Huffington Post Best Cake in America – Prantl’s Burnt Almond Torte

I was taking a brief break from work this morning to check the headlines on the Post-Gazette and Huffington Post.  Right below Don Draper and next to Bubba Watson is a picture of something that looks like it came from Pittsburgh….


I clicked through to find this post  – Thank You, Pittsburgh, For the Greatest Cake America Has Ever Made. 

But then we got our hands on a cake from Prantl’s Bakery in Pittsburgh and we realized that we couldn’t be more wrong. No cake made in any of the five boroughs of New York holds a candle to Prantl’s amazing burnt almond torte. It is probably the BEST cake America has to offer.

Yes, the rest of the world is discovering what Pittsburghers already know – Prantl’s Burnt Almond Torte is something special.

Prantls is located in Shadyside on Walnut Street and is open 7 days a week.  They also have a location downtown.  And yes, Burnt Almond Tortes can be ordered online and shipped anywhere in the US.

You can like Prantl’s on Facebook here and follow @prantlsbakery on Twitter.

I am not crazy about the photos that Huffington Post used for this article, because they don’t really say anything about Pittsburgh or Prantls.  Here are a few more Prantl’s pictures.  Please add your own photos in the comments below.

Prantl's Bakery

Prantl’s Bakery (Photo credit: matt.mendick)

2012-12-24 08.51.08 Prantl's Burnt Almond Torte

2012-12-24 08.51.08 Prantl’s Burnt Almond Torte (Photo credit: CKeslar)

Here is a photo I took of some Easter cookies at Prantls a few years ago.  I have friends that when they come back to visit Pittsburgh, immediately head to Prantl’s for a cookie covered in icing.

Bakery Love - what is your favorite bakery?

Bakery Love – what is your favorite bakery? (Photo credit: IheartPGH)

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Lindsay has been writing about Pittsburgh for as long as she has been blogging - but fortunately there are lots of great things about Pittsburgh to share. She likes pretzels from the Pretzel Shop on Carson St., used book stores, her rollerblades and she hopes to learn to skateboard someday soon. Lindsay is also working on BlogLocal which is building a map of blogs with local content.