Chantilly cake
A slice of Chantilly cake from Liliha Bakery in Hawaii. The cake is composed of chocolate layers with special frosting.
Place of originUnited States
Region or stateHawaii, Southern US

Chantilly cake may refer to different regional American cakes.

In the southern United States

In the southern United States, the Chantilly cake may refer to a frosted sponge cake layered with Crème Chantilly, a type of whipped cream, and berries.[1] The Berry Chantilly Cake was made famous by baker Chaya Conrad while working at a Whole Foods in New Orleans.[2]

In Hawaii

In Hawaii, Chantilly Cake dates back to the 1950s.[3] Usually, Chantilly cakes are chocolate cakes with a "Chantilly frosting", which is essentially the coconut frosting from a German chocolate cake without the coconut.[4] This is in contrast to the typical usage of creme Chantilly, which refers to sweetened whipped cream.[5]

See also


  1. ^ Maloney, Ann (March 27, 2018). "How to make Whole Foods' Berry Chantilly Cake at home: See recipe, steps, tips and more". Archived from the original on 2020-11-11. Retrieved 2021-12-07.
  2. ^ "We Figured Out How to Make the Famous Chantilly Cake". Taste of Home. 2022-05-13. Retrieved 2022-06-27.
  3. ^ Shimabukuro, Betty. "Hawaii's Big-Time Bakeries". Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Retrieved 2008-01-20.
  4. ^ Shimabukuro, Betty. "Yummy chantilly frosting requires real butter and a double boiler". Honolulu Star Bulletin. Retrieved 2008-07-20.
  5. ^ Phillips, Kyle. "Crema Chantilly". About, Inc. Archived from the original on 2008-03-12. Retrieved 2008-01-20.