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"best chocolate cake in the world"

just opened on 83rd and Madison. are they kidding? it is not cake, and does not even taste like chocolate. mousse cake maybe, and then, far from the best.
Quaint digs . too bad. I crave chocolate cake.
(thanks to my nana for her cake). NYC does not have a decent dark tasting chocolate cake . (okay Maison du Chocolate),most I've had are bland with little chocolate flavor, too sweet, or chocolate chips to boost it.
A shop called Taylors, made an exquisite brownie.They closed years ago, Anybody know of it?
Somebody please help me find a real chocolate cake, not mousse, not flourless.

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  1. Black Hound on 2nd Ave & 11th, maybe.

    otherwise, Amy's Bread makes an excellent chocolate layer cake.

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    Amy's Bread
    672 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    Black Hound
    170 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

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    1. re: coasts

      I have to say i never liked anything chocolate from Black Hound,(just looks good) They did make a great quasemarelli cookie.

    2. Have you tried the Strip House cake with all the layers? That might also be too sweet for you, but it's a damn good chocolate cake.

      Taylors brownies were incredible ...but they were brownies. Really rich, and moist brownies, but your mention of them would have had me thinking you were after a flourless chocolate cake. You might like the brownie at Bruno's just as an aside. Rocco's too.

      You might try a search for previous suggestions of Black Forrest cake, or German Chocolate Cake (Black Hound makes a mini version that should hit the spot). The Amy's suggestion was also good for Chocolate Cake.

      There's also Junior's, and all the bakeries like Billy's, Buttercup, Little Cupcake Bakeshop, Sugar Sweet Sunshine, and even some of the old Italian bakeries.

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      Sugar Sweet Sunshine
      126 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002

      Strip House
      13 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003

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      1. re: sugartoof

        oooh a chocolate cake thread! i like chocolate room's version in brooklyn. very moist. amy's layer cake does in a pinch though.

        1. re: sugartoof

          Again these shops make sweet , good looking things, that just do not taste anything close to my nanas..

          1. re: jinthek

            Can you pinpoint some of the differences? The only thing you've compared it to was a moist, but crumbly bittersweet brownie that was moreof a good pure chocolate taste than sugary. I don't remember Taylor's brownie being overly sweet either, just satisfying.

            The old fashioned style bakeshops that specialize in cupcakes are making classic recipes. They may be lacking in butter, or texture, but they are essentially using old grandmother type recipes.

            1. re: sugartoof

              I would also be curious to know what the OP is looking for. La Maison's du Chocolat's cake is more fudgy, just like the brownie. Are you looking for a chocolate cake with a low ratio of flour?

        2. The blackout cake from Two Little Red Hens (2nd Ave bw 85/86) is always a crowd-pleaser, I've gotten it for several birthdays. If you want to give it a try before committing, the blackout cupcakes are a bit pricey but excellent.

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          Two Little Red Hens
          1652 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028

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          1. In my opinion, the best chocolate cakes in NYC are to be found at Cafe Sabarsky.

            Sachertorte
            Klimttorte - chocolate and hazelnut cake
            Sabarskytorte - chocolate and rum cake
            Rehrücken - chocolate marzipan cake with house made orange confiture

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            Cafe Sabarsky
            1048 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028

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            1. re: gutsofsteel

              I am looking for a simple chocolate, Chocolate tasting cake. Sabarsky is too complicated.

            2. Good Enough to Eat, on Amsterdam and 83. Best old-fashioned chocolate cake I know.

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              Good Enough to Eat
              483 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024

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              1. "best chocolate cake in the world"
                Equally to be avoided is their downtown store. If anyone has extra yellow tape the police use to mark off disaster areas I have some ideas for it.

                On the side issue of good chocolate cakes, but not good ones like the good ones at Cafe Sabarsky (which have been ruled out of court due to presence of off putting foreign matters), Chikalicious. and M London both have cakes or small cakes, these latter referred to as 'cup' due to their smallness of size, which I find fine, to be not like Billy's, Buttercup, Little Cupcake Bakeshop, Sugar Sweet Sunshine, Amy's, or Black Hound, none of them my favorites either. These recommended cakes are not chocolate to the max, but none the less chocolatefull in a light mode and grandmotherly if not nanna's.

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                Cafe Sabarsky
                1048 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028

                Black Hound
                170 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

                Sugar Sweet Sunshine
                126 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002

                1. Try the Brooklyn Blackout cake at the Little Cupcake on Prince St...It's incredible. I found it after reading about it here:
                  http://feliciasullivan.com/?p=9463

                  I also like the Blackout cake over at Two Little Red Hens..