Best Chocolate Cake In Houston

January 23, 2013 7:00 AM

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Over the holidays you get your fill of pecan pie, sugar cookies and even the infamous fruitcake. Fortunately, January brings with it National Chocolate Cake Day Jan. 27. Choose between dark chocolate, German chocolate and every other chocolate cake you’ve ever loved at Houston’s best places for chocolate cake.

The Chocolate Bar
1835 W. Alabama
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 520-8599

The Chocolate Bar is renowned for all things chocolate, whether it is a snack or dessert, coffees to fruits. Featured on the Food Network, it also offers a whole new take on chocolate cake with the chocolate pizza. The chocolate pizza is a confection made to look like a pizza. It is made from chocolate, nuts, candied cherries and white chocolate for the cheese. This specialty prices at $24.95 and comes in a pizzeria-style box. Among its most popular cake offerings, Uncle Darryl’s chocolate cake takes the cake at $75, with four layers of moist, dark chocolate cake, buttery toffee, chocolate chips and drizzled chocolate ganache.

Three Brothers Bakery
4036 S. Braeswood Blvd.
Houston, TX 77025
(713) 666-2551
12393 Kingsride Lane
Houston, TX 77024
(713) 464-2253

Featured with Kelly Ripa, and on the Food Network, as well as declared by Fox News Houston, Three Brother’s Bakery Chocolate Cake delight is considered to be one of the best chocolate cakes in Houston. The eight-inch round cake feeds six to eight people and is priced at roughly $25. The chocolate cake delight is two layers of devils food cake with a chocolate, buttercream filling and icing, melted chocolate drizzle and chocolate shavings. Additional chocolate cake favorites include the chocolate ripple cake and Bavarian chocolate mousse cake. Also available is the build-a-cake option in which customers may make their own selections based on the occasion or toppings and flavors desired. Three Brothers Bakery also offers a selection of kosher cakes.

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CRAVE Cupcakes
1151-06 Uptown Park Blvd.
Houston, TX 77056
5600 Kirby Drive
Houston, TX 77005
(713) 622-7283

Prices: $3.50 single to $28 breakfast dozen

Made fresh daily, CRAVE Cupcakes offers a chance to have your cake and eat it too, or maybe even share it with a breakfast dozen. Specialties include unique and enticing flavors you won’t find at other bakeries as well as gluten-free options such as chocolate coconut, chocolate mint, chocolate and creme, and chocolate espresso. Popular chocolate cake favorites such as German chocolate, chocolate on chocolate, red velvet, and chocolate and vanilla are also available.

2424 Dunstan
Houston TX 77005
(713) 522-7602

Best happy hour, martini, business lunch, appetizers and bar are just a few ways Benjy’s is described, but it could also add best chocolate cake to its rap sheet. If there is room after a delicious meal at Benjy’s for dessert, then the chocolate cake made with Benjy’s mother’s secret recipe is the one you should order. Sure, it is sort of just like moms, but it takes most mom’s chocolate cakes and puts them to shame adding a rich center of fudge to the layers of chocolate cake, chocolate icing and sweet pecans for crunch.

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Whole Foods Market
701 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 284-1260

Let them eat cake will be what many parents are saying when they find out about the opportunities for chocolate cake at Whole Foods. Rest assured knowing there is nothing fake about the cake or any other bakery items at Whole Foods. These chocolate cakes are made with local, natural and organic products. Enjoy a fresh-baked selection of chocolate cakes in the bakery, even including vegan, gluten free and kosher selections.
Mother of four college to Kindergarten, Lisa Carey is a National and Local writer for Examiner. She brings with her 20 years experience in education, working with families and her enthusiasm for the Houston area. Her work can be found at

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