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Apr 4, 2012 09:03 AM

Jongewaard's Bake N Broil

Has anyone tried the layered chocolate cake or the red velvet cake from here? Need these for a birthday party. Any reviews? TNA

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  1. I've had the red velvet cake.

    "Rich" doesn't begin to describe it. It achieved a Platonic ideal of creamy Southern excess, as far as a dessert goes.

    I loved it. It certainly didn't taste like something out of a factory; it really seemed like a home-made RVC.

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    1. re: rjw_lgb_ca

      Having had only fair-to-good sandwiches there, I got the distinct impression that the baked goods (for which there was a constant stream of takeout customers) must be their strong suit. It must also be said that I spent 27 years in Nashville trying to figure out why everyone was so nutso about Red Velvet cake, which always struck me as just another okay devil's food. But maybe I ought to try this one …

      1. re: Will Owen

        I don't get the Red Velvet thing either, it is just food coloring, however Bake & Broil make a great burger

        1. re: Ernie

          I've had a couple of burgers there, and while they were okay the patties were underseasoned and not particularly flavorful. The place is nice to be in, though, and the servers are invariably charming. I so seldom get to that part of the LB area nowadays, as it's clear across town from where our friends live, but some time when we go down there I'll try to arrange a visit. I don't think our LB friends have been there, either.

          1. re: Will Owen

            Interesting. I have been having burgers (and pie) there for several years now and have always found them to be flavorful. Last visit was a few months ago, so maybe I need to revisit soon and see if quality has declined

            1. re: Ernie

              i dont' know. i eat there pretty regularly and the burger always seems pretty great to me. less than $10 and you get a great non-fastfood burger, some fries (or onion rings) and a slice of homemade pie. can't beat it.

    2. They are both good, but my favorite is the yellow cake with chocolate chips and whipped cream. It is only available occasionally, so you would have to special order it.

      1. both are terrific, as are the carrot cake and the german chocolate cake. personally, i prefer the red velvet in cupcake form, as it achieves the perfect ratio of frosting to cake. and let's not get started on the pies.