With a turn in the weather and the sun hiding for the morning I decided to take a little walk down to Notting Hill & check out Portobello Road Markets which was literally around the corner from where I am based.
There are a number of little patisseries that I found, but one of those on my list was the ever famous Hummingbird Bakery!
Portobello road is a cute & colourful place, pastel buildings and lots of market places spread out on the road. The shopping there is great if you are looking to pick up gifts, cool art and vintage pieces.
The hummingbird bakery is a little store located on Portobello Road, its quite tiny and doesnt offer a place to sit down however there is bench space so you can definitely have a coffee and cake in store or take away if wish!
A really lovely girl served me, super friendly and I asked her about the most popular flavours with their customers, she was really helpful going through the menu and said the red velvet was the most popular and favourite, however, she did say that her favourite & another popular cupcake was the Black Bottom and if I loved chocolate then this was the cupcake to get.
Yes, I giggled when she said the black bottom, I do love chocolate, so , I decided that this was the cupcake I would try!
I got a piping hot coffee, and its the first place that has served my coffee they way I like it, so thank you Hummingbird !!
The black bottom cupcake is a dark chocolate sponge which is baked with cheese cake centre and topped with a cream cheese frosting.
The sponge was rich and not too dense, initially I was expecting a mud like texture but it was perfectly light, the cheese cake centre was the absoulte bomb!! It was creamy and complimented the dark chocolate sponge and the cream cheese frosting was absolutely divine. The cupcake itself was quite sweet, but the combination really worked well and if you are a chocolate lover then you will LOVE this cake.
The hummingbird definitely live up to making some of the best cupcakes, they have the perfect consistancey and are beyond delicious !
If you are in Notting Hill, make sure you pop in for a visit. It is a popular little shop with lots of locals and tourists stopping in, so if you dont mind a bit of a crowd or a wait, its totally worth it.