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Best chocolate cake on the West Side?

I want to buy a birthday cake for a man who loves chocolate. Suggestions for the best?

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  1. I might recommend Sweet Lady Jane on Montana.

    For chocolate lovers, you might also try Essential Chocolates in Culver City.

    1. Check with Milo & Olive, need to order in advance

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      1. re: budlit

        SusieCakes on San Vicente

        1. re: maudies5

          +1 for Susie Cakes also in Manhattan Beach.

          1. re: maudies5

            My vote for susie cakes.

            1. re: Eliorr

              NOTE: my post below was for Milo and Olive.

          2. re: budlit

            +1 on this - intensely chocolatey and not too sweet.

          3. Does the man like dark chocolate or does he have a sweet tooth? If latter, then Susiecakes. If former, then it's a slam dunk for Jamaica's Cakes' Basic Chocolate Cake.

            1. We love ordering cakes from Sugar Jones bakery.

              http://www.sweetsugarjones.com/

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              1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                Buttercake on Pico. Friend turned me onto their chocolate cake, which I don't usually like.

              2. Don't know if they sell a whole cake but the Palm in WeHo has a great chocolate cake.

                Warning, although large, a single slice is $15.00.

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                1. re: NeverEnough

                  $15 for a slice of cake is funny. I don't care if James Beard and Julia Childs rose from the dead to make it, that's just laughable.

                  1. re: PommeDeGuerre

                    Yeah, I laugh every time I eat some