Houston Press’s Top Cake Articles

Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 12 a.m.

Whole lotta chocolate cake.

Photo by Erika Kwee

It’s time once again to round up our top posts of yore, and this weekend, we’re looking at cake. Yes, the dessert that everyone loves. Chances are you’ll be looking for a few good slices to serve or seek out with Easter on Sunday. Here you go.

A near perfect slice.

Photo by Erika Kwee

Eat the Best Chocolate Cake in Houston

I never thought I’d meet a chocolate cake I didn’t like — until we tasted 14 cakes side by side. From gargantuan high-brow restaurant slices to humble local bakery offerings, most cakes revealed some unexpected strengths and weaknesses in relation to the other cakes.

Let it be noted that while each cake underwent a rigorous critique of flavor, texture, appearance and cake-to-frosting ratio during the tasting, if you were to indulge in any of the following slices, you’d likely be pretty happy with your life choice. However, read on to find out what may be your ideal cake if you prefer fudgy over fluffy, lightness over richness, more frosting versus less frosting, and our overall top three favorite cakes.

Put some beer in it.

Photo by Michelle Schrank

How to Make a Chocolate Stout Cake

Regular chocolate cake is delicious. But you know what’s better? Regular chocolate cake with a rich, full-bodied stout beer mixed in. Just like adding salt or spices, incorporating beer into your cake batter only works to enhance the depth of flavor.

That topping is made of what?

Photo by Molly Dunn

Top 5 Cupcake Toppings

Cupcakes are hands-down my favorite treats: personal cakes with the perfect amount of frosting to cake. Not to mention, they’re super-cute with pretty piped frosting on top.

However, as much as I love decorating the top of each cupcake with a swirl of frosting and possibly some sprinkles, I have found several ways to decorate your cupcakes with a sweet topping other than frosting.


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