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Jun 21, 2012 10:24 AM

Best red velvet & carrot cake/cupcakes

Hey all!

So I was in Johannesburg lately and got to have the best red velvet cake ever! I already love red velvet cupcakes but this was heaven... I also had an amazing carrot cake

So now in MTL I am trying to find the best red velvet & carrot cake as well as cupcakes I can get my hands on.

So fire away all suggestions you got on the Island!

Thanks a bunch


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  1. I quite like the red velvet cupcake from Les Glaceurs in Old Montreal
    (453 St Sulpice)

    1. The Les Glaceurs in the old port does have good red velvet cupcakes, but the best I've have I bought online from bakesalegirl and we're delivered to my place. They were so good, so moist and the perfect size. She's on twitter @BakeSaleGirl

      1. Cocoa Locale does a good red velvet cake. The best carrot cake that I have found so far is from Campanelli - they put thick layer of cream cheese icing between two layers of carrot cake, and it's highly addictive (as is most of their baking)...

        1. Thanks for the Les Glaceurs (def the one in Old MTL over the one downtown right?), Bakesalegirl, cocoa locale and Campanelli suggestions. Will have to go for a taste test soon!

          I would like a red velvet cake for a bday and need to know which is best in town. So any other suggestions send them my way!!

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          1. re: zeim1

            Are the cupcakes different at the downtown location than in the Old Port? How about at the Westmount (Bilboquet) location?

          2. Red velvet cupcake goes to Les Glaceurs. Red velvet cake goes to Cocoa Locale. Both pale in comparison to New York City's Two Little Red Hens (cake) and Pinisi (cupcake).

            Frannies used to make a killer carrot cake but I haven't seen one recently. Whoever supplied Cafe Republique in the beginning also had a good carrot cake.

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            1. re: marblebag

              thanks a lot for these suggestions.... how do you feel about D Liche? i've tried both Red Velvet and Carrot cupcake and they are great

              1. re: zeim1

                I really liked the red velvet from D'liche, though if I recall correctly, the icing is vanilla bean and not the traditional cream cheese. It's one of the most memorable red velvets I've had in the city, better than Les Glaceurs IMO. I volunteered at the Cupcake Training Camp this spring and D'liche was one of the first tables to sell out.

                1. re: zeim1

                  I 'm not a big fan of D Liche as much as other Montrealers but I'm really picky after sampling the cupcakes in NYC and LA. I like their triple chocolate cupcake.

                  For a really moist cupcake Cocoa Locale has vanilla, chocolate chai and one other that escapes me.