Lia's Cakes in Season: Avocado Cake and More at Kapitolyo

Sunday, January 20, 2013
Remember The Foodies Circle's trip to Nav Modern Thai Cuisine? If you've been a long-time reader, you'd know that we'll never leave a restaurant without trying out their desserts. However, for our pre-Christmas get-together dinner, we decided to skip the sweet treats at the Thai food spot. It wasn't done in vain though as we visited a famous cake shop in a nearby area at Kapitolyo -- Lia's Cakes in Season, to get our dessert fix.
Lia's Cakes in Season Cake Display

For almost a year now, I have read nothing but praises for Lia's Cakes in Season. Almost every blog I've stumbled upon had been raving about their avocado cake. So for our foodie group, paying a trip to Lia's Cakes in Season was a unanimous decision.

Lia's Cakes in Season Menu Lia's Cakes in Season Kapitolyo Pasig
Click the menu photo to enlarge.

It was already late when we got to the store. I'd say it was a little past 10PM. And in all honesty, I thought the staff at Lia's Cakes in Season wouldn't welcome us anymore. But to my surprise, we were still gladly accommodated in the slightly dim and warmly-lit purple and green-donned cake shop. And take note, they welcomed us with a smile.

Lia's Cakes in Season Kapitolyo

Even if it was already late, there were still a lot of pretty cakes displayed on their chiller. Each and every creation looked so enticing that it gave us a hard time deciding which ones to order. If only calories don't exist, we would've gotten a slice of all their available cakes! In the end though, we decided to go for the bestsellers and their newest offering.

Avocado Cake P85

Our first treat was the Avocado Cake (P85) which is what this cake shop has been known for. This light green slice has a soft chiffon base with creamy avocado filling and icing, topped with pistachios. While I like that this is far from being overly sweet, I think I would've liked a little more of the avocado flavor since it was quite mellow for my palate. The chiffon was slightly dry too. Maybe it has been sitting in the fridge for too long?

Strawberry Cheesecake P95

Now, their Strawberry Cheesecake (P95) definitely got us going! It was flavorful and had a lovely blend of strawberries and cream cheese. It also had strawberry preserve which added texture and more tang. Actually, even the crust was note-worthy as it was my kind of a cheesecake crust -- sweet, a little chewy and holds well together. Among the cakes we've had, this was a personal favorite, and it literally just disappeared in a few minutes!

Almond Lychee Cake P60

The last slice we had was of the Almond Lychee Cake (P60). From what I know, this is a new flavor which Lia's Cakes in Season started offering for the holidays. I'm not so sure if it's still available now, but this is quite good especially for the hardcore almond-lychee lovers. (This might throw off non-almond lychee fans though.) Similar to the Avocado Cake, I've noticed that the chocolate chiffon had already dried out a little. Good thing it was tasty enough and had an almond-lychee cream to pimp up the ensemble.

Fruity Polvoron P110

For some take-home snack, we bought a box of the Fruity Polvoron (P110) which had twelve pieces of coin-shaped, pale brown crumbly treats infused with candied dayap (lime) rinds. As a polvoron lover, I'd say this rendition from Lia's Cakes in Season is quite good. I loved how the polvoron was buttery without being too sweet. The candied dayap also added not just some sweetness and tang, but even an interesting chewy texture which made munching every piece of polvoron more enjoyable.

TFC at Lia's Cakes in Season
Me, Berylle and Stacy at Lia's Cakes in Season

Anyway, here's another photo of us, The Foodies Circle girls, just outside the cake shop. We left Lia's Cakes in Season at about 11PM already and it was really nice of their staff to have made us feel at ease. They didn't give us the stare nor have indirectly forced us to finish our cakes faster, unlike in some restaurants where they'd annoy you to leave.

THE VERDICT

Our visit to Lia's Cakes in Season was memorable mostly because of the company and not solely because of the cakes. While I really loved the Strawberry Cheesecake, I was a little disappointed that the always-raved Avocado Cake didn't live up to my expectation. I'm not sure if I've set the standard so high, or if the cake really dried out for staying in the chiller for so long. Nonetheless, I'm pretty happy with the experience and will definitely come back to Lia's Cakes in Season to try the Avocado Cake for a second time.

