Cake is usually reserved for special occasions but there’s no reason why that has to be the case. Take a fork to the superb slices on this list for any ol’ occasion because life’s too short not to. From seasonal specialties to remastered classics, here now are 13 fabulous cakes in Los Angeles.Read More
Dig Into These 13 Fantastic Cake Slices in Los Angeles
Scrumptious slices worthy of a sugar high for any occasion
1. Olive Oil Cake at Lincoln
It’s hard to go wrong with the olive oil cake at Lincoln. Moist from top to bottom, brightened with citrus zest, and enrobed in the finest brown butter icing, every slice is blissfully balanced, rich but not overly so.
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2. Seasonal Cake Specials at Proof Bakery
Look no further than Na Young Ma’s Atwater Village bakery for some of the finest cakes in town. From the chiffon with lemon curd and fresh meringue to the dark chocolate raspberry torte, the flavors change with the seasons, and all are expertly baked with the deftest of hands.
3. Tres Leches Cake at La Monarca Bakery
Settle in for a slice of La Monarca’s tres leches cake, along with a hot cup of cafe de olla, for an unbeatable afternoon pick-me-up. The vanilla sponge cake soaks up the trio of milks like a dream with a vanilla bean chantilly cream to top it all off.
4. Chocolate Icebox Cake at Lark Cake Shop
The thing to get at James and Colleen Standish’ beloved cake shop is the old fashioned icebox cake, seven layers of chocolate wafers and fluffy whipped cream interspersed just so. It’s a tall stack of dear sweet richness.
5. Passion Fruit and Lime Bavarian Cake at Tartine Sycamore
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Swing in to Tartine for a taste of the bakery’s passion fruit and lime bavarian cake, a tremendous slice of moist chiffon and tangy-sweet cream with a handsome coat of coconut flakes.
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6. Triple Berry Cake at Sweet Lady Jane
Jane Lockhart’s triple berry shortcake is a three-layer beauty of yellow butter cake, lightly sweetened whipped cream, and a trio of fresh berries (raspberries, strawberries, and either blackberries or blueberries). It’s a splendid little number that’s as pretty as it is delicious.
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7. Blum’s Coffee Crunch Cake at Valerie Echo Park
Valerie Confections bakes up an impressive line of vintage cakes including Blum’s Coffee Crunch Cake, an iconic slice of sponge cake with coffee whipped cream and bits of honeycombed crunch.
8. Huckleberry Forest Cake at Cake Monkey Bakery
Dynamic duo Lisa Olin and Elizabeth Belkind are the two forces behind Cake Monkey, an outstanding purveyor of nostalgic desserts. Hone in on the huckleberry forest cake with its layers of chocolate brown butter cake, scratch-made huckleberry preserves, and luscious maple buttercream.
9. Green Tea Mille Crêpes at Lady M Cake Boutique
Since opening in New York City in 2004, Lady M has grown to 30 locations globally. While just about every dessert looks picture perfect in the display case, it’s the green tea crepe cake that’s best. The magic of slicing through 20 delicate crepes interspersed with matcha-infused pastry cream never gets old.
10. Strawberry Whipped Cream Cake at Phoenix Bakery
When Phoenix Bakery first opened in 1938, the shelves were mostly lined with traditional Chinese sweets. Throughout the years, the selection has evolved to include the bakery’s famous fresh strawberry whipped cream cake — a not-too-sweet slice that brightens any celebration.
11. Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake at République
It’s futile to resist the charms of Margarita Manzke’s salted caramel chocolate cake. Imagine two layers of chocolate cake with plenty more chocolate-caramel ganache and salted caramel too. It’s a deeply satisfying creation.
12. Mango Cake at Tanbii Bakery
Rosemead, CA 91770
The secret to Tanbii Bakery’s mango cake is its ideal balance of spongy cake, ripened fruit, and sweetened-just-so whipped cream. This cake is a true SGV staple at birthday celebrations and family gatherings.
13. 7 Up Cake at Sweet Red Peach
Here at Inglewood’s Sweet Red Peach, owner Karolyn Plummer bakes cobblers, cakes, cupcakes, and cookies. Her most impressive dessert is the 7 Up cake, a sticky and moist soda-infused pound cake finished in a simple glaze.