People willingly travel for hours just to get a slice of one of Chef Tabatha’s dessert specials at Duplin Winery’s beloved Bistro restaurant in Rose Hill, N.C., but she also lovingly handcrafts a groaning board of special Duplin Gourmet cakes and pies that you can order ahead for pick up only in Rose Hill.
Come Mother's Day, Easter, Christmas and other holidays, Chef Tabatha reaches into her family recipe box for irresistible Southern specialties. Red Velvet Cake is four layers high and slathered in cream cheese frosting. A must-try is her Carrot Cake Cheesecake which features two layers of classic Southern carrot cake, with cinnamon, nutmeg and bits of pineapple, hugging a tall, creamy vanilla cheesecake center, all coated in silky cream cheese frosting. Chef Tabatha's glazed Lemon Pound Cake is simply divine.
For Mother's Day 2023, Chef Tabatha is offering 19 cakes and 4 pies that you may order for pick up only by calling 910-289-3888. Again, these are pick-up-only orders, but so worth the trip. Plus, you can have a glass of wine at the winery.
Each of these desserts serves 10 to 12 people:
- Lemon Pound Cake
- Bundt cake with lemon glaze, $30
- Strawberry Cake
- 4 pink strawberry layers, cream cheese frosting, $35
- Hershey Bar
- 4 chocolate layers, chocolate chip whipped cream, $35
- Oreo Cake
- 4 chocolate layers, crushed Oreo whipped cream frosting, $35
- Chocolate Cake
- Yellow cake, chocolate buttercream icing, $40
- Pineapple Cake
- 4 vanilla layers, pineapple filling, cream cheese frosting, $40
- Coconut Cake
- 4 vanilla layers, toasted coconut cream cheese frosting, $40
- Red Velvet Cake
- Classic! 4 layers, cream cheese frosting, $40; with pecans, $44
- Carrot Cake
- 4 layers, cream cheese frosting with or without pecans, $40; with pecans, $44
- Key Lime Cake
- 4 key lime layers, toasted almond cream cheese frosting, $40; with almonds $44
- Cookies & Cream, S'moreo, Mocha or Strawberry, $40
- Cheesecake Layer Cakes
- A layer of Tabatha’s Famous Cheesecake between 2 Strawberry, Red Velvet, Carrot Cake, Lemon or Key Lime cake layers, all covered in cream cheese frosting, $50 each
- Homemade Pies
- Cinnamon-scented Sweet Potato Pie, $20; deep-dish Granny Smith Apple Pie, oh so creamy Coconut Cream Pie and the caramelly classic Pecan Pie, $25 each
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