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German choc cake in Oakland/Berkeley?

hi. A friend needs a German Chocolate cake in the Oakland/Berkeley area. Prefer not It's All Good. Thanks.

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  1. That's a surprisingly rare item.

    Neldams used to make it, you might try their successor, A Taste of Denmark.

    Braxtons' Boxes, delivery only: http://www.braxtonsboxes.com

    Taste of Denmark
    3401 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston

      German Chocolate cake is rare?....Just about every Safeway in Nor-cal makes them?

      They even sell slices.

      However,It's certainly is not the best GCC I have ever had by any means.

      1. re: Mission

        Right, it's probably worse than It's All Good's, which is why I didn't mention it.

        I rarely see German chocolate among the cakes I see in bakeries. The worse the bakery, the more likely they are to have it.

    2. Montclair Baking also has them. I'd order one if you want to make sure they have it. I'm ordering another cake from the bakery for a party but getting a couple German Chocolate cakes from my sister-in-laws' mom. Glad to hear they are still somewhat popular.

      Montclair Baking
      2220 Mountain Blvd, Oakland, CA 94611

      1. You can also try Feel Good Bakery in Alameda


        I would also think that bakeries in Whole Foods, etc might have it

        Feel Good Bakery
        1650 Park St, Alameda, CA 94501

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        1. re: Scott M

          i am eating the Whole Foods version right now. It is really a devil's food cake with the pecan coconut caramel filling. It is 't hitting the spot which is why I checked this thread. I like the old time type with the lighter cake. I will try the Toot Sweets version.

          1. re: Tanjent

            Second Feel Good bakery in Alameda, although they don't always have it (sometimes they have slices, and sometimes they have cupcakes). They use good quality ingredients.

        2. I wonder if it's something that Katrina Rozelle makes?

          Katrina Rozelle
          5931 College Ave, Oakland, CA

          1. My mom likes the mini versions that they make at Toot Sweets (name?) on Gilman in Berkeley/Albany.

            Toot Sweets
            1277 Gilman St, Albany, CA

            1. Could try Merritt Bakery...can't say it would be good or bad. Very old school however.

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              1. re: ML8000

                old school but many succeessors to the orginial. recipes seem diluted. been disappointed, haven't gone back. reference is to another cake, not german chocolate.

                1. re: shanghaikid

                  Probably too late for the OP, but since this thread was revived ... Taste of Denmark does have German Chocolate cakes. They are expanding their cupcake repetoire. In addition to the German chocolate cupcake I bought they had red velvet and other flavors.

                  I stopped by James and the Giant Cupcake and ... good lord ... that is the best cupcake I've had in the Bay Area and ranks as one of the top cupcakes I've had in my life. I am SO going to be a regular here. I had sea salt caramel.

                  In March they will be making German chocolate cupcakes so German chocolate fans might check them out.

                  Special Valentines Day flavors will be available next week. Great prices.

                  Taste of Denmark


                  James and The Giant Cupcake


                  1. re: rworange

                    yep. pretty decen cupcake.
                    re james: if you return the box, you get something free.

                    forgot if it's a free cupcake or a discount.

                    1. re: shanghaikid

                      Anybody tried Gaumenkitzel's version?

                      1. re: redrover

                        I was deep into exploring this restaurant when I remembered that the "German" refers to a person's last name, not the country. However, the restaurant is something I would really like to try, so thanks for the heads-up.

                        1. re: redrover

                          Gaumenkitzel has Schwarzwälder kirschtorte (Black Forest cake). It would be odd for them to have German chocolate cake as that's an American invention, named after Baker's German's brand chocolate.


                      2. re: rworange

                        Thanks for the tip! I loved how they add the salt and the caramel after you order. That makes a huge difference. I'll definitely stop back here in March.