Gwendolyn's Famous Earls Court Chocolate Cake Named One Of The 'Absolute Best Chocolate Cakes In America'

The Absolute Best Chocolate Cakes In America, According To Foodies

These days, it's hard to imagine a birthday, fine dining meal, or even a pick-me-up after a rough day without the classic yet decadent, and sweet but rich, chocolate cake. However, chocolate cake has actually only been a staple in the U.S. for less than 150 years, as the first chocolate cake to emerge from an American oven came about in 1886. Now, every kind of baker from the home cook to the Michelin-starred has put their own spin on chocolate cake. And although they're all delicious in their own way, we at Mashed put our forks to the test and narrowed down the best. 
To decide which chocolate cakes were always worth seconds, we took a look at cake accolades, customer reviews, uniqueness, moistness, and richness to determine the best of the best. With a glass of milk in one hand and an empty plate in the other, here's what we found. Or, if you want to make your own chocolate cake, make sure you avoid these mistakes everyone makes when baking with chocolate. 

Gwendolyn's Famous Earl's Court Chocolate Cake at The Cake Bake Shop in Carmel and Indianapolis, Indiana

This chocolate cake has fans ranging from Sir Elton John to Oprah, but it actually got its start as baker Gwendolyn Rogers' son's ninth birthday cake. After the former modeling agent baked up the cake, she submitted it to the London Cake & Bake Show and it was named as the best chocolate cake out of 3,000 entries. Today, it remains her bakery's most popular item, which is just as delicious as it is beautiful. The smooth and elegant dark fudge Callebaut frosting gets just the right touch of salt from Fleur de Sel Sea salt, which is imported from the South of France only a quarter per year. 
That fudge and salt wraps around three layers of French Valrhona chocolate cake, Callebaut Belgian chocolate ganache, and chocolate malted cream in a dessert that can range from 6 inches for $115 to 12 inches for $215. And for $8 more, customers can add on a pink bow-like peony to sit atop the chocolate masterpiece. If you want to send it to someone special, it can be wrapped in a pink and gold cake box adorned with a satin ribbon. Multiple locations in Indiana

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