Best Places For Chocolate Cake In Los Angeles

January 27, 2017 6:00 AM

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(credit: Morton’s The Steakhouse)


As most everyone knows, chocolate contains mood elevators that give a sense of well being to all that enjoy a great slice or more of it. It also has natural uppers like caffeine, sugar and phenylthalymine, which gets the heart pounding a little faster. Whether it’s National Chocolate Cake Day or not, there’s always a great reason and excuse to indulge in a slice. Whether you’re looking for a slice or the whole cake, these places promise the best chocolate cake in town.

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(credit: Jannie M./yelp)


The Milk Shop
7290 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 939-6455
www.themilkshop.com

When it comes to any type of dessert, there’s no doubt that Milk takes the cake (pun intended). Offering every imaginable dessert you can even think of, some of their best options aside from ice cream sandwiches is their Chocolate 3X cake. With triple chocolate action, you’ll bite into a dense devil’s food cake with decadent dark chocolate frosting that is double dipped in dark chocolate ganache. Of course, there are other delicious desserts, including ice cream, brownies, cookies and everything else, but if you love chocolate cake, you can’t miss this one.

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(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 long list of chocolate goodies, you will want to run to this Studio City or downtown L.A. staple as soon as possible. The store, which offers cakes in 6″, 9″ 12″ and 12×18″ sizes, offers tons of chocolate cake options to choose from. Their dark chocolate cake is intensely dark and is a customer favorite. It looks beautiful topped with our vanilla bean frosting and is simply irresistible. They also make a chocolate sheet cake, which is made with two-layer half sheet cake to easily slice and serve. Are you gluten free? They offer a gluten-free chocolate take topped with chocolate buttercream. Or, their Neapolitan comes with one layer of chocolate cake, one of vanilla cake and one of strawberry cake with your choice of buttercream flavors. There’s also a vegan chocolate cake option!

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(credit: Lark Cake Shop)


Lark Cake Shop
3337 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 667-2968
www.larkcakeshop.com

If you’re looking for cake, especially a chocolate cake that will blow your mind, Lark Cake shop is where you’ll find a number of them that will do the trick. Enjoy its famous mousse chocolate cake layered with whipped cream and dark chocolate mousse filling with a dark chocolate ganache glaze; its black-and-white chocolate cake with vanilla Italian buttercream icing and filling; or the chocolate mocha cake chocolate cake iced with whipped cream and filled with layers of caramel mocha Italian buttercream and whipped cream, decorated with cocoa powder. Its signature old-fashioned ice-box cake featuring thin chocolate wafer cookies layered with whipped cream means you’ll be lucky to walk out with just one.

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(credit: Morton’s The Steakhouse)


Morton’s The Steakhouse
SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills
435 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 246-1501
www.mortons.com

When you’re done dining on Morton’s steaks, sides and salads, opt for a delicious chocolate cake. For dessert, Morton’s The Steakhouse offers a hot chocolate cake which is legendary. Made with Godiva chocolate, these single-person delectables are served warm with rich dark chocolate filling that oozes out when it’s cut. They also offer both a Double Chocolate Mousse cake and a regular chocolate cake!

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(credit: Valerie Confections)


Valerie Confections
3364 W First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(213) 739-8149
Additional Locations: Valerie Echo Park, Valerie at Grand Central Market
www.valerieconfections.com

Sometimes nothing satisfies a chocolate craving like a big slice of a traditional chocolate cake. Thoughts of a rich, moist chocolate cake with layers of heavenly chocolate filling make most people swoon. At Valerie Confections, its chocolate cake is chocolate exactly how you love it: dense bittersweet cake layered with creamy chocolate ganache, covered in chocolate buttercream and iced with chocolate shaving curls. This blissful creation is nine inches, designed to serve 12 people, but that really depends on who’s holding the knife. Orders in advance are recommended.

