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It’s your turn to help decide Cleveland’s Best Sinful Dessert (vote hourly)

October 13, 2018

It’s your turn to help decide Cleveland’s Best Sinful Dessert (vote hourly)

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Marie Antoinette said it best: “Let them eat cake,” – chocolate, red velvet, carrot and more.

But why stop with cake when you can have pie, cookies, ice cream and bread pudding? We asked readers which treats they pick to crush a sugary craving, and then created a list of 61 tempting treats.

Now we’re asking you to narrow the field of decadent bites to just 20. You have until Thursday, Oct. 18 at 9 a.m. to peruse the list and cast votes for your favorite. You’re invited to vote hourly here.

Once the Top 20 is determined, Cleveland’s Best team of Brenda Cain and Yadi Rodriguez, along with celebrity host and comedian Mike Polk Jr., will visit each establishment to find out what inspired their creation and taste each nominated dessert.

Important details on the poll:

Votes must come from within the United States. The poll is sorted in alphabetical order by name of dessert. You need to scroll all the way down and click the “Submit” button in order for your vote to be counted. 

Contest details:

The schedule of our 20 visits will publish no later than Monday, Oct. 22 and we want you to join us -- in person, to taste the treats for yourself -- or by watching Facebook Live videos on cleveland.com’s Facebook page.

During the visits we’ll also sample a few other confections the contestant has whipped up to feature more sugary delights for your viewing and reading pleasures.

New this contest: Cleveland’s Best reporters will determine the winner based on their taste tests. But they won’t stop there. They will also name a Top 10 and the “Best of the Rest.” We’ll surprise the winner with an unannounced visit to their establishment on Facebook Live Nov. 13.

Submit your votes, share on social media and spread word about the contest to your dessert-loving friends, customers, and family.

Best Sinful Dessert contenders (Top 20 go to finals):

All 61 contenders are made by local businesses or Ohio-only chains. This list is sorted in alphabetical order by name of dessert. Also, full descriptions are included for unique dessert names such as the Fat Kid 3.0. 

A-L desserts:

Apple Fritter, Donut Land Bakery, Brunswick; Bananas Foster, Harvest Kitchen, Solon; Berries Foster, Gandalf’s Pub, Valley City; Big Ass Chocolate Cake, Sapphire Creek Winery, Chagrin Falls; Big Foot Brookie, Pink Bandana Bakery, Mentor; Bob Feller Sundae, Sweet Moses, Cleveland; Bread Pudding, Brew Garden, Strongsville; Bread Pudding, Great Lakes Brewing, Cleveland; Bread Pudding, The Brew Kettle, Strongsville; Brownie Batter Macaron, Kelsey Elizabeth Cakes, Avon Lake; Brownie Sundae, Trivs, Strongsville; Butter Cake, ML Tavern, Moreland Hills; Cannoli Cake, Mama Catena’s, Euclid; Carrot Cake, Creekside, Brecksville; Cheat Day, Lola, Cleveland; Cheesecakes, Clementine’s, Olmsted Falls; Chocolate Bacon S’mores, Swat Food Truck, Macedonia; Chocolate Bowl, All City Candy, Cleveland; Chocolate Fudge Drizzle Cake, Stan’s Bakery, Northfield; Chocolate Mountains, Lilly Chocolates & Confections, Cleveland; Chocolate Mousse Cake, Lucy’s Sweet Surrender, Shaker Hts.; Cinn City, Fat T’s Cookies, Akron; Cleveland Brownie Sundae, Mitchell’s Ice Cream, Avon; Coconut Cream Pie, Mama Jo Homestyle Pies, Amherst; Creme-filled Donut with Cannoli, Jack Frost Donuts, Cleveland; Chocolate Cake, Joe’s Deli, Cleveland; Ekmek, Taki’s Greek Kitchen, Avon Lake; Elvis Pie, Nancy’s Main St. Diner, Grafton; Fat Kid 3.0, Polpetta, Rocky River; Flourless Chocolate Cake, Nighttown, Cleveland Hts.; Flourless Chocolate Cake, Vento La Trattoria, Bay; France Cake, Cake Royale, Cleveland; Grand Marnier Souffle, Edwins, Cleveland; Guinness Sundae, The Harp, Cleveland; Hot Apple Dumpling Sundae, East Coast Custard, Lyndhurst; Key Lime Pie, Bistro 185, Cleveland; Lemon Curd Crepe, Le Petit Triangle Café, Cleveland; Lemon Lavender Cookie, Annie’s Signature Sweets, Cleveland.

M-Z desserts:

Macarons, Sweet Costo, Lakewood; Malley’s Sundae, Malley’s Chocolates, North Olmsted; Maple Buttercream Banana Blueberry Cake, Sugar Me Desserterie, Chagrin Falls; Milkshakes, Tommy’s, Cleveland Hts.; Mocha Cups, Farkas Pastry Shoppe, Cleveland; Monk Cake, Cake Royale, Cleveland; Olive Oil Cake, Chinato, Cleveland; Oreo Oblivion, Winking Lizard, Cleveland; Peanut Butter Cream Pie, Nancy’s Main St. Diner, Grafton; Pear and Fig Frangipane Tart, Spice, Cleveland; Pecan Diamonds, Top Tier Cakes, Westlake; Pretzel Salted Caramel Cheesecake, Annie’s Signature Sweets, Cleveland; Red Velvet Cake, Red Velvet Cake, Richmond Hts.; Salted Caramel Cupcake, Little Devil Cupcakery, Amherst; Salted Caramel Pretzel Bread Pudding, Heck’s, Avon; Salted Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake, Floressa, Cleveland; S’mores Dessert, Strip Steakhouse, Avon; Snoogle, Kiedrowski’s, Amherst; Sweet William, Malley’s Chocolates, Lakewood; Triple Chocolate Cookies, Moxie, Beachwood; Vanilla Bean Donut, Bigmouth Donut, Cleveland; White Chocolate Cherry Bread Pudding, Harvest, Solon; Who Gets the Spoon, Polpetta, Rocky River

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