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Apr 26, 2008 05:35 PM

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Piece of Oreo cake in Montreal.

Odd request, you say? Perhaps. Truth be told until a few weeks ago Oreos were at best a nighttime snake for me since I didn't know they came in cake form. Now I love cake. So much so that I'm pretty certain that if it weren't for insanely good genes, Oprah would do a segment on removing me from my house with a truck.

So when I heard that such a thing existed I of course tried to find it. I went to that little dessert bistro at the Pepsi forum and tried their Oreo Cheesecake. While good in concept, the result was a resounding 'eh'. Truth be told, I have yet to find a really spectacular cheesecake. Great yes, spectacular...nope.

I tried a slice of actual Oreo Cake at a Second Cup and it was good better (and cheaper!) than the Cheesecake a La Average but still not quite there.

So now I turn to you. Experts, experts, on the web WHAT is the single BEST piece of Oreo Cake on the Island of Montreal?

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  1. I don't like cheesecake myself, but they have an Oreo cheesecake at Rockaberry, and I like a lot of their other pies, have you tried it?

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    1. re: kpzoo

      Oreo Cheesecake at Rockaberry is to die for. I recommend it whole heartedly.

    2. I was in the West Island last week, near the Marche de L'Ouest, was bored by the soccer game my husband was refereeing, so I walked over and went into the dessert place there - can't remember the name - they had an oreo cake there - not cheesecake, but cake. It looked interesting, but the huge chocolate covered oreos sticking out of it turned me off. Truth is, I should have walked out and not tried anything. I got 2 pieces of cake - one tiramisu and one caramel apple cheesecake, spent 16 bucks for both and was hugely disappointed. The apple cheesecake, can you believe the audacity, was made with canned apples. I mean come on, for 7.99 can we not do better than that?

      So, if you find yourself out that way, I would stay away from it.

      I think Calories has an oreo cake (not cheesecake) but I've never tried it.

      I'm still looking for a piece of good, ole fashioned chocolate fudge cake. You know, the kind Woolworth's used to make. Anyone????

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      1. re: maisonbistro

        >I'm still looking for a piece of good, ole fashioned chocolate fudge cake. You know,
        > the kind Woolworth's used to make. Anyone????

        My mom used to bring home half-price day-old chocolate cupcakes from Woolworth's as a kid!

        Have you ever tried the "Coke" old-fashioned chocolate cake from Fressers? Would be interested to hear whether it comes close.... My mom loves it. But then she loves most things chocolate. :-)

        1. re: maisonbistro

          My guess is it was "Cheaters" you mistakenly stumbled into, and I think the name is quite appropriate. I'm so sorry for your loss:)

          1. re: bomobob

            Yeah, that was it - Sacre Bleu what a ripoff

          2. re: maisonbistro

            I can recommend the one from Cantor' rich and fudgey-licious! They used to be more widely available but nowadays when I get a craving I go to their main bakery. Give it a try and let us know if it compares.

            CANTOR BAKERY
            8575 8th Avenue, Montreal, QC H1Z 2X2, Canada
            (514) 374-2700‎

            1. re: maisonbistro

              "I'm still looking for a piece of good, ole fashioned chocolate fudge cake. You know, the kind Woolworth's used to make. Anyone????"

              Alas, I never had chocolate fudge cake from Woolworth's. But President's Choice brand from Loblaws makes a decent chocolate cake with chocolate fudge icing. I got one yesterday and had it with a glass of milk - it was quite yummy.

              See pic:


              1. re: maisonbistro

                I realize I'm a year late, but I definitely second Calories (on Ste-Catherine West, not far from the AMC) for the Oreo cake.

              2. This may sound weird but the oreo jello no-bake cake you can buy in the grocery store is amazing and super easy to make!

                1. Have you ever tried Delices de Dawn? Their cakes are pretty darn good & they have oreo. Website:

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                  1. re: RhondaB

                    Oooooh the decadence. The OREO cakes on that website looked....well there's no word for it but the sound that was made was a distinct "oooooh".

                    Do they have an address/ physical? I couldn't find it on the website.

                    PS. I'll be sure to try Cantor's next time I'm in the area. What metro station is it near?

