Located in the heart of San Francisco's Bay Area, Marley's Treats is a Filipino-American bakery the offers a variety of artisan desserts spotlighting ube as their star ingredient. While the purple root vegetable has been a staple ingredient across Asia for decades, it has gained mainstream fame across North America in recent years thanks to its stunning aesthetic quality -- a favorite among Instagram foodies.
Featuring a bakery shop and food truck, Marley's Treats offers a variety of best-selling and culturally-inspired desserts. Some standouts including ube cheesecakes and cupcakes alongside a frozen ube pandan brazo de Mercedes. The traditionally rolled and layered cake is elevated with "a graham cracker crust, a layer of ube ice cream, then pandan ice cream, lemon custard, and finally, a layer of meringue dusted with ube powder."
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