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Feb 20, 2007 08:34 AM

Red Velvet Cake

Where can I get a good Red Velvet Cake. I have had a craving and my birthday is coming up...thought I would treat myself.

Any suggestions?

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  1. Doughboy's on 3rd and Crescent Heights has them by the slice but you can buy a whole cake.

    Do a search of red velvet cake, there was just a thread on this.

    5 Replies
    1. re: chowmominLA

      there's a thread on this every week!

      1. re: chowmominLA

        Doughboy's isn't a slice (unless you can get a slice and I just don't know), it's a miniature round cake that's big enough for two to four people depending how much you want to eat. It's very very very very moist, and actually even more delicious the second day after the moisture has soaked back into the cake a little.

        Here's a row of their individual cakes. They look smaller when they're all together, but each one is so big you can barely balance it on one palm.

        Buttercake on Pico has cupcakes and mini cupcakes that are a little less intensely red, but definitely not as exciting as Doughby's version. Perfect if you just mean a treat for yourself though.

        1. re: Pei

          Yeah, you're right... I just meant that they're typically sold as individual servings, but you can buy a whole cake as well if you call ahead. But yeah, each "mini cake" feeds 2 or 3 people so maybe that's enough.

          I think you forgot to insert the picture.

          I agree that it tastes just as good if not better the next day.

          1. re: Pei

            Just had the red velvet at Doughboy's. I wish it had a more chocolatey taste, but the frosting was yum!

        2. The red velvet cake at Nick & Stef's steakhouse downtown is the best I've ever had, by far. Tried the Doughboys one and it didn't really float my boat. Someone else ordered it at Nick & Stef's, I had a bite and was kicking myself for not getting one too. Good aged steaks there, too.

          1. - LA area boutique bakery makes them in 3 sizes. Owner is from the south and bakes from scratch. Very tasty.

            1. If you're all about the red velvet, but are flexible about the form in which it comes, I'd recommend the red velvet cupcakes at Sprinkles. Toast makes a terrific red velvet cupcake, too. Happy Birthday!