Chocolate Gâteau Basque

A single-origin chocolate twist on a traditional dessert

Sale price Price $55 Regular price

Gâteau Basque

Dandelion Chocolate

Hailing from Basque country, which straddles the border between France and Spain, the Gâteau Basque is simply called “cake of the house” by locals. A buttery, slightly crispy and slightly soft crust encases smooth pastry cream or jam. The beautiful contrast of crumbly and creamy layers creates a truly unique pastry experience, made even more special with single-origin chocolate. Our rich six-inch Gâteau highlights one of our favorite origins: 70% Camino Verde. After extensive recipe testing, we’ve perfected this tender chocolate pastry crust and velvety chocolate filling – bean-to-bar simplicity at its most delicious.

Gâteau is 6 inches in diameter; serves 4

For in-store pickup, requires 24 hour notice.

Storage Instructions: Wrapped tightly in plastic wrap, the Gâteau will keep for two to three days at room temperature.

Ingredients & Allergens

All-purpose flour, sugar, butter, cream, eggs, almond flour, chocolate, cornstarch, baking powder, vanilla, salt

Contains milk, tree nuts (almonds), wheat.

Weight

1 lb 5 oz

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Learn more about our cocoa beans and sugar – the region, the farms, and the producers.

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Also available as a gâteau trio with three distinct flavors

"One of my all-time favorite cakes in my all-time favorite flavor. Lisa's Gâteau Basque is soooo good."

DORIE GREENSPAN

best-selling author &
culinary expert

"One of my all-time favorite cakes in my all-time favorite flavor. Lisa's Gâteau Basque is soooo good."

DORIE GREENSPAN

best-selling author &
culinary expert


How a 200-Year Basque Tradition Came to San Francisco

During a brainstorming session in 2020, our Pastry Assistant Isabelle suggested creating a Dandelion version of a Gâteau Basque — and Pastry Chef Lisa and Recipe Developer Meredyth leapt on board. They researched the traditional cake, and Lisa stumbled across an NPR podcast in which her friend (and pastry icon!) Dorie Greenspan recounted driving along a winding road in French Basque country, and spotting a sign for a Gâteau Basque museum.

Lisa replayed the segment to make sure she’d heard right that there was an actual museum honoring a cake — and became fascinated. Her team explored gâteau flavor ideas, and after weeks of testing, perfected three gâteaux highlighting the aromas of our single-origin chocolate. For 2022, Lisa and team have created a fresh trio: two perennial favorites (Chocolate and Chocolate Gingerbread), and our brand-new Chocolate Peppermint Gâteau.

With buttery, softly crisp crusts encasing creamy, chocolatey fillings, our festive Gâteau Basque Trio is an ode to the holiday season: one classic chocolate-with-chocolate pairing; a richly spiced chocolate gingerbread creation; and — because everyone at Dandelion loves the holidays — a celebration-ready chocolate peppermint cake.