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Rimetra Apr 12, 2010 11:47 AM

I need to order a carrot cake for a friends birthday and since i am not a fan I am at your mercy. Anywhere from Santa Monica to Silverlake is great.
THANK YOU!

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    skimilk Apr 22, 2010 02:32 PM

    Maybe a little late, but Village Kitchen on Beverly and Union is DELICIOUS. Just got a slice today. They have a talented young baker there, and all the money goes to a local homeless shelter.
    Delicious cake for a great cause.

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    Village Kitchen
    7050 Village Dr Ste R, Buena Park, CA 90621

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      Rimetra Apr 18, 2010 08:59 PM

      In the end I got a carrot cake from Vanilla Bakeshop and was told it was Amazing!
      Thanks for your help

      1. boogiebaby Apr 14, 2010 12:48 PM

        I'm surprised no one mentioned the carrot cake at Porto's! It's got pineapple in it and has an amazing cream cheese frosting.

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          ns1 Apr 14, 2010 01:20 PM

          was just about to post this

          <3 Porto's carrot cake

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          pnutbuddah Apr 13, 2010 01:21 AM

          Susiecakes and Jamica's Cakes on Pico near Barrington are both DE-LI-SHUSH.

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          Pico Cafe
          8944 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035

          1. Emme Apr 12, 2010 09:41 PM

            hold your fire... but, my mom LOVES carrot cake, and really loves the one from the Cheesecake Factory... i know, i know...

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              mollyomormon Apr 12, 2010 09:48 PM

              Off topic, but that cheesecake factory carrot cake nutritional info is shocking (like 600 calories more per slice than most the cheesecakes).

              I love all the cakes at Susiecakes, including the carrot cake so that'd be my rec. And Eagle Rock is probably too far, but I think Auntie Em's is great as well.

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                liu Apr 12, 2010 10:12 PM

                I have had only the carrot cup cake at Auntie Em's; it is moist and dense with carrots and raisins, and the frosting is "the good stuff." If they make a large cake, then I would vote -- along with mollyomormon -- for Auntie Em's.

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                  mollyomormon Apr 12, 2010 10:26 PM

                  They do make full size cakes! :) http://www.auntieemskitchen.com/baker...

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                    liu Apr 13, 2010 08:34 AM

                    Yumm!

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                      mollyomormon Apr 13, 2010 10:14 AM

                      although better for me to just stick with the mini cupcakes because I would be in serious trouble if I had a full Auntie Em's carrot cake in the house...

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                        liu Apr 13, 2010 04:23 PM

                        mollyomormon -- very funny!
                        I once heard that if you cut the cupcake or cake into small pieces, you will greatly reduce or even cancel all the calories...just something I heard and I'm passing it on!

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              JamesF Apr 12, 2010 03:33 PM

              As hard as it may be to believe, maybe the Staples Center? (I guess it's out of your geo range, though.)

              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/700792

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                maudies5 Apr 12, 2010 04:07 PM

                Go to Susiecakes and Tavern in Brentwood. They both make a great carrot cake. Each place will give you a sample to taste. Tough call. Both delicious.

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                sparkareno Apr 12, 2010 02:48 PM

                maybe a little out of your way but El Segundo bakery has amazing carrot cake. Also creative cakes in Redondo has good carrot cake.

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                  bulavinaka Apr 12, 2010 09:52 PM

                  Is El Segundo Bakery still open? I haven't been in a long while but thought the family decided to close down...

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                  El Segundo Bakery
                  219 W Grand Ave, El Segundo, CA 90245

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                    sparkareno Apr 13, 2010 10:08 AM

                    You may be right--it's been a while since I have been there. such good memories of their cakes, though.

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                      bulavinaka Apr 13, 2010 01:09 PM

                      We liked them a lot as well. Nothing fru-fru about them. Just really good renditions of old-fashioned bakery stuff.

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                      vickie2172 Apr 13, 2010 04:03 PM

                      Sorry, El Segundo Bakery is gone. Just an empty storefront for now.

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                      El Segundo Bakery
                      219 W Grand Ave, El Segundo, CA 90245

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                        bulavinaka Apr 13, 2010 10:35 PM

                        That's too bad - I appreciate the confirmation. We dropped by there I think about a 1 1/2 years ago (maybe longer) to grab some of their goods. We were stopped cold by a sign that indicated that they had closed for good - weren't sure whether to believe this El Segundo institution was gone for good. They were part of the character that was old downtown ES.

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                    Rizza Apr 12, 2010 02:23 PM

                    I always enjoy the carrot cake from Hansen's. Definately a sweet version, but really moist and good.

                    www.hansencakes.com

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                      la tache burger Apr 12, 2010 12:16 PM

                      Buttercake is delicious, more like a banana bread shape "loaf" with cream cheese frosting. Coral Tree Cafe good one. Amazing one at Tavern, very Farmer's Market, 3 kinds of carrots, not overly sweet.

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                      Coral Tree Cafe
                      11645 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

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                        Burger Boy Apr 12, 2010 11:58 AM

                        Call bigmanbakes in Downtown, he used to do carrot cake but now does more cupcakes but I am sure he will accommodate. http://www.yelp.com/biz/big-man-bakes...

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