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Georgetown’s Deep Sea Sugar and Salt has an array of cake slices available.
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12 Places to Get Some Stellar Cake Slices in the Seattle Area

For those who want a sliver of something sweet

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Georgetown’s Deep Sea Sugar and Salt has an array of cake slices available.
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There are many wonderful bakeries in the greater Seattle region that can satisfy any sweet tooth. And while many create excellent cakes, finding shops that offer slices as part of their regular menus is a little rarer. The ones that do make sampling flavors a delight, and provide a nice treat for those on-the-go as well. There’s no need for a holiday or special celebration to try the cake slices at these spots serving up some of the best desserts the area has to offer, from Snohomish to Georgetown and points in-between, listed from north to south.

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1. Grain Artisan Bakery

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717 1st St
Snohomish, WA 98290

This small bakery in historic downtown Snohