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CocoaNut May 20, 2011 06:09 PM

Saw something about these on TV in the last couple of weeks. Today, I picked up a 4-pack of Strawberry-Lemon something from Central Market that were the size of and shaped like truffles, but weren't chocolate. Turned out they were cake balls from Zen Baking Company on Main in Deep Ellum.

Not overly sweet, but insanely rich and velvety.

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  1. twinwillow RE: CocoaNut May 20, 2011 08:27 PM

    Also try Creme de la Cookie in Snider Plaza and Preston Royal (N/E corner). All their baked goodies are delicious!

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      CocoaNut RE: twinwillow May 21, 2011 07:57 AM

      Been there and eaten their gluten-freet chocolate cookies which are perfect - with a cold glass of milk. Don't recall the name, but I believe the owner said it was their most popular cookie. Very dense and chocolate-y.

      Do they also have cake balls?? The inside "cake" part of the ones at Zen's aren't cakelike - more like a luscious pudding. One was a good portion for a desert to dinner. Excellent, but I imagine each one carries a calorie count of mega proportion.

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        twinwillow RE: CocoaNut May 21, 2011 08:25 AM

        I think I read that they do. I try not to go in there too often.
        My belly is too big as it is.

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          lckeating RE: CocoaNut May 23, 2011 04:42 PM

          They do have cake balls and they are amazing. Their selection varies though and sometimes they run out. They are so moist and delicious. My favorites are chocolate with vanilla cake and red velvet. They will typically only have 2-3 flavors at a time.

          I've also had ones from the Cake Ball Company and they are very good but Creme de la Cookie is more convenient plus I also like a number of their other baked goods.

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        chipsandsalsa RE: CocoaNut May 21, 2011 11:23 AM

        You might consider checking out The Cake Ball Company in East Dallas(at NWHwy and Easton). They've actually been open several years and have lots of loyal patrons in this part of town. I, personally, haven't tried them, but I know they have lots of fans in the neighborhood.

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          missanusha RE: chipsandsalsa May 26, 2011 12:00 PM

          I second the Cake Ball company. They have an excellent selection of cake balls - the red velvet is heavenly. Depending on what day and the time you go, you never know how much is left in the case. I think most people place their orders ahead of time.

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          foiegras RE: CocoaNut May 24, 2011 02:48 PM

          Where are they stocked at Central Market? TIA.

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            CocoaNut RE: foiegras May 24, 2011 03:03 PM

            With the individual/mini desserts - chilled section. (Southlake location)

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              foiegras RE: CocoaNut May 24, 2011 03:18 PM

              Thanks. I'll check whether they have them in FW ...

          2. DallasDude RE: CocoaNut May 24, 2011 09:44 PM

            Zen is really incredible, but some do not know that they are Filipino and will be doing a series of authentic dinners June 11 where they will serve 3 apps, 4 entrees and 3 desserts for $45. Limmited seats, small space.

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              foiegras RE: DallasDude Jul 1, 2011 10:22 AM

              Went there and had the braised teriyaki short rib with wasabi mashed potatoes ... quite good. We were given dessert samplers with a cake ball, didn't get to choose flavor. I got a chocolate one I wasn't too fond of. But the short rib ... I wouldn't mind having that again, at all.

              They are BYOB, not sure if a license is in the works or no. I added Baileys to my iced coffee.

              Never did find the cakeballs at CM in FW ...

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                DallasDude RE: foiegras Jul 1, 2011 03:21 PM

                License is indeed in the works.

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              foodiedfw RE: CocoaNut Jul 13, 2011 09:45 AM

              I see cake balls everywhere now. I haven't tried Zen but I have tried them from the Cupcakery in Dallas and Patty Cakes in Grapevine. Both are pretty good.

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