Taste - 3.5/5
Ambiance - 3/5
Service - 4/5
Price - 4/5
Overall Value - 3.5/5


Lia's Cakes in Season, Kapitolyo
25 A-B East Capitol Dr., Brgy. Kapitolyo,
Pasig City, Metro Manila
Philippines
(02) 377-4808; (0927) 604-4310
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71 comments:

  1. I got my Christmas giveaways from Lia's Cakes. :) My parents really love their Avocado Cake. It's funny that I haven't even posted anything about Lia's though. Maybe soon, I will. :)


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  2. This reminds me of my fave dessert house back home. Wanna try some!

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  3. Oh my! I'm drooling with all the cakes!!!

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  4. The strawyberry cheesecake indeed looks good. I love how the presentations of their cakes... very pleasing to the eyes!

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  5. The cakes are just tempting and now you've just triggered another sweets craving.

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  6. i'm not a fan of avocado but with the pistachios, i won't think twice to try it!

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  7. The strawberry cake looks good!
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  8. The cakes look sooo good! Even though I'm not a fan of cakes, I'm dying to try the avocado cake. Your photo and description sold it to me. Plus, I love avocado and I've never tried it in cake form so I bet it's going to be really good. :)

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  9. Their cupcakes look more enticing to me, though I'm curious about the Avocado cake. I think this is the first time I've heard about it. Thanks for sharing, hope to check them as this is just somewhere in our area. :)

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  11. Those cakes reminds me of the cake we used to buy in Korea.

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  13. i too have been reading tons of nice things about Lia's Cakes especially their Avocado cake but never seem to have the chance to go and try it...i guess as with any tried and tested product it's still best to have it when it's fresh:)

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  14. intriguing! at first I thought it looked like a regular pistachio cake and that avocados are best left for guacamole and sushi making haha.

    But I would really love to try avocado cake. I haven't heard anything like it.

    P.S. what is the green flavor in the middle of the strawberry cheese cake? It's such a colorful slice =)

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  15. Everything looks sumptuous! I'm never in Pasig, so I really hope I could get the chance to try these.

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  16. oh my!!! i'm a cake monster (acquired that from hubby though), i would definitely drop by this cake shop (if i'm in the Phils) and they myself the avocado cake...

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  17. I have never tried Avocado cake, but it looks so good just looking at the picture. I am salivating and I am wanting to devour that picture :) Can you tell I have a healthy appetite?

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  18. like everyone here who commented, i have not tried avocado cake either. that's sounds interesting i shouldf look for an avocado cake here in our local pastry stores

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  19. i like to try the avocado cake it looks na masarap sya.

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  20. Avocado cake sounds interesting to try. My favorite is ube but I'll have the chance to try the avocado cake, who knows I'll switch.

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  21. I hope that you'll try out Mad Mark's some time. It's right next to Lia's and their ice cream is just addicting.

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  22. zomg! looks all good and i love how colourful they are!! xx

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  23. I love desserts especially if it's a cake! I love the wide selection of cakes! I can't even choose which one I would get if I have a chance to. Maybe, the custard cake or the strawberry cake sounds so delicious to me!

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  24. Love these cupcakes,but me too neither tried avocado cake before.

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  25. When my mom asked, "any cake suggestions?" Let's look at The Purple Doll ... This is it, let's try the Strawberries & Cream, looks big & yummy!

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  26. I have tried their Mango Walnut cake and it taste soooo good! Beij tried the Avocado cake and she liked it as well. :)

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  27. wow.. I really love cakes. I want to get there soon. I want to experience eating Avocado Cake there because of its good ambiance <3

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  28. That avocado cake is interesting!! I should drop by Lia's sometime

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  29. I see they revamped their strawberry cheesecake and it looks as yummy as the avocado cake, looks like I have to try these again :D

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  30. All the cakes look so delish. I will definitely visit this place.

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  31. Those desserts look so delectable! I haven't tried avocado cake and it sounds and looks very interesting :-)

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  32. Ohhh man they look all deliciously delicious :)

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  33. These are really yummy sis, I'm drooling right now. lol

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  34. looks really nice and yummy but with your rating of 3.5 , i guess there is something missing along the way.

