20 best spots in America to grab a slice of Chocolate Cake Day

Flourless chocolate cake with brown butter sorbet (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for NYCWFF)
Flourless chocolate cake with brown butter sorbet (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for NYCWFF) /
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5. Ettore’s Bakery & Cafe — Sacramento, CA

When someone has a cake from this Sacramento bakery, memories are instantly made.

OK, that may sound dramatic, but it has a lot of truth to it. Ettore’s Bakery & Cafe has been an institution on Fair Oaks Boulevard where many turn to for that special occasion cake. Weddings are their big business here, but the chocolate cake is something that should truly be treasured.

The frosting doesn’t come from a grocery store, oh no. Ettore’s make their frosting in-house, and it’s succulent and rich that it will have you doing a praise dance in the middle of Fair Oaks. For those who may not be into the chocolate cake craze (and it’s odd to see who isn’t?), Ettore’s has a number of other treats that should tempt your heart.

For starters, Ettore’s has Napoleons, which is three layers of pastry that are stuffed with pastry cream and fresh strawberries, kind of like a sandwich. To top it off, the douse it with shaved chocolate. Who in the world can say no to that? I know I can’t, and you probably wouldn’t, either, given the look and the price.

Case in point, if you’re looking for a great bakery in Sacramento to satisfy your chocolate itch for Chocolate Cake Day, don’t look much further than Ettore’s.