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Doberge Cakes in New Orleans?

pnity Jun 13, 2009 02:24 PM

I'll be in New Orleans and Grand Isle in July and am looking to pick up a good Doberge cake for my brother's birthday; hopefully a half lemon / half chocolate. I haven't been in New Orleans for a while, does anyone have any recommendations on a bakery, or, a really good spot to get a Doberge Cake?



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    jamy Jun 18, 2009 09:48 PM

    Bias at work here because I grew up with the third generation of Haydels.

    But... Haydels.

    And you could just order it online right now. No need to wait.


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    1. re: jamy
      shallots Jun 24, 2009 07:15 PM

      If you go to Haydel's to pick one up, have one of their Almond Croissants. Almond flavored creme anglaise fills the croissant and the entire thing is covered with a light almond praline and a bit of powdered sugar.

      You have tried their slices of Russian cake?

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      flojindamesa Jun 17, 2009 05:34 AM

      I've never tried a doberge cake, but I have seen doberge cake ice cream at Creole Creamery, and they make fantastic ice cream cakes.

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        justaqueen Jun 16, 2009 04:50 PM

        Just had delicious chocolate doberge from Rouse's (6 layer<$20, 3 layer<$10).They sell lemon /cho, choc, lemon, & strawberry.You can also buy slices. Don't waste your time or money on dried out overpriced cakes from Gambino's....they're not what they use to be.

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          Hungry Celeste Jun 15, 2009 07:35 AM

          Maurice's and Gambino's both purchased Beulah Ledner's original recipes, so if you're looking for the classics, start with them. I'm partial to the caramel version.

          Maurice French Pastries
          4949 W Napoleon Ave, Metairie, LA

          Gambino's Bakeries
          4821 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie, LA

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          1. re: Hungry Celeste
            Overweight Jun 16, 2009 12:30 PM

            I've had a half chocolate half lemon doberge from Maurice's for my birthday nearly every year of my life....strong supporter of Maurice's work. Gambino's makes a good cake too.

          2. vees Jun 15, 2009 07:08 AM

            The best part about Doberge is it ships amazingly. I lived in Ohio for awhile and my freinds sent me one for my birthday. I now live in NH and have had them shipped here as well. They normally arrive quickly and are packed extremely well. It was actually stilled chilled when I opened it. I believe both bakeries will ship. Enjoy

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              ScarlettNola Jun 13, 2009 02:45 PM

              You could try Gambino's or Haydel's Bakeries. I have tried the cakes from both and prefer Haydel's.

              Haydel's Bakery
              4037 Jefferson Hwy, Jefferson, LA

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              1. re: ScarlettNola
                mrsfury Jun 13, 2009 06:50 PM

                I have not had Haydel's in a long while but recently had Gambino's (on Vets) and it was delicious. It was a half and half. Order in advance. I'd like to try Haydel's doberge, they make a good cake.

                1. re: ScarlettNola
                  swampsue Jun 13, 2009 07:45 PM

                  Chocolate doberge was always my childhood birthday cake of choice, and my mother always got it from Gambinos. It's been many a year, glad to know they are still providing. (ooh, i think i just got a craving)...Please let us know where you get it from and how it was!

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                    midcity Jun 14, 2009 11:55 AM

                    Wow, I have never had a Doberge cake . . . does anyone know if they're ever sold by the slice? Would love to try one.

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                      Hungry Celeste Jun 15, 2009 07:33 AM

                      Gambino's sells doberge cake squares (I haven't seen slices)....it's a sheet-cake version of the multi-layered doberge, so it's not as nice as a slice from a larger cake.

                      1. re: midcity
                        MakingSense Jun 24, 2009 10:48 PM

                        Gambino's Carrollton Avenue store had slices of doberge and their wonderful birthday cake but that was before Katrina, maybe even awhile before that. They stopped selling them. Hated that. We used to buy a selection of slices to make everybody in the family happy, happy.
                        Gambino's was always our family fave. Birthdays, funerals, celebrations, or just because it's a wonderful cake.
                        Pain in the ass to make but there is a recipe in Collins' New Orleans Cookbook.

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