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A hankering for black forest cake

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A hankering for black forest cake

pockyjunkie | Sep 21, 2010 11:53 PM

Have I got one. Can anyone recommend a good black forest cake, preferably in/near the East Bay, but potentially travelable? Looking for a whole cake, not just a slice. Please no Merritt Bakery.

My ideal BFC has moist yet fluffy cake with a mild chocolate flavor, a healthy taste of kirsch and cherry, pieces of/whole cherries in the filling, and good frosting. Way too easy for the chocolate cake and chocolate frosting to overwhelm the cake—one of the reasons I like German chocolate cake is that it seems to have a lighter/less saccharine hand with the cocoa.

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