Motzek Moro Cake

Beautifully soft, spicy sweet, perfectly rounded! 50% Latakia is pressed with a pinch of black cavendish, a tad of perique and selected Virginia leafs and matured afterwards for a delicate experience for Latakia gourmets.
Notes: Salvatore Rizzuto is the co-worker of head blender Tom Darasz. Usually he only helps in production. This is his first blend for Motzek/TAK.


Brand Motzek
Blended By Salvatore Rizzuto
Manufactured By Motzek / TAK
Blend Type Virginia/Latakia
Contents Black Cavendish, Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Perique, Virginia
Cut Krumble Kake
Packaging 100 grams pouch
Country Germany
Production Currently available


Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
None Detected
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

4.00 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 08, 2018 Medium None Detected Very Full Tolerable to Strong
Damn... what a smoke! The cake looks intriguing and has a scent of salty seawater, smoky woods and lots of leather, as well as a whiff of buttery, creamy sweetness.

I usually wouldn't have chosen a blend with 50% Latakia, but after being amazed by Hans Wiedemanns (HU Tobacco) English/Balkan blends - most with 50%+ Latakia in them - and how smooth and unobtrusive a blend with such high amount of Latakia can be, without being a Latakia-Bomb that drowns all the other components, I dared to try the Moro Cake by my other favorite blender from Germany... Tom Darasz! Well... actually it's by his (only!) co-worker for the production Salavatore!

From the first puffs on this blend is richly smoky and leathery, with a intense salty and peppery spice and woodsy undertones. The Latakia plays some groovy notes, yet leaving room for the Perique to contribute its signature pepperiness, and for the Virginias to sport some mild sweetness as well as a whiff of freshness. Blowing the smoke out of your nose makes for a pleasant tingling sensation. The Cavendish seems to be unflavoured, as this blend is only very mildly sweet, but very creamy and buttery.

Very rich and intense aroma, without being too strong, I'd rate it medium-strength! Yet due to the blasts of flavours this isn't an All-Day-Smoke to my gusto - yet you may use it as such! An instant favorite.. this baby's got charme and character!
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Aug 22, 2020 Medium None Detected Extra Full Tolerable
Really nice looking flat cake that smells of warm fruit jam or dry fruits and a tiny bit of leather even decent floral notes - a smell I could take a bath in. Rips apart well without crumbling too much and has a certain moisture that keeps me from packing straight away.

After drying it packs well and takes flames easily, burning incredibly slow then. Creamy and sweet, the Latakia gently supporting with its decent leathery spices. Full and round from the first puff yet not a bit overwhelming. Tastes of apricot or peach on top of bread loaf underlined by a true natural tobacco taste. Varieties you wouldn’t expect from a 50% Lat blend and a palette of tastes that I’ve witnessed with few other blends out there.

Superior Leaf quality and experienced blending art - that is what makes up all the TAK blends I have tried so far and this one is a bank for sure. One of my all time top 3 tobaccos. 4stars+++
Pipe Used: Various briars
Age When Smoked: Dried for at least 1h
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Sep 26, 2018 Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Full Tolerable
Interesting bland probably the correct category is MEN (Modern English Mixture ) because we have all tipical EM tobacco plus Black Cavendish. In this bland I found an a little oriental tobacco and a spicy sentor. A lot of hot smoke for the winter day. It's incredible mixture. On of my favorite tobacco
Pipe Used: Peterson amorelli
Age When Smoked: 1
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Sep 27, 2023 Mild to Medium None Detected Full Pleasant to Tolerable
Moro Cake blend is an absolute delight for any discerning tobacco connoisseur! This blend offers a symphony of flavors and smells that dance on the palate with each gentle puff. The rich, dark notes of tobacco are expertly complemented by a subtle sweetness, sourness, smokiness…
It's a sensory journey that transports you to a cozy fireside, making each smoke break a cherished moment of relaxation and contemplation.

It smokes cool, no bites, just pleasure.
The impeccable craftsmanship that goes into creating Moro Cake is evident in its consistent quality and smooth, even burn. The aroma is simply heavenly, leaving a fragrant trail that lingers in the air like a sweet memory.

This is a must-try blend that elevates the smoking experience.
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