Indulge your sweet tooth and mark your calendars because National Chocolate Cake Day is just around the corner, landing on Saturday, January 27th! Sacramento, a city known for its diverse culinary scene, offers chocolate enthusiasts a delightful array of options to celebrate this decadent day. From the iconic “Death by Chocolate” at Rick’s Dessert Diner to Ettore’s Bakery and Cafe’s gluten-sensitive masterpiece, the “Chocolate Decadence Cake,” the Greater Sacramento area is a haven for chocolate cake connoisseurs. Read on to get your chocolate fix!
Rick’s Dessert Diner | 2401 J Street, Sacramento
Rick’s Dessert Diner has hundreds of varieties of American and European desserts, all made fresh daily from “scratch.” Voted Best of Sacramento for Dessert every year since 1986, Rick’s makes custom cakes for all occasions from birthdays and showers to weddings and anniversaries. And their “Death by Chocolate” cake is no exception. It might even rival the iconic chocolate cake in the “Malilda” movie. This cake has chocolatey layers with ribbons of chocolate cheesecake, filled and iced with chocolate ganache. It was made for chocolate lovers! The best part? You can purchase by the slice at Rick’s.
Ettore’s Bakery and Cafe | 2376 Fair Oaks Blvd., Sacramento
Featuring delicious cakes, mouth-watering sweets and treats, and a fresh cafe menu, Ettore’s Bakery and Cafe is well known by locals – and for good reason. While they have a variety of chocolate cakes, their “Chocolate Decadence Cake” is a must for National Chocolate Cake Day! Enjoy a dense and delectable flourless chocolate cake made with almond flour. A single layer of this rich cake is topped with pastry cream and then dusted with chocolate cocoa powder. For those who are gluten-sensitive, this is your cake!
Freeport Bakery | 2966 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento
Treat yourself to chocolate decadence at Freeport Bakery in Sacramento! Freeport Bakery is a family-owned, full line scratch bakery serving the greater Sacramento area since 1987. They are known to offer a wide selection of chocolate cakes but their “Blackout Cake” is a must-try. This is a VERY rich and VERY dense sour cream chocolate cake layered with creamy blackout chocolate frosting. Pair with a glass of milk for the ultimate treat!
Pushkin’s Bakery | 1820 29th Street, Sacramento
Do you have sensitivities to wheat, gluten and dairy? Pay a visit to Pushkin’s! Order their Chocolate Vegan cake ahead of time. 100% gluten free and vegan, this Chocolate Cake is chocolate heaven! Baked with chocolate cake and frosted in the middle and outside with chocolate frosting.