Indulgent dessert: Where to eat chocolate cake in Calgary

Moist chocolate cake layered with chocolate icing – it’s wonderful way to end a meal. While basic is beautiful, some restaurants get wild with the classic dessert recipe, adding mousse and chocolate ganache or further layers to the mix. Here’s a list of some of the best chocolate cake spots in town.

Éclair de Lune

1
1049 40 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2K 0G2

Very few cakes come close to the perfection that is the croquant noisette at Éclair de Lune, a French bakery and café at Northmount Drive and 40th Avenue Northwest. On a biscuit made of praline and feuilletine, its chocolate mousse centre is topped with dark-chocolate icing. Some customers simply refer to it as the Ferrero-Rocher for its similarity to the chocolate. Enjoy this decadent chocolate dessert in individual and shareable sizes.

The Lazy Loaf & Kettle

2
8 Parkdale Cres NW, Calgary, AB T2N 3T8

Though the Lazy Loaf & Kettle is best known for its soup and sandwiches, the café and bakery also serves delectable desserts. Especially good is its chocolate-explosion cake. The double-layered chocolate cake is covered with cream-cheese icing and a chocolate ganache. Need we say more?

Higher Ground Coffee House Inc

3
1-1126 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, AB T2N 3P3

The chocolate cake at Higher Ground Café is the best in town, or so say customers of the popular Kensington café. The cake is home-made at a secret location, and the café sometime goes through five a day – likely because this gourmet chocolate cake is the perfect companion to a hot drink.

Nick's Steakhouse & Pizza

4
2430 Crowchild Trail NW, Calgary, AB T2M 4N5

This steakhouse and pizzeria isn’t shy when it comes to desserts. The High Five Chocolate Cake features five layers of rich, chocolate cake topped with – of course – chocolate glaze. The dessert menu also includes a cookies-and-cream cake and mile-high mud pie.

Klein & Harris Restaurant

5
110 8th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1B3

Home Tasting Room is a wine-centric restaurant serving fresh, sustainable food. The flourless chocolate torte is made of white chocolate and served with a beet-and-lime ganache. Additional desserts include strawberry shortcake and a daily crème brûlée. Pair these with port and dessert wines.

4th Spot Kitchen & Bar

6
2620 4 St NW, Calgary, AB T2M 3A1

The appropriately named tall, dark and delicious chocolate cake at 4th Spot consists of five layers. With a brownie-like texture, it’s layered with chocolate-fudge icing. The restaurant also features dessert selections whipped up by Lina’s Italian Market.

Redwater Rustic Grille

7
114-326 Aspen Glen Landng SW, Calgary, AB T3H 0N5

A chocolate cake is just one portion of the chocolate platter at Redwater Rustic Grill. The gluten-free chocolate cake is served with a salted chocolate gelato and pot de crème to satisfy serious chocolate cravings.

Saltlik

8
101 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1B4

The molten chocolate cake at Saltlik is a classic combination of moist cake and gooey chocolate interior. Served with berry compote, indulging in this rich dessert is the perfect end to a steak dinner.

World Bier Haus 1600

9
1600 90 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2V 5A8

A house specialty, the chocolate mousse cake at the World Bier Haus is a hit with the Glenmore Landing restaurant’s regulars. Created with Callebaut chocolate, the cake features an almond crust and is served with whipped cream and berry compote.

Grumans Catering & Delicatessen

AB

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