Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Melrose Diner - Philadelphia Pa.



As my birthday approaches I start to crave for the one and only Butter Cream Cake from this legendary Diner in South Philly. I have had quite a few cakes in my day but none like this.

It starts from the cake and I can't get to technical about because I don't know if the use pound cake or sheet cake! My guess is a butter pound cake that send down from angels while harps play and as the clouds open on the way down it iced with decadent heavenly Butter Cream as you hear a chorus of hallelujahs.

The diner has been serving since around 1935 and being in the heart of South Philly (looks left...looks right and whispers) might have served a member of the mob back in the day but who knows and who ever did know can't be found!  Besides the cake Melrose Diner is a place that you can still get a home cooked meal with a home style portion of comfort food. Make sure that you save room for.......


16 comments:

  1. The Best Butter Cream Cake Ever!!! I Haven't Found Anything Close.

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    1. My friend Renata's mother actually has a recipe that is exactly like the buttercream from Melrose
      When I find it I will post it for all you real buttercream fans. That crap the claim is butter cream at the grocery store is just sugar. Garbage.... Too sweet no buttery goodness at all

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    2. Shaybrooks I'm the one who has a buttercream recipe that is just like Melrose ..... Email me and when I find it I will send it to you ... Renata's mom had it and I was smart enough to ask for it ...sincerely Monica
      bslavegyrl@gmail.com

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    3. could you please e-mail me the recipe also i'm not able to travel into the city anymore .and i'd love to make this for my 68th birthday in jan.thank you.. terri my e-mail is isomteresa697@gmail .com

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  2. hey I will be sure to have a slice on your birthday.

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    1. Yeah mike......have a few slices with coffee

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  3. hey I will be sure to have a slice on your birthday.

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  4. Hmmm, yes their butter cream cake is heavenly!

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  5. I couldn't have described it better myself. My birthday is coming up and I'm trying to figure out how to talk my husband into driving from west Chester into Philly to get me buttercream cake. Haven't had it in a decade...so rich and decadent. This cake is on my bucket list :)

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  6. THE BEST EVER!!!! IM FROM WEST PHILLY BUT LIVE IN ATLANTA NOW AND IVE BEEN BEGGING THEM TO SHIP ME ONE FOR YEARS BUT TO MY DISMAY THE KEEP SAYING NO : (

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    1. maaaaaan since you are from west philly you know that cake is da jawnnnn. knaaa mean? (Overbrook 88)

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  7. Being a Philly girl in Texas ain't easy especially when they have no idea what a TRUE buttercream cake tastes like! I too have tried to convince Melrose to ship me a cake...nope. I'll be home soon and my birthday just passed so my Mommy will get me a cake! I can't wait

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