Dining

Best Bites: Strawberry Margarita Cake

September 2010

Kim & Jake’s Cakes 641 S. Broadway, Boulder, 303-499-9126, www.kimandjakescakes.com As the saying goes, it’s five o’clock somewhere—which gives you license to enjoy a wedge of strawberry margarita cake from Kim & Jake’s Cakes in Boulder. Limey, with a hint of strawberry and a boozy finish, this dessert is reminiscent of the Rio Grande Restaurant’s famed sip—which, it turns out, was the muse. Consider the cake a cocktail without the hangover, pumped up with strawberry purée and lemon curd between layers, and dreamy puffs of lemon-lime frosting on top. Stop by the shop during happy hour (Wednesdays, 5 to 6 p.m.) for $1 off slices.