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Treat to Try: Orange Creamsicle Cake

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Orange Creamsicle Cake
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Crème Brûlée and Tiramisu are antiquated. And Red Velvet Cake season is long gone. You know what the world needs? Orange Creamsicle Cake.

A slice of the Orange Creamsicle Cake at The Jury Room is not cheap: try $5.50. And it’s right-sized for one, so forget about that awful sharing idea. Slices of cake are awfully popular things at the restaurant, so there are plenty of people willing to fork over the cash to stick a fork in this particular dessert.

Why? Because Orange Creamsicle Cake hits the mark with such freaky, fabulous accuracy. It’s a pale orange-ish cake, with delicate crumbs; infused with a beautiful, sunny citrus flavor. Then that cake foundation is wrapped in what seems like two different sorts of icings. Across the top is a sweet one that sort of harmonizes with the flavors of the cake itself. Then, a thicker decorating frosting envelopes the sides with a tasty sugary cream.

It’s impossible to decide which part is best, frosting or cake? It’s best all together and all at once.

And if the Orange Creamsicle Cake has a story, so much the better. The cakes are made by, of all things, the bartender, Jenny Pryor. Her longstanding tradition of baking cakes for staff members has, by popular demand, somehow evolved into a small business.

And the small business has somehow evolved into a slightly larger small business, as the cakes can now also be found at Betty’s and Tip Top Kitchen & Cocktails. It should be noted that chocolate (Triple Chocolate or Peanut Butter and Chocolate) is the most popular flavor at the Jury Room, but terrific chocolate desserts are everywhere in Columbus. Besides, nothing says summer like a cremesicle.

The Jury Room can be found at 22 E. Mound St. It’s open from 11am until 11pm, daily; and stays open until 1am on Fridays and Saturdays.

More information can be found online at www.juryroomcolumbus.com.

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