GOODRICH, MI – Located in Goodrich, South Flint in Genesee County, Cranberries Café is a hidden gem that offers a creative menu, lively atmosphere, and great dessert.
It was a Top 10 for Michigan’s best dessert in 2016.
The star of the show?
Everyone loves their rich and decadent chocolate cake, which just might be the perfect splurge any day of the week (and not just National Chocolate Cake Day, which is January 27).
As the story goes, owner Patty Plant was at an impasse when her food supplier stopped offering a popular chocolate cake. One thing led to another, pastry chef Charlotte Parker has made her own version of it.
“I said, ‘Let me try,’ Parker said when we met her today.
A former computer programmer who returned to college to pursue a career as a baker, Parker found that everyone loved his creation – a six-tier cake that rivals anything you’ll ever try. It’s sweet, of course, but not overdone, and it’s balanced to perfection.
The secret? “I’m so picky about the precision of the ingredients because you want them to be consistent. It should taste the same every time. It’s a big part of baking, ”she said.
The cake costs $ 10.95 a slice (the same price as in 2016) and is enough for everyone to share.
“We say it’s about one layer per person if you have a party of six,” she said with a laugh.
She bakes about 3-4 cakes a week and gets eight slices of a 10-inch cake. You can order a complete cake for $ 75.
In addition to this decadent chocolate cake, the restaurant serves sandwiches, seafood, soup, and other entrees for lunch and dinner. The historic building (built in 1917) also offers a full bar, as well as live entertainment. Owner Patty is a big supporter of the Goodrich community, so it’s not unusual for her to host groups and fundraisers. She even periodically organizes dinner theaters with different themes.
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10250 Hegel Road, Goodrich, MI 48438
Lunch from Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Dinner Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 4 pm-10pm
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