Gwendolyn's Earl's Court Chocolate Cake 'The 25 Essential Eats Of Indy' -by Indianapolis Monthly February 2022

The 25 Essential Eats Of Indy
Those of us who chase down new restaurants like culinary huntsmen have had, shall we say, a little downtime recently. It’s given us a moment to reflect on the foods that made us food people in the first place, the quintessential classics that should be required eating for all Hoosiers. This is your eat sheet:

Chocolate cake is so ubiquitous these days as to be humdrum, an afterthought on a dessert cart or a dry slice you slide onto your tray at the cafeteria. Sink your fork into Gwendolyn Rogers’s Earl’s Court Cake, the best-seller at her two Cake Bake Shops and a confection she’s served to everyone from Steve Martin to Oprah, and you’ll curse every other slice of devil’s food you’ve wasted the calories on. The deeply moist crumb of the Valrhona cake layers themselves would impress on their own. But when they’re lavished with malted chocolate cream—at once airy, earthy, and luxurious—and sealed with a ganache that is the definition of smooth, you’ll think you’re eating chocolate cake for the first time. A spray of fleur de sel makes this knockout sparkle and gives it a wee salty undertone that keeps you going back. Multiple locations,