signature tortes

raspberry bavarian cream

vanilla cake, fresh raspberries and bavarian cream, with two thin layers of chocolate devil’s food cake and hazelnut buttercream in the center. finished with vanilla buttercream and sliced almonds on the outside

black forest

chocolate and vanilla cake soaked with cherry juice and kirschwasser (cherry brandy), with sour cherries and whipped cream between the layers; decorated with shaved chocolate and maraschino cherries

spanish almond

layers of almond poundcake with chocolate chips and candied lemon peel, soaked with grand marnier and apricot preserves; coated with a layer of marzipan, vanilla buttercream, and bittersweet chocolate glaze.

carrot cake

layers of moist carrot cake made with walnuts, cinnamon and ginger filled with cream cheese icing

tres leches

deliciously moist vanilla cake soaked with three milks (half & half, whole and condensed) topped with whipped cream frosting and fresh strawberries

pumpkin tres leches*

layers of fresh whipped cream and pumpkin spice cake soaked in sweetened milk & cream give this classic mexican dessert a seasonal twist

chocolate cakes

chocolate mousse

devil’s food cake filled with bittersweet chocolate mousse between the layers. Iced with fresh whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles on the sides

devil’s food chocolate fudge cake

rich chocolate fudge cake with layers of chocolate ganache frosting

german chocolate cake

layers of devil’s food cake and caramel-coconut-walnut frosting; finished with chocolate buttercream and coconut flakes

flourless chocolate

a rich, soufflé-textured cake made with bittersweet chocolate, butter, eggs, and brandy, and glazed with bittersweet chocolate

orange decadence

flourless chocolate cake with orange essences, baked in a water bath, with a light dusting of cocoa powder on top

mocha buttercream

layers of devil’s food cake and vanilla cake soaked with coffee liqueur syrup and filled with espresso-flavored buttercream between the layers

sacher torte

devil’s food cake filled with raspberry or apricot preserves, coated with a thin layer of chocolate buttercream, and glazed with fine bittersweet chocolate

fruit tortes

strawberry whipped cream

layers of vanilla cake with whipped cream and fresh strawberries, finished with sliced almonds on the sides; can also be made with chocolate cake

lemon custard

layers of vanilla cake filled with lemon custard and a chocolate ganache center; iced with vanilla buttercream and glazed with bittersweet chocolate

mixed fruit whipped cream

vanilla sponge cake with fresh whipped cream and mixed fruit (usually strawberries, kiwi, mandarin oranges and pineapple) between the layers, garnished with fruit on top and sliced almonds on the sides; can also be made with chocolate cake

pineapple coconut*

vanilla sponge cake filled with crushed pineapple and iced with whipped cream and shaved coconut


german cheesecake

rich sour cream cheesecake with a hint of orange zest and a layer of sour cherries on the bottom; similar to new york-style cheesecake

mixed berry cheesecake

vanilla cheesecake topped with fresh mixed berries

turtle cheesecake

vanilla cheesecake topped with caramel, chocolate and pecans

pumpkin cheesecake

this rich pumpkin cheesecake in a graham cracker crust is a decadent, creamy alternative to a traditional pumpkin pie (seasonal item)

bakery quality statement

Whether you’re ordering for a special occasion or an intimate dinner with family or friends, you can trust that every cake and pastry from Café Selmarie is made by hand with real ingredients: all butter, fresh shell eggs, real fruit or nuts and fine chocolate.

All of our products come with over 30 years of experience in transforming simple ingredients like these into wonderful and memorable desserts. We have a passion for this. The joy is to share it with you.

ordering information:

We have a wide selection of cakes & tortes, pies, tarts and breakfast pastries available to order, most can be ready in 48 hours. Special requests may require up to 7 days notice. Need something in a hurry? We always have our pastry case full of many enticing options – including whole pies, cheesecakes and tortes to serve up to 18 people – ready at a moment’s notice.

Call 773-989-5595 to order.
We’d be happy to help!

cake ordering guide

7″ serves 6-10
9″ serves 10-20
12″ serves 25-35
14″ serves 40-50
Half Sheet serves 50-60

pastries, pies, and tarts

Caramel Apple Bread Pudding
Apple Strudel
Apple Galette
Strawberry Roulade
Linzer Torte*
Plum Cake*
Mixed Fruit Tart
Raspberry Chocolate Tart
Raspberry Custard Tart
Pecan Tart
Apple Cranberry Pie*
Apple Streusel Pie
Key Lime Pie
Cherry Streusel Pie
Pecan Pie*
Cupcakes (per dozen)


Raspberry Almond Tartlets
Apricot Kolachky
Raspberry Kolachky
Raspberry Hearts (Hildabrötchen)
Apricot Circles
Cinnamon Walnut Butter Cookies
Chocolate Crackles
Apricot Sesame
Chocolate Chip Walnut
Oatmeal Raisin
Oatmeal Almond Chocolate Chunk
Peanut Butter
Seasonal Sugar Cookies

Available individually or by the pound. We offer ½ lb bags, 1 lb boxes, and 2lb or 4lb party trays. Cookie trays consist of our selection of cookies available that season.

breakfast pastries

Sour Cream Coffeecake
Cinnamon Bun
Chocolate Croissant
Ham & Cheese Croissant
Spinach & Ricotta Croissant
Housemade Granola

*seasonal item

holiday specialties

Linzer Torte
Yule Log (Buche de Noel)
Sugar Plum Spice Cake
Gingerbread Cookies

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 4729 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625      (773) 989-5595