Sugar Rush: Cake Shake from Holy Cacao in Austin
Food trucks are one of the most important food institutions in Austin. Trailers, carts, and trucks gather in parks and lots around the city, providing high-quality meal and snack options to the surrounding neighborhood. While on a long quest to find a delicious taco and queso at Torchy's Tacos, I came upon something even better: Holy Cacao, a neighboring trailer specializing in decadent sweets.
Holy Cacao is known for their cake balls and drinking chocolate, but I was in the mood for a something cold. I couldn't pass up the Cake Shake($5) when I read the decadent description: Your choice of vanilla or chocolate ice cream is blended with chocolate, white, red velvet, or carrot cake.
I picked vanilla ice cream and paired it with red velvet cake, which produced a nice rosy-colored drink. The shake contained probably about half a pint or more of Blue Bell ice cream and a huge chunk of red velvet cake. With just a splash of milk and a quick blend, my enormous shake was served up. The drinking experience was awesome and overwhelming. The cake had been blended to a nice crumbly texture, allowing for both sipping and chewing through the wide-mouth straw. The shake was sweet, simple, and refreshing. Now to try the other 7 flavor combinations!
About the Author: A student in Providence, Rhode Island, Leah Douglas loves learning about, talking about, reading about, and consuming food. Her work has also been featured in Rhode Island Monthly Magazine.