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brandygirl Aug 11, 2007 04:29 PM

I need the best Chocolate Fudge cake I can find for a birthday celebration next week. I'm not looking for molten lava or flourless or regular chocolate. I want a classic, decadent, moist chocolate fudge cake with chocolate fudge frosting. I live in the SFV but can travel. Where should I go?

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    jacinthe Aug 12, 2007 03:10 PM

    For a baby shower, a friend picked up a chocolate cake at Sweet Lady Jane. I don't remember which of the chocolate layer cakes it was (I think the chocolate old-fashioned, from the pictures on the website). I'm not a chocolate cake fan, but I thought this was excellent - moist, nice rich chocolately flavor. Only thing is that they use a chocolate ganache instead of chocolate fudge frosting.

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      yumyumgal Aug 12, 2007 03:45 PM

      The absolute best Chocolate Fudge Cake comes from Greenblatts (sp?) on Sunset. If you take Laurel Canyon over and swing a right its just by the laugh factory. All of my friends and I take turns buying for each others birthdays. The best part is the left overs just get better andd fudgier (if that's a word) as the days go by.

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      miffy Aug 11, 2007 11:43 PM

      does chocolate fudge cheese cake apply?

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        brandygirl Aug 12, 2007 12:11 PM

        A chocolate fudge cheese cake sounds great and decadent, but unfortunately it won't work for this event.

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        paprkutr Aug 11, 2007 11:30 PM

        Please don't laugh, but the chocolate cake at Pavillions (Vine and Melrose) is really good and they will make whatever you want and is not overly sweet. The other place is Costco, they have one a round one that is really chocolatey and very good. I have tried a lot of the bakeries nearby, Sweet Lady Jane and Susina, but I find the above really good and alot cheaper.

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          Emme Aug 12, 2007 12:01 AM

          the colossal cake at Pavillion's is one of my favorites in the city, and i chose not to post it in my initial response for fear... Pavillion's offers different chocolate cakes; the standard square one is meh, but that Colossal Chocolate Cake that is 7 or 8 layers high and gets sold in big wedges is awesome; I'm sure they'd do a full cake for you on request. It's really really good.

          As a side note, the Pavillion's on Wilshire just west of Barrington sells a Mocha Caramel cake that is also extremely good FYI.

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            brandygirl Aug 12, 2007 12:10 PM

            Ya know, I've bought really good non-birthday cakes and an occasional cake slice from by neighborhood Vons (which I think is the same company as Pavillions?). It never occurred to me to buy a celebratory birthday cake at Costco or at a local grocery store (other than Viktor Benes--which I love--but wanted to try something different). I'll have to check those places out. Thanks.

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            JeetJet Aug 11, 2007 10:43 PM

            Click the link below and then find the links posted in that thread by Xericx, Jun 25, 2006 12:54AM.

            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/303929

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              katkoupai Aug 11, 2007 10:52 PM

              I clicked on this and found the link to the mile high chocolate cake slice at Paradise Cove. That's one big slice! :)

            2. Local Aug 11, 2007 10:27 PM

              http://www.delilahbakery.com/Delilah_...
              ... they can make to order whatever frosting you want on the chocolate cake. ( The chocolate malt frosting is really good!)

              1. ipsedixit Aug 11, 2007 10:16 PM

                Cakewalk in downtown LA.

                Get the chocolate cake with chocolate ganache, filled with chocolate mousse if you're so inclined.

                www.cakewalkbakery.net

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                Cakewalk
                1326 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90033

                1. Emme Aug 11, 2007 07:03 PM

                  I find Viktor Benes' at Gelson's consistently reliable.

                  Junior's Delicatessen on Westwood

                  Perhaps heresy, Cheesecake Factory's Linda's Fabulous Fudge Cake.

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