Prantl’s Bakery has been a tradition for decades. A Pittsburgh institution, the bakery is the home of the original Burnt Almond Torte, which was acclaimed by the Huffington Post as “the best cake in America”.
In 1970, the torte was conceived by Henry Prantl after attending a national bakers conference, when 13 bakers demonstrated one good item from each of their bakeries. At the demonstration, Prantl took detailed notes when an Anaheim baker demonstrated the Burnt Almond Cake. When he got back to Pittsburgh, he altered the recipe. He changed the sponge cake to a sweet yellow cake and added custard between the layers. He topped the cake with Prantl’s famous buttercream and toasted almonds. (There was an almond surplus the same year and the Almond board was persuading bakers to use almonds in new and inspiring ways). Prantl kept the name of the cake and its square shape as it appears today.
Henry and Jane Prantl retired and sold the business in 2007. Today Prantl’s Bakery is continually acclaimed as an iconic bakery by a variety of local and national publications. Offering over 100+ bakery items, the bakery is considered one of the top bakeries in the country.
Currently, the bakery has five locations in the greater Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area: Greensburg, Shadyside (Pittsburgh), Squirrel Hill (Pittsburgh), Northside (Pittsburgh) and North Huntingdon.
Food Network Top Places to Eat
Huffington Post - "Best Cake in America"
Food Network “Best Cake in Pennsylvania”
Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence
Yelp Approved Business
Best of Wedding Hall of Fame
2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011 Pick Best of Weddings
Wedding Wire Rated
Couples’ Choice Awards
Discover the Burgh
12 Bakeries in Pittsburgh You Must Try to Satisfy Your Cravings
Made in PGH
The 15 Best Places for Donuts in PGH
2017 Readers’ Choice Bakery – Gold
Best Dessert – 2017
Our Vision Statement
Our vision is to continually provide our customers products that are superior in quality from which the market offers.
To educate consumers about the ingredients in our products and the origins of those ingredients.
We work towards achieving our customers perspective of, “Prantl’s Bakery creates and bakes superior products!”
Our Mission Statement
Our definition of quality exists in all variables of our business.
- Consistent purchasing of raw materials
- Consistent ingredients
- Consistent product size
- Consistent look of the product
- Consistent product handling
- Consistent product transportation
- Consistent and proper storage
- Consistent observing and monitoring of shelf life
- Consistent and superior customer service
We insist that all of our personnel be totally committed to our mission and make it a driving force in their daily efforts to succeed.