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Best Chocolate Cake in Los Angeles

January 26, 2016 5:00 AM

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(credit: SGM/Shutterstock)

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If you’re seeking a delicious chocolate fix this summer, you’ll need to try one of the best chocolate cakes that Los Angeles has to offer. It’s an American staple that is truly at its best when it is freshly made. There are only so many who can perfect the art of the chocolate cake so we’ve helped to narrow it down for you. Check out these fabulous locations where you can find the perfect Chocolate Cake in Los Angeles.
(credit: Big Sugar Bake Shop)

(credit: Big Sugar Bake Shop)


Big Sugar Bake Shop
12182 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 508-5855
www.bigsugarbakeshop.com

If you haven’t tried Big Sugar Bake Shop’s new Chocolate Salted Caramel Cake with Chocolate and Caramel Butter cream, you may want to run to this Studio City Staple as soon as possible. The cake, which is fudgy and rich with chocolate is not only one of the most delicious and moist chocolate cakes you will find (including the Dark Chocolate one), it also is one of the most visually stunning cakes around. This bake shop also offers delicious treats including cupcakes (dulde de leche, pink vanilla, cinnamon, chocolate mint, and more), pies, tarts, cookies, brownies and more. For a full menu, visit Big Sugar Bake Shop.

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(credit: Sweet Lady Jane)


Sweet Lady Jane
8360 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90069
(323) 653-7145
www.sweetladyjane.com

Looking for a slice of chocolate cake heaven? Look no further than the seven inch tall slice of chocolate cake from Sweet Lady Jane. Featuring three layers of sweet chocolate butter cream topped with an extra dose of chocolate shavings, the cake is a sight to see and the slice is even more of a feast to the eye. It’s truly one rich piece of chocolate fun that you don’t want to miss.

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(credit: Bea’s Bakery)


Bea’s Bakery
18450 Clark Street
Tarzana, CA 91356-3504
(818) 344-0100
www.beasbakery.com

If you love milk chocolate, then you’ll definitely want to try the milk chocolate cake at Bea’s Bakery in Tarzana. Featuring the best fluffy layers of whipped cream that make this cake extra moist and delightful, the cake itself is also very light and airy.

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(credit: Stella Y./Yelp)


Alcove Cafe and Bakery
1929 Hillhurst Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 644-0100
www.alcovecafe.com

Featuring a myriad of cakes to choose from, if you’re in the mood for chocolate, Westwood’s Alcove Cafe and Bakery has you covered with their “Tipsy Chocolate Cake.” Including rich devils food cake flavored with Godiva Liquor and layered with silky chocolate buttercream, just description alone sounds too good to be true! The bakery also features assortments of chocolates and chocolate chip cookies too!

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(credit: Republique)


République
624 South La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA
(310) 362-6115
www.republiquela.com

The Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake at République is a little piece of heaven on a plate. The dark chocolate and the salted caramel ingredients make it one of the best moist and tender cakes you can find anywhere in Los Angeles. The treat is available as a whole cake or by the slice in their bakery.

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(credit: Jennifer d./yelp)


Hansen’s Cakes
1072 S Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 936-5527
www.hansencakes.com

With locations in Hollywood, Tarzana, and Beverly Hills, Hansen’s Cakes is one of the best places to go for all types of cakes. A favorite for events like birthday parties, or general parties, Hansen’s offers a variety of flavors including their delicious chocolate cake. No detail is spared when they make their cakes here also. From traditional cakes to more high end styles, the Hansen name is recognized around Southern California as one of the finest around. With high attention to baking and decorating, Hansen cakes are the culmination of the finest artistic talent and baking skills which keep customers coming back time and time again. Other flavors of cakes include almond crunch, banana nut, bridal white, carrot cake, red velvet, and more. They even offer gluten-free cakes and cupcakes in chocolate and vanilla flavoring.

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(credit: tanda m./yelp)


SusieCakes
11708 San Vicente Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
(310) 442-2253
www.susiecakes.com

If there’s one thing SusieCakes is known for, it’s their delicious all-American cakes. With locations throughout Southern California, this all-American bakery offers home-style dessert favorites that are baked entirely from scratch. Made in house daily by their special bakers using only the freshest & finest ingredients, they offer a delicious old fashioned 6-layer chocolate cake that can’t be missed. The cake can be ordered in a 6″ size, a 9″ size or by the slice. The same can be true of their other flavors, including Susie’s Famous Southern Red Velvet, carrot cake, tropical coconut, classic marble, lemon and vanilla cake, just to name a few. SusieCakes also offers custom layer cakes in chocolate, vanilla, and vanilla confetti, where you can add fluffy buttercream frosting (chocolate of course is popular), along with inscriptions and decorations.

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(credit: Jae E./yelp)


Magnolia Bakery
8389 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 951-0636
www.magnoliabakery.com

Ever since Magnolia Bakery transplanted itself to Los Angeles via the steets of New York City, it has become a phenomenon for those looking for delicious confections. When it comes to sweets, Magnolia Bakery has you covered, and the same is true with their cakes. Offering a number of options, one of their more popular chocolate cakes is the Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake. So, while it might be tough to skip their delicious banana pudding, cupcakes, or other dessert options, make sure not to miss out on any of their chocolate cake offerings.

What are your favorite places for chocolate cake? Share in the comments below!

Vanessa Diaz is a freelance writer and blogger. You can find her on her blogs The Queen of Swag and Disney Domain. You can also find her on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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