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doneckstein Jan 29, 2011 07:40 PM

I used to get 7 layer cake from Cake Masters (a long time ago). Does anyone know if there is anywhere where I can get a similar piece of heaven? What I am looking for is the same rectangle slice of cake with a hard (possibly semi-sweet) chocolate exterior and the yellow cake and mocha cream layers. I have gotten "icing covered" 7 layer cake from several places and they just don't taste the same. I currently live in Greensboro, so I would need to find a place that can ship. ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED!!!!

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    BGRose RE: doneckstein Jan 30, 2011 03:27 AM

    I too have been on a quest for the 7 layer cake "of my youth," with exactly the same properties you describe. It seems the only places these are available now are suburban delis. The "best" (and this is a rather variable term, given the small pickings now around) is available from Ben's at this site:
    http://www.bensdeli.net/
    But I should warn you that a lot depends on the freshness of the slice you order, since it seems to be baked in 2-foot "logs," with each slice carved from this massive unit until it's finished. That's led to some pretty good pieces (if it's from the beginning) to rock-hard pieces from the end.

    1. janie RE: doneckstein Jan 30, 2011 09:08 AM

      It's $11.75 per lb, and I know they definitely carry it at THe Homestead Gourmet Shop in Kew Gardens in Qeens. It's the soft interior and choc ganache on the outside--rectangle logs--call them and see if they can ship to you.

      Homestead Gourmet Shop
      8145 Lefferts Blvd
      Kew Gardens, NY 11415

      (718) 849-1366

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      Homestead Gourmet Shop
      81-45 Lefferts Blvd, Queens, NY 11415

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        doneckstein RE: janie Jan 30, 2011 05:55 PM

        Thanks for this lead. I will check with them later this week.

      2. MOREKASHA RE: doneckstein Jan 30, 2011 10:14 AM

        Zabars has a version from some kosher bakery. I feel your pain, we used to get it @ Cookies.

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          JonL RE: doneckstein Jan 30, 2011 11:09 AM

          Your question reminded me that I asked the same thing a number of years ago. Plus I turned up more discussion. Ridiculously, I never followed up and have nothing more to offer.

          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/271021

          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/397250

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            brooklynkoshereater RE: doneckstein Jan 30, 2011 06:28 PM

            almost all of the kosher bakeries in brooklyn sell seven layer cake - on Avenue M you have Presser's, Weiss's, Kaff's, and Schreiber's; in Boro Park you have Korn's and Schick's, and a whole multitude of other ones that i can't name -

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