                    1. re: BoomerKid

                      Les Délices de Dawn only sells commercially, i.e. to restaurants, etc. Maybe RhondaB knows of a place that carries their Oreo cake, or you could write to them directly as I didn't see a list of clients on their site. Rockaberry has several outlets around town in case you want to compare:

                      Good luck on your Oreo cake quest!

                      1. re: kpzoo

                        Delices de Dawn sells to the public too. I know of ppl who buy them for their kids' birthdays, and then share them at work... They are by far the best cakes on the island. However, they don't come cheap: with delivery, it will be around $50. I saw that Arahova seems to ba carrying some of their cakes on their dessert list, (the one on l'Acadie does) however I am not sure if they had the Oreo cake.

                        1. re: Em24

                          Cool, thanks for clarifying that. I found their Web site super-confusing. :-)

                          1. re: kpzoo

                            I did too. A client of mine, for whom I prepared a passover dinner, was raving about the Delice de Dawn dessert she had ordered (she'd tasted it somewhere else) and it was being delivered at the same time I got there - so they do deliver to individuals. I ran to check out the website - but on it they say they only cater to restaurants..... Why would she keep the rest of it a secret???

                            1. re: maisonbistro

                              Ok, from one island we've narrowed it down to one bakery. Very good job, folks. Very good.

                              Hmm...I wonder if I can trick them into a tasting. I mean that's expensive stuff right there, especially just for 3 people (and then a weeks worth of leftovers for meee :D) and I would hate to miss out on a better cake than the Oreo even. IF such a thing exists in their repertoire.

                              1. re: BoomerKid

                                The Cote Vertu Boccacinos serves Dawn's desserts. Most likely the McGill college one does too.

                                1. re: C70

                                  a) Do they sell the full cakes?
                                  b) Do they have....the Oreo? :D

                              2. re: maisonbistro

                                I would say Delice de Dawn caters to restaurants, but will sell to individuals(they charge a discount to restaurants since they order in bulk). To my knowledge they don't advertise aimed at the public. I've gotten cakes from them directly over the years.

                                1. re: BLM

                                  How did you BLM? Did you call or visit or...

                                  1. re: BoomerKid

                                    They have a price list for all their desserts, which I got them to fax to me. From that I placed my order, & I picked up my order at their headquarters.

                                    1. re: BLM

                                      It used to be clearly marked on their website that they could fax you a price list if you ask. You can pick up or get the cake delivered. Certain cakes need to be ordered, but they have the standard sizes of the popular cakes always available (eg the Mud Fight; I seem to remember it comes in 3 sizes). If you just show up, you can always choose from a selection of frozen cakes, you just need to let them thaw out for a few hours. Very good cakes, but holy cow, are they sweet! My taste has shifted so I can only handle a small slice of these cakes now, but they are always a hit at B-Day parties. IMO, the cake part of these cakes is nothing special; you're better off with the mousses and cheesecake based cakes which are their specialty.

                                      1. re: Venusia

                                        Thank you both! Man, such a proper ordering process lol. Last two questions:
                                        A) Venusia, any specific recommendations regarding Mousses and Cheesecakes? (Are their cheesecakes better than those at the Premiere Moisson?)

                                        B) Where is their headquarter located?

                                        1. re: BoomerKid

                                          Dawn's Desserts is located in Ville St-Laurent considered in the industrial area I think(haven't been there recently).

                        2. re: BoomerKid

                          Cantor's does not make an oreo cake; it has a chocolate fudge cake. Sorry for the confusion; I was answering maisonbistro's question. I think St-Michel would be the closest metro but I am not 100% sure.

                      2. I used to eat one small oreo cheesecake a week. I would bring a slice a day to work.
                        It helped that I lived around the corner from Frannie's.

                        After Frannie's died, I ate my oreo cheesecake from the Cafe Republique on the corner of Cote-Ste-Catherine + Cote-des-Neiges. I don't know who sourced them in the early 90s but it's not the same anymore.

                        They also had killer creme caramel / flan.

                        My sweet tolerance is different now. I can barely finish half a slice of plain cheesecake now :(