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  35. The cakes looks really yummy especially the strawberry cheesecake, Which looks like they have a lot of strawberries blended in. Sinful calories but I guess once in a while wouldn't hurt, lol.

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  36. The serving portion looks satisfying :) I will try it out one day:) Yummy!

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  37. interesting combination of avocado and pistachio.. i think that's really a must-try

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  38. first time hearing about Avocado Cake and Almond Lychee cake..hope I could get a chance to eat that soon!

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  39. Hey!! these look yummy.Definitely would love to try some of those vegetarian pastries

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  40. This is the first time I have heard of Avocado cake. I was waiting for my eyes to read through about the cake topped with fresh avocado since Strawberry shortcakes have real strawberries. I wanted to try this too but too bad since I live here in Angeles City. Probably, I would be able to taste these this year, we'll never know :)

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  41. I want to try that avocado cake. It looks very drool worthy :)

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  42. these babies looks awesome. . ill try them soon. *drool*

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  43. I hope I get to try the Avocado and Almond Lychee cake soon. Looks enticingly yummy!

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  44. You got me drooling over avocado cake!!! My fave!!!❤

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  45. Their ube cheesecake is also very good. I think some of their cakes have the same problem of the chiffon being quite dry. I had the same issue with their strawberries and cream cake the last time I went there...but the ube cheesecake and avocado cake are divine. :)

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  46. Wow! Never eaten an avocado cake in my whole life! Will definitely try this! ooh! This is making my mouth water!

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  47. Never tried an avocado cake before, but it is definitel mouth watering. Its definitely worth it 85P per slice! Hahahaha! :) I got dibs on the Almond lychee cake, a good combo! :)

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  48. I love avocado but I never tasted avocado cake yet, hmm I think I know na the taste based on your descriptions hehe

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  49. the avocado is an acquired taste, i guess? :) their other cakes are yummy naman and so easy on the pocket!

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  50. gotta give in on my cravings. This is definitely love

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  51. Your blog post makes me crave for cakes.. I wanna try this one <3

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  52. An avocado-flavored cake is really unusual. Too bad you got a bland one when it was the product that this bakeshop is known for. I'm a cheesecake lover so I'll definitely go for the strawberry cheesecake!

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  53. adora limson salvaorFebruary 26, 2013 at 11:30 AM



    are u still open at the Royale Place in Capitol Homes, QC near the Ever Gotesco in Commonwealth? thanks a lot :)

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  54. Those cake look really pretty and yummy.

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  55. very interesting flavor for a cake. I love Avocado in shake and Guacamole dressing. :)

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  56. love to try the avocado cake!! i think its yummy!!

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  57. Although i have tried strawberry cheesecake i've never tried avocado cake which i'll have in future. Your pictures look very nice and make me want to have it at home

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  58. Yay! Craving for the sweets.. i love cake and wanna try this avocado cake!

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  59. Been wanting to try their avocado cake. It looks so interesting. Yum!

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  60. I've tried avocado ice cream and it's really yummy! However, i think it's not good for our health because avocados are known to be high in fats. But if I will be served with a slice of avocado cake, I'll still give it a try! #pasaway

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  61. want to try their strawberry cake, looks yummy!!

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  62. i love cakes! i'll try here someday! :)

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  63. now,i'm craving for cakes,all the cake looks yummy!

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  64. I LOVE cakes paired with coffee..heard a lot of rave about this place especially their Avocado cake. Would definitely try this the soonest! :)

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  65. This is interesting since I haven't tried avocado cake yet, something new to serve this holiday. If you haven't You should also check out Purple Oven (Oranbo, Pasig).

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  66. wow.. they look so delicious!!! i really love cakes. I want to get there soon. I want to experience eating Avocado Cake there coz i haven't taste any avocado cake before.

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  67. I've heard about the avocado cake. I was intrigued to have some taste of it. Thank you for the review. :)

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  68. I want to try this Almond Lychee Cake. It looks so yummy!

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  69. Strawberry is one of my fave fruit cake,pero avocado cake i diidnt try pa,...Now im wondering kung ano ang lasa nya :D

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  70. it's only now that i've come across this and the avocado cake is very much interesting :) first time to hear about one. i see an avocado cupcake in the picture ;) hope i get to taste it soon

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