Best of Boston

Best Cake

1999 Best Cake, Birthday

Party Favors

Brookline
Whether you want a cake covered in flowers, ballerinas, or baseballs, this is the place. Not only does the cake taste great (especially the frosting), […]
1998 Best Cake, Birthday

May’s Cake House

Boston
The problem with most birthday cakes is that the better they look— all flowers and scrolls— the worse they taste. May, bless her heart, has […]
1998 Best Cake, Ice Cream

The Ice Cream Works

Brookline
The best thing about an ice cream cake is that once it comes out of the freezer, the party has to begin. Think of two […]
1997 Best Cake, Birthday

Alden Merrell

Brookline
Alden Merrell’s chocolate-fudge layer cake, topped with a velvety sour-cream frosting, is so rich and delicious, you’ll actually look forward to your birthday. For something […]
1996 Best Cake, Whipped-Cream

Peach’s & Cream

Boston
They have a way with cream here, in pastries and cakes. Best of all is the signature Peach’s & Cream Cake: layers of light, moist […]
1995 Best Cake

This Takes the Cake

Quincy
This Takes the Cake specializes in cakes that are as delicious as they are beautiful. Try the classic combination of moist golden cake with chocolate […]
1992 Best Cake, Chocolate, Light

Japonaise Bakery

Brookline
Honestly, we don’t know whether it has fewer calories than any other chocolate cake, but we can eat a dozen slices of this featherweight chocolate […]
1991 Best Cake, Chocolate

East Coast Grill

Cambridge
Chef Chris Schlesinger takes us back to the wonder years with his super chocolate mayonnaise cake. (The mayo’s in the batter.)
1982 Best Cake, Carrot

Sweet Sis

West Newton
Incredibly moist and fragrant was our consensus. And why is it that all of a sudden Newton has become a hotbed of culinary art?
1981 Best Cake, Chocolate

Rosie’s Bakery

Cambridge
We’re thinking of the Chocolate Orgasm, a fudge brownie with chocolate frosting.
1980 Best Cake, Chocolate

Rosie’s Bakery

Cambridge
The stuff dreams are made of.
1979 Best Cake, Chocolate

Rigo Jancsi, Black Forest Bakery

Cambridge
Cake filled with the chocolate rum mousse. Absurdly rich, and inspired by the seventeenth-century Viennese violinist who broke all the ladies’ hearts. At least that’s […]
1978 Best Cake, Chocolate

The <em>gateau</em> Colonnade, at Zachary’s in Colonnade Hotel

Boston
Fudgy bliss with a touch of mint.