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Jeff Jun 23, 2006 03:34 AM

I caught tail-end of segment on Food Network last week where they showed an LA restaurant that's famous for serving a humongous slice of 7-layer chocolate cake that's big enough for the whole table. Anyone know name of this restaurant and location.
thanks
jeff

  1. Kitchen Queen Jun 27, 2006 01:22 AM

    Watched a repeat of F.N. yesterday. It was at Paradise Cove Cafe, Paradise Cove, Malibu. The chef even showed how he makes the "mile high" cake. He uses mayo, buttermilk, cocoa, and devils food cake mix.........I actually got a whim to go to Malibu after that and ended up at Malibu Seafood! While waiting for our fish and chips we watched a pod of dolphins frolick by.....:) very cool.

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      chez cherie Jun 26, 2006 11:36 PM

      i caught one of these shows today--a top 5 most indulgent dishes (or something similar, hosted by bobby rivers). it featured the motherlode cake at claimjumper.

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        stuartontour Jun 26, 2006 11:08 PM

        There's no shortage of these cakes. Brent's has a version about a foot high. I don't personally know anyone who's ever ordered one. I can't imagine being that hungry.

        1. Xericx Jun 25, 2006 12:54 AM

          Watched it......

          place is "Paradise Cove Beach Cafe" in Malibu....the "Monster Chocolate Cake".

          http://www.paradisecovemalibu.com/beachcafe/tasteofparadise.htm

          here's the chocolate menu:

          http://www.paradisecovemalibu.com/bea...

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            diningdivala Jun 27, 2006 01:29 AM

            Paradise Cove is great for visitors because it's right on the beach, you can grab a chair outside and drink a beer right in the sand. I've only a sandwich and fries there, maybe a salad once. but all the food looks huge, and it's ALWAYS packed. Don't let the $20 parking fee scare you. You get three hours free with restaurant validation, I think. They do it to keep beachgoers from hogging up the little parking area they have.

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            Iceman Jun 24, 2006 04:36 AM

            Bigger doesn't mean better. Check out the chocolate fudge cake at Vicente Foods in Brentwood, it's out of this world.

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              kevin Jun 24, 2006 04:00 AM

              it might be 25 degrees, 26 beach cafe, gladstone's, rj's et al, there are quite a number of huge old fashioned chocolate cake slices around town.

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                Burger Boy Jun 24, 2006 03:56 PM

                26 Beach makes agreat cake, not 7 layers, I think it was Gladstones or RJ. The only reason to go to RJ's anymore might only be the cake, I was there a year ago, it was horrible, I used to love this place, alas no more.

              2. Xericx Jun 24, 2006 03:15 AM

                Not claim jumper. I saw the episode...it was at some place with that private beach club in Malibu.....

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                  Michelle Jun 23, 2006 06:06 PM

                  Claim Jumper?

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                    Jess Jun 23, 2006 03:40 PM

                    It was probably RJ's, which has always been famous for its cake. Personally, I prefer the Jerry's/Solley's chocolate cake which I believe is the same that they serve at Cheesecake Factory.

                    For pure indulgence, try the mud pie at Cheesecake Factory. It's chocolate cake, ice cream, hot fudge, chocolate chips, whipped cream, nuts, and cherries.

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                      Marco Polo Jun 23, 2006 11:31 AM

                      The cool burger bar 25 DEGREES in Hollywood at the Roosevelt Hotel has a massive slice o' chocolate cake like you describe. My buddy and I tried to put it away by ourselves and we couldn't quite do it.

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                        Davina Jun 23, 2006 10:11 AM

                        All the Jerry's Deli's have this 7-layer cake which is just incredible. My girlfriend and I split a piece last week with a scoop of Vanilla ice cream on the side...OMG good and fresh! They have it at the Solley's too on Van Nuys.

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                          Arthur Jun 23, 2006 05:25 AM

                          I suspect it might have been Gladstone's on PCH.

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                            Debbie W. Jun 23, 2006 11:27 AM

                            Bet you're right. Gladstones on PCH where Sunset hits it. Also RJ's (still open?) on Beverly Drive in BH.

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                              carter Jun 27, 2006 01:59 AM

                              Good question Debbie! And the answer is a resounding "not much longer." RJs has been sold to LA Food Show, owned and operated by CPK, who will be taking over the place very soon.

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                            Professor Salt Jun 23, 2006 03:45 AM

                            Sounds like the Motherlode cake from the Claim Jumper chain. Since they're spread out across most of the Western US, you should ask about them on General Topics.

                            http://chowhound.com/boards/general/general.html

                            Link: http://www.claimjumper.com/hypertext/...

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                              ChinoWayne Jun 24, 2006 01:22 AM

                              The Motherlode cake at Claim Jumper is as big as a shoe box, and tastes like one too.

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