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Red Velvet Cupcakes or Cake?

As I read all the cupcake and cake posts, I find myself wondering where I can get either a red velvet cupcake or a slice of cake. The last time I was home in NYC, I tried a red velvet cupcake from Two Little Red Hens Bakery, and I fell in love. I went back for more, and the feeling was the same. Now, two months later, I can't stop thinking about it, and I wish I could have that feeling again here.
I'll drive for that bliss, so where can I go?

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  1. I haven't ventured there myself yet, but I know that Auntie Em's in Eagle Rock has great red velvet.

    http://www.auntieemskitchen.com/home....

    They used to make it for one of my fave places to eat, and I couldn't get enough of it.

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    1. re: MarikoDeVille

      For me, Auntie Em's is supreme. The size is generous, cupcake is dense and moist, and the frosting divine. You are going to find a million opinions on this issue, though. You will have to do what we all do- go ahead, try the lot! See what you like best (but don't come complaining about the pounds you put on in the process. haha)

      1. re: MarikoDeVille

        Ya, Auntie Em's are good but maybe the best part going there is you can pick a regular large size cupcake or taste several of Auntie Em's treats by selecting from the small mini cupcakes. My fav is a Whoopie pie. If your drink coffee then stay for a while and enjoy on the patio and you will feel like you are in the town of Woodstock, NY -- grovin.

        1. re: JeetJet

          It feels like Woodstock there? I love Woodstock! So do they always have the red velvet cupcakes?

          1. re: Epicure

            Yes, along with chocolate and coconut -- large and mini. I recall sitting in a small back patio in woodstock (only several tables with a funky driveway along side)several years ago eating a sandwich made of mostly sprouts and this place has the same feel. Even the inside of this place and the cool people that work there seem to have been transplanted from the town of Woodstock. Go for breakfast. Check out my post below for a review of the Saturday morning we had last week. Also, if you make the trip consider stopping at two other chow stops in town – Eagle Rock Bakery and Galco’s for soda. Do you miss Dr. Browns? All flavors in stock.

            Eagle Rock – Rocks!

            My post last week.
            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/392628

            Auntie Em’s Kitchen (Breakfast, Soups, Sandwiches, Cup-Cakes, and So much more....
            )4616 Eagle Rock Blvd.
            Los Angeles, CA 90041
            (323) 255-0800
            mon-fri 8am to 7pm & sat-sun 8am to 4pm
            http://www.auntieemskitchen.com/about...

            Eagle Rock Bakery (fresh baked Italian sandwich bread and top quality Italian meats and cheese) 1726 Colorado Blvd.
            Los Angeles, CA 90041
            (323) 255-8224
            Mon-Sat - 8:00am-6:00pm, Sun - 9:30am-1:00pm
            http://www.nelanet.org/businessfinder...

            Galco’s (soda of all kinds, try Sioux City Sarsaparilla and Root Beer
            )5702 York Blvd.
            Highland Park
            (323) 255-7115

      2. Finding the perfect Red Velvet Cake is Nirvana. The Red Velvet cake which warms my heart can be found at SusieCakes in Brentwood. I don't love cupcakes. I love a generous slice which has been cut from a big cake. Susie Cakes cuts a very generous slice.

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        1. re: maudies5

          YES!!! Had a slice/chunk couple of weeks ago. Doesn't get much better.

        2. Try The Cobbler Lady, cupcakes and sheet cake.
          http://www.cobblerlady.com/

          1. The cupcakes at Auntie Em's are huge and gratifying.

            I like the ones at BlueBird Bakery in Culver City, too.

            Doughboys sells small 'cake' versions that are completely shareable for two (or even three). They also sell online.

            I've bought the Sprinkles red velvet cupcake mix...have yet to make it though :)

            1. I like the red velvet cupcakes from Dots in Pasadena on Arroyo Parkway. I haven't had any other red velvet cupcakes or cake in Los Angeles, since I just moved here fairly recently and I'm cutting back on sweets.