About Our Desserts: By Owner and Pastry Chef, Marcia Sindel
"All of our products are made fresh and never frozen. We usually have a few whole cakes on hand for last-minute pickups, but to get a specific item we recommend always placing your order at least 3-5 days in advance.
Although the descriptions below include a number of servings, we can also prepare most cakes in larger sizes. Custom cakes are also available by pre-order. Please call us at 314-534-1699 to place your order."
Torta di Tara
Chocolate buttermilk sponges layered with amaretto and chocolate mousse, frosted with a cinnamon-amaretto buttercream. Serves 12. $35
Chocolate Mousse Torte
Our unbeatable chocolate buttermilk sponge infused with sweetened brandy and layered with a dark, rich chocolate mousse, then covered with a light, creamy chocolate mousse. Serves 12. $35
Vanilla sponges layered with marsala-rum custard, frosted with whipped cream, toasted almonds, and bittersweet chocolate flecks. Serves 12. $35
House-made mascarpone layered between our exclusive espresso- and rum-soaked homemade ladyfingers, topped with cocoa. Serves 12. $50
Unbelievably light chiffon sponges layered with coconut pastry cream, then covered with whipped cream and coconut. Serves 10. $35
Our minimalist version of the classic: carrot spice cake with cream cheese frosting. Serves 12. $35
White butterless sponges infused with sweetened lemon juice, layered with a tart lemon filling, then frosted with a sweet lemon cream. Serves 10. $35
Lime version of the Elizabetta. White butterless sponges infused with sweetened lime juice, tart lime filling, sweet lime cream frosting. Serves 10. $35
La Dolce Via's signature dessert. Brandy- and amaretto-soaked chocolate and vanilla sponges fit into a star pattern, filled with whipped cream with hazelnuts, almonds, and bittersweet chocolate flecks, and in the middle a chocolate version of the same cream. Serves 16-20. $50
German Sweet Chocolate Cake
Chocolate buttermilk sponge with the classic coconut-pecan filling. Serves 12-14. $35
Chocolate Almond / Gianduia
Dense chocolate and nut desserts using ground almonds or hazelnuts in place of flour, covered with chocolate glaze and almonds or hazelnuts to match the inside. Serves 10. $30
Key Lime Pie
Our spin on the classic. Not just for lime lovers, this pie will have you hooked after one bite! Topped with whipped cream. Special Order Only. Serves 10-12. $35
Strawberry Cake Roll
Light sponge cake rolled into a tube, filled with whipped cream and strawberries. Special Order Only. Serves 10-12. $35
Extra-fluffy cheesecake made with a combination of our house-made mascarpone and cream cheese, on an exclusive biscotti crust (optional chocolate glaze, or cherry topping for $5 extra). Serves 12. $45
Rum-chocolate sponges layered with whipped cream, almonds, hazelnuts, bittersweet chocolate flecks, and a hint of candied orange peel, topped with a chocolate-espresso glaze. Serves 16-20. $50
Chocolate Espresso Torte
Soft, almost pudding-like torte with a rich flavor of chocolate and espresso. Special Order Only. Serves 12-16. $35
Vanilla cake spiked with Kirschwasser (cherry brandy), filled with sweet ricotta cheese with wild cherries, candied citrus peel, and chocolate chips. Serves 12. $35
Most of our cakes are also available in wedding sizes. Our wedding customers often choose a few different types of cake, filling, and frosting to create a cake with individual layers that pleases everyone. Custom decorations are available, but we do not work with fondant or plastic columns/cake tiers. We commonly decorate our wedding cakes with fresh flowers, provided by the wedding florist to match the table arrangements and bridal bouquet. Made entirely within two days of the wedding, our cakes are fresh and delicious.
With few exceptions, our wedding cakes are $2.50 per slice, which includes local delivery. Additional delivery charges may apply if the venue is not in reasonable proximity to our shop. Cake tastings can be arranged by calling Marcia at 314-534-1699.