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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