New: Brooklyn Blackout Cake!


Brooklyn Blackout Cake
Brooklyn Blackout Cake

The Brooklyn Blackout Cake is a true New York icon, with a legendary origin story. Up there with cheesecake and black & white cookies, it’s a renowned Brooklyn dessert, a masterpiece of rich chocolate cake with creamy chocolate buttercream icing, adorned with chocolate cake crumbs. And now, thanks to the Brooklyn Blackout Company, this NYC specialty is shipping straight from the source to your door!

Brooklyn Blackout Blackout Cake
Brooklyn Blackout Company Chocolate Blackout Layer Cake

The Brooklyn Blackout Cake was created during World War II, at a time when mandatory blackouts were implemented in the borough to protect the Brooklyn Navy Yard. From 1806 to 1966, the Navy Yard was one of the country’s most important military installations, and during the war it became the world’s busiest shipyard, the birthplace of many battleships and aircraft carriers including the USS Arizona.

During this time, a bakery named Ebinger’s was one of the borough’s most beloved bakery chains, and they invented this cake as a way to honor this monumental war effort. The cake exploded in popularity, but sadly Ebinger’s went out of business in the 1970s and the original recipe was lost to history.

Even though warships are no longer emerging from the Brooklyn Navy Yard, today hundreds of small local businesses are: it’s been transformed into one of the city’s biggest industrial and commercial complexes. The Navy Yard is also the home base of the Brooklyn Blackout Company, which is sailing forth with its version of this legendary cake from the very same spot the cake was originally named after

You can order this world-famous cake here, along with other Brooklyn Blackout Company desserts including rich brownies and super-chocolatey cookies!

Dan Myers

Dan Myers is Goldbelly’s Senior Content Manager and Senior Editor of the Goldbelly Blog. He joined Goldbelly in 2020, and as the company’s primary copywriter he also writes copy for all brand marketing initiatives including marketing emails as well as on-page descriptions for all new merchants and products.

Before joining Goldbelly, Dan spent seven years as Deputy Editor for The Daily Meal, a food and drink website. During his time there, he wrote everything from news briefs to major tentpoles including the 101 Best Restaurants in America and the 50 Best Burgers in America, forming a base of knowledge that has served him well at Goldbelly.

Prior to joining The Daily Meal, Dan founded and spent several years running a neighborhood blog called Here’s Park Slope, based out of the neighborhood in Brooklyn. Its primary focus was on the opening and closing of local businesses (especially restaurants), and it was named Brooklyn’s Best Neighborhood Blog by The L Magazine.

Dan graduated from NYU with a degree in Communication & Mass Media, and still lives in Brooklyn with his wife Janie and French Bulldog, Nugget.