Ryde’s Top Eats: Chocolate Cake

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by Rebecca Lee

Call me Marjorie Dawes, but I just freaking love cake. Chocolate, carrot, vanilla, fruit. Cake.. Cake.. I LOOOOOOVE DE CAKE!

 

So here we go- Ryde’s Top Eats does Chocolate Cake.

1. Abe and Gizelle- 14 Blenheim Rd, North Ryde – WINNER!

This magnificent creation is sure to impress. Somewhere between a sponge and a mud, and adorned with chocolate curls, at $35 it’s a lovely sweet something to bring to a dinner or BBQ.

Word on the street is that this delicious morsel retails in David Jones for closer to $75!!!!

 

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2. Zumbo Chocolate Fondant Cake- Lvl 2, Macquarie Centre, Cnr Waterloo & Herring Road, North Ryde

A chocoholics dream. This is more of a fudgey dessert than a cake.. a bit like ganache shaped into a log and covered in more sickly goodness. At $29.50 it’s got an affordable price tag as well as the visual appeal, but it’s just not my cup of tea.

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3. Woolworth’s Chocolate Mud Cake

At $4.50, this is the budget choice but is actually moist (such a terrible word!), chocolatey, without being sickly, and delicious. Presentation is basic as can be expected for the price, but could easily be zhoojed up (aka covered in sprinkles) for a quick kids birthday cake, or completely hacked such as these amazing examples over on Buzzfeed #birthdaygoals

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4. Pattison’s Top Ryde

If you’re calorie counting, best steer clear of Pattison’s, located on the Lower Ground floor of Top Ryde City Shopping Centre. As you can see there are a number of exceptionally rich and fancy cakes on offer. On this occasion, we went for the Choc Mud Cake and weren’t disappointed. Dark and rich, this is a “couple of mouthfuls” cake for real chocaholics. Available whole in 3x sizes (from $38) or by the slice ($6/$7).

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5. Boronia Bakehouse

Whilst there are more decadent treats at Boronia Bakehouse, we are here for the chocolate bar cake. It’s an old-fashioned style chocolate cake. Not too dark or rich. One bite takes me back to childhood backyard birthday parties and picnics at Terrigal beach. Yum!

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