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Porto’s Bakery
3614 W Magnolia Blvd
Burbank, CA 91505
www.portosbakery.com

Are you in the mood for something truly mouthwatering? Porto’s Bakery, with locations in Burbank, Glendale and Downey, has been serving up delicious bakery items for over 45 years. While they offer a whole slew of baked goods, their cakes are one of their stand out baked good products. From their 9″ chocolate raspberry cake is a moist, devil’s food chocolate cake, layered with raspberry jam & Parisian cream. Iced with Parisian cream and glazed with a dark chocolate ganache, it’s one you must try! Their Parisian 9″ chocolate cake is filled with devil’s food chocolate cake, layered and decorated with a light Persian cream. This bakery offers tons of chocolatey cakes though to choose from, including a decadent flourless chocolate cake made with Ecuadorian dark chocolate. It’s a chocolate lovers dream!

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(credit: Katy L./Yelp)


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

Easily one of the most popular bakeries in Los Angeles, Sweet Lady Jane has picked up quite a following in recent years. And, for good reason. Offering baked goods as well as wedding cakes and cakes for any other type of event, the quality here is unparalleled. Offering custom cakes and wedding cakes that are known for their beauty and quality, Sweet Lady Jane doesn’t look at their creations as just that. They view them as if they are producing true pieces of culinary arts which help to create unforgettable memories for the events they are centered around. If you love chocolate cake, then you’ve come to the right place. Aside from other chocolate confections, they offer plenty of chocolate cakes including their chocolate almond crunch cake, their chocolate candied orange cake, a blackout espresso fudge cake, an old fashioned chocolate cake, as well as a raspberry chocolate cake, a chocolate strawberry cake and a german chocolate cake. But, one of the most popular is their flourless chocolate cake which is decadent and quite delicious.

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(credit: OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images)


Angel Maid Bakery
4542 S. Centinela Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90066
(310) 915-2078

The person in charge of the cake for a birthday, anniversary, engagement or bridal party, or any other momentous event, is under a lot of pressure especially if it’s for a lot of people. Choosing a flavor that everyone will enjoy, like chocolate, is a no brainer. Chocolate sheet cakes may be found almost anywhere. The problem with that is that they taste like, well, sheet cakes. Fortunately, Angel Maid Bakery offers a wide variety of sheet cakes that taste better than you could ever imagine. Choose between chocolate banana, chocolate mousse, German chocolate or the mocha chiffon light chocolate chiffon cake with mocha cream and cover. Cakes can serve from 15 to 100 people.

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(credit: Chris L./Yelp)


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

Touted as an “all-American bakery offering home-style dessert favorites baked entirely from scratch,” Chicago native Susan Sarich opened Susie Cakes and has done just that. Attracting a loyal following, denizens of Los Angeles flock to Susie Cakes for their cakes made from the freshest and finest ingredients. With an old-fashioned interior, Susie Cakes will bring you bake to the more sentimental of times. There’s nothing old-world about Susie Cakes though, as they offer and provide a wide array of delicious cakes and treats for any wedding celebration or party and event. Susie Cakes surely doesn’t disappoint when it comes to specialty chocolate cakes, too. Offering an old fashioned 6 layer chocolate cake, its one of the most popular and is towered high with moist chocolate filled and covered in rich, dark chocolate butterscotch frosting. They also offer a not-so regular chocolate cake, as well as a chocolate cake with fluffy buttercream frosting selections.

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(credit: John C./Yelp)


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

Magnolia Bakery, the New York transplant that has made a huge splash here in LA, is undoubtedly one of the best spots for sweets in Los Angeles. So, it should come as no surprise that they offer great cakes along with their cupcake and other sweet dessert offerings. Once you’ve had your fill of their banana pudding, pies, and other options, it’s a must to sample a slice of chocolate cake from here. Or, take home an entire cake. Classic cakes include their fan favorite chocolate cake. Specialty cakes are also on offer here as well. It’s not considered L.A.’s best bakery for no reason!

Kristine G. Bottone is a freelance writer living in Los Angeles. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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