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Where Can I Buy a Whole, Decadent Dark Chocolate Layer Cake?

rlh Apr 25, 2008 12:31 PM

We are coming from out of town for my Mom's birthday and need to order an amazing, dark chocolate layer cake from a North Dallas area bakery (within 20 minutes drive of Richardson/Plano).

We are talking about straight up dark chocolate cake here - rich and moist and very chocolately - it can have filling or not (bonus points for raspberry or nuts) and the icing needs to be dark chocolate-based as well - either real buttercream or ganache (minimal or no cocoa powder, please). No fancy decorations needed, but that's not a problem, either.

Tortes, molten, flourless, and other frilly options backed by personal experience descriptions will be carefully considered but are not what I'm looking for initially.

Where's your favorite?

If it helps and you know Boston, I would recommend Rosie's or Lakota Bakery for this request.

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    pinotho RE: rlh Apr 25, 2008 02:35 PM

    Stein's Bakery....they can make you what you want....used to be known as Stein's Cake Box...located at intersection of LBJ and Preston Road...972.385.9911 .

    1. irodguy RE: rlh Apr 26, 2008 06:31 AM

      I would have to say Central or Motzart in Plano if you have to stay North. If you go a little south then call Sweet Temptations on Skillman about a 1/2 mile south of 635. If you call ahead I am sure they could come up with something more than acceptable.

      Now if you talk about a flourless those are simply so easy and quick to make they are not really worth purchasing.

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        amazinc RE: rlh Apr 27, 2008 07:50 AM

        If there's a Costco in Dallas, nearby, try their chocolate layer cake. Too sinful for Texas and large enough for a horde.

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          rlh RE: amazinc Apr 27, 2008 07:08 PM

          The CostCo cakes have their time and place, but in this case it's way too sweet, no dark chocolate (vs. cocoa) option is available as far as I know, and I don't think there's much or possibly any butter in their frosting.

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          sass RE: rlh Apr 28, 2008 10:52 AM

          Trulucks makes my favorite chocolate cake on the planet.

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            sike101 RE: rlh Apr 28, 2008 11:17 AM

            La Duni makes some excellent cakes, I'd give them a call.

            1. HalfBaked RE: rlh Apr 28, 2008 11:45 AM

              Delicious Cakes! on Inwood @ Beltline. They have 8 flavors of chocolate cake. 2 of the flavors that I have tasted personally, and that I know they have ready for drop-ins who just want to pick up a quick party cake are the Mexican Chocolate cake (my fave) and the Double Fudge Devil's Food cake - simple 2 layer with a top and bottom border filled with fudge or milk chocolate frosting. Every time they have graciously offered to pipe the name free of charge on the top of the cake.

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                margiehubbard RE: rlh Apr 29, 2008 09:32 AM

                Cheesecake Royale on Garland Road has wonderful cakes!


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                  TheLinster RE: rlh Apr 29, 2008 02:55 PM

                  Just had a dark chocolate cake from Casa Linda Bakery that was deemed "excellent" by the birthday girl, a self-professed dark chocolate snob.

                  1. jinet12 RE: rlh May 4, 2008 10:03 AM

                    La Duni has a really dark fantastic chocolate and I believe that they sell one at Whole Foods and Eatsi's as well, though the Eatsi one is more flourless...The best one, believe me, can be ordered from La Duni...They NEVER disappoint

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                      rlh RE: jinet12 May 5, 2008 02:19 PM

                      Do you know if the triple chocolate truffle one with the "dark-expresso chocolate cake" among other delicious stuff has a pronounced coffee flavor - it's for a non-coffee drinker but looks totally amazing otherwise - thanks.

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