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Chocolate Fudge Cake

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

    Junior's Delicatessen on Westwood

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

    1. 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. 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. 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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          1. re: JeetJet

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

          2. 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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            1. re: paprkutr

              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.

              1. re: paprkutr

                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.