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In your opinion, where can I get the best cake in the city?

It can be anywhere in the Bronx, Manhattan, or Brooklyn. Preferably chocolate.

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  1. Try the Brooklyn Blackout at Two Little Red Hens:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/770046

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    Two Little Red Hens
    1652 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028

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    1. re: kathryn

      Ditto on Brooklyn blackout. Also love cake man raven's red velvet.

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      Two Little Red Hens
      1652 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028

    2. The best chocolate cake I've ever tasted came from 21 Club restaurant out of all places.
      I believe it's called 7 layer chocoalate cake(or birthday chocolate cake) and it's the most delicious chocolate cake and I am not even a big fan of chocolate cake. Usually, i find most of the dessert places overly hyped.
      I believe you can call them and ask them to see if you can do a take out. I believe they do.

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      21 Club
      21 West 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019

      1. Cafe Sabarsky - Sachertorte

        Soutine Bakery - Concord chocolate cake

        Payard - Louvre (chocolate/hazelnut cake)

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        Soutine Bakery
        104 W 70th St, New York, NY 10023

        Cafe Sabarsky
        1048 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028

        Francois Payard Bakery
        116 W Houston St, New York, NY 10012

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        1. re: Riverman500

          +1 on Sabarsky. Sachertorte or doboschtorte for me.

          1. re: JungMann

            I've enjoyed the doboschtorte too but for some reason it's no longer on the menu? http://www.cafesabarsky.com/

            Also love milchrahmstrudel. Not really a "cake" but strudel + custard = Vienna flashbacks.

        2. * Mille crepe cake, matcha cake, or almost anything at Lady M.

          1. Amy's Bread's black and white cake is my all-time favorite.

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            Amy's Bread
            672 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

            1. There's no better cake than at Baked. The service on the other hand.....

                1. We're big fans of the decidedly low-brow red velvet from Lord's Bakery on flatbush in brooklyn (picture cake top optional - seriously check out their throwback website).

                  1. Best chocolate cake I have had is the 24 layer one at Strip House.

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                    Strip House
                    13 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003

                    1. Billy's Bakery has great cakes. Veniero's has good birthday whipped cream sheet cakes. Eileen's has great cheesecake.

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                      Billy's Bakery
                      184 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

                      Veniero's
                      342 E 11th St, New York, NY 10003

                      Eileen's Special Cheesecake
                      17 Cleveland Pl, New York, NY 10012

                      1. Favorite chocolate cake is at Chocolate Room -- even prefer it to Two Little Red Hens blackout. It's more subtle and refined but still very deep in chocolate flavor.