Just down the street from Yummy Cupcakes in Burbank is Porto's Bakery. I walked into the large family-owned lunch and dessert stop and couldn't believe the hordes of people lined up to get their goods. This place must have some seriously delicious food, I thought! I admired the rows of colorful desserts that stretched as far as the eye could see and finally decided on an iced-sugar cookie, two cupcakes, and a slice of chocolate cake.
Red Velvet Cupcake: Mmmm, the icing was Perfection. Not too sweet, not too salty, yet, it had a wonderful flavor. Furthermore, it was smooth, cool, and generously whipped up so that it was nice and light! I inhaled it. The icing that is.. the cake was good, but a little on the dry side.
Vanilla/Vanilla Cupcake: the icing alone was a bit sweet and flavorless, but it perfectly complimented the cake which had an appreciated hint of salt. These cupcakes are shaped like muffins, so it's very easy to just eat the top off and then neglect the remainder of the cake.
Sugar Cookie: This was the most disappointing purchase. The cookie was too crispy/buttery and the icing had a rubbery/waxy glaze feel (versus fresh frosting).
Chocolate Cake: overall this cake was very fluffy, so if you're into dense, flour-less chocolate cakes, this might not be for you. Between fluffy layers of cake lay whipped, anemic chocolate cream. Shavings of real chocolate on top really pulled the cake together for me.
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