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BoomerKid Apr 26, 2008 05:35 PM

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. kpzoo RE: BoomerKid Apr 26, 2008 05:44 PM

    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
      MickFlanagen RE: kpzoo Apr 26, 2008 09:43 PM

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

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      maisonbistro RE: BoomerKid Apr 26, 2008 07:09 PM

      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
        kpzoo RE: maisonbistro Apr 26, 2008 07:13 PM

        >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. :-)

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          bomobob RE: maisonbistro Apr 27, 2008 06:31 AM

          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:)

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            maisonbistro RE: bomobob Apr 27, 2008 01:10 PM

            Yeah, that was it - Sacre Bleu what a ripoff

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            hungryann RE: maisonbistro Apr 27, 2008 07:56 PM

            I can recommend the one from Cantor's...so 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

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              Chai Latte RE: maisonbistro May 2, 2008 11:31 AM

              "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
                amelie1980 RE: maisonbistro Apr 15, 2009 06:16 AM

                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.

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                jarschef RE: BoomerKid Apr 27, 2008 08:17 PM

                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. RhondaB RE: BoomerKid Apr 28, 2008 10:53 AM

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

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                    BoomerKid RE: RhondaB Apr 28, 2008 12:30 PM

                    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
                      kpzoo RE: BoomerKid Apr 28, 2008 12:34 PM

                      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: http://www.rockaberry.ca

                      Good luck on your Oreo cake quest!

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                        Em24 RE: kpzoo Apr 28, 2008 12:59 PM

                        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.

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                          kpzoo RE: Em24 Apr 28, 2008 01:04 PM

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

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                            maisonbistro RE: kpzoo Apr 28, 2008 01:11 PM

                            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???

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                              BoomerKid RE: maisonbistro Apr 28, 2008 01:40 PM

                              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
                                C70 RE: BoomerKid Apr 28, 2008 01:53 PM

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

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                                  BoomerKid RE: C70 Apr 28, 2008 04:46 PM

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

                              2. re: maisonbistro
                                BLM RE: maisonbistro Apr 28, 2008 07:47 PM

                                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.

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                                  BoomerKid RE: BLM Apr 28, 2008 08:15 PM

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

                                  1. re: BoomerKid
                                    BLM RE: BoomerKid Apr 28, 2008 08:46 PM

                                    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.

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                                      Venusia RE: BLM Apr 29, 2008 05:02 AM

                                      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.

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                                        BoomerKid RE: Venusia Apr 29, 2008 09:24 AM

                                        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
                                          BLM RE: BoomerKid May 3, 2008 10:37 AM

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

                        2. re: BoomerKid
                          hungryann RE: BoomerKid Apr 28, 2008 07:21 PM

                          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.

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                        marblebag RE: BoomerKid May 1, 2008 10:43 AM

                        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 :(

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                          MissMtl RE: BoomerKid May 22, 2008 12:11 PM

                          If you go to Rockaberry make it a point to try their caramel fudge cheese pie. It's sensational, every bite is a perfect mix of chocolate, caramel and fluffy cheese (which i'm sure they blend with whipped cream!)
                          It's a MUST!

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                            BoomerKid RE: MissMtl Jul 11, 2008 09:41 AM

                            Ok, why bump this thread three months later?

                            To answer my own question of course, because answer I have indeed found.

                            DELICE DE DAWN's Oreo Cheesecake is by FAR the best cheesecake I've ever, ever tasted.

                            I curse myself for not ordering it when I went to the bakery and instead going for the very mediocre white chocolate brownie cake.

                            I had a (well, to be honest 2) slices last night and it was Heavenly. Ridiculously rich, but not too sweet, with enough of an oreo cake kick to it. AMAZING stuff. Washing it down with a white chocolate milkshake from Juliette & Chocolat is pure chcolatey decadence and something you simply must experience.

                            1. re: BoomerKid
                              BLM RE: BoomerKid Jul 20, 2008 08:24 AM

                              Which eating establishments in Montreal are selling slices of Dawn's Desserts Oreo Cheesecake? Checked lately several places that carry Dawn's Desserts, but none had Oreo Cheesecake.

                              1. re: BLM
                                kpzoo RE: BLM Jul 20, 2008 08:45 AM

                                Why not ask Dawn? You'll likely get the most reliable answer. :-)


                          2. humbert RE: BoomerKid Apr 10, 2009 08:50 AM

                            From my experience Rockaberries is 2nd to the oreo cake at Les Delices Lafrenaie, in St Leonard.


                            They have their cakes at Chenoy's delis...very much to die for!!!

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                            1. re: humbert
                              kpzoo RE: humbert Apr 10, 2009 03:16 PM

                              Oooh - Les Delices Lafrenaie's Fererro Rocher cake is absolutely incredible!

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                                humbert RE: kpzoo Apr 13, 2009 01:07 PM

                                So Imagine the oreo...they are all good, carrot, Ferrero, Skor and OREO!

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                              tigre RE: BoomerKid Apr 14, 2009 01:57 PM

                              Kilo desert place has a wholesale bakery/outlet on Hutchinson in Park Ex, just south of beaumont and they might sell a oreo cake. They have about 50 different products.

                              Note: it WILL be frozen when they sell it to you, and it will be en entire cake (usually two sizes available)


                              1. Chocolatesa RE: BoomerKid Apr 17, 2009 02:47 PM

                                Ok technically it's not ON the island, but just two steps past the bridge on Ile Perrot, try the cheesecake at Smokemeat Pete's.

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                                  BLM RE: Chocolatesa Apr 18, 2009 06:26 AM

                                  It's made by Pete's mom.

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                                    Chocolatesa RE: BLM Apr 20, 2009 02:50 PM

                                    Really? lol.

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