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German choc cake in Oakland/Berkeley?

fruti Mar 1, 2011 01:29 PM

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. Robert Lauriston Mar 1, 2011 01:44 PM

    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
      Mission Mar 1, 2011 08:00 PM

      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
        Robert Lauriston Mar 2, 2011 08:03 AM

        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.

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      Cheesy Oysters Mar 1, 2011 02:15 PM

      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. Scott M Mar 1, 2011 02:19 PM

        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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          Tanjent Feb 9, 2012 07:53 PM

          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
            Ruth Lafler Feb 9, 2012 09:15 PM

            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. escargot3 Mar 1, 2011 07:30 PM

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

          Katrina Rozelle
          5931 College Ave, Oakland, CA

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            chocolatetartguy Mar 2, 2011 12:42 PM

            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

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              ML8000 Mar 2, 2011 12:49 PM

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

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                shanghaikid Feb 9, 2012 09:25 PM

                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
                  rworange Feb 12, 2012 09:17 PM

                  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
                    shanghaikid Feb 12, 2012 10:08 PM

                    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
                      redrover Feb 18, 2012 08:36 AM

                      Anybody tried Gaumenkitzel's version?

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                        Tanjent Feb 18, 2012 09:54 AM

                        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
                          Robert Lauriston Feb 18, 2012 12:37 PM

                          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
                        hyperbowler Feb 24, 2012 10:27 AM

                        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.

                        1. re: rworange
                          Robert Lauriston Feb 24, 2012 11:03 AM

                          James and the Giant Cupcake: http://jamesandthegiantcupcake.com

                          Taste of Denmark: http://www.wix.com/jimdavis76/tasteof...

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