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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.

Mexicantown Bakery

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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.

Ochre Bakery

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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.

Lucki's Cheesecakes

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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]

Avalon International Breads

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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.

For the Love of Sugar

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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.

Astoria Pastry Shop

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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.

Rose's Fine Food

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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.

Morning Glory Coffee & Pastries

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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.

Lana's Bake Shop

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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.

Good Cakes and Bakes

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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.

Kitty's Cheesecakes & More

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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.

Treat Dreams Dessert Emporium

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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.

White Wolf Japanese Patisserie

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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.

Mexicantown Bakery

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.

Ochre Bakery

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.

Lucki's Cheesecakes

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.

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

Avalon International Breads

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.

For the Love of Sugar

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.

Astoria Pastry Shop

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.

Rose's Fine Food

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.

Morning Glory Coffee & Pastries

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.

Lana's Bake Shop

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.

Good Cakes and Bakes

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.

Kitty's Cheesecakes & More

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.

Treat Dreams Dessert Emporium

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.

White Wolf Japanese Patisserie

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.

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