Celebrities are obsessed with this cake Tom Cruise gifts famous friends each Christmas — so I tried it – Yahoo Entertainment

December 13, 2021 by No Comments

The “Tom Cruise cake” is back — and I can say with certainty that it’s delicious.

Rosie O’Donnell has said getting hers each year, from her old pal “Tommy,” officially kicks off the Christmas season in her home. Well, fa la la la la la la la la because it arrived at Chez O’Donnell on Wednesday.

Tom Cruise continues to gift a coconut cake from a small, family-owned bakery in L.A., to celebrity friends on his nice list for the holidays. (Photos: Getty Images, goldbelly.com)

O’Donnell even fielded some questions about the delicacy — which gets whipped up at family-owned Doan’s Bakery in Woodland Hills, Calif., and shipped all over the world to people on Cruise’s nice list — telling Ross Matthew that it tastes “delish.”

Celebrities — including Kirsten Dunst, Renée Zellweger, Angela Bassett, James Corden, Jimmy Fallon, Henry Cavill, Cobie Smulders and Graham Norton — love talking about being on Cruise’s cake list and how “unbelievable” and “decadent” the baked good tastes. For this part, Cruise — who was introduced to the cake by then-wife Katie Holmes who learned about it from Diane Keaton (it’s a good story) — said in 2018, “I send [cakes] to everyone… and I wait for the calls,” from recipients who ring him to say how good it was. “I’m like: Tell me about it.”

The “Tom Cruise cake” — which the bakery simply calls their “White Chocolate Coconut Cake” — can be shipped via GoldBelly.com if you want it as bad as I did. (Photo: Goldbelly.com)

The constant chatter about the “Tom Cruise cake” led me to contact Eric Doan, who runs Doan’s with his 79-year-old mother Karen, and he gave me the scoop on the celebrity-approved culinary concoction. It’s a coconut bundt cake with chunks of sweet white chocolate, layers of cheese frosting and dusted with toasted coconut flakes, which Karen created and debuted in 1984 when she first opened her business. 

It also led this writer, after doing a story on the cake and staring at photos of it for “research,” to order one, via GoldBelly food shipping service, to try. I’m happy to report it’s fully worth the hype — and the two-month wait to get it.

(Photo: Yahoo Entertainment)

(Photo: Yahoo Entertainment)

For $99, shipping included, the cake was sent frozen, packed with dry ice, from the bakery. I couldn’t resist letting it thaw enough to cut a slice right away — as I had literally been waiting months to try it. It’s a coconut dream come true — and this comes from someone who’s not even …….

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