One of Graeter’s signature desserts, "The 1870 tower” caught my attention during a recent visit to the local Graeter’s Ice Cream scoop shop. Described as “A fresh chocolate bundt cake filled with hot fudge, a scoop of black raspberry chip ice cream, drizzled with hot fudge, topped with whipped cream, pecans and a cherry”, how could I resist?
Upon questioning, the employee reported that the bundt cake is not actually what I would call “fresh”, but comes frozen. I watched as the employee poured a considerable amount (~3 TBSP) of chocolate fudge over the palm-sized warm chocolate bundt cake, followed by a massive (~3/4cup) scoop of their signature black chocolate raspberry ice cream; I was severely impressed.
The taste and satisfaction of the dessert proved nothing short of a masterpiece: the bundt cake oozed with moist, rich chocolate and fudge flavoring; the ice cream delivered an extremely rich base without any real tartness and melted into the gooey fudge and bundt cake; the nuts integrated a fantastic crunch and texture contrast; the whipped cream offered a light kick to the overall richness.
If you make your way to a Graeter’s, you absolutely must try this dessert.
Where Winston Found It: Graeter’s Scoop Shop
Winston's Grade : A