At the Helmand Chowhound dinner we were talking about desserts over dessert and I was surprised and delighted to discover that several folks did not know about one of SF's most amazing cakes. Stella Pastry on 446 Columbus Ave. is famous for its sacripantina cake - lighter than air layers of sponge that are moistened with marsala and alternating with the zabaglione filling - covered with whipped cream? It's light but rich at the same time.
The cake is actually copyrighted. I know of several folks who have had this cake for their wedding cake. This is a long time SF favorite not to be missed.