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Feb 20, 2008 06:16 PM

Blackforest Cake - Edmonton

Anyone know of a bakery making traditional blackforest cake? With the real bing cherries and kirsch and the rest of it.

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  1. Not sure if the Empress Bakery does blackforest cake but you may want to call them and check. A German friend of the family was a frequent customer of theirs and loved their stuff.

    1. I would also try Bee Bell Health Bakery (an Edmonton institution) on 80th Ave and 104 St. Another good bet would be Sunterra Market Bakery in Commerce Place on Jasper and 102 Street - good luck!

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      1. re: eastcoastgirl_westcoastlife

        Love Bee Bell! Just got some sour dough bread from there. I also decided to try a sausage roll there. It was warm and melted in your mouth as you bite into the flaky pastry. The sauage beef inside was lean and flavored with onion and parsely. I don't even like sausage rolls normally.

        They did have a lot of cakes there. I would be surprised if they did not have blackforest. Bon Ton on the west is another good bakery off 149 st.

      2. Not sure if they offer Black Forest (or maybe some of the time only...) but the cakes at Upper Crust Cafe on 109th St. are normally excellent.

        1. Ooo! I also forgot to mention Garden Bakery on 106 Ave off 101 St. They make beautiful cakes for special occasions as well as delicious mini-flans and mini-cream puffs. They also do some traditional chinese bakery items such as BBQ pork buns and coconut cream buns. Also, there are a few take home and steam items such as Lo Mai Gai (sticky rice) and Char Siu Bao (steamed BBQ pork buns). I've made many a stop there after having Dim Sum across the street at Noodle Noodle. There is a location in WEM too, just off Europa Boulevard.

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          1. re: eastcoastgirl_westcoastlife

            Looked thru superpages & found Dutch Delicious on 118th ave & 132st. I did not want to cross the river or downtown if possible. La Favorite has it too...but at 27$ for an 8" I was not overly enthused. The one at DD was GREAT!! 2 heavy moist dark chocolate cake layers filled with the usual cherries/kirch & whipping cream. It was not overly sweet, could have used a little more cherry but the kirsch was perfect. Everyone enjoyed it, and it was $17 for an 8". Would definitely go back for bday cakes of all kind.

            1. re: cleopatra999

              Good to know. I was going to suggest La Favorite but, when I checked there site there was no mention of it.

              Does anyone know what their Cheesecake is like there?