With my not-quite-svelte frame, I should try to put more effort into eating well-balanced and nutritious breakfasts like oatmeal with fresh fruit or avocado on whole-grain toast.
Unfortunately for my waistline (but fortunately for my taste-buds), I often opt for something sugary like donuts or pancakes drenched in maple syrup instead.
And the other day, I decided to have cake for breakfast.
Since I'm often in the Parma area, I've driven by Colozza's Bakery dozens of times. However, until last week, I had never stopped at the bakery and gone inside.
Ignoring the voice in my head that said, Isla, shouldn't you be having nutritious oatmeal for breakfast instead? I pulled into the parking lot of Colozza's and walked into the little bakery.
I love cassata cake. Whenever I go to Little Italy, I always have to get a slice of cassata cake. Unfortunately, since I live on the west side, I can't drive to Little Italy too often (especially with the price of gas nowadays!).
Fortunately, Colozza's is only a short drive away from my house, and I hear Colozza's cassata cakes are great. In addition to whole cassata cakes, Colozza's sells single-serving cassata cake cups, so of course, I had to get a cassata cake cup.
And it was a scrumptious (if not exactly nutritious) breakfast.
The cassata cake cup included layers of sponge cake, custard, and strawberry jam with whipped cream on top. The cake was soft, moist, and light; the custard was thick and rich; and the strawberry jam offered sweetness with a hint of pleasant tartness.
With how good the cake cup was, I probably could've eaten an entire cassata cake by myself, and I would've done it happily.
If you're not in the mood for cassata cake, Colozza's Bakery offers a whole bunch of other goodies. I saw cupcakes, cookies, slices of Napoleon cake, and more.
I, for one, can't wait to try them all on future visits.
Colozza's Bakery is located at 5880 Ridge Rd, Parma, OH 44129.