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Nov 17, 2011 12:48 PM

Looking for bakery for black forest cake

Where can I find the best black forest cake in the Chicagoland area? This can be in the city or in the suburbs.

I am also interested in a good black forest cake recipe which uses kirschwasser.

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  1. You'll find them at bakeries that specialize in European desserts. Here are places that make them:

    Lutz, in Ravenswood on the North Side; you can see a photo on their website (where it even mentions kirschwasser as an ingredient):

    Dinkel's, in Lakeview on the North Side, also has a photo and also mentions the kirschwasser:

    Austrian Bakery, in Lincoln Park on the North Side, mentions the kirschwasser but doesn't have a photo on their website:

    Schlegl's, in Lincolnwood, mentions the kirschwasser, no photo:

    Rolf's, in Lincolnwood:

    Bennison's, in Evanston, too:

    Here are two other bakeries that also specialize in European desserts; they don't mention the black forest cake on their website but it's quite possible that they make them too:

    Gerhard's, in Lake Forest:

    Ambrosia, in Barrington:

    Call ahead to order or to make sure they have one already made.

    Austrian Bakery
    2523 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614

    Lutz Cafe & Pastry Shop
    2458 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

    710 W Northwest Hwy, Barrington, IL 60010

    Gerhard's Elegant European Desserts
    720 N Western Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045

    Bennison's Bakery
    1000 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201

    Dinkel's Bakery
    3329 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

    Rolf's Patisserie
    4343 W Touhy Ave, Lincolnwood, IL 60712

    Schlegl's Bakery & Cafe
    3915 W Touhy Ave, Lincolnwood, IL 60712

    2 Replies
      1. re: nsxtasy

        We thought Lutz's was long gone. Imagine our delight to find it isn't.

      2. Bittersweet on Belmont. I can guarantee a delicious cake from that all the ingredients high quality and authentic ingredients.