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Dec 10, 2013 10:23 AM

Dairy and Gluten Free Cake

I have challenge on my hands, need to take a dairy and gluten free cake or desert to a holiday potluck. I don't have time to bake. Does anyone know where I can get such a desert in the Downtown Los Angeles area? I'd be willing to order something online if I knew where to go, but I would prefer something local that isn't frozen for travel. Thanks for your help!

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  1. try yelp - plenty of recommendations

    1. I like the Breakaway Bakery (a gluten-free bakery), which unfortunately stopped doing online orders recently. They are located mid-city.

      Breakaway Bakery
      5264 W. Pico Blvd. LA, CA 90019
      (310) 968-9380

      I haven't tried the next two places. Clara's Cakes is a vegan bakery that is operated by a teen baking prodigy out of her home. She has gluten-free options and is endorsed by Quarry Girl. I believe that Clara's Cakes is in the Silver Lake or Atwater area. Her website is Lastly, I've heard great things about Whisk Gluten-Free Bakery. They have a gluten-free/vegan menu. Also, they deliver their baked goods. Here's their website: Whisk is a favorite of April of the Gluten Is My Bitch blog.

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      1. re: MaladyNelson

        Babycakes on Larchmont is a stalwart of gluten-free/vegan baking, but I find their baked goods to be dense and overwhelmed with sickly sweet frosting. However, I know a lot of people that are fans.