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Best Places For Chocolate Sweets In Los Angeles

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If you're seeking a delicious chocolate fix this summer, you'll need to try one of the best chocolate cakes that Los Angeles has to offer. It's an American staple that is truly at its best when it is freshly made. There are only so many who can perfect the art of the chocolate cake so we've helped to narrow it down for you. Check out these fabulous locations where you can find the perfect Chocolate Cake in Los Angeles.

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Big Sugar Bake Shop
12182 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 508-5855

If you haven't tried Big Sugar Bake Shop's long list of chocolate goodies, you may want to run to this Studio City or downtown L.A. staple as soon as possible. The store, which offers everything from chocolate dipped pretzels, chocolate dipped strawberries, chocolate malted pie to various chocolate cakes, makes their confections perfectly.

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Sweet Lady Jane
8360 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90069
(323) 653-7145

Looking for a slice of chocolate cake heaven? Look no further than the seven inch tall slice of chocolate cake from Sweet Lady Jane. Featuring three layers of sweet chocolate butter cream topped with an extra dose of chocolate shavings, the cake is a sight to see and the slice is even more of a feast to the eye. It's truly one rich piece of chocolate fun that you don't want to miss.

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Compartes Chocolatier
912 S Barrington Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 826-3380

If you want a wide assortment of chocolates with great packaging, Compartes Chocolatier is your spot. Compartés Gourmet Chocolate Bars made right here in Los Angeles from organic chocolate, the freshest ingredients and are as popular as ever. Aside from pure chocolate, they get creative with s'mores dark chocolate bars, hazelnut toast chocolate bars and much more.

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See's Candies
Multiple Locations

Most Angelenos are familiar with those amazing white boxes filled with chocolate goodies. See's Candies can be found in specialty stores, and pretty much anywhere else, including at the airport. Known for their boxed chocolates, you can choose assortment boxes like their Large Gold Fancy with rich dark chocolates, creamy milk chocolates, and specialty pieces, or go with boxes that include only milk chocolates, or chocolates with nuts. The possibilities are endless at See's Candies.

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Bea's Bakery
18450 Clark Street
Tarzana, CA 91356-3504
(818) 344-0100

If you love milk chocolate, then you'll definitely want to try the Chocolate Shaving's Cake at Bea's Bakery in Tarzana. Featuring Dobash filling, and fudge icing, this chocolate cake is simply delightful. This dessert spot offers a great German Chocolate cake, and a Paris Cream cake with chocolate cake with freshly made chocoalte whipped cream and real chocolate poured on top.

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John Kelly Chocolates
1508 N Sierra Bonita Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 851-3269

Hollywood's John Kelly Chocolates is the perfect place if you're in the mood for everything chocolate! They offer a collection of chocolate boxes, so if you want a handcrafted 24 piece collection, or a 4 piece dark chocolate package with French grey sea salt, they have it. Other stand outs include their 2 piece box of smoky chipotle and sweet ancho chile, combined with dark chocolate, as well as milk chocolate bars, milk chocolate coated almonds and much more.

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624 South La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA
(310) 362-6115

The Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake at République is a little piece of heaven on a plate. The dark chocolate and the salted caramel ingredients make it one of the best moist and tender cakes you can find anywhere in Los Angeles. The treat is available as a whole cake or by the slice in their bakery.

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Hansen's Cakes
1072 S Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 936-5527

With locations in Hollywood, Tarzana, and Beverly Hills, Hansen's Cakes is one of the best places to go for all types of cakes. A favorite for events like birthday parties, or general parties, Hansen's offers a variety of flavors including their delicious chocolate cake. No detail is spared when they make their cakes here also. From traditional cakes to more high end styles, the Hansen name is recognized around Southern California as one of the finest around. With high attention to baking and decorating, Hansen cakes are the culmination of the finest artistic talent and baking skills which keep customers coming back time and time again. Other flavors of cakes include almond crunch, banana nut, bridal white, carrot cake, red velvet, and more. They even offer gluten-free cakes and cupcakes in chocolate and vanilla flavoring.

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11708 San Vicente Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
(310) 442-2253

If there's one thing SusieCakes is known for, it's their delicious all-American cakes. With locations throughout Southern California, this all-American bakery offers home-style dessert favorites that are baked entirely from scratch. Made in house daily by their special bakers using only the freshest & finest ingredients, they offer a delicious old fashioned 6-layer chocolate cake that can't be missed. The cake can be ordered in a 6" size, a 9" size or by the slice. The same can be true of their other flavors, including Susie's Famous Southern Red Velvet, carrot cake, tropical coconut, classic marble, lemon and vanilla cake, just to name a few. SusieCakes also offers custom layer cakes in chocolate, vanilla, and vanilla confetti, where you can add fluffy buttercream frosting (chocolate of course is popular), along with inscriptions and decorations.

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Magnolia Bakery
8389 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 951-0636

Ever since Magnolia Bakery transplanted itself to Los Angeles via the streets of New York City, it has become a phenomenon for those looking for delicious confections. When it comes to sweets, Magnolia Bakery has you covered, and the same is true with their cakes. Offering a number of options, one of their more popular chocolate cakes is the Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake. So, while it might be tough to skip their delicious banana pudding, cupcakes, or other dessert options, make sure not to miss out on any of their chocolate cake offerings.

What are your favorite places for chocolate cake? Share in the comments below!

Vanessa Diaz is a freelance writer and blogger. You can find her on her blogs The Queen of Swag and Disney Domain. You can also find her on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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