The Best Chocolate Cakes in L.A. for Your Next Celebration

The Best Chocolate Cakes in L.A. for Your Next Celebration

January 25, 2022

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Did you know that National Chocolate Cake Day takes place on January 27th? Mark it on your calendar as the perfect excuse for a sweet indulgence; after all, being kind starts with treating yourself.

Luckily Los Angeles is overflowing with bakeries offering some of the best chocolate cakes you can imagine. Perfect for sharing a sweet moment and making memories with your family. Check out our picks for the title of best cake places in LA, chocolate edition, below.

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Porto’s Bakery

There is a good reason why Porto’s Bakery has been a staple of Los Angeles since 1960—they provide baked goods of exceptional quality.

The jewel of the crown? Their decadent Parisian Chocolate Cake, a moist chocolate cake with layers of whipped chocolate ganache that’s as delicious as it sounds.

Address: Porto’s Bakery has multiple locations across Los Angeles, including Burbank, Glendale, West Covina, Downey, and Buena Park. Take a look at the addresses and find your closest one here. 

Susie Cakes

Susie Cakes has become a well-known stop for folks seeking a sugar rush and a chocolate treat with stores in multiple states.

Each sugary treat provided on the menu is a delight, but you can’t go wrong with the tried and true Old Fashioned 6-Layer Chocolate Cake.

Address: Susie Cakes counts with over ten locations across Los Angeles, including Brentwood, Mid-City — La Brea, Pasadena, Manhattan Beach, Marina del Rey, and more! Take a look at the addresses and find the closest one here. 

Sweet Lady Jane

One of the best chocolate cakes available in Los Angeles has found a home in Sweet Lady Jane—the Chocolate Triple Berry cake, their signature and best-selling product. 

Layers of chocolate cake and whipped cream meet the fruity notes of blueberry, raspberries, and strawberries for a mouth-watering and explosive flavor combination. You cannot miss out on their Dark Chocolate Cake for an extra decadent option. 

Address: Sweet Lady Jane has six stores open throughout Los Angeles, including Beverly Hills, Encino, Calabasas, Manhattan Beach, Santa Monica, and West Hollywood. Check the directions for each of them and find the best bakery near you here. 

Milk Bar

Well-known for its iconic birthday cakes, Milk Bar is a paradise for the sugar-loving and dessert enthusiasts of the family. 

One bite of their delicious Chocolate Birthday Cake is enough to send your taste buds on a frenzy. Not in the mood for a whole cake? The Chocolate Birthday Cake Truffles are simply amazing.

Address: 7150 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Magnolia Bakery

Although they are most well-known for their banana pudding, Magnolia Bakery also features one of the most diverse collections of chocolate cakes in LA. 

Whether it is their near-sinfully delicious Devil’s Food Cake or their decadent German Chocolate cake, any chocoholic will find heaven amidst the many options available. 

Address: 8389 W. Third St. (at Orlando St.), Los Angeles, CA 90048

Cake Monkey Bakery

No list featuring the best chocolate cakes in LA is complete without mentioning Cake Monkey Bakery, a bakery that features a plethora of flavor and filling combinations, meant to help you customize your dream cake—with some days of notice, of course.

Some must-try include German Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Malt Cake, and Chocolate Caramel Cake. 

Mid-City (Storefront): 7807 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

North Hollywood (Production kitchen, pick-ups only): 10844 Chandler Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA 91601

Is your family’s favorite choco-heaven missing from our list? Share your recommendations with our Local Anchor Facebook group.

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Shahrzad Warkentin

Shahrzad Warkentin

Shahrzad is a parenting lifestyle writer and mom of two adventure-loving kids. She is a Los Angeles native where she lives with her husband, daughter, son, and their dog. She has worked in digital media since 2009 and written for Pampers, Red Tricycle, Romper, and What To Expect among others. Previously she was a film and television writer with work featured on Nickelodeon. Follow Shahrzad on IG @writersher

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