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Chocolate Layer Cake (downtown)

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I didn't think this would be so problematic, but I am having a hard time finding a downtown baker to make a simple chocolate layer cake. No frills, just chocolate cake and chocolate icing. The places I've called keep trying to sell me on mousses, ganaches and almond flour. I know I can find one at a grocery store, but I am trying to find a cake crafted with a knowing hand. Any suggestions?

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  1. I can't speak too knowingly on the subject but wonder if the Queen St East bakeries a) qualify as downtown and b) fit the bill. There is Sweet Bliss Baking Company or Altitude Bakery. There is also Sweettooth on the Danforth.

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    Sweet Bliss
    1304 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4L, CA

    Altitude Baking
    1346 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4L, CA

    Sweettooth
    508 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K, CA

    1. I think the chocolate layer cakes at Open Window Bakery are awesome. The most downtown location of an Open Window I can think of is St. Clair/Bathurst. Which is really more midtown. Unless I'm forgetting some downtown location.

      Harbord Bakery (Harbord, west of Spadina) also makes nice chocolate cakes, but I must say I like Open Window's even better. Harbord Bakery is one of the city's best bakeries, without question.

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      1. re: magic

        Dufflets will probably do it - on queen st. w. just west of bathurst. There stuff is always spot on! Never disappoints.

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        Dufflet
        787 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J, CA