The Most Famous (and delicious) Chocolate Cake in New Zealand

The second stop of our adventure out of the city (the first you can find by clicking here) took us to Zany Zeus for their legendary chocolate cake. It was the first I’d heard of this hidden gem but there was a good reason why I should have.

As my friend and I stepped inside we had to manoeuvre our way to the queue. We hadn’t expected the shop to be so jam-packed, but when I learnt Scarlett Johansson had been a regular here (when shooting a movie nearby) I understood why.

Zany Zeus busy Saturday

There’s not just the Chocolate Cake to excite you!

The queue was a blessing, giving me time to decide exactly what I wanted to stock up on. They sold everything that I love. Greek yoghurt, sour cream, cream cheese, all at a fraction of the price I pay in the city supermarkets.

Assortment of cultured products

I grabbed a smaller tub of the greek yoghurt and opted for a chicken thai wrap from the counter. I resisted buying any of the pastries or cakes and decided to hold out for the ultimate treat.

Counter cakes and savouries

Greasy but good cheese sandwich

Zany Zeus was established in 2000 and is renowned for their cheese, winning countless awards for bringing new products like halloumi to the New Zealand market.

The halloumi sandwich was a popular choice with customers on the day but unfortunately, I didn’t have the stomach capacity or hands to manage it all.

The famous halloumi sandwich

As I neared the till area the chocolate cake came into view and what a fine looking cake it was. I asked for a slice to take away and waited patiently until it was mine to devour.

The famous Chocolate Cake

Placed on the counter for customers to admire

The slices are generous and worth every cent of the $7.50 you pay. One slice can easily be shared between two, although I’d recommend getting your own. It really is too good to part with.

I had a slice of my own to devour

Zany Zeus packaging

Have you tried the famous chocolate cake yet? Or do you have a killer recipe of your own for me to try?





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It all looks delicious – if only I wasn’t allergic to chocolate…

Elizabeth Oliver

That chocolate cake looks like a great excuse to take a trip to New Zealand!!