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Is there anywhere to get a chocolate layer cake with buttercream frosting like the superlative version doled out at Hollywood Hills Coffee Shoppe on Franklin, circa the late 1990s early 2000s ?

kevin Feb 4, 2013 03:49 PM


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    budlit RE: kevin Feb 4, 2013 04:14 PM

    Take a look at Valerie Confections website.

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      Jack Flash RE: kevin Feb 4, 2013 04:29 PM

      Although I used to eat there at that time, I can't recall ever trying the cake (my loss, apparently).

      I've had very good chocolate cake with buttercream frosting from Canter's, believe it or not (I've always liked their baked goods more than their deli offerings).

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        kevin RE: Jack Flash Feb 4, 2013 04:47 PM

        Well, I have to say at the time that the Huevos Rancheros and the corned beef hash were exceptional too.

        I really really really really miss that place.

        Has the chef, I remember she had some accolades and prestige, resfurfaced anywhere ? And I remember if the early 90s I lot of Hollywood starts wrote their screeenplays there too.

        Damn, I miss that place.

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          kevin RE: Jack Flash Feb 4, 2013 04:48 PM

          I agree. I had the multiple chocolate layer cake there just recently at Canter's and it was pretty good. But Canter's pastrami is dreadful in my opinion, possibly worse than the now defunct Junior's in Westwood.

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          Jwsel RE: kevin Feb 4, 2013 09:18 PM

          I don't know what the Hollywood Hills Coffee Shoppe cake was like, but you might try Bea's Bakery in Tarzana. The most common chocolate layer cake they have has a dobasche filling (between a pudding and icing), but they also will do a chocolate buttercream. If it is not one already made, it can be ordered.

          1. ipsedixit RE: kevin Feb 4, 2013 09:35 PM


            1. cookie monster RE: kevin Feb 4, 2013 10:27 PM

              Never had this particular cake, but Susiecakes makes a great classic chocolate layer cake.

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                kevin RE: kevin Feb 5, 2013 12:21 PM

                Ok, the best slice of layered cake I have tried recently was the layer cake at Pann's which is pretty good but nowhere near amazing like the Hollywood Hills Coffee Shoppe.

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