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October 27, 2020 2 min read

Have you ever had a dessert so scrumptious you felt like you might just pass out? Well, the blackout cake is sure to be the top contender for the dessert to sweep you away into a chocolate coma. But do the roots of this sinfully delicious dark chocolate cake come from? 


This cake is literally a bite of history with its origins coming from a time of strife and struggle faced by the Brooklyn Navy Yard during WWII, when mandatory blackouts or intentional power cuts wereneforced in order to protect the area during the war. This very strife was what inspired a Brooklyn bakery - Ebinger’s, who invented a sinfully delicious dark chocolate cake to commemorate the history of the city and its Navy. 


After the war, despite Ebinger’s not releasing their original secret recipe, the myth of this cake had already become popular enough to inspire numerous copy-cat cakes that tried to emulate the same sinful deliciousness. Eventually, the name became a staple over the board for an extremely dark chocolate cake - to suit it’s name “blackout”. 


Many assume that this dark chocolate delight is a mere chocolate cake with a little extra oomph, but contrary to popular belief, this cake is so much more than that. With a much richer base of chocolate, strong cocoa, and a silky smooth pudding - this cake is a distant, more powerful cousin to the devil’s food cake. With three scrumptious layers of rich and delectable chocolate upon chocolate - all sandwiched with velvety chocolate pudding, coated in a dark ganache frosting and finally coated in chocolatey cake crumbs - this cake is a sinful fantasy for any true chocoholic. 


Best enjoyed with a side of sweetness or cream - the bodacious Blackout Cake pairs best with creamy macadamia and hazelnuts, sweet and salty caramel ice cream or a rich drizzle of fresh strawberry sauce. If you’re looking to pair it with the perfect drink, Brazillian roast coffees and creamy stout brews go best with this rich delight - adding a tinge of acidity to bring out its complex flavours. 


Have you ever indulged in a bite of history delicious enough to make you black out? Well, you can now. CakeRush has some of the most delicious Blackout Cakes in town for you to try - there’s no need to take a trip to Brooklyn for one of these delicious cakes! Simply pick your Blackout chocolate cake, set your preferred delivery date and time, and check-out with your address and additional details. That’s it! We’ll bring your delicious Blackout cake to your doorstep with free delivery! So, go on now… and indulge in a bite of decadent history.


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