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September 7th Cake

by on August 22, 2008 · 11 comments

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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Published on August 22, 2008

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

VeggieGirl August 22, 2008 at 1:41 pm

The inside of that cake is total food porn – wowza!

Cookie August 22, 2008 at 1:59 pm

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! :)

BouncyWouncy August 22, 2008 at 2:04 pm

Cookie U So MADNESS!

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer August 22, 2008 at 2:11 pm

Holy Cow – Off the charts and so bad for the diet!!

Katrina August 22, 2008 at 2:23 pm

Good camera or not, that picture looks great!

Michele August 22, 2008 at 7:39 pm

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.

CPB August 25, 2008 at 9:35 am

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

Anna August 25, 2008 at 9:46 am

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.

Anonymous September 7, 2008 at 8:33 am

We had this last night at a friends dinner for her Sept. 7th birthday.. YUMOOO

Anna September 7, 2008 at 9:47 am

Glad you liked it!

Hey, it’s Maida Heatter’s birthday today. Thanks for calling it to my attention.

janet weberg February 19, 2009 at 7:11 am

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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