What is this Doberge?
And how do you say it? However ya Mom an ’em say it, of course! It doesn’t really matter. All that matters is that you don’t let a birthday pass without some. From what we understand, back in the 1930s Beulah Ledner adapted both the name and the cake from the Hungarian dobos torta, a much heavier layered cake filled with buttercream. The idea seemed to be to lighten up the cake for the heavier (it’s-not-the-heat-it’s-the-humidity) New Orleans climate by replacing the buttercream with custard, and giving it a name that appealed to local French sensibilities. Six to eight layers of white or yellow cake with chocolate or lemon pudding, custard, curd or ganache filling and poured fondant is the doberge cake most of us have grown up with.
We’ve personally never laid eyes on Beulah’s original recipe, but we feel in the right spirit continuing the evolutionary tradition from which doberge emerged by baking the lightest, fluffiest almond, red velvet and chocolate cakes, slicing them by hand into eight layers, and figuring out how to turn every flavor under the sun into a pudding and poured fondant. We do love chocolate and lemon, but we see no reason to stop there. We also see no reason to limit doberge to full-sized cakes, and offer it in small-format, as well. (See Menu & Ordering Page) Full-sized cakes are fantastic, though, and we’ll bake you one as huge as 14 inches, and huger!
Where is this Doberge?
At our new storefront, Bakery Bar! We will have a selection of cakes, dobites, and salty balls available for you to buy straight from the case. Bakery Bar is located at 1179 Annunciation Street in New Orleans.
ChocolateEdit Flavor Details
LemonEdit Flavor Details
Almond/Wedding CakeEdit Flavor Details
Rainbow Surprise Wedding CakeEdit Flavor Details
StrawberryEdit Flavor Details
BlackberryEdit Flavor Details
BlueberryEdit Flavor Details
Roasted PineappleEdit Flavor Details
Chocolate CheesecakeEdit Flavor Details
Chocolate Dipped BananaEdit Flavor Details
PistachioEdit Flavor Details
CoconutEdit Flavor Details
Key LimeEdit Flavor Details
Key Lime PieEdit Flavor Details
Lemon Icebox PieEdit Flavor Details
ButterscotchEdit Flavor Details
Red VelvetEdit Flavor Details
I-Used-To-Be-Thin MintEdit Flavor Details
Salted CaramelEdit Flavor Details
MochaEdit Flavor Details
Triple ChocolateEdit Flavor Details
Chocolate RaspberryEdit Flavor Details
Mexi MochaEdit Flavor Details
Peanut Butter CupEdit Flavor Details
PeanutbutterscotchEdit Flavor Details
Peanut Butter BananaEdit Flavor Details
Hot ChocolateEdit Flavor Details
Velvet ElvisEdit Flavor Details
Red Velvet ElvisEdit Flavor Details
PralineEdit Flavor Details
S’moreEdit Flavor Details
Bloody S’moreEdit Flavor Details
King CakeEdit Flavor Details
TurtleEdit Flavor Details
Heavenly HashEdit Flavor Details
Fig White Chocolate Goat CheeseEdit Flavor Details
How Can I Order?
Click over to Menu and Ordering! We need at least a week’s notice, but you can pick up treats from Bakery Bar every day (except Mondays) from 10am to midnight.