I like many of the chinatown cakes, but family is looking to get away from sponge cake and strawberries for a break.
My DH has recently jumped on the red velvet cake bandwagon and I will never understand why that is so popular! The flavor is dull except for the cream cheese icing which is great on everything including cardboard! I'd rather have spice cake, or lemon, or even chocolate.
So I want to find a fabulous, sophisticated, moist, not overly sweet cake that is not red velvet. I also find cake retains more moisture than cupcakes, so looking for cake. I used to love Prolific oven, but they are not so good anymore, and the best recent cake I tried was from Gerhard Michler.
I especially hate greasy supermarket frosting, so good frosting or cream frosted is a plus.