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Nov 9, 2004 01:55 PM

Entenmann's Blackout Cake

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I was wondering if anyone knew if Entenmann's still made their Blackout Cake? I've only seen it couple of times in my supermarket...

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  1. I see it a couple of times a year I think as a 'limited edition' item. Maybe you could check their website to see if it's a regular thing.

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    1. re: kiwi

      I'm embarrassed to say, and I will blame it on being pregnant, but I bought an entenmans devils food cake with marshmallow topping, and I think I haven't been this happy in so long. It's just the best. Anyone try this one? It has a zillion calories, and is worth all of them...

      1. re: Janie

        Hi - I know it's been a while since you posted this, and I hope the pregnancy/baby are doing well.

        I was totally addicted to Entenmann's Devil Food cake with Marshmallow Icing and then they stopped making it. I have been searching since and nothing is coming close to that taste for me. Have you been able to find it recently?
        Please respond to my email as I just stumbled on this site from a search for the cake.

        Thanks and take care,

        1. re: Britwench

          One of my favorite Entenmann's too (after their original large-sized chocolate doughnuts). Though I try to stay away from this stuff, I break down on occasion and it seems to be carried in Stop & Shop (don't know if you're posting from the Boston area).

          1. re: Britwench
            ChowFun (derek)

            It is still listed on their website...


            1. re: Britwench

              Hi Brit, I'm almost as addicted to chowhound as the cake, so yes, I am glad to see your post! And thanks for asking, am in the middle of my 7th month, and unfortunately my doctor just told me not to gain any more weight, my husband said I was going overboard with the sweets, so now I'm on a strict watch for the next 2 months-----oh, well, at least I have the memory.

              I have had no trouble finding the devil's food cake, I am in Queens, NY, and I find it at my local Met foodstore, to Stop and Shop, to Waldbaums, to Key Food, etc........have never seen that blackout cake though that has been talked about alot....Have you tried those enteman stores? They sell stuff at discount? They must have them somewhere in your location, where are you?

        2. I only see Entenmann's blackout cake at holiday time.

          Last year, it was marked as a "limited edition," just in case someone is interested in collecting it. :)

          However, the one I bought this past weekend was marked as a "Classic Dessert." So maybe they're thinking about year-round distribution.

          That being said, would anyone consider me a Philistine if I ate that tiny remaining sliver for this morning's breakfast?

          With a glass of milk, of course. That makes it healthy, right? :)

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          1. re: Jill

            You are my kinda girl! Cake for breakfast is always the way to go!

            1. re: Janie

              That is one of the great advantages of being an "adult"--you can eat whatever you want for breakfast! Makes up for having to pay bills.

          2. Entenmann's Blackout Cake is my favorite too. I also noticed that it was only available several times a year. About 1.5 years ago, I e-mailed Entenmann's to beg them to make this available year round. They replied quickly with a letter thanking me for my request, but stated that at the time there were no plans to offer it year round. They also included several coupons. I just picked one up last week as well and agree with others that it makes a yummy breakfast.

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            1. re: karsha

              Karsha...I did exactly what you did and emailed entenmann's and they gave me some coupons as well!
              I guess we will have to cross our fingers and hope that one day they decide to make it a year round thing!

              1. re: MAP

                Yeah but what's the recipe? suely someone has a copycat recipe? Also when are those times of year?

                1. re: joe

                  i do have (supposedly) Entenmanns Choc Chip Cookie recipe if anyone is interested? (It's been a long time)

                  1. re: coll

                    We're sure there's interest in the recipe... please post it on the Home Cooking board, where all hounds will benefit!


                    1. re: The Chowhound Team

                      Hope this benefits someone! Thanks.

                      1. re: coll

                        Hi -

                        Do you know if anyone ever posted a recipe for the Blackout Cake? I looked on the recipe board but only saw the chocolate chip cookies. But, I'm new here, so I may not know how to find it.

                        Thanks a lot,

                        1. re: Britwench

                          If you go to the Entenmann's website and click on desert cakes, you can find a link for Filled Blackout Cake. You can then punch in your zip code and it will tell you if it has been delivered in your area. It will save you from those thankless trips to the store.

                    2. re: coll

                      hi! do you still have the entanmin's cookie recipe?

                      1. re: shobee

                        I'm on the road all day today, but I'll post on Home Cooking tonight after dinner.

              2. I believe Entenmann's only makes this cake during the winter. DH loves it.

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                  Savoy Truffle

                  Is it possible that this is Entenmann's version of the late, lamented Ebinger's famous Blackout Cake? This is the first time I've heard that Entenmann's did this type of cake.

                  For those who would know - please say if it is so...or a reasonable facsimile thereof...