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Porto's Must Buy Cakes?

checkerboard May 15, 2009 12:30 PM

I've tried their meringue fruit torte, but I want to try something new, not too sweet! Their strawberry cheesecake looks tasty! Any recommendations?

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    taiwanesesmalleats May 16, 2009 03:59 PM

    Does it have to be a cake? I'm partial to their Fresh Fruit Tart...

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      Shalom May 16, 2009 03:10 PM

      I'll second the Parisian. I'm not a huge chocolate fan, but this cake is absolutely incredible. It's chocolatey heaven, but it's not overwhelming. And it just looks amazing.

      They did start making a red velvet cake a while back. It's really really tasty, but it can be a bit much after your initial slice. I'd get it again, I would just try to exercise a little bit more restraint in my second go 'round. It also looks really beautiful with rose petals to top off the frosting.

      Ugh. Portos is ridiculously good. Why can't it be closer to my house?

      1. boogiebaby May 16, 2009 01:18 PM

        The Parisian! It's a gorgeous chocolate cake -- my favorite!

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          latindancer May 16, 2009 07:35 AM

          Mango Mousse. I drive a long way for that cake.
          It's beautiful and unforgettable.

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            funkycold May 15, 2009 04:55 PM

            Chocolate Parisian. I love chocolate cake and this is the ONLY cake I get at Porto's.

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              misseatalot May 15, 2009 09:23 PM

              strawberry shortcake - a nice dense whip cream like frosting and a nice amount of fruit.

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              attran99 May 15, 2009 04:22 PM

              Tres Leches...YUM!

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                crystaw May 15, 2009 04:12 PM

                I had their mango mousse cake the other day and it was wonderful.

                1. Skunk2Racer May 15, 2009 01:18 PM

                  The Cuban Cake with custard. Also the Cheese cake is Good

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                    SouthernFoodie08 May 15, 2009 01:09 PM

                    I got a carrot cake from Porto's for my birthday and thought it was delicious!! I will say, though that the cake is very sweet. Not sickeningly so, but still. . . .

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