Got vegan chocolate cravings? RÓA is an artisanal patisserie that has created a vegan chocolate cake, Midnight, that is also gluten-free and allergen-friendly. Just like the moon floating across the midnight sky, any Midnight cake is wonderfully airy and light on guilt. Like everything that achieves iconic status, Roa’s vegan chocolate cake is also a labour of love, nurtured over many months. With an incredibly low calorie-count and sans the five main allergens – nuts, soy, dairy, eggs and gluten, the Midnight sounds almost too good to be true. Here’s what you need to know about what is arguably, Singapore’s finest vegan chocolate cake.
About RÓA’s Midnight: The Vegan Chocolate Cake that puts ‘Regular’ Chocolate Cakes to Shame
RÓA doesn’t offer tons of passable desserts, or even a few; it only offers the one cake that it does exceptionally well. Midnight – a silky smooth dark chocolate cake that is rich, creamy and guilt-free! From handpicked avocados to in-house blended organic brown rice milk, every ingredient used is healthier and premium. Simply put, RÓA believes in giving you the best. Take your pick from these three sizes – Grand, Petite and Classique that you can shop on Roa’s website.
Midnight Petite: These mini sized bites of chocolate heaven are 16 to a box at 35gm each (S$40), making them just right for events and parties.
Midnight Classique: A whole sponge cupcake with a molten chocolate centre, it is covered in dark chocolate ganache, topped with rose petals and gold flakes. At 70gm each, they come in boxes of three for S$15.80.
Midnight Grand: The incredibly smooth, large round 6-inch cake comes in three layers of fluffy dark chocolate sponge with chocolate ganache layered between. The 1 kg cake (S$68.80) is 3-3.5 inches high and is wrapped in even more chocolate, a sprinkle of edible flowers and a shower of gold flakes.
The Mastermind behind RÓA and Midnight’s Journey
The creator and brain behind RÓA, Jane Tan pursued her passion for culinary arts at Le Cordon Bleu, Sydney. Her list of achievements and awards is extensive, and Jane has worked with some of the biggest names in the culinary world.
Midnight is a culmination of a passionate pursuit to produce an allergen-free cake that was healthier and tasty. When Jane’s God-daughter Emma was born with a host of allergies, she really applied herself and over nine months, she tried from scratch, replacing, adding, deleting ingredients many times over and surviving numerous failed attempts, including ones with tofu, and various fruits & grains. Ultimately, it was Jane’s passion to make Midnight just as good as a regular chocolate cake that finally got her to today’s decadent version.
Midnight vegan chocolate cakes use psyllium husk and molasses instead of eggs and unrefined sugar, avocados instead of butter, and in-house blended organic brown rice milk instead of dairy milk. Do note that although Midnight has been formulated to be eggless, dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free and without honey, trace amounts of any of these ingredients might be present due to cross contamination. If you have severe restrictions, do check with RÓA before buying.
Environmental Friendliness at RÓA
No plastic bags at RÓA! The cakes come in paper boxes that are designed to be carried without additional paper bags and use only natural, biodegradable elements for decoration. Strictly no single-use plastic cutlert and wooden cutlery is available only upon request.
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