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chocolate volcano cakes

111qqaa Mar 10, 2007 07:46 AM

we're having a children's birthday party and instead of the ususal cake or ice cream cake, we wanted toget those individual volcano cakes" chocolate cup cake size with something like a ganache in the middle. you heat them briefly and serve them warm and the ganache oozes out.

have gone to sussina's in the past they are great but does anyone else have any other bakery suggestions?


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    travelbug2225 Mar 10, 2007 09:39 AM

    You can buy them at Bristol Farm. It kind like upscale supermarket. I had them before and it is very good. It cost around $4.50 each. They also have a lot of individual deserts.

    1. lvgoodfood Mar 10, 2007 09:43 AM

      If interested in making them/finish preparing, trader joes has them at their frozen section, they come in a pack I think of four or 2 individual sizes, they just have to be heated before serving for that special volcano effect.

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        111qqaa Mar 10, 2007 10:27 AM

        thanks for the tips. any other bakeries have them?

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          revets2 Mar 10, 2007 10:35 AM

          beard papa's which has several locations makes individual volcano cakes and they're quite good and a decent value. susina probably uses better chocolate, though. locations in the southland include: hollywood/highland, west l.a. (sawtelle), and gardena. further east, there's monterey park, puente hills mall, arcadia, and san gabriel.

          the cream puffs are pretty good too!

          good luck!


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            Queequeg Mar 10, 2007 02:46 PM

            The Alcove in Los Feliz usually has those volcano cakes alongside their other desserts.

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              saacnmama Jul 27, 2008 09:41 AM

              Any recipes to make them from scratch? I'm not in the LA area, came across this by searching for "volcano" on chow.

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              1. re: saacnmama
                The Chowhound Team Jul 27, 2008 10:44 AM

                If you've got recipe suggestions, please post them over in this Home Cooking thread: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/542802

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