The Best Slice of Cake in Toronto
The best slice of cake in Toronto is cause for celebration - especially when flying solo. For those times when your sweet tooth beckons but a whole cake is too much, these bakeries and cafes have got you covered.
Here's where to find the best slices of cake in Toronto.
Japanese-style crepe cakes (from $7.10/slice) and light, souffle-like cheesecakes ($5.95/slice) are the thing to get at this bakery in the Fashion District. Expect to find labour-intensive cakes consisting of 20+ layers of delicate crepes alternating with flavoured pastry cream in flavours like vanilla bean, matcha, tiramisu, and champagne & strawberries.
The pastry shop in Corktown is home to The Chocolate One, a decadent dark chocolate sponge cake paired with dark chocolate mousse, chocolate pearls and ganache that sells for $7.50 per slice. Also find non-traditional cakes like earl grey-filled cream puffs with hazelnuts on a French butter biscuit crust ($7/slice) and Japanese-style crepe cakes on the weekends.
This bakery-cafe on Roncesvalles is generally stocked with eight or more cakes at a time. The carrot cake ($4.75/slice) and the red velvet naturally coloured with raspberries and beets ($4.75/slice) are among the most popular, but you'll also find unique creations like a moist, earl grey cardamom chocolate cake ($4.25) and a gluten-free polenta cake ($5.25).
The bakery in the Beach(es) deals in traditional South American pastries and when it comes to cake, you'll find an ever-changing selection that's recently included caracas cake and quasillos cake, as well as a classic strawberry shortcake. Buy by the slice for $3 to $5.50 a piece.
The Bloor Street bakery is always whipping up new recipes and offers a rotating selection from over 30 different flavours. Typically you'll find just a single option each day sold by the slice ($5 to $7) including a London Fog cake steeped with earl grey tea and iced with a tea-infused frosting.
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