I don't normally like chocolate cakes because most of those I've tried are dry and fluffy and I'm usually just disappointed. But Polly's chocolate cake is so moist and dense, with the perfect chocolate icing.
Because it is simply one of the best chocolate cakes in the city (even earning a sweet spot as one of the 10 best desserts in Manila by Lori) and was rapidly gaining popularity, we were always asked to bring it to potluck parties. It became known as the 'Merville cake' or among Merville residents it was simply 'the Garilao cake'.
What many don't know though is that it comes in another version: with mocha icing. Polly calls this the Brown Derby (P375 for the 8x8, P490 for the 8x12). It is the same chocolatey heaven but with a slight twist. This is perfect for people like me who have gotten a little tired of the original cake after all these years and crave for something different.
The brown derby gets mixed reviews from my friends...there are the staunch loyalists and purists who possess an unswerving devotion to the original cake; then there are those that prefer the complementary flavors of mocha and chocolate.
I personally love having both options to bounce back and forth from!
Incidentally, they have other goodies like: Crisp-top apple pie, food for the gods and prune bars, bread pudding with spanish cream sauce, christmas pumpkin loaf, mango cream layer cake, peach walnut pavlova, lemon squares, and sans rival.
Polly's specialty cakes:
02 824 7612
also available in Shell Select Magallanes and Shell Maya