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Looking for bakery for black forest cake

shorty68 Nov 17, 2011 12:48 PM

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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    mexicophile Nov 19, 2011 03:58 PM

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

    1. nsxtasy Nov 17, 2011 01:12 PM

      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): www.chicago-bakery.com/store/comersus_viewItem.asp?idProduct=424&c=85

      Dinkel's, in Lakeview on the North Side, also has a photo and also mentions the kirschwasser: www.dinkels.com/specialtytorte

      Austrian Bakery, in Lincoln Park on the North Side, mentions the kirschwasser but doesn't have a photo on their website: www.austrianbakery.com/speciality.html

      Schlegl's, in Lincolnwood, mentions the kirschwasser, no photo: www.schlegls.com/menu.htm

      Rolf's, in Lincolnwood: www.rolfspatisserie.com/cms/european_cakes.html

      Bennison's, in Evanston, too: www.bennisonscakes.com/tortes.html

      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: www.gerhardsdesserts.com

      Ambrosia, in Barrington: www.discoverambrosia.com

      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
        shorty68 Nov 17, 2011 06:05 PM

        Thanks a lot for the info.

        1. re: nsxtasy
          Hazeleyes3923 Nov 18, 2011 04:28 PM

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

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