‘The Best Chocolate Cake In The World’ is the brand and store that sells just one cake, technically it’s not actually a cake.
The ‘cake’ first appeared in 1987, on the dessert menu of the Portuguese chef Carlos Braz Lopes Lisbon-based restaurant, where his customers eventually came just for a slice of cake. The cake was in such high demand that Carlos Braz Lopes decided to open a shop named after what his customers called “The Best Chocolate Cake in the World”
There is a shop in Brookvale, NSW that sells this ‘cake’ and we’ve had a chance to try to it.
A large cake (16 slices) will set you back $59, the medium cake (8 slices) $37 and the small cake (3 slices) $22.
One of the selling points is that this cake is flourless, and that’s because it’s made from meringue. It basically is no different to a Chocolate Pavlova. Instead of one large meringue, you have 10 thin slices of meringue to make up this cake. Each layer of meringue has chocolate mousse between it, followed by a thick chocolate sauce poured on top.
The end result is a cocoa tasting wet pavlova that is too sickly sweet. Half a slice of this cake was all we could really eat before going for a glass of water and saying no thanks. We can safely say it’s almost the worst chocolate that we have tried.
While it might look pretty there are a number of flaws in this ‘cake’. It is too sweet and a super sugar overload, there is a taste of cheap chocolate topping and cheap cocoa powder, and it’s well overpriced. It’s not a cake but a layered chocolate pavlova.
So sweet we put tart raspberries on the ‘cake’ to help and that still did not do the trick
Located in: Westfield Warringah Mall
Address: Westfield Warringah Mall, Condamine St, Brookvale NSW 2100
Phone: (02) 9905 3622