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Chocolate Cake in Boston

jnandhavan Nov 21, 2010 01:31 PM

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

Danish Pastry House
330 Boston Ave, Medford, MA

Flour Bakery + Cafe
12 Farnsworth St, Boston, MA

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    teezeetoo RE: jnandhavan Nov 21, 2010 01:41 PM

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

    1. barleywino RE: jnandhavan Nov 21, 2010 02:46 PM

      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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        southie_chick RE: barleywino Nov 21, 2010 04:54 PM

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

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          FeastNut2008 RE: southie_chick Nov 22, 2010 04:11 PM

          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. nsenada RE: jnandhavan Nov 21, 2010 05:08 PM

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

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          pollystyrene RE: jnandhavan Nov 21, 2010 10:29 PM

          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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            nlg RE: pollystyrene Nov 22, 2010 08:09 AM

            The Opera Cake at Cakes for Occasions in Danvers.

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            monicall RE: jnandhavan Nov 22, 2010 06:18 PM

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

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              momoftwo RE: monicall Nov 23, 2010 02:49 AM

              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!

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                chefematician RE: momoftwo Nov 23, 2010 10:43 AM

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

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                  momoftwo RE: chefematician Nov 23, 2010 04:34 PM

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

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              cherrytomato RE: jnandhavan Nov 24, 2010 04:46 AM

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

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                FoodDabbler RE: jnandhavan Nov 24, 2010 06:22 PM

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

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                  makonna RE: jnandhavan Nov 27, 2010 06:27 PM

                  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!

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                    trishaluna RE: jnandhavan Nov 28, 2010 11:51 AM

                    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. CocoDan RE: jnandhavan Nov 29, 2010 05:46 AM

                      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.

                      1. lipoff RE: jnandhavan Nov 29, 2010 11:02 PM

                        Flour Bakery's chocolate cake is wonderful!

                        Flour Bakery + Cafe
                        12 Farnsworth St, Boston, MA

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                          Dave MP RE: lipoff Nov 30, 2010 05:34 AM

                          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.

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