Reporting Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
Sharpen your sweet tooth and pour the coffee. It’s time for cake! Dara this week is sharing her Top 5 places for cake in the Twin Cities. She’s searched high and low for different kinds, different tastes and things she thinks everyone will enjoy. It’s the Top 5 Cakes in the Twin Cities (ok there are 6….but there’s a tie)!
Taste of Love
870 Dodd Rd.
St Paul, MN 55118
Taste of Love is a bakery in W. St. Paul that opened last November. A new kid on the bakery scene but some really great flavors like a peanut butter and jelly, and a pumpkin cake with caramel pecan filling and terrific cream cheese icing.
Wuollet’s in Edina Plus Several Other Locations (Tie)
3608 W 50th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55410
Almost all Twin Cities bakery fans have either been, tried or heard of Woullet’s. The reason for that is because they do a fantastic job. Ask Dara and she’ll mention the soufflé cake. That soufflé cake is just the basic, perfect cake in her mind!
Cafe Latte (Tie)
850 Grand Ave.
St Paul, MN 55105
Cafe Latte is a Grand Avenue restaurant in St. Paul with a tremendous bakery. And on a list of top cakes, how can Dara leave out the home of the Turtle Cake as big as a Thanksgiving turkey? She can’t. Full of wonderful cakes, tortes, cupcakes and you can’t miss the renowned turtle cake.
920 E Lake St.
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Located in the Midtown Global Market (can also be found at the Minneapolis Farmer’s Market), Salty Tart is the home of James Beard Award winning Pastry Chef Michelle Gayer. Her stylish to free-form rustic creations are a unique entry into the Minneapolis baking scene. The Surly Furious chocolate cake (yes, the beer), a delicious vanilla bean cake, and always delicious buttercream are a few of the cakes to check out!
2610 Lyndale Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Some cake for the health-conscious? True. French Meadow does crazy good gluten-free cakes with many different selections. Things like chocolate dip (no soy, no nuts), pretty in pink (no nuts), a coconut almond coconut white cake with a big fluffy white frosting; rose cake, gluten free and vegan, dense Venezuelan chocolate-like a brownie, No-No-No Cake (no dairy, no flour, no eggs); fresh beets cake and more. They also do Cupcakes gluten-free and vegan too!
Cocoa & Fig
651 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55402
This skyway destination is tucked away in Gaviidae Common and is a hidden gem. Dara raves about them and the great flavors of their confections! Fresh banana with cream cheese icing, Valrhona Chocolate with Salted Caramel sauce – and flawlessly beautiful frostings. Just the best. Chic. Yummy. A rare combination.