Asheboro, NC to Mocksville, NC. Thursday morning, Mr. Hawthorne and I headed off for more food on our way to Asheville. For lunch, I wanted to hit Morganton's The Grind Cafe, for their Apollo Wrap, another must-have from Our State magazine. While thumbing through my trusty Our State magazine, I noticed a bakery in Mocksville right along our way - Ketchie Creek Bakery and Cafe 844 Valley Road Mocksville, NC 27028 336-751-9147 I knew this was going to warrant a stop. The must-have from Ketchie Creek, according to Our State mag, was their Five Flavor Pound Cake - with lemon, almond, coconut, vanilla, and rum. That would be five of my favorite flavors. I walked into Ketchie Creek Bakery and was immediately enveloped by delicious aromas. There was all manner of baked goods, all homemade - desserts, cakes, pastries, muffins, scones, cookies, brownies and bars, cheesecakes, flans, fruit pizzas, pies, both sweet and savory, cream horns, and petit fours, cupcakes, eclairs - you name it. In addition to the heavenly sweets, they also serve deli sandwiches and wraps, salads with vidalia onion, burgundy poppy seed, Caesar, raspberry vinaigrette, honey mustard, ranch, Italian, tomato basil, and bleu cheese dressings, and more salads - cauliflower ranch, cucumber, broccoli, pasta salad of the day, and German potato salad. I wanted one of everything. I got a slice of the Five-Flavor Pound Cake and Mr. Hawthorne picked out an eclair and a cream horn.
There's quite a variety of cakes: triple chocolate, pink lemonade, carrot, red velvet, Italian cream, German chocolate, chocolate raspberry, peanut butter chocolate, double fudge mound, fresh pineapple, fresh coconut, and the five flavor pound cake.
we had to taste the cream horn and the eclair.
The pound cake was not a conventional pound cake texture wise. It was much lighter. And like I said, it had five of my favorite flavors - lemon, almond, coconut, vanilla, and rum.