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Sandra W Sep 23, 2008 07:52 PM

Any recommendations for a great chocolate birthday cake in the Beverly Hills/West Hollywood area? I don't like Sweet Lady Jane's chocolate desserts. What about Sussina? Any other thoughts? Thanks.

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    la tache burger Sep 24, 2008 01:53 PM

    Had a chocolate cake from Buttercake Bakery (I think that's what it's called, Pico between Overland and Bev Glen) a few months ago ... stunning!

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      LAmonkeygirl Sep 24, 2008 07:23 PM

      I concur. It's a very homemade-tasting cake, but in a good way. Comforting.

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      archer Sep 24, 2008 10:37 AM

      Highly recommend Susina's chocalate bear cake!

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        Diana Sep 24, 2008 11:04 AM

        bear or beer?

        Now chocolate beer cake, that is a yummy thing. I like mine with a rich stout or porter, and something better than Guiness

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          archer Sep 24, 2008 01:24 PM

          Sorry, no beer (which actually sounds like a rather nauseating combination to me, but tastes vary). It's "bear" as in the animal (altho I have no idea why). Does have a bit of rum in it. Chocolate devil's food cake layered with white chocolate mousse, chocolate mousse w/ milk choc. chunks & a just a bit of rum mixed in. Delicious (& rich)! Also recommend Susina's chocolate raspberry cake if you'd like some fresh fruit w/ your chocolate.

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            Diana Sep 24, 2008 01:35 PM

            Don't knock it..beer is great in cake. Never tried Gramercy tavern Gingerbread, or chocolate proter raspberry cake? You are missing out!

      2. sku Sep 24, 2008 09:15 AM

        I like the shadow cake at Crumbs Bakery, though it is very, very sweet.

        1. Emme Sep 24, 2008 12:12 AM

          Viktor Benes'/Gelson's Chocolate Parisian cake is lovely, and reasonably priced to boot.

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            Diana Sep 24, 2008 06:50 AM

            Second Viktor Benes'.

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              boogiebaby Sep 24, 2008 01:05 PM

              I agree -- this is my favorite chocolate cake. My hubby got it for my birthday yesterday and it was amazing as always!

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