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Anyone know the recipe or someplace that makes something similar to Ebbingers Black Out Cake

Scott K Feb 6, 2002 08:24 AM

My parents were talking about this recently and I am too young to remember it. Does anyone have the recipe or any bakery or restaurant try to replicate it?

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    iron frank Feb 6, 2002 08:49 AM

    I believe Arthur Shwartz has recommended Two Little Red Hens 1112 Eighth Avenue between 11th and 12th Streets (718) 499-8108 to callers seeking a cake just like the Ebbinger's variety. Call to make sure though.


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    1. re: iron frank
      brooklynbabe Nov 6, 2008 09:14 PM

      Definitely not the Ebinger's blackout cake I had in Brooklyn. It had a pudding filling and cake crumbs all around.

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      Nancy Berry Feb 6, 2002 11:02 AM

      Here's a link to a recipe for blackout cake:

      Link: http://recipes.alastra.com/cakes-choc...

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        Steve Zang Feb 7, 2002 05:51 PM

        I've never had Ebinger's blackout cake but I've made the recipe that Nancy mentions and gone to Two Little Red Hens that iron franks mentions to buy the blackout cake they sell.

        From the people who have eaten both, they say the recipe cake is closer to Ebinger's. The key difference was the pudding like filling the recipe has while the Two Little Red Hens cake layer fillings were more fudgey. Both were very good but different definitely recommend you try them both!

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          jellyapple Feb 12, 2002 01:29 PM

          Entenmann's used to make it, but i'm not sure they still do. "The NY Cookbook" by Molly O'Neill has the recipe, too.

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            emily Feb 12, 2002 02:02 PM

            entenmann's sometimes makes them; keep an eye out when you're at the bodega.

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              Kirk Feb 19, 2002 10:31 AM

              If you're willing to go to a chain restaurant, I know that the Cheesecake Factory has black out cake on its menu.

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                David Bloom Feb 22, 2002 09:03 AM

                When old man Ebbinger died, the Devil took back his 7-layer cake recipe. Anyone who claims to make an "Ebbinger-ish cake" is surely a pretender.

                My grandfather kept a stockpile of them in his freezer. We had the last one years ago. Now, sadly, like the last carrier pigeon dying in the St. Louis Zoo, the cakes are all gone.

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                  jellyapple Feb 22, 2002 02:11 PM

                  That is sad, David... :(

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                  2dogs2 Nov 8, 2008 09:22 AM

                  ummm, I think Grace's Market place had a similar cake, just in small size

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