6 Bay Area tasty cakes

SFGate · Guide to San Francisco · created over 3 years ago

From sticky toffee to spice to chocolate (!), these are Michael Bauer's six picks for the best restaurant cakes in the Bay Area. For more deliciousness on each cake, go here: http://sfg.ly/cCNG7t

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    XXX cake at Baker & Banker in San Francisco, CA

    With layers of chocolate cheesecake and devil's food cake and a glaze of bittersweet chocolate ganache.

  • Carrot Cake at Farallon Restaurant in San Francisco, CA

    This is the ultimate carrot cake, moist and delicious.

  • Lemon Chiffon Meringue Cake at Presidio Social Club in San Francisco, CA

    A lemon chiffon meringue cake with layers of moist cake, mascarpone and a browned puff of whipped egg white on top.

  • Buttermilk Spice Cake at Absinthe Brasserie & Bar in San Francisco, CA

    A homey rich square like Grandma might have made (if she was a fabulous baker).

  • Rum Bundt Cake at Brick & Bottle in Corte Madera, CA

    A rum-soaked bundt cake, moistened with pudding, with a layer of pecans, caramel and a hefty scoop of rum raisin ice cream.

  • Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake at Zin Restaurant & Wine Bar in Healdsburg, CA

    It's a muffin-size round of gooeyness, set in a rich pool of caramel and capped with a tangy dollop of whipped creme fraiche. It feels like the perfect fall dessert.