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Ochre Bakery’s rotating selection of cake flavors includes chocolate, olive oil, and pistachio-lemon pound cake
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13 Spots for Stellar Slices of Cake in Detroit

For those who want crepe cakes, Superman cheesecakes, fruit-topped yogurt cakes, or a sliver of something sweet

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Ochre Bakery’s rotating selection of cake flavors includes chocolate, olive oil, and pistachio-lemon pound cake
| Gerard + Belevender

There are plenty of great bakeries in metro Detroit that can satisfy a sweet tooth but fewer places to go for just a slice of cake.

Cake is a treat that goes well with a cup of tea or espresso and is the ideal snack or ending to a delicious meal. From Superman cake to Fruity Pebbles to light olive oil and tender yogurt cakes topped with seasonal fruit, the flavors at the local bakeries offer something for everyone. Here are 13 spots serving fabulous cake by the slice in metro Detroit.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Mexicantown Bakery

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4300 Vernor Hwy
Detroit, MI 48209
(313) 554-0001
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Neighborhood mainstay Mexicantown Bakery features all manner of breads and pastries at its Vernor Highway shop, but customers particularly seek out this spot for its tres leches cake soaked in a sweet cream. It’s offered whole and by the slice.

2. Ochre Bakery

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4884 Grand River Ave
Detroit, MI 48208
(313) 686-5694
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Among fruit-topped danishes, perfectly flaky croissants, and fresh breads, Ochre Bakery makes sure there are by-the-slice options in the case for cake fans. The bakery’s rotating selection ranges from not-too-sweet olive oil cakes to decadent chocolate layer cake to frosted slices of pistachio-lemon pound cake. Ochre also takes special orders.

3. Lucki's Cheesecakes

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5065 Trumbull Ave
Detroit, MI 48208
(313) 285-9529
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With two locations in Detroit and a growing list of restaurants carrying its desserts, Lucki’s Cheesecakes is a force to be reckoned with. Mix and match favorite slices at the shop such as the Superman cheesecake or the rose-colored strawberry crunch. Several options are vegan and Lucki’s also infuses a few with booze.

A banana pudding cheesecake cut into slices and decorated with vanilla wafers. Lucki’s Cheesecakes [Official photo]

4. Avalon International Breads

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422 W Willis St
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 832-0008
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In addition to regular breakfast pairings like crumbly coffee cake, Avalon makes vegan chocolate and carrot cakes. The moist and flavorful cakes are sold by the slice as well as in small round and sheet cake sizes for bigger parties.

5. For the Love of Sugar

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100 Erskine St
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 788-7111
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For the Love of Sugar’s highly decorated cakes stand out from the crowd. The shop operates as a cafe serving cakes and macarons by-the-slice, while also filling special orders. The signature flavor here is certainly the rainbow-colored Fruity Pebbles cake, though customers can also find intriguing options like Middle Eastern dessert-inspired knafeh cake on the menu.

6. Astoria Pastry Shop

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541 Monroe St
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 963-9603
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It’s not uncommon to see customers emerging from Astoria Pastry Shop in Greektown with a box packed with assorted cake slices. Some of favorites include the glossy chocolate torte and strawberry cheesecake.

7. Rose's Fine Food

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10551 E Jefferson Ave
Detroit, MI 48214
(313) 822-2729
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Rose’s Fine Food’s baked items are delicate, yet unfussy and so satisfying to share. The restaurant’s pastry case is located front and center at the entrance so customers can scope out a slice of the daily specials on the way to the table. Staples such as the light and not-too-sweet yogurt cake are flavored with seasonal fruits and floral decorations. Rose’s also takes orders for carrot, chocolate, and chiffon cakes with silky buttercream icing.

8. Morning Glory Coffee & Pastries

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85 Kercheval Ave
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236
(313) 647-0298
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This charming bakery in Grosse Pointe Farms specializes in custom and whole cakes for walk-ins. There’s also often a handful of cut pieces on hand in the case for customers who want to pair an espresso with a slice while enjoying the fireplace.

9. Lana's Bake Shop

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18685 Livernois
Detroit, MI 48221
(313) 397-4625
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German chocolate cake is the biggest hit with customers of this shop, which also has a location in Southfield. There’s also strawberry, lemon, red velvet, and pineapple coconut and cheesecakes.

10. Good Cakes and Bakes

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19363 Livernois
Detroit, MI 48221
(313) 468-9915
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Pastry chef April Anderson makes a variety of soft, moist, frosted cakes at her Livernois Avenue bakery. Customers can choose from flavors like lemon gooey butter cake, chocolate salted caramel cupcakes, 7-up pound cake. A few items are even vegan. The shop features a few options by the slice and as cupcakes each day that can be eaten at the counter or out front. Special orders are also accepted.

11. Kitty's Cheesecakes & More

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681 East Eight Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 336-2253
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This cheesecake mainstay located just east of the Woodward intersection with 8 Mile features a mind-boggling menu of cheesecakes. Choose from options like sweet potato and banana pudding. Each option is sold whole or by the slice and items like pound cake, pie, and ice cream are also available.

12. Treat Dreams Dessert Emporium

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22965 Woodward Ave
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 544-3440
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Skip Baskin-Robbins and head to this popular dessert cafe in Ferndale for cake and ice cream. Treat Dreams Dessert Emporium uses is funky ice cream flavors to create custom ice cream cakes as well as multi-layered Dream Cakes featuring cake, ice cream, cookie dough, and more.

