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Nov 11, 2011 12:14 PM

A decent piece of chocolate cake

Nothing fancy, nothing molten, nothing flourless. Take out. It can be frosted, even have some chocolate bits in the frosting. Sometimes all you want is a simple piece of moist chocolate cake. Where can I find such a seemingly-rare item in the Oakland/Berkeley area?

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    1. Crixa, sometimes. Their by-the-slice menu varies daily.

      1. ditto Robert's suggestion of Crixa.
        but i suspect it's something that Katrina Roselle Bakery on College usually has on hand.

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        1. re: escargot3

          Katrina Rozelle is a good idea. Their chocolate cakes are sold by the slice, but one contains caramel and (I believe) almonds, and the other hazelnuts. They are both great.

          If you are willing to buy a whole small cake, the one from Sweet Adeline is truly great.

          Sweet Adeline
          3350 Adeline St, Berkeley, CA

          Katrina Rozelle
          5931 College Ave, Oakland, CA

        2. Not sure if the Cheeseboard in Berkeley or Arizmendi Emeryville or Lakeshore in Oakland would have it, but I've had the salted caramel frosted chocolate cake at the Sunset location and it was lovely.

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          1. re: Spenbald

            I've never seen cake at the Cheese Board.

            1. re: Spenbald

              I've had it too and liked the cake a lot but thought the frosting was a miss. BTW Arizmendi on Valencia has delicious inexpensive homemade lemon curd.

              1268 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110

              1. re: Spenbald

                Cheese Board has a loaf style chocolate cake, but I don't remember it having salted caramel frosting. It's on their site simply as "chocolate cake":

                1. re: hyperbowler

                  +1 for the Cheese Board chocolate loaf. Very moist and studded with chips. Maybe not what the OP wanted, though, since there is no frosting. Likewise, and even more off-topic, the Cheese Board double chocolate cookies are phenomenal.

                2. re: Spenbald

                  I've had that salted caramel frosted cake and the regular chocolate cake at the Sunset Arizmendi and they are both very good. They don't have them at the cheeseboard, but possibly at the Emeryville or Lakeshore Arizmendi.

                  3265 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland, CA

                  1. re: chocolatetartguy

                    Don't know about Emeryville, but I haven't ever seen chocolate cake at the Lakeshore Arizmendi.

                3. It's not really a take-out place, but Riva Cucina serves a terrific chocolate cake and is open for lunch and dinner. It is very moist, with a wonderfully 'plain' chocolate frosting.

                  Riva Cucina
                  800 Heinz Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710

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                  1. Its All Good makes a decent German choc. cake, available by the slice ; Boniere Bakery on Grand Ave in oaktown does chocolate cakes but call first if you want just a slice.

                    Boniere Bakery
                    3249 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA