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Jun 23, 2006 03:34 AM

Monster chocolate cake

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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.

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    Professor Salt

    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.


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    1. re: Professor Salt

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

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

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      1. re: Arthur

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

        1. re: Debbie W.

          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.

      2. 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.

        1. 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.

          1. 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.