I found myself at the doorstep of Indulge staring face-to-face with a happy looking picture of a slice of cake while window shopping in Parc Lafayette. It was a simple looking white cake but its pink filling and whimsical sprinkles lured me in to, well, indulge myself.

There it was in the case — the raspberry birthday cake. While it was not my birthday, I ordered it anyway with the idea that somewhere it was someone’s birthday and I would celebrate for them. The result was sheer heaven: a light and moist white layer cake with flavors of raspberry mousse in the middle and an unexpected taste of cream cheese frosting on top.

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Photos by Kari Walker

Raspberry birthday cake and Indulge's signature cake shake

I let my eyes wander to the rest of the case and spotted a playful looking confection in the shape of a cupcake, yet it resembled a chocolate chip cookie with a hidden surprise in the middle — an Oreo. Indulge calls it the Hide and Seek cookie, but I call memories of childhood snacking decisions and this ingenuity satisfies every “cookie monster’s” craving.

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Hide and Seek cookie — chocolate chip cookie with an Oreo baked inside

But there was one signature menu item I spotted on most every table at this dessert restaurant and that would be the infamous cake shake. Indulge considers the cake shake a complete dessert in a jar and I’d have to agree — why get your dessert a la mode when it can be blended up and served to go. And, it comes with a generous dollop of whipped cream, of course.

There are a bevy or flavors to choose from for your cake shake, like red velvet or strawberry shortcake, but as a chocoholic I opted for the chocolate cake shake. It was tasty, but lacked that rich chocolate punch I was hoping for — next time I’ll try the red velvet as it’s my second weakness.

kwalker indulge-2Indulge's cake shakes come served in a mason jar and 

with a generous topping of whipped cream.

I’d consider Indulge the sweetest spot in town to share a slice of cake — or don’t share because that’s your prerogative — and a cup of coffee while visiting with friends, entertaining kiddos for the summer or maybe even an post-movie date stop.

 

Indulge
1921 Kaliste Saloom Road, Suite 111, Lafayette
337-534-8700

For more information on local eateries, view the online INDEats Dining Guide.

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