North Topeka-based Sara Jean’s Ohmygoodies LLC makes amazing cakes that are “as beautiful as they are delicious,” says Jen LeClair.
“Her chocolate ganache chocolate cake will blow your mind,” she said Wednesday on The Topeka Experience Facebook page.
Ohmygoodies continues to have the highest rating available of 5.0 after receiving 65 Facebook reviews, according to its Facebook site.
That company makes a four-layer chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream whipped between layers of cake mix, covered in chocolate ganache, and topped with melted dark chocolate and chocolate covered strawberries.
Meanwhile, Southwest Topeka’s Nothing Bundt Cakes makes cakes that are “to die for,” Brandy DeBusk-Russell said.
“I never realized I had a cake addiction until I tried their cakes!” she said.
Nothing Bundt Cakes “chocolate chip” is his favorite cake, chipped in Dorothy Barthuly Rappard.
“So delicious!” she said.
LeClair, DeBusk-Russell and Barthuly Rappard were among the chocolate cake aficionados who responded after The Topeka Capital-Journal this week tried to highlight National Chocolate Cake Day, which is Friday, by asking on The Topeka Experience page for input about who makes the best version of that tasty treat.
Cakes “that I sometimes daydream”
Meanwhile, CJ Anderson and Jaron Anthony sing the praises of downtown Topeka’s Shana Pie – Topeka.
“They make an amazing Black Forest chocolate cake,” Anthony said.
Soul Fire Food Co., based in southeast Topeka, has “little chocolate donuts that I sometimes daydream about,” said Sarah Hopkins.
The restaurant sells those pies for $4 each to complement the meals it sells.
“Boy, are they good!” Hopkins said.
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Other large chocolate cakes mentioned in response to The Capital-Journal’s inquiry included those made by Kristin’s Creations, Oh Dough You Didn’t, The Sweet Tee, Annie’s Place, KFC, HyVee, Mad Eliza’s in Holton, Kendra Alvarez-Holmes and Andrew Smith.
Nancy Adams-Kampsen has been mentioned as a great chocolate cake maker by her nephews, Billy Kampsen and Elijah Kampsen, even though they have said that her cakes are not available to the general public.
Elijah Kampsen said, “They’re reserved for family.”
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History of chocolate cakes
In the United States, chocolate was initially consumed primarily as a beverage, according to the National Day Calendar website.
The first chocolate cake is thought to have been created in 1765 as a result of a collaboration between a doctor and a chocolatier, that site says.
A recipe for a chocolate cake was first published in a cookbook in 1847, the National Day Calendar website added.
It said that the first boxed cake mix was created in the late 1920s, and the well-known Betty Crocker brand began producing its first dry cake mixes in 1947.
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