Trax 8-Layer Cake Offers Chocolate Fix

Deerfield restaurant has one of the North Shore’s unique desserts.

Chocolate lovers seeking a unique dessert need look no further than Deerfield’s Trax Tavern & Grill for its eight-layer cake.

The eight layer creation, which measures over a foot tall, is designed to serve three to four people but on occasion has satisfied one eater, according to Trax Manager Robbie Cohn. “We have a group that comes in here once a month and four of them order their own piece,” he said. At least two of them finish it in one setting. A piece costs $13.

Trax first got the idea for the cake with chocolate icing between each layer and chips on the edge a few years ago when “big” was the rage, according to Cohn.

“A lot of restaurants in Chicago were doing it,” Cohn said. “We were the first to do it out here (in the suburbs). We wanted to do something no one else was doing.” The cake is made for Trax by Cookie Dough Creations in Naperville.

One local engaged couple became very fond of this particular cake. They decided to share it with their guests this past summer. “They ordered four for their wedding,” Cohn said.


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