Yakult Cake is the latest dessert trend and we found it at this Hougang cafe

Move over basque burnt cheesecake.

In a basque burnt cheesecake-obsessed world, a new cake is a refreshing welcome. And that new contender is the Yakult cake.

To be honest, who drinks Yakult solely for its health benefits? Much of the probiotic cultured milk drink’s appeal lies in its tangy, slightly fruity flavour. It is also a very nostalgic drink, having been around for many generations.

Yakult Cake from Flavour Flings
Photograph: @flavourflings/ Instagram

For that reason, we’ve seen Yakult used in other desserts, mostly ice cream, and this time, cake. That’s right, Hougang-based cafe Flavour Flings now serves Yakult Cake, a tres leches-inspired, creamy creation which combines the distinctive flavour of Yakult with a milky chiffon cake.

The Yakult Cake is soft and ultra-moist, and coated with white chocolate glaze to amplify its minimalist appeal. It is currently sold per slice and best consumed for dine-ins only.

The cake first appeared on our radar when Mothership wrote about a cake shop based in the Philippines that offered it. Flavour Flings must have caught wind of it too and decided to be the first cafe in Singapore to make it.

Yakult cake from melange.ph
Photograph: @melange.ph/ Instagram

This is not the first trending food that Flavour Flings has attempted though. In fact, the MUIS halal-certified cafe is not one to shy away from jumping on food trends, from the delicious to the wacky.

Most of these food trends have become signature items in their menu including Milo-coated chicken popcorns, chicken cutlet with Swiss raclette cheese and salted egg yolk croissant.

If you’d rather make the Yakult Cake yourself, Yakult Australia has a recipe on its Youtube channel.

Flavour Flings is located at Blk 121 Hougang Ave 1 #01-1348, S530121.

Top image is by Flavour Flings and Yakult.

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