The Cake Bake Shop’s Gwendolyn’s Famous Earl’s Court Chocolate Cake
- Only at Williams Sonoma
- Vendor Shipped
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If you're looking for the ultimate chocolate dessert, this is it. Featured on the Food Network, the three-layer Valrhona chocolate cake is filled with silky Belgian chocolate ganache and fluffy malted cream, then covered with an intensely rich, dark fudge frosting. For a fabulous finishing touch, the grand cake is topped with shimmering golden glitter and a sprinkling of sparkling fleur de sel from France's Île de Ré. This magnificent cake is handcrafted in Indiana by the artisans of Gwendolyn Rogers' award-winning Cake Bake Shop – and arrives beautifully packaged in the bakery's signature pink cake box.
- 9" diam.; 7" high (serves 15–20).
- Shipped frozen.
- Made in USA.
- Use & Care
- The cake is shipped frozen with dry ice, which may have evaporated during shipment. This is normal. Please take care not to touch any remaining dry ice with bare hands. Upon receipt, remove the cake from the shipping box and store in the freezer for up to 3 months, or defrost in the refrigerator overnight and keep for up to 4 days. If cake will not be served within 24 hours of receipt, store in the freezer, then follow the serving directions below.
- The cake is best enjoyed at room temperature. Remove the plastic from the cake while it is still frozen. Defrost in the refrigerator overnight. Once thawed, remove from box and allow the cake to come to room temperature, approx. 2–4 hours before serving. Finish the cake by topping it with the fleur de sel. To serve, run a large knife under hot water and dry with a towel before every slice. Store leftover cake in an airtight container, where it will keep for up to 2 days.
- Sugar, semisweet chocolate (sugar, chocolate, cocoa butter, milk fat, soy lecithin, vanillin, artificial flavor, milk), powdered sugar (sugar, cornstarch), enriched bleached flour (wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, iron, thiamine, riboflavin, folic acid), butter (cream, natural flavor), buttermilk, coffee, butter (cream, salt), heavy cream (heavy cream, skim milk, carrageenan), cocoa, vegetable oil, egg, malted drink mix, chocolate, powder, vanilla extract (water, alcohol, sugar, vanilla bean extractives), baking soda, salt, baking powder (cornstarch, sodium bicarbonate, sodium aluminum sulfate, monocalcium phosphate), coffee.
Please allow 2-7 business days for processing and delivery. This gives our artisan partners time to prepare your order with exceptional care and attention to detail. A more accurate delivery date will be quoted on the payment page. Perishable food items are not eligible for rush shipping. Please not that we do not ship perishable food items outside the contiguous 48 states or to P.O. Boxes.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by KCHowe from Best Cake Ever! I have purchased this cake twice. The first time was for a family gathering. The second time because it was so amazing the first time. A great find!Date published: 2019-11-16Rated 5 out of 5 by JCapCed from MOST DELICIOUS CHOCOLATE CAKE EVER!!! OUTRAGEOUS! Saw this on WS for a while, but never thought to purchase. Then saw it on The Food Network and decided to take a chance. We are THRILLED that we did! It arrived perfectly frozen (the east coast heat has been 105 and humid, so we were concerned), followed thaw directions and it was the hit of the party! We loved it yesterday....however, we were REALLY surprised that it's even better today! We'd definitely order again but we'd use it on the 2nd thaw day because it's substantially better....(and that's amazing because it was perfect yesterday). We never considered purchasing a frozen cake from across the country, but we will now always purchase The Cake Bake Shop's cakes from WS. It is by far the best chocolate cake all of us have ever had. It's a HUGE cake, so we decided to cut the majority of the remaining cake in slices and wrap in parchment/plastic wrap then freezer zip locks so that it doesn't get wasted. We have no doubt that as we thaw a slice over the next weeks/months that it'll be as amazing as it was yesterday and today. Order this cake, you won't regret it! It's our new favorite, Love it!Date published: 2019-07-28Rated 5 out of 5 by Hilltop93428 from Most Delicious Chocolate Cake EVER! I first tasted this cake when I was in Indiana this Spring. My niece brought a fleet of CakeBakeShop for me to sample....my favorite was Earl's Court. When my birthday rolled around I knew this was what I wanted for my cake. Traveled to California without a hitch.....beautifully packed and flawless when removed from the box.. Just as delicious and fresh as the one I had sampled in the Spring...I was soooooo happy! I've had cakes made locally that did not taste as moist and fresh. High quality Verona Chocolate and butter elevate the whole experience. I would not hesitate to order again and I encourage anyone considering a purchase to DO IT....you won't regret it....worth every penny. Thank you CakeBakeShop for offering the perfect celebratory cake......Date published: 2018-11-15