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traveltoast308 May 1, 2007 09:51 AM

Does anyone know where I can get classic seven layer cake in the New York area (preferably Brooklyn or NYC)? I think the cake I remember had buttercream between the layers and was not parve. Would I find this in a dairy jewish/kosher bakery? Harbor Bakery on 116th Street in Rockaway used to have this cake but they closed some years back. Thanks for any suggestions.

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    nn9288 May 1, 2007 12:56 PM

    hi i'm not sure if this will help. marretta's bakery in bayside, queens has seven layer cake. it's a yellow cake with chocolate buttercream inside i think. i'm not sure if they make other types. here is their phone number 718 - 225 - 1265. good luck.

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      Striver May 2, 2007 12:06 PM

      I haven't been there in quite a while, but Stork's bakery (German) in Whitestone made an excellent classic 7 layer.

    2. chefjellynow May 1, 2007 01:35 PM

      Bruces bakery in great neck makes classic 7 layer. it is really good too, thier bakery is always highly rated. thier food is also great for a sit down, they give the biggest basket of asst rolls and basket of assorted baked goods when u sit down. 7 layer is on that often .

      it is not kosher but is a jewish deli

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        Marion Morgenthal May 1, 2007 03:32 PM

        When I grew up in the Bronx, Zaro's was a small bakery (2 branches on Kingsbridge Road), and they definitely had what you are describing--it was a staple in our house. I haven't looked for it at the current mega-Zaro's, but they might have it.

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          giftergirl May 2, 2007 10:41 AM

          michael's bakery on ave R & nostrand ave. in brooklyn does a seven layer cake.

          1. efdee May 2, 2007 12:15 PM

            Seven layer cake is one of my cravings too and the version at Lord's Bakery, Nostrand Ave. right near Brooklyn College, is totally classic. The ruggelach are too.

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              janie May 2, 2007 09:05 PM

              Best version I ever had was at the Homestead Deli on Austin Street in Forest Hills, which is now gone, however the one in Kew Gardens still exists on Lefferts..I would give them a call and see if they still have the one that the Austin street used to have..it was the best, with chocolate ganache on the outside, and creamy chocolate cream layers of frosting, in between yellow cake...soft and delicious...........

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              chilo33 Jan 25, 2008 11:39 AM

              i am obsessed with a seve layer cake from my childhood bronx bakery called helen's on mydid ave. which is gone. i just found a really good one at a tiny little bakery on 1st ave at 79th street. little north of 79th on east side of the street. check it out
              -s

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                Shayna Madel Jan 27, 2008 06:30 AM

                Andre's Hungarian Bakery on Queens Boulevard in Rego Park sells it. I haven't tasted it, but saw it there a few weeks ago. Looks like they sell it by the slice, about 1-1 1/2" thick. If it's 1/2 as good as their strudel and ruggelah, you are in for a treat.

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                  richg35 Jan 28, 2008 08:59 AM

                  I really like the 7 layer cake from Moishe's Kosher Bake Shop on 2nd Avenue in Manhattan. They've been there forever.

                  I also really like their jelly rolls.

                  http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&...

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                    KellyBelly Jan 29, 2008 02:58 AM

                    Rudy's on the corner of Seneca and Myrtle Avenue's in Ridgewood. Soft, moist layers. Yet not too moist.

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                      fishermb Jan 29, 2008 05:42 AM

                      Anywhere closer to Cobble Hill area that makes it? I used to have this every single week when I was a kid and would get it from a bakery near where my grandmother lived, haven't had this in years.

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                        janie Jan 29, 2008 07:46 AM

                        For Queens 7 layer cake: I had forgotten how incredible the seven layer cake with ganach topping and yellow and choc cream layers was at The Homestead Gourmet Shop on Austin St in Forest HIlls...which closed several years ago...however, it's relative branch on Lefferts in Kew Gardens has the same cake by the same baker.........go there if you're looking for incredible moist 7 layer cake..I never had better than Homesteads...they are closed on Mondays but otherwise I called them and they have it everyday, but they said they didn't have it today, tuesday because the baker didn't bring it, but otherwise they do have it........this is a definite must for those in the Forest Hills/Kew Gardens/Richmond Hill North area......

                        Homestead Gourmet
                        8145 Lefferts Blvd
                        Kew Gardens, NY 11415
                        (718) 849-1366

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