Where can I get the best whole chocolate cake?


#1

My mother absolutely loves chocolate cake. The chocolatier, the better. She doesn’t eat much of it these days, but she has a big birthday next week and I’d like to get her a delicious fancy chocolate bomb of a cake to show her how much she’s loved.

What place would you recommend? I’m looking for probably an 8" one-layer cake, ideally from a bakery in the south bay (Mountain View, San Jose), but the whole peninsula is in play. Money isn’t really an issue as far as this purchase is concerned.

Thank you!


#2

Maison Alyzee has a Valrhona that’s good. See the pictures in the link.

Not sure if Mademoiselle Collette, which has a branch in Palo Alto, has chocolate cakes. But Collette, along with Alyzee, are my favorites for fancier pastries, even though they are very pricey.