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New Orleans Is Where The Origin Story Of Chantilly Cake Begins
It's a pretty good bet Chantilly cream originated in France, but tracing the history of a berry-and-cream Chantilly cake is more difficult.
While some think Antoine's, a longtime New Orleans restaurant, invented Chantilly cake, it is more plausible that the dessert was a family recipe passed down through generations.
In 2005, Chaya Conrad, a bakery manager at a Whole Foods store in New Orleans, added a twist to the dish. It was so popular that Whole Foods trademarked the name Berry Chantilly.
Conrad's version — a yellow cake with cream cheese, mascarpone, heavy cream, and almond extract frosting — draws inspiration from her grandmother's recipe.