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Chocolate Cake

John May 13, 2002 10:25 PM

Where is the best chocolate cake in chicagoland? My wife swears it's at Portillo's of all places.

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    AndreaOK RE: John May 14, 2002 05:06 PM

    I've never had Portillos but chocolate cake from Bittersweet is like heaven. I had them do a chocolate cake with bittersweet chocolate mousse and chocolate ganache for my wedding cake and it was sublime.

    We froze the part we were supposed to freeze and ate it a year later, and it was still heavenly.



    1. jword2001 RE: John Apr 22, 2007 02:08 PM

      I gotta agree the Portillos chocolate cake is incredible, matter of fact i love their Italian beef,and dods also,wish we could get them in Orlando area

      1. chigirl71 RE: John Apr 22, 2007 02:34 PM

        Your wife isn't wrong, Portillo's choclate cake is excellent. I don't know if I would say it is the "best" in Chicago but it is very, very, good. Old-fashioned, moist, chocolate goodness.

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          marina13 RE: John Apr 30, 2007 10:41 AM

          imo it's at buca di beppo, but then again, i haven't had portillo's.

          1. durzia RE: John Apr 30, 2007 03:39 PM

            I love Portillo's cake too. If you like that consistency and style, then Sweet Mandy B's is my second favorite for chocolate cake w/chocolate frosting ($15 for a small, which actually feeds a lot). It reminds me almost of a Hostess cupcake in flavor, but not texture. In my opinion, it's really, really good!

            Sweet Mandy B's
            1208 W. Webster Ave.
            (773) 244-1174

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