September 7th Cake

I’m dying to cut into Fuzz’s birthday cake because we tried a new recipe. We used a chocolate cake Katy posted in the comment section of “Go To Cakes” and tried out a Swiss Meringue Buttercream for the frosting. I am not sure whether I like Swiss Meringue Buttercream, but won’t pass judgement until I try it on the final cake.

For now, I wanted to mention a cake I was reminded of this morning while going through cake photos….

September 7 Cake

A few years ago, I ordered an amazing piece of cake at a restaurant called Chez Zee.
The cake was called “Maida’s Cake” and was described as a chocolate cake with a whipped cream center and rich chocolate icing. It tasted as good as it sounded, and I left Chez Zee determined to find the recipe. After describing the cake to my friend Priscilla, she knew right away it was “September 7th Cake” — Maida Heatter’s own birthday cake. Priscilla pointed me toward the recipe in a Maida Heatter book and I made it the next day. Mine was a little different than Chez Zee’s, but just as good.

It’s been a while since I made a September 7th cake, but the photo jogged my memory and I plan to make it again soon. When I do, I’m going to take a much better picture than this one!

If you’d like to try the recipe yourself, you can find it in Maida’ Heatter’s book of Great Chocolate Desserts

If you need the recipe now, check here. Someone posted it on Yahoo Answers, so grab it while you can.

P.S. That photo was taken with an old camera and the filling is overexposed, but you get the idea.

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  1. says

    Just got your comment. The Pear Muffins actually don’t taste too “pear-y”. My coworker tried it and thought it might be apples SO if you’re family likes Apple Pies (and who doesn’t?) they should like these! Good luck! :)

  2. Michele says

    I have also had Chez Zee’s Maida’s Cake and can attest that it is out of this world. It’s such a rich cake that I can only handle a small slice (and I have a very high tolerance for rich sweets). Thanks so much for posting a link to the recipe. I’ve been searching for it for years.

  3. CPB says

    Can you confirm that there is no flour in this recipe (as indicated in the Yahoo Answers version)?

  4. says

    Hi Claudia,

    There’s a way to view the original recipe from Maida’s book. The trick is to go to Amazon, look up Maida Heatter’s Great Chocolate desserts, then view “inside of book”. There are limitations as to what you can print or copy, but you can certainly check to see if recipes posted on the Yahoo BB are accurate. In this case, the book snapshot say the Maida Heatter September 7th Cake recipe does not contain flour.

    Hopefully this will work for you. Here’s a link to the inside of the book.

  5. janet weberg says

    We make this for cousin Philips Sept 7th birthday as a tradition. Phils mom
    Aunt Frances was also born on Sept 7th. Its a great cake to celebrate with!!

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