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Chocolate Cake in Boston

Hi - my mom's birthday is this week and she has specifically requested a chocolate cake to celebrate with...We're talking chocolate cake batter, chocolate frosting, non-liquor infused, flour-ish. I've been tossing around the Flour Bakery and Danish Pastry House as options, but I'm eager to learn if there are better places out there specifically for chocolate cake. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!

- Jesse

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Danish Pastry House
330 Boston Ave, Medford, MA

Flour Bakery + Cafe
12 Farnsworth St, Boston, MA

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  1. rosie's chocolate fudge cake would be my choice for a plain, great chocolate cake.

    1. Formaggio on Huron offers a great dense flourless chocolate cake, but perhaps that style wouldn't work for you if you're looking for "flour-ish"...

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      1. re: barleywino

        Fratelli's in Quincy (if you don't mind traveling) is great for a "basic" chocolate cake.
        http://fratellispastryshop.com/
        FYI, click on "fine deserts" on the left hand side of the front page of the link for pictures & descriptions of the cakes.

        1. re: southie_chick

          Second Fratelli's. Chocolate cake with chocolate truffle fudge and french buttercream frosting is superb. Have to order it a few days in advance I think, but well worth it if you can plan.

      2. I think I remember Russo's to be simple and awesome.

        1. The Linda's Fudge Cake at the Cheesecake Factory is the best chocolate cake of that type that I've ever had.

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          1. re: pollystyrene

            The Opera Cake at Cakes for Occasions in Danvers.

          2. The midnight delight cake from Cake. in Lexington is very yummy!

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            1. re: monicall

              This is not what you're looking for but the recipe on the back of the powdered hershey's baking chocolate is THE BEST and its really easy to make! my daughter made it for me a few b-days ago when she was about 12 and it was fantastic!

              1. re: momoftwo

                I concur. I think it's called Deep Dark Chocolate cake and it calls for boiling water. Really easy and really tasty.

                1. re: chefematician

                  yup, exactly, the final batter isn't much thicker than a high end hot chocolate so you think its not right, but it is!

            2. Best Best Best chocloate cake I have ever had came from Mistral. Ask them if they sell it. Wildly delicious.

              1. The chocolate layer cake at Formaggio is very good. Rosie's makes some good cakes. The chocolate is not among them.

                1. My favorite chocolate mousse cake comes from May's bakery on Harrison in Chinatown. This one you do have to order in advance. Make sure it's the chocolate mousse. I don't like their other ones. But love this one. Good luck!

                  1. I hate to say it but Costco has an amazing chocolate cake. 3 layers, excellent creamy frosting and wonderful moist cake. I think its called the all american chcocolate cake, its about $15, quite a deal.

                    1. I'm not sure who makes Abe & Louis' 7 layer chocolate cake, but it's my all time favorite. If they would sell you a whole one it will knock everyone's socks off. I love it.
                      Enjoy,
                      CocoDan

                      1. Flour Bakery's chocolate cake is wonderful!

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                        Flour Bakery + Cafe
                        12 Farnsworth St, Boston, MA

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                        1. re: lipoff

                          I agree. I've only had a chocolate cupcake with the vanilla icing at Flour, and while the icing was too sweet for me, the cake was just about perfect - really moist. I'm sure their full-sized cake would be great.