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The 9 Best Cake Shops In San Diego

Updated: May 2, 2022

It doesn’t need to be your birthday to enjoy the great red velvet and chocolate cakes at these San Diego spots. After analyzing top review sites, food blogs and expert opinions we know these are the best slices in San Diego! With everything from carrot cakes to gluten-free flourless cakes, there is something at these stores for everyone.

Find the perfect Cakes spot

Michele Coulon Dessertier

Bakery, $$, La JollaBakery, $$San Diego, La Jolla
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Zagat, 2015

    Treat Yo’ Self: Michele Coulon’s Angel Food Cake

    Zagat, 2015
  • USA Today

    Best Dessert in San Diego

    USA Today

Elite Baking

Desserts, Carmel MountainDessertsSan Diego, Carmel Mountain
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

JennyWenny Cakes

Desserts, $$, Carmel MountainDesserts, $$San Diego, Carmel Mountain
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 5.0

Andell's Bakery and Kitchen

Bakery, $, Rancho PenasquitosBakery, $San Diego, Rancho Penasquitos
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Hazel & Jade

Tea & Coffee, HillcrestTea & CoffeeSan Diego, Hillcrest
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

The Elegant Truffle

Desserts, $$, Roseville - Fleet RidgeDesserts, $$San Diego, Roseville - Fleet Ridge
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Kona Kakes

Bakery, $, Point Loma HeightsBakery, $San Diego, Point Loma Heights
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

The Incredible Cheesecake Company

Desserts, $, Normal HeightsDesserts, $San Diego, Normal Heights
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Babycakes Hillcrest

Desserts, HillcrestDessertsSan Diego, Hillcrest
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

How did these spots get chosen?

Finding the best spot to satisfy your Cakes craving shouldn't be so tough. We pored over ratings for 10162 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 restaurant reviews in San Diego and 624 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what USA Today and Zagat had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. These spots have been featured in USA Today - Best Dessert in San Diego and Zagat - Treat Yo’ Self: Michele Coulon’s Angel Food Cake. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. Cakes connoisseurs and amateurs alike are bound to enjoy this list of the best San Diego Cakes.

Common questions

Truluck's Ocean's Finest Seafood and Crab, Born & Raised, and The Smoking Goat have outdoor seating and cake in San Diego.

There are 7 cake spots in San Diego.

Truluck's Ocean's Finest Seafood and Crab, The Smoking Goat, and The Cheesecake Factory are the highest-rated cake spots for a pick-up order in San Diego.

Truluck's Ocean's Finest Seafood and Crab, Born & Raised, and The Smoking Goat are the highest-rated upscale spots for cake in San Diego.

Sugar and Scribe Bakery, Le Parfait Paris, and The Cheesecake Factory are the highest-rated spots for cake delivery in San Diego.

Drink pairing tips for Cakes

  • A next-level match for cupcake

    Experts suggest pairing a cupcake with a glass of cappucino, a popular coffee.


  • A great drink pairing for fruit cake

    Finding the ideal drink pairing for fruit cake can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some fortified wine, particularly a glass of sherry. This, sweet, fortified wine balances the rich fruit cake.

  • Riesling and lemon cake


    Not sure what white wine to drink with your lemon cake? Try Riesling. The sweet flavors will pair nicely with the food and complete the meal.

Interesting facts about Cakes

  • Amazing Cakes in New Orleans

    The United States celebrates their appreciation for Cakes in style with the annual King Cake Festival. Expect all things Cakes at this popular event.

  • The biggest cupcake ever

    In Sterling, The United States, Cakes-lovers celebrated a special day on November 2, 2011. Some still remember this as the day when the cupcake was made, weighing no less than 2,594 pounds.


  • The history of chiffon cake

    The chiffon cake was only thought up in 1927! We wonder what people ever did without some good chiffon cake in their lives...

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