Ten Best Places in Houston to Get Your Next Cake
6. Take the Cake
Photo courtesy Take the Cake Peanut butter and chocolatey heaven at Take the Cake.
One reason that Take the Cake is so awesome is that they never make more than eight cakes at a time. Small batches mean high quality, and Take the Cake is committed to using only the best ingredients as well. Owners Anabel and Brent Trudeau are both graduates of the Culinary Institute of America in New York. From there, they moved to Europe to perfect their pastry skills before finally settling in Texas and re-discovering a love for more simple desserts. "Fancy desserts have no place at Take the Cake," the website explains, "but great tasting cakes, cheesecakes, pies and tarts do." Amen.
5. The Chocolate Bar
Photo courtesy The Chocolate Bar Hello, Uncle Darryl. Let's be best friends.
If you want a chocolate cake in Houston, The Chocolate Bar is your place. The towering nine-inch chocolate cakes at first seem pricey--$9.95 per slice or $75 per whole cake--until you realize just how large and rich a single slice is. The Chocolate Bar doesn't do custom cakes, but you don't really need a custom dessert when the menu options are this good. My personal favorite? Uncle Darryl's chocolate cake with four layers of moist cake with chocolate filling and bits of buttery toffee and dark, bittersweet chocolate chips between each layer. It's so decadent, you'll need to take a breather halfway through devouring your slice.
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