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! Tiered doberge wedding cake, anyone? You won’t find that on the handy Menu & Ordering Page, but call us absolutely anytime to chat about anything!
Where is this Doberge?
Y’all have been keeping us so busy in the kitchen, we haven’t had five seconds to open up a storefront. (Yet.) If you place an order with us, you’ll be able to pick it up at Twelve Mile Limit. If you can’t make it to midcity to pick up your order, we deliver!
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Key LimeEdit Flavor Details
ButterscotchEdit Flavor Details
Red VelvetEdit Flavor Details
I-Used-To-Be-Thin MintEdit Flavor Details
Salted CaramelEdit Flavor Details
Chocolate RaspberryEdit Flavor Details
Chocolate OrangeEdit Flavor Details
Peanut Butter CupEdit Flavor Details
PeanutbutterscotchEdit Flavor Details
Peanut Butter BananaEdit Flavor Details
Root Beer FloatEdit Flavor Details
Whoopie PieEdit 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
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Fig White Chocolate Goat CheeseEdit Flavor Details
How Can I Order?
That part’s easy enough! Head over to the Menu & Ordering Page to submit an order.