13. White Wolf Japanese Patisserie

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31 E 14 Mile Rd
Clawson, MI 48017
(248) 268-3349
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Head to cafe and patisserie White Wolf in Clawson for the crepe cake — a stunning slice that reveals paper-thin crepes sandwiched between layers of frosting. The cake comes in flavors like matcha and strawberry. Customers can also try other Japanese-style cakes like souffle cheesecake here.

1. Mexicantown Bakery

4300 Vernor Hwy, Detroit, MI 48209

Neighborhood mainstay Mexicantown Bakery features all manner of breads and pastries at its Vernor Highway shop, but customers particularly seek out this spot for its tres leches cake soaked in a sweet cream. It’s offered whole and by the slice.

4300 Vernor Hwy
Detroit, MI 48209

2. Ochre Bakery

4884 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48208

Among fruit-topped danishes, perfectly flaky croissants, and fresh breads, Ochre Bakery makes sure there are by-the-slice options in the case for cake fans. The bakery’s rotating selection ranges from not-too-sweet olive oil cakes to decadent chocolate layer cake to frosted slices of pistachio-lemon pound cake. Ochre also takes special orders.

4884 Grand River Ave
Detroit, MI 48208

3. Lucki's Cheesecakes

5065 Trumbull Ave, Detroit, MI 48208
A banana pudding cheesecake cut into slices and decorated with vanilla wafers. Lucki’s Cheesecakes [Official photo]

With two locations in Detroit and a growing list of restaurants carrying its desserts, Lucki’s Cheesecakes is a force to be reckoned with. Mix and match favorite slices at the shop such as the Superman cheesecake or the rose-colored strawberry crunch. Several options are vegan and Lucki’s also infuses a few with booze.

5065 Trumbull Ave
Detroit, MI 48208

4. Avalon International Breads

422 W Willis St, Detroit, MI 48201

In addition to regular breakfast pairings like crumbly coffee cake, Avalon makes vegan chocolate and carrot cakes. The moist and flavorful cakes are sold by the slice as well as in small round and sheet cake sizes for bigger parties.

422 W Willis St
Detroit, MI 48201

5. For the Love of Sugar

100 Erskine St, Detroit, MI 48201

For the Love of Sugar’s highly decorated cakes stand out from the crowd. The shop operates as a cafe serving cakes and macarons by-the-slice, while also filling special orders. The signature flavor here is certainly the rainbow-colored Fruity Pebbles cake, though customers can also find intriguing options like Middle Eastern dessert-inspired knafeh cake on the menu.

100 Erskine St
Detroit, MI 48201

6. Astoria Pastry Shop

541 Monroe St, Detroit, MI 48226

It’s not uncommon to see customers emerging from Astoria Pastry Shop in Greektown with a box packed with assorted cake slices. Some of favorites include the glossy chocolate torte and strawberry cheesecake.

541 Monroe St
Detroit, MI 48226

7. Rose's Fine Food

10551 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48214

Rose’s Fine Food’s baked items are delicate, yet unfussy and so satisfying to share. The restaurant’s pastry case is located front and center at the entrance so customers can scope out a slice of the daily specials on the way to the table. Staples such as the light and not-too-sweet yogurt cake are flavored with seasonal fruits and floral decorations. Rose’s also takes orders for carrot, chocolate, and chiffon cakes with silky buttercream icing.

10551 E Jefferson Ave
Detroit, MI 48214

8. Morning Glory Coffee & Pastries

85 Kercheval Ave, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236

This charming bakery in Grosse Pointe Farms specializes in custom and whole cakes for walk-ins. There’s also often a handful of cut pieces on hand in the case for customers who want to pair an espresso with a slice while enjoying the fireplace.

85 Kercheval Ave
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236

9. Lana's Bake Shop

18685 Livernois, Detroit, MI 48221

German chocolate cake is the biggest hit with customers of this shop, which also has a location in Southfield. There’s also strawberry, lemon, red velvet, and pineapple coconut and cheesecakes.

18685 Livernois
Detroit, MI 48221

10. Good Cakes and Bakes

19363 Livernois, Detroit, MI 48221

Pastry chef April Anderson makes a variety of soft, moist, frosted cakes at her Livernois Avenue bakery. Customers can choose from flavors like lemon gooey butter cake, chocolate salted caramel cupcakes, 7-up pound cake. A few items are even vegan. The shop features a few options by the slice and as cupcakes each day that can be eaten at the counter or out front. Special orders are also accepted.

19363 Livernois
Detroit, MI 48221

11. Kitty's Cheesecakes & More

681 East Eight Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220

This cheesecake mainstay located just east of the Woodward intersection with 8 Mile features a mind-boggling menu of cheesecakes. Choose from options like sweet potato and banana pudding. Each option is sold whole or by the slice and items like pound cake, pie, and ice cream are also available.

681 East Eight Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220

12. Treat Dreams Dessert Emporium

22965 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220

Skip Baskin-Robbins and head to this popular dessert cafe in Ferndale for cake and ice cream. Treat Dreams Dessert Emporium uses is funky ice cream flavors to create custom ice cream cakes as well as multi-layered Dream Cakes featuring cake, ice cream, cookie dough, and more.

22965 Woodward Ave
Ferndale, MI 48220

13. White Wolf Japanese Patisserie

31 E 14 Mile Rd, Clawson, MI 48017

Head to cafe and patisserie White Wolf in Clawson for the crepe cake — a stunning slice that reveals paper-thin crepes sandwiched between layers of frosting. The cake comes in flavors like matcha and strawberry. Customers can also try other Japanese-style cakes like souffle cheesecake here.

31 E 14 Mile Rd
Clawson, MI 48017

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