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Oct 14, 2010 08:08 AM

Perfect Chocolate cake... Where are you?

I'm in the LA are and I'm searching for the perfect chocolate cake. While yes the are places whare you can get chocolate cake in just about every corner. There are some that you are not sure if they have a two year old making mudpies and simply serving them. I am looking for true chocolate nirvana.

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  1. You don't give much description about what would make a perfect chocolate cake for you. I'm a big fan of the old-fasioned chocolate cake at Sweet Lady Jane with its thick layers of ganache. Larchmont Bungalow has a very nice chocolate truffle cake. For simple chocolate layer cake with chocolate frosting, Magnolia has been my go-to.

    Larchmont Bungalow
    107 N Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90004

    1. For a very simple and inexpensive chocolate cake, I like Portillo's in Buena Park.

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      1. re: JAB

        Portillo's also mixes the cake with ice cream for their Chocolate Cake Shake, which may put you and everyone within a 10-ft. radius into carb shock. -Harry

          1. re: wienermobile

            +2 on Susie Cakes. Jamaica's Cakes on Pico in West LA also does a very nice chocolate cake.

            Jamaica's Cakes
            11511 West Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

            1. re: wienermobile

              Yes - +3 on Susie Cakes. I used to say the chocolate cake at Jerry's Deli, but Susie Cakes toppled it last week.

              Jerry's Deli
              27533 Puerta Real, Mission Viejo, CA 92691

              1. re: wienermobile

                I'll +4 SusieCakes. Their cake is rich, chocolaty, and I love the ganache frosting. One of the best I've had in awhile.

                Of course, I've loved almost everything I've had from there, so I expected nothing less.

                2043 Westcliff Dr, Newport Beach, CA

              2. The Parisian at Porto's is some kind of godly.

                1. I get mine from Costco. That chocolate bundt cake is addictive....

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                  1. re: OCAnn

                    If you like bundt cakes then try Kiss my Bundt sometime. Really excellent cakes.

                    Kiss My Bundt Bakery
                    8104 West 3rd Street (at Crescent Hts), Los Angeles, CA 90048

                    1. re: Servorg

                      Thank you for that...I looked them up and here's their announcement:

                      "On August 20th, 2010 we closed our pink and brown doors on West 3rd Street to restructure our business and to find a new space that meets the wonderful ways our business has expanded (retail, wholesale, and award-winning baking classes)."

                      1. re: OCAnn

                        I wonder if they are still shipping their cakes out?

                      2. re: Servorg

                        I prefer nothing bundt cakes...white choc rasp being my abs fav.