The Dish: Vegan Cake

Where to find some of the best vegan cakes in Los Angeles
If you are among the dessert-obsessed, you might be shaking your head in disbelief upon seeing the words vegan and cake side by side. How can a cake be truly great without the milk, butter, and eggs? Yet the decadent cake offerings at the following eateries are so rich with flavor, it’s easy to forget they’re actually dairy-free. 

Real Food Daily (pictured above)

One of the most popular vegan restaurants in L.A. draws crowds of health-minded eaters, thanks to its reinvention of comfort food classics using plant-based ingredients. Naturally, this applies to the dessert menu as well, including the tasty double-layered chocolate fudge cake and carrot cake (available only on the catering menu). Each slice of carrot cake is chock-full of carrots, currants, and walnuts, then layered with a vanilla tofu cream cheese frosting made from tapioca. 414 N. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles; 1-310-289-9910. 899 E. Del Mar Boulevard, Pasadena; 1-626-844-8900. realfooddailyla.com.

Flore

Once inside this cozy Silver Lake eatery, you’ll be forgiven for thinking you have wandered into a traditional city deli. Take a closer look at the gigantic deli case, and you’ll notice shelves of vegan pastries in lieu of cold cuts. Order a slice of the lemon berry cake, a zesty combination of classic lemon poppy seed cake, whole blueberries, and an airy frosting with a flavor reminiscent of sweet strawberry ice cream. 3818 W. Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles. 1-323-953-0611; florevegan.com.

Erin McKenna's Bakery NYC

This all-vegan bakery offers baked-to-order cakes in a variety of tempting flavors. The delectable brownie-cake option topped with cool mint frosting is a winner. Don’t live near the L.A. store? Its goods are shipped throughout the U.S. 236 N. Larchmont Boulevard, Los Angeles. 1-855-462-2292; erinmckennasbakery.com.

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