Top Cakes In Philadelphia

January 9, 2015 8:00 AM

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Bake me a cake as fast as you can! That’s what your sweet tooth calls out when it has a craving for a rich, moist, mouth-watering slice of heaven. The City of Brotherly Love loves its bakeries and cafes, and there are definitely plenty of cake bosses to go around. When nothing but the best will fill your cravings, head for one of these top Philadelphia shops for the greatest gateau of your life.

Brown Betty Dessert Boutique
1625 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 988-1888
www.brownbettydesserts.com

If you love pound cake, then you’ll love Brown Betty. Most of the recipes are a variation of the basic pound cake, but with a delicious twist. Baking secrets were handed down from grandmother Betty to daughter Linda and granddaughter Norrinda, who have mixed Harlem charm and Southern hospitality to make this one of the most go-to bakeries in Philly. Check out the Company’s Comin’ Poundcake, a scrumptious concoction made with heavy cream, coconut filling and a coconut cream cheese buttercream frosting.

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Flying Monkey Bakery
51 N. 12th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 928-0340
www.flyingmonkeyphilly.com

At Flying Monkey Bakery, you can mix and match your favorite cake, frosting and filling flavors to customize an extraordinary treat for the taste buds. Elizabeth Halen’s cake haven makes a Boston Cream to die for. Vanilla cake with a pastry cream filling is topped with chocolate buttercream frosting – and this ain’t your ordinary buttercream. A fabulous, lightly sweet Swiss meringue, the buttercream here is made with real butter, fine sugar and only the best vanilla extract.

Last Drop Coffee House
1300 Pine St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 893-9262
www.thelastdropcoffeehouse.com

Lively conversation, great coffee and even greater cake are all good to the last drop at this cozy cafe. Order up a cup of La Colombe coffee with a slice of carrot cake and you may never want to leave. Just looking at this masterpiece of confections makes your mouth salivate. The moist cake, cream cheese frosting with a carrot design, chopped nuts on the side and whipped cream doesn’t disappoint.

Swiss Haus Bakery
35 S. 19th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 563-0759
www.swisshausbakery.com

This establishment has been churning out pastries, cookies and cakes in Philadelphia for 85 years now, so there’s no doubt that it’s a heavyweight contender in the baking arena. And with a name like Swiss Haus Bakery, you know you have to try something chocolate. Place your bet on the 7” round Sacher Cake. Viennese chocolate sponge cake is spread with a triple coating of velvety chocolate buttercream, with sides that are chock-full of heavenly chocolate shavings.

Tiffany’s Bakery
901 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 627-1306
www.tiffanysbakeryphilly.com

Get ready for a major sugar overload with Tiffany’s Kids in a Candy Store Cake. This cake is spectacular to look at with its over-the-top edible decorations and is a real crowd pleaser, especially with the elementary school crowd. Yellow cake is topped with white icing with sides covered in M&Ms. The top of this culinary delight is a mass of Kit Kats, M&Ms, Reeses Peanut Butter Cups and chocolate syrup. Be sure to wear pants with an elastic waist for this one!

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Susan DeFeo has been a professional writer since 1997. She served as a community events columnist for New Jersey’s “Cape May County Herald” for more than a decade. A writer for numerous online publications, Susan has covered health, fitness, beauty and travel, all subjects that are near and dear to her as a married mother of seven children. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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