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A hankering for black forest cake

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Have I got one. Can anyone recommend a good black forest cake, preferably in/near the East Bay, but potentially travelable? Looking for a whole cake, not just a slice. Please no Merritt Bakery.

My ideal BFC has moist yet fluffy cake with a mild chocolate flavor, a healthy taste of kirsch and cherry, pieces of/whole cherries in the filling, and good frosting. Way too easy for the chocolate cake and chocolate frosting to overwhelm the cakeā€”one of the reasons I like German chocolate cake is that it seems to have a lighter/less saccharine hand with the cocoa.

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  1. I wonder if there has every been a cherry-chocolate version of Pocky...

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    1. re: Tripeler

      Not that I recall. And I would know. But there's a great Sachertorte Pocky out there if you can get it.

    2. When they have it, Crixa makes a fantastic Black Forest Cake.

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      1. re: wally

        I was hoping so. I'll have to inquire about when they make it, or perhaps a special order for an everyday occasion.