Boston’s Best Chocolate Cake

January 23, 2013 6:00 AM

(Photo Credit: Rosie’s Bakery)

With Jan. 27 being National Chocolate Cake Day and all, it’s important to know exactly where to commemorate the occasion. As if you really need a reason to dig into warm chocolate cake. Whether you are looking for something to take with you, a dessert to share, or a piece of chocolate cake to sit and savor, the restaurant and bakeries listed below promise to perfectly satisfy your sweet tooth.
(credit: Flour Bakery+Cafe)

(credit: Flour Bakery+Cafe)

Flour Bakery + Café
12 Farnsworth St
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 338-4333

Featuring three locations throughout the Boston area, Joanne Chang’s Flour quickly has become a favorite for its breakfast and lunch offerings, and especially for its desserts and baked goods. It offers quick options as well as cakes made to order, from six inches for $28 up to half sheet cakes that serve 45 people for $100. Amongst its offerings, enjoy two designed for the chocoholics out there. The midnight chocolate cake features deep, dark devil’s food cake filled with a creamy milk chocolate buttercream and finished off with a bittersweet chocolate ganache. It also boasts a gluten- and nut-free cake, a triple chocolate mousse.

1 Columbus Ave.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 423-3184

Finale, located in the Back Bay and in Harvard Square in Cambridge, is loved for its food and drinks but the most memorable options on its menu are desserts. It offers a signature dessert list that features the always-popular molten chocolate cake. This dessert is baked especially for you and includes a warm chocolate cake with a gooey, oozing chocolate center, alongside coffee gelato, milk chocolate covered almonds and Valrhona chocolate sauce,  a decadent combination for $10.99. It also offers shareable desserts like the magnanimous molten, which you comes with the molten cake – in a more generous portion – and a trio of chocolate, vanilla and coffee gelato, as well as milk chocolate-covered almonds for $16.99.

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Photo Credit: Top of the Hub via Facebook

Photo Credit: Top of the Hub via Facebook

Top of the Hub
800 Boylston St. Suite 52
Boston, MA 02199
(617) 536-1775

Prudential Center has shops aplenty but Top of the Hub is a standout restaurant the area offers, located 52 floors up, with Boston’s best views. Featuring a seasonal menu heavy on New England recipes, the contemporary cuisine it serves also includes influences from around the globe. The jazz lounge boasts live music nightly. Beside the unforgettable views, music and dinner options, the desserts are also a highlight of visiting here. For $10, indulge on the Valrhona warm chocolate cake, served with chocolate toffee crunch ice cream and cherry sauce. It also offers chocolate and praline layer cake with maple ginger snap gelato and chocolate sauce, perfect for two people, for $16.

(Photo Credit: Rosie's Bakery)

(Photo Credit: Rosie’s Bakery)

Rosie’s Bakery
2 South Station
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 439-4684

What makes Rosie’s stand out is that it offers made-to-order cakes as well as plenty of choices of ready-made desserts. With a location at South Station, grab a cake and head to your destination to surprise friends, loved ones or business associates with something they are sure to love. It offers layer cakes for all occasions, which are six to 16 inches. Purchase standard, quarter and double sheet cakes as well, all specially decorated with a message or designs per your request. There are so many cake combinations it is hard to choose just one, but the German chocolate cake will leave a lasting impression, with its two layers of chocolate cake smothered with creamy butterscotch topping along with coconut, with pricing at $23.95 to $120 depending on the size.

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