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OC prefferbly.

Best for non-chocolate and chocolate please.
Non ice cream cake.
Price is not an issue.

Thank you in advance!

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  1. In LA county, Porto's bakery's tres leches cake. Out of this world.

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    1. re: jaket

      thanks, what does tres leches mean?

      1. re: compulsiveEater

        3 milks... It's a rather "wet" cake that's not overly sweet. Very Cuban.

        1. re: jaket

          thanks! i was thinking king's hawaiian, which she loves. but maybe something new and better?

          1. re: jaket

            Apparently it's origins aren't certain:
            http://www.barrypopik.com/index.php/n...
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tres_lec...

      2. I'm particularly fond of the Berry Blossom @ Susina Bakery & Red Velvet at Doughboys.

        ~H.C.
        http://la-oc-foodie.blogspot.com

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        1. re: AquaW

          Second the Berry Blossom at Susina Bakery, or their Lemon Raspberry Dream. The latter is the cake I got for my BF's 30th- everyone loved it.

          1. re: AquaW

            Susina Bakery is absolutely wonderful. They make wonderful cakes. I also think the cakes at Lark Cake Shop in Silver Lake are quite pretty, though I've only gotten the smaller cupcakes so far.

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            Susina Bakery & Cafe
            7122 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

            1. re: AquaW

              Second this recommendation. The only cake I would not get at Susina is chocolate IF you like very dense, intensely flavored chocolate cakes. All their cakes, including chocolate, are lightly flavored and very fluffy.

            2. Just had some birthday cake from Katella Deli this weekend. Chocolate with chocolate bavarian filling, and whipped cream icing. Amazing! So moist...

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              Katella Deli-Restaurant
              4470 Katella Ave, Los Alamitos, CA 90720

              1. http://www.bfbakerycafe.com/index.htm
                Black Forest Bakery in Lake Forest (near Dana Point) did my daughter's wedding cake in Sept. and it was very good. Had a tangy lemon, and cheese filling I think.

                1. The Berry Blossom cake at Alcove is to die for. http://alcovecafe.com/

                  1. -Red Velvet Cake at Doughboys
                    -Pastries by Edie in Canoga Park
                    -Porto's Tres Leches cake (awesome!)... pick up some potato balls while you're there (yum!)
                    -Chocolate Fudge Cake at Grand Lux Cafe
                    -Victor Benes Cakes (we've had these at my work and they've all been quite good)

                    1. Closer to OC: King's Hawaiian's Paradise Cake. Three colorful layers: guava, lime, and passionfruit. The flavors are very light. Without knowing, I would have just thought it was light fluffy "fruity" cake with a very thin layer of whipped cream and a gooey layer of tart passionfruit curd. $15 for an 8", which was enough for the 8 of us to eat after dinner and still have 2/3 of the cake left! One of the most interesting and tasty cakes I've had in LA, and definitely the cheapest.

                      I like Porto's but it's much too sweet for me. Same for Doughboy's.

                      Susina is great for people who don't like things overly sweet.

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                      1. re: Pei

                        nice opinions

                      2. Just my 8 cents...

                        Hansen's White Chocolate with Raspberry and Buttercream
                        Plusko's Chocolate Chip Cake w/ Vanilla Custard Filling
                        Viktor Benes' Chocolate Parisian
                        Almost anything from Leda's

                        1. I was doing a little cake shopping myself and bookmarked some places.

                          Good luck!

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                          Blackmarket Bakery
                          17941 Sky Park Cir, Irvine, CA

                          Let Them Eat Cake
                          2346 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA

                          1. Jin Patisserie! Jin Patisserie all the way! (in Venice) The Spring Bouquet has been my birthday cake two years in a row and will be three in 2 months! Mangoes, Strawberries, in cream inside a layer of meringue *drool* and they do have other awesome cakes. The Poire, for example. And then they had this new one last time that I didn't get the name of :(

                            And then I do love Porto's in Glendale. It's cheaper but still the cakes there are still so so tasty.

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                            Jin Patisserie
                            1202 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291