For 32 years, the Quinn family has been treating diners to a dozen-plus by-the-slice indulgences, led by the diet-busting splendors of its justifiably famous Turtle Cake, a triple-layer tower of chocolate, caramel, fudge and pecans. The straight-up chocolate version? It’s decadence on a plate. $5.75 per slice.
850 Grand Av., St. Paul, 651-224-5687, cafelatte.com
Lucia’s To Go
There are always two layer cakes on hand at the counter service side of this 31-year-old Uptown landmark, and both are spectacular: sea salt-flecked chocolate-caramel, and a walnut cake with luscious cream cheese icing. $5.95 per slice.
1432 W. 31st St., Mpls., 612-825-9800, lucias.com
Yum! Kitchen and Bakery
Celebrate a special occasion — or the fact that it’s a plain-old Tuesday — with owner Patti Soskin’s layer cakes. One is an ultra-moist chocolate cake slathered in vanilla buttercream; the other is all about coconut and glorious seven-minute icing. $5.25 per slice.
4000 Minnetonka Blvd., St. Louis Park, 952-922-4000 and 6001 Shady Oak Rd., Minnetonka, 952-933-6001, yumkitchen.com