What’s not to love about a slice of moist chocolate cake? Fortunately in Philadelphia, finding this delicious delicacy is not hard. Read on to discover some of the best chocolate cake in Philadelphia.
The Baker’s Jar
625 S 16th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(267) 519-0609
www.bakersjarphilly.com

Opened in 2014 in the Graduate Hospital area at 16th and Bainbridge, the Baker’s Jar offers a new twist on favorite sweets, with all cakes served in a mason jar, either as a mini (for $3.50) or the standard sized (for $5). Indulge in such chocolate-delicacies as chocolate bread pudding, mud cup (chocolate pudding and chocolate cake mixed together!) or ooey gooey chocolate cake, a layered cake made with caramel sauce and homemade ganache. The Bakers’ Jar also serves whole cakes, cookies and other pastries along with La Colombe coffee.

Cake And The Beanstalk
1112 Locust St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 592-6505
www.cakeandthebeanstalk.com

Cake and the Beanstalk is located in Washington Square West, and all of the desserts are baked by the owner, Dan, behind the counter, so you’ll be able to watch how everything is made. Classic chocolate cake is available to order whole for a special occasion or as a slice. Try a slice of the banana chocolate walnut cake with chocolate glaze or the flourless chocolate cake (only $2.75), perfect for those unable to consume gluten. Bring your kids here for a special treat, and they’ll stay busy with books, crafts and Legos.

Swiss Haus Bakery
35 S 19th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 563-0759
www.swisshausbakery.com

Swiss Haus Bakery uses the same recipes that were brought to Philadelphia from Europe 90 years ago and made famous by the now-closed Swiss Pastry Shop. These timeless recipes live on in the Swiss Haus Bakery through its baker Donna Feldman, who learned the classic recipes while working for the Swiss Pastry Shop and new-owner Joshua White. Its most famous cake is its hazelnut cake, but its daily-made cakes also include chocolate chip pound cake, sacher cake (made with chocolate buttercream, Viennese chocolate sponge cake and chocolate shavings) and devil’s food cake (with chocolate buttercream).

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The Night Kitchen Bakery
7725 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118
(215) 248-9235
www.nightkitchenbakery.com

The Night Kitchen Bakery has been a Chestnut Hill staple for 30 years. It is known for its “Best of Philly” brownies and its moist cakes. This bakery serves a delicious mocha chocolate cake (and cupcake) that has a hint of coffee flavor and a whole lot of chocolate-flavored cake, mousse and icing. The Night Kitchen also makes chocolate cake with raspberry buttercream icing among other tasty treats. A flourless chocolate cake is also available.

Tiffany’s Bakery
901 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 627-1306
www.tiffanysbakeryphilly.com

Tiffany’s Bakery is located in the Gallery at Market East and has been a family-run business in Center City since 1977. It serves many bake goods, pastries, cookies, pies and, yes, chocolate cake. Tiffany’s Bakery sells traditional round and sheet cakes, as well as specialty cakes, such as the chocolate truffle cake, which is closely related to the mousse cake and made with truffles, raspberry filling and dark ganache. Tiffany’s Bakery also offers delivery service.

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Kelly Neilson is a freelance writer living and working in Philadelphia. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.