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Chocolate cake with Chocolate Icing or Fudge Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Icing

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I'm looking for a good Chocolate, Chocolate cake or Fudge Chocolate Cake for a special birthday. Flourless is not an option. Mocha is not an option. Choclate Italian is not an option. We're looking for traditional Choclate Cake with a good Chocolate Buttercream Icing.

I've had the 1886 cake from Sweetish Hill before and I've seen the Fudge Chocolate Cake at Quacks but haven't tried it yet. I realize virtually all local bakeries carry choclate cake but what are your favorites?

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  1. What about Michaels Moussecake @ Central Market. That thing is a chocolate fantacy

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    Central Market
    4477 S Lamar Blvd Ste 100, Austin, TX 78745

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    1. re: amysuehere

      We're looking for more of a traditional cake, not mousse or flourless ganache. Is that cake a combo of mousse and traditional cake?

      1. re: chispa_c

        Yes exactly. If you're not sure they do an individual portion for about three bucks you could try. It's by far my favorite chocolate cake.

      2. re: amysuehere

        I agree on this one - if its the one I am thinking of, it is the best chocolate cake I have ever eaten. I believe it is a traditional chocolate cake, they just put mousse in between the layers, and top it with normal buttercream fronsting. Definately trying a singl;e portion to see if it is what you want.

        1. re: High_Boost

          Will do, thanks y'all!

      3. I can vouch for Quack's chocolate cake with chocolate cream cheese frosting. I've had it both as a slice of the cake and in cupcake form, both were great. The cake is moist and the tang from the cream cheese keeps the whole thing from being too sugary (though it's still very rich!).

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        1. re: TerryMtz

          I didn't realize the Quack's cake had cream cheese icing. I'll try it! Thank you.

        2. Ann's cakes on Spicewood has a great chocolate cake. Pretty reasonable too I believe. You can buy a slice and check it out.

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          1. re: BTAustin

            I've never heard of Ann's cakes. I'll check it out. Thanks.

          2. What about Hyde Park Fudge Cake at Texas French Bread?

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            1. re: platinum

              I like more icing that that. The HP Fudge Cake is more of a bundt cake with a fudge glaze IMO. A good amount of icing is a must for us!

            2. Sorry I don't have any recommendations for you, but I must say that my son from Baltimore just made us a chocolate cake that was by far the best I have ever had! Everything he does is extremely rich and a single piece probably added 10 pounds, but it was worth it. His icing is basically chocolate fudge (yumm!). Sorry there is none left!

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              1. re: danny_w

                Tease!