Thankfully, Zumbo made small V8 cakes and had it available in his patisserie. A visit to Zumbo's branch at The Star led me to buying a AUD$10 V8 cake and bringing it home to share with the Husband.
It is called V8 Cake because it consists of 8 layers of Vanilla. EIGHT LAYERS OF VANILLA!!!!
Vanilla crème chantilly
Toasted vanilla brulee
Vanilla water gel
Vanilla chiffon cake
Vanilla almond crunch
Sounds good, aye? I cut it open to see the inside of the cake and it reminded me of the Philippines' Sans Rival cake.
After the inspecting the innards, the Husband and I devoured the small but indulgent cake. I was in Vanilla heaven, baby! Such a beautifully created dessert. A myriad of textures inside your mouth but a harmony of all things vanilla.
It's very sweet that I felt intoxicated. I'm glad we were only finishing a small cake. As much as I love vanilla-flavoured desserts, my taste buds have a limit as to how much sweetness it can take. The small cake left me satiated and not overwhelmed.
V8 Cakes are available at Adriano Zumbo Patisserie.