My hetero-lifepartner had a baby shower this weekend. When I asked her what kind of cake she would like her immediate answer was Red Velvet. I was unable to consult my dessert guru as she was knee deep in bar exam nonsense (thank christ that is over!). I googled "red velvet cake los angeles," and found exactly what I needed. There was this from Chowhound and this from Citysearch both singing the praises of Auntie Em's in Eagle Rock.

So, I called them up and ordered a Red Velvet and Carrot Cake both serving 10-15 ($35 each). Sunday morning I drove out there bright and early. At 8:30 am the place was already bumpin, and they brought my cakes immediately out (love that). I had a minute to look at the goodness of the bakery case (cupcakes both big and small), just the smell alone had me anxiously awaiting my cake.

Just as I had hoped the cakes where an absolute hit. The cream cheese frosting was near perfection and both cakes were very moist. We had plenty of slices to feed 20 ladies with some left over. I can't wait to go back to Auntie Em's for the food, which looked delicious.

4616 Eagle Rock Blvd. (map)
Los Angeles, CA 90041
restaurant hours: mon-fri 8am to 7pm sat-sun 8am to 4pm
marketplace hours: wed-sun 11am to 5pm


Ky said...

the red velvet cupcakes should be outlawed!

Anonymous said...

They actually know how to make a decent red velvet...a true accomplishment in this city.