This boozy adult milkshake from Del Frisco’s Grille in Pasadena is everything! The perfect balance of sweetness and complexity, the nocello walnut liqueur takes your ordinary delicious vanilla milkshake up a notch. That plus crème de cacao and chocolate liqueur too, it is a real treat! Through July 26th you can enjoy this boozy treat for $7 with purchase! That’s a steal for how delicious this milkshake is. #indulge
Del Frisco’s Grile
55 South Lake Street
Pasadena, CA 91101
Primo’s Donuts is a mom and pop donut shop that has been serving the West Los Angeles area for 59 years. (more…)
I have to admit I am late to the afternoon tea game. After a recent INCREDIBLE experience at the Langham Pasadena, I totally get what all the fuss is about. Afternoon tea is amazing and now I want to have tea time all the time!
This weeks sweet is brought to you by Forage. I have to say their desserts never let me down. From one of the best German chocolate cakes ever to sticky chewy oatmeal cookies to seasonal fruit cheesecake, they’ve got the sweets game down. This new seasonal special, Strawberry Tres Leches Cake, is all sorts of amazing. A nice crumb, just enough sweetened condensed milk and super sweet California straberries.
Have you heard? It’s one of the best days of the year – National Donut Day! Let’s celebrate with a dozen donuts, what do you say? Here are a few of my favorite donuts in LA (in no particular sugar filled order).
That mouth-watering picture above is from Primo’s, one of my favorite mom and pop donut shops in LA. They are located in West LA if that is your neighborhood or if you are passing through and they are definitely worth a stop. I think their buttermilk bar is the best buttermilk bar in LA!
SIDECAR DOUGHNUTS & COFFEE
Maybe on of the best donuts I’ve ever eaten and certainly worth the drive to Costa Mesa (Santa Monica location please hurry up and open!). I love that you always get the donuts warm and fresh. The butter & salt and the vanilla bean glazed twist are in a tie for first place.
There is no denying that these donuts are almost too cute to eat! They have fun, colorful cereal toppings or are shapped like pandas with oreo ears. Pro tip: you can advance special order custom letter donuts too!
BOBS COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS
This is truly an LA staple. Located in the heart of the Original Farmers Market on Fairfax you can see regulars enjoying a coffee and donut as they probably have been for decades. The maple bar and crumb cake are delightful!
BLUE STAR DONUTS
My Portland favorite donut shop is making it’s way to LA this summer and I couldn’t be happier! Their perfectly fried and fluffy donuts with fun flavors like Bourbon Blueberry Basil and Bananas Foster are sure to win over LA donut lovers.
HAPPY DONUT DAY!!
Have you had one of Compartes amazing chocolate creations? HIs new Coffee and Donuts chocolate bar happens to be one of my favorites. Now you can enjoy a flavor explosion of two amazing things – Compartes chocolate + donuts! Yes, this is real and it is crafted by pastry chef Nicole Rucker at Cofax on Fairfax Blvd. So find some time and treat yourself to some coffee and a magical chocolate cake donut! #instagramworthy
Guys, summer is almost here! It’s time for sunshine, backyard bbqs, beach days and rosé. I have the perfect addition to any summer party and I can’t believe I didn’t think of this before – frozen cold pressed juice pops.
Clover is my favorite local juice company. Have you tried the Le Lait it tastes like a vanilla milkshake, but it is better for you and packed with protein. And don’t even get me started on the Gold n’ Greens, the perfect green juice with just the right amount of sweetness.
For these popsicles I took just a standard home popsicle mold and filled them with Clover juice’s – Go Big, The Quench and Menage a Trois. Let them freeze over night and voila, a healthy refreshing summertime treat.
Best part… they delivery both locally (FREE) and nationwide. These happened to be a few juices I didn’t have a chance to get to in my delivery pack so rather than let them go to waste I froze them in all of their tasty glory. You should do the same and what a fun way to get kids to eat a little better while enjoying a sweet treat. Order online and you are just one click away from happy juicing!
In the spirit of birthday week, both blog and my own, let’s talk birthday cake. Here are some of my favorite cakes and cake makers in Los Angeles!
This strawberry tres leches cake is just one of the many delectable slices you can get from Forage in Silverlake. They make some of my favorite cakes in town, especially their German Chocolate Cake that cannot be beat.
This strawberry chocolate cake from Matchbox Kitchen is just one gorgeous example of Sara’s beautiful cake creations. My favorite to date is still her chocolate caramel. In need of a cake, well look no further. She is also the mastermind behind LA Cake Club - a bi-monthly a meeting for dessert enthusiasts to share and enjoy homemade sweets.
One of my favorite cakes to make is this perfectly simple ginger infused Italian cream cake from Spoon Fork Bacon. These ladies know a thing or two about food and you can be certain that any recipe you find here is going to be gold!
Up for a baking challenge? Take on this drool-worthy recipe for Churro Cake by Large Marge up on KitchyKitchen.com.
As always don’t forget to follow along on Instagram @LetMeEatCake for you daily sweet fix!
It’s birthday week – for myself and this blog! It is hard to believe that Let Me Eat Cake started 6 years ago, it seems like just yesterday. This blog has been an incredible experience for me. It has allowed me to express my passion for sweets and share about a subject matter near and dear to my heart. It has also allowed me to get to know YOU! LMEC has really more than anything given me the opportunity to forge some amazing relationships in the food community far and wide.
Over the last six years of LMEC a lot has changed and the biggest change has been how social media has shaped things. As many of you many have noticed, there isn’t as much posting on here as there was six years ago and that really has a lot to do with Instagram. With life getting busier and busier daily, Instagram has allowed me a sort of micro-blogging if you will – an instant way to keep sharing sweets and treats. So if you are hungry for more always check there @LetMeEatCake.
Now it’s time to celebrate! Have a slice of cake with me. Go bake your own with this recipe here or if you too are too busy to bake your cake and eat it too, these Quin candy birthday cake treats are the perfect way to have a quick and easy birthday cake treat! I love Quin’s handmade confections and this newest flavor is one of my favorites (handmade sprinkles and all!). It’s a party in a bag. Find our more about Quin here.
I’m no stranger to the glorious food options Austin, TX has to offer and since I’m here for the weekend for #SXSW there was no better time to finally try Lick ice cream. Lick is a beloved local scoop shop offering unique flavors of small batch ice cream. They pride themselves on using locally source whole ingredients – honest ice cream as they call it. Each creative confection was a pure delight. I decided on a playful combo of beet and mint ice cream paired with a scoop of goat cheese, honey and time. It was not only a beautiful scoop it was equally as delish too. This is the only way I want to eat beets and goat cheese from now on! Eat your veggies, especially when in ice cream form.