakery on Facebook and Instagram.

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