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late night cake?

i always want cake at around 9pm these days... where would you get a nice fluffy moist and tasty cake at this hour?

dessert trends seems to be open until about 10pm now but i've never been and i'm not sure if they still have cake available by this hour. most restos serve dense hearty desserts that i'm less interested in currently like chocolate tortes and baked fruit on pastry... i want fluffy cake!

let's restrict this to downtown for now.... convenient cake is even better!

help! thanks!

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  1. Gosh... I could have used this thread when I was preganant. I sent my husband out at 3:00 am to a 24 hour Metro to get me a cake once...

    Unfortunately I don't have any suggestions for you but I am looking forward to other responses!

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    1. re: swissmissy

      some days i swear i crave like a pregnant lady...

    2. Hi pinstripeprincess -- 7 West Cafe is open 24 hours. Their menu lists chocolate banana cake, Belgian chocolate cake, carrot cake and fudge cake...

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      1. re: Yum2MyTum

        i've never really liked 7west.... but when the craving calls perhaps this will be the best option. they do sound all a bit heavy. will try and report back i guess!

        1. re: pinstripeprincess

          I've never really liked it either but options are severely limited when you go 24/7... I'll definitely post if I think of anything else!

        2. re: Yum2MyTum

          Not fluffy, but the one time I was at 7 West Cafe, we shared a dolce de leche cheesecake that was truly delicious.

          1. re: Yum2MyTum

            I think their cakes are mostly Dufflets FWIW.

          2. Dessert Trends would have desserts available until 10 pm (some items are kept for more than 1 day)- but they tend to be tarts, flans and crumbles, IIRC. I don't remember anything that I would call fluffy in their repertoire:)

            There is a chocolate layer cake cube listed at Frank at the AGO http://www.ago.net/frank but I'm not sure if it's fluffy, and the last seating is a 9 pm for dinner. Might be possible to show up later for dessert, though.

            Maybe a place like Novecento on St. Clair W would have a good fluffy cake? Probably mostly cannoli & pastries, but maybe it's worth checking out?

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            1. re: phoenikia

              hrm... interesting about the frank menu, i've meant to go back anyway. good location for me as well.

              i'll give novecento a call. now i'm wondering about portuguese bakeries... i usually make beelines for the tarts but have noticed large custards/flans and cakes sitting in displays before though for the most part suspected they were of a whip cream and "mousse" variety. any idea if that cake is any good? they seem to keep reasonably late hours.

              1. re: pinstripeprincess

                Not sure- the only cakes I've tried in any Portuguese bakeries are the little paper-wrapped rice cakes. Those are quite tasty, a little bit like angelfood cake.

                1. re: phoenikia

                  hrm.. that could work... i'll have to check those out too then.

              2. re: phoenikia

                The chocolate layer cake cube is most definitely not fluffy. I ate dinner there just a couple of weeks ago, and while it was very chocolatey, I felt it was overly dense, hard to push my fork through. It had some sort of crispiness going on inside, which would have been great balanced texturally by something softer and smoother. Alas, it was not. Normally, I have no difficulty finishing dessert (or just about anything served to me that I enjoy, haha), but I brought about 1/2 of it home for Hubby, also a chocolate lover, and he, too, found it unmemorable.

              3. Not sure about the fluffy part, but Future Bakery on Bloor St W definitely serves cake past 9:00 pm. I LOVE their chocolate banana cake.

                1. I discovered Jack's Bakery and Pastry shop on Oakwood Ave. a couple of months ago. It's open 24 hours a day. 352 Oakwood Ave.

                  Here's a link to a past discussion: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/624069

                  And there's always Loblaws; I dont' know if they all do this, but the Forest Hill location discounts their individually portioned in-store-baked cakes and muffins by 50% at 9 PM, an hour before closing time.