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pamm5959 Sep 27, 2006 09:03 PM

I have been craving chocolate, chocolate cake for a few days now, any suggestions on where I can get a good one on the westside.

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  1. mnosyne RE: pamm5959 Sep 27, 2006 09:11 PM

    Chocolate fudge cake slices (drool) are sold at the Benes' bakery in Vicente Foods and Gelsons. How much harm can a slice do?

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      pamm5959 RE: mnosyne Sep 27, 2006 09:29 PM

      I don't want an LA size slice, I want like a Claim Jumper size slice, so I will probably have to spend 2 hours at the Gym for this indulgence, but worth every mouthful!

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      revets2 RE: pamm5959 Sep 27, 2006 09:29 PM

      black and white cake at la provence in BH on olympic and la peer. airy chocolate cake with callebaut choc. mousse with strawberries. black and white callebaut panels and choc dipped strawberries on the side. not dense. surprisingly, it's very light.

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        pamm5959 RE: pamm5959 Sep 27, 2006 09:34 PM

        The fattier and heavier the better

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          slacker RE: pamm5959 Sep 27, 2006 10:16 PM

          Please post if you find a good one. I'm thinking, rich chocolate layered cake with rich chocolate frosting. I get these cravings now and then, but have no patience and run out to the nearest place, inevitably a supermarket, and then that craving dies after two bites.

        2. cookie monster RE: pamm5959 Sep 27, 2006 10:16 PM

          gelson's in century city now carries sweet lady jane cakes, whole or by the [very large] slice. and scoff if you will, but i really like the chocolate blackout cake at cheesecake factory. huge and dense and very chocolately. i'm not a fan of their other chocolate layer cake - someone's fudge cake i think it's called.

          1. trolley RE: pamm5959 Sep 27, 2006 11:41 PM

            it's not quite a layer cake but the texas chocolate cake from bristol farms is rich, heavy and super duper moist. every time i eat it i feel the fat just waiting to make a new home on my hips. the slices are generous and always fresh.

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              Leon RE: pamm5959 Sep 28, 2006 12:41 AM

              I second the Bene's bakery in Gelson's - it's a very good, solid chocolate cake which sounds simple but is so very hard to come by. I also like the flourless chocolate cake at Urth Caffe, I have yet to try their chocolate cake but I'm sure it's good. Cheesecake Factory has 4 or more different kinds of chocolate cake - they are do-able if you get it a la mode! I think the test of a good chocolate cake is if you can eat it without ice cream, because ice cream can salvage a mediocre cake. Let me know what you discover!

              1. Emme RE: pamm5959 Sep 28, 2006 12:43 AM

                Third the Victor Benes', specifically the Chocolate Parisian.

                Linda's Fabulous Fudge Cake at Cheesecake Factory

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                  tannazie RE: pamm5959 Sep 28, 2006 01:16 AM

                  Double Dutch Dinette in Culver City has a flourless chocolate cake that is rich, super dense, moist, and covered with a thick layer of ganache. i have serious fudginess requirements when it comes to chocolate products, and this does not disappoint.

                  1. chica RE: pamm5959 Sep 28, 2006 02:16 AM

                    SWEET LADY JANE.

                    Susiecakes' 6 layer cake.

                    Or...as you mentioned, why don't you get the cake from Claim Jumper? Douse it with chocolate ice cream and fudge, and you got yourself a whole lotta chocolate.

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                      Francesca RE: pamm5959 Sep 28, 2006 02:50 AM

                      P.F. Chang's has a great "Wall of Chocolate" cake. It's a "wall" of a slice, moist, very chocolatey. Probably better than Claim Jumper's.

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                        Burger Boy RE: pamm5959 Sep 28, 2006 04:05 AM

                        Try 26 Beachm they have a triple layer devil's food cake they call :The Wedge" with a truffle like frosting.

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                          pamm5959 RE: Burger Boy Sep 29, 2006 07:16 PM

                          I have had the cake there, it's pretty good, but you can't get it all the time.

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                            Leon RE: Burger Boy Feb 25, 2007 04:33 PM

                            I had the 26 Beach cake last night and it was fabulous - on par with my favorites from Urth Caffe and Gelson's.

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                            PattiB RE: pamm5959 Sep 28, 2006 09:25 PM

                            Try Jaimaica'a Cakes!

                            They make an incredible "Chocolate Overload" cake. Also beautiful work on special occaision cakes.

                            They just opened recently and are west of the 405, east of Barrington on the north side of Pico Blvd. Only a small table or two but awesome cakes!!

                            Jaimaica's Cakes
                            11511 W. Pico Blvd.
                            Los Angeles, CA 90064
                            (310) 478-1971

                            http://jamaicascakes.com/

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                              AquaW RE: pamm5959 Sep 28, 2006 09:43 PM

                              You should DEFINITELY get Susina's individually sized chocolate molten cakes -- very rich and decadent and the portion's just good enough for one. Take it home, pop it in the microwave for about 15 seconds... PURE HEAVEN.

                              www.susinabakery.com - near corner of La Brea & Beverly (it's on Beverly, next to a Starbucks)

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                                cvc RE: pamm5959 Sep 28, 2006 09:43 PM

                                They're new and much has been said here already pro and con but I must say Susiecakes in Brentwood has delicious cakes including a multi layer chocolate cake and ganache. The German chocolate and the carrot cake are also wonderful. If it appeals to you the chocolate cream pie is the best. I'd list Jamaica's as well on the Westside.

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                                  pamm5959 RE: pamm5959 Sep 29, 2006 07:19 PM

                                  My coworker went to the store and bought a frozen Claim Jumper Motherlode Cake and we ate it frozen! What can I say, when the craving strike.

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                                    pink_superstar RE: pamm5959 Sep 29, 2006 07:33 PM

                                    Hugos has a great slice of chocolate cake.

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