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Sep 23, 2008 07:52 PM

ISO Chocolate birthday cake

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

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      1. re: Emme

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

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

        1. Highly recommend Susina's chocalate bear cake!

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          1. re: archer

            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

            1. re: Diana

              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.

              1. re: archer

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

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            1. 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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              1. re: la tache burger

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