This glorious cheesecake is from Decadent Desserts, one of my favourite places for all things indulgently delicious and in baked form. We’ve been frequenting this shop for a few years now. Its convenient location just a couple of blocks from where we live certainly makes our visits much easier. Whenever there’s a special occasion to celebrate, we head to Decadent Desserts to pick up an extra special something.
Let me just be upfront and say that I had sticker shock the first time we purchased a cake there. Their items are not cheap, and justifiably so. They use real ingredients and bake everything from scratch, so it’s no wonder the price point is much higher than what you’d see at a grocery store. In that sense, you get what you pay for, and here, you’re paying for quality products. This 6-inch cheesecake ran us $50, but it was worth every penny. Besides, my dad was recovering from kidney stone surgery and had a craving for a “really delicious cheesecake” (my mom’s words), so it was for a good cause.
We were pleasantly surprised to slice into this cake and discover the raspberry filling. I had originally thought it was vanilla, but this worked out even better. This cheesecake was exactly how real cheesecake should be in my mind – super rich, dense, and creamy, with the perfect graham cracker crust. You only need a small slice of this because even a little bit packs a big punch.
The other items we’ve tried from Decadent Desserts are their famous Coconut Cake (the most amazing… seriously), the Chocolate Whiskey Truffle Cake (a gluten-free variety that is like eating a truffle shaped like a cake), the Chocolate Terrine (another gluten-free variety, so much delicious chocolate mousse), and the Raspberry White Chocolate Cake (can’t go wrong with that combination). The best thing about their cakes is that never go dry – even after a few days in the fridge, the cake slices are still super moist.
They have a few cakes available for sale daily, but the best option is to call ahead and order. Other baked goods include a variety of cookies, squares, pies, tarts, and cupcakes. You probably can’t go wrong with whatever you choose, so give them a try if you’re looking for an extra special treat.
831 – 10 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2R0A9
Phone: (403) 245-5535