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Crixa – Bay Area’s best chocolate cake

Krys Stanley | Jan 20, 200511:34 PM

I forgot how good Crixa could be.

I was in search of poppyseed kifli which they don’t currently have. So I selected three other desserts, the most outstanding was New Orleans Bourbon Cake, The website describes it as dark chocolate cake with a bit of coffee and a bunch of Bourbon. Iced with bittersweet chocolate ganache.

My favorite chocolate cake was Just Dessert’s when it was in its prime. Crixa’s made that seem like a packaged Hostess cupcake. There was a rich thick wonderful bittersweet frosting (ok, ganache if you will. It is frosting). The cake was moist from the rum. I don’t do this often, but this needed a glass of milk for the ultimate chocolate cake experience. Then I entered chocolate cake nirvana.

Next was the Vatroushka, described as a Russian-style cheesecake of sweet curd cheese, sour cream and vanilla.

This reminded me of ricotta cheese. It was a really soft square, almost like the main ingredient was the sour cream with some cheese folded in, laced generously with a lovely real vanilla.

Poppyseed Florio.It looks like the picture of the Florio except with a layer of apricot, a layer of poppy seed and a layer of ground walnut. Not my favorite. It wasn’t bad, but I wouldn’t order it again.

Link: http://www.crixa.net/

Image: http://www.crixa.net/images/000037_01...

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