Lay It On! Nine Great Classic Tall Cakes in Boston
Thereâ€™s a current vogue in pastry craft for the deconstructed dessert-scape, miniaturist tableaux decorated with exquisite blobs of ice cream, shreds of sponge cake, swooshes of berry compote, bits of brittles, and airy foams, often requiring nimble forkwork to land a single balanced bite. Not to knock those visual masterpieces, but this winter weâ€™re craving classic tall cakesâ€”the kinds with buttery layers of carbohydrate sandwiched between fat swaths of rich frosting. Hereâ€™s where to find them at restaurants by the hulking wedge and, in some cases, by custom order for your next sugary spread.
AVAILABLE FOR DINING IN
â€śMarjolaineâ€ť cake (chocolate, meringue, hazelnut, and buttercream) with strawberry coulis and whipped cream, $11.
Chocolate devilâ€™s food cake with truffle ganache and vanilla buttercream, $24 (serves two to four).
Peanut butterâ€“banana crĂŞpe cake with mango butterscotch and rum â€śpop rocks,â€ť $10.
Myers + Chang
Chocolateâ€“peanut butter cake with chocolate ganache, $8.
AVAILABLE TO TAKE HOME
Coconut cake with coconut dulce de leche and pineapple sorbet, $13 per slice, $90 for a 10-inch cake (call in advance to order).
Salty chocolate-caramel cake,$3.50 per slice, $32 forÂ an 8-inch cake.
Vegan Taza triple-layer chocolate cake, $5.25 per slice, $46 fora 9-inch cake.
Great Taste Bakery
Mixed-fruit cake with peaches, strawberries, and melon, $1.50 per slice, $23 for a 10-inch cake.
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