Ten Best Places in Houston to Get Your Next Cake

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Photo courtesy Take the Cake
Peanut butter and chocolatey heaven at Take the Cake.
6. 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.

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Photo courtesy The Chocolate Bar
Hello, Uncle Darryl. Let's be best friends.
5. The Chocolate Bar
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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Location Info

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Central Market

3815 Westheimer, Houston, TX

Category: General

Three Brothers Bakery

4036 S. Braeswood Blvd., Houston, TX

Category: General

Dacapo's Pastry Cafe

1141 E. 11th St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

The Chocolate Bar

1835 W. Alabama, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Ooh La La Bakery

23920 Westheimer Parkway, Katy, TX

Category: General

El Bolillo Bakery

2428 Airline Drive, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Rustika Cafe and Bakery

3237 SW Freeway, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

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24 comments
cmtoo1213
cmtoo1213

How on the ever-living earth is The Dessert Gallery not on this list?! I am in shock! I created an account just to post that comment, too!

theOnce
theOnce

Hot Breads is a terrific value, and a cool discovery

Colleen
Colleen

Acadian Bakery and Cakes on Call (if they still exist)

mgre
mgre

Rustika is the best for sure!

Anse
Anse

Dacapo's makes a damn good cake. My wife and I had a great wedding but I think the only thing anybody remembers about it was that cake. Three years later people still bring it up.

Laura Hanet
Laura Hanet

Dacapos by far is my favorite!! Lisa Diane you must read this!

kristinadm0128
kristinadm0128

I really needed someone to make me a fondant cake topper for this Saturday..ugh!

Eric Dela Pena
Eric Dela Pena

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David A. Lipper
David A. Lipper

It has to be The Dessert Gallery Bakery & Cafe Why aren't they on your list. #missedtheboat

Tricia Moore Minor
Tricia Moore Minor

Bon Appetit Magazine named the Tres Leches at Cordua Restaurants Churrascos and Americas one of the top ten cakes in The U. S. No one tops the tres leches by David Cordua and Michael Cordua.

Sara Meyn Holder
Sara Meyn Holder

Seriously??? Do you even know the east side of the city EXISTS???? There is a huge city to the east of 610 and Westheimer... I am sure you have been there.. We have AMAZING bakeries in the Southeast side of town, I have friends who swear by the east side of downtown for goodies... Open your windows, there is a great big world outside of Southwest Houston and Katy...

Keke
Keke

These are all good choices and interesting. But if you are tight and want to spend a little less, Hot Breads Bakery on Hillcroft does wonderful cakes for probably 30% less than these other places.

Think you wrote just this week about the little Indo-French bakery with generations of experience and pricing that makes it worth the drive.

LosNix
LosNix

Yeeeaaaah, El Bolillo is a straight-up east-side legend. 


So there's that.

Keke
Keke

I think the East side of Houston is way under-rated, sorta like the East side of Chicago

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