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Black Forest Cake

Leslieville Jan 27, 2011 06:25 AM

I'm in charge of finding a Black Forest cake for a friends birthday. Any suggestions about where a really good one is to be found? I will consider most any area to get to if it's really great cake.

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  1. pinkprimp RE: Leslieville Jan 27, 2011 10:41 AM

    hi leslieville,

    i recently started a thread about cake and someone actually recommended the black forest cake from st phillips in woodbridge: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7618... perhaps give that a shot?

    i've personally never had that particular cake from st phillips before but i've had several cakes from them and they have always been satisfying (particularly the chocolate raspberry one, and the strawberry shortcake). if you go, be sure to also grab a cannoli or two....


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      knusprig RE: Leslieville Jan 27, 2011 02:29 PM

      I used to get the kind that was like the German Schwarzwalder Kirschtorte from Gerhardt on Ellesmere/Belamy. Real chocolate & whipped cream. They did not keep.
      My last visit though in 2009 - it looked like the place had changed hands.

      I don't fancy the kind that lasts for days in the grocery store coolers for days.


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        Full tummy RE: knusprig Jan 27, 2011 02:55 PM

        Oh my, no. Those ones are covered in vegetable oil topping, which is why they last for days. Absolutely horrible stuff.

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        phoenikia RE: Leslieville Jan 27, 2011 09:19 PM

        Haven't been, but Fabian's has been recommended on this Board in the past.

        876 Markham Rd, Toronto, ON M1H, CA

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          Spelunk RE: phoenikia May 14, 2011 12:04 PM

          Just tried a slice and LOVED it! I have driven by Fabian's for maybe 20 years now and only today decided to drop by; a miserable day so some cake and coffee hit the spot!

          Will be going back there :)

        2. foodyDudey RE: Leslieville Jan 28, 2011 06:16 AM

          It's hard to find a really great one, but I buy Black Forest cakes from Sun Valley on Danforth Ave. They sell the ones from Pauline's Pastries. The last time I bought a few was in December, and they were fine, nothing was left 30 minutes later. http://www.paulinespastries.com

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            Full tummy RE: foodyDudey Jan 28, 2011 03:54 PM

            foodyDudey, are they made with real whipped cream? That sounds like a great option for me, as the location is convenient. I am sometimes up for a good BF cake!!!

          2. meatnveg RE: Leslieville Jan 28, 2011 09:18 AM

            You could ask Half-Baked Ideas Bakery on Mt. Pleasant

            Half-Baked Ideas
            516 Mt Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S, CA

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