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Jun 13, 2009 02:24 PM

Doberge Cakes in New Orleans?

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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  1. 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

      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

        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!

        1. re: ScarlettNola

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

          1. re: midcity

            Gambino's sells doberge cake squares (I haven't seen slices)'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

              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.

          2. 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

            1. 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

                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. 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.

                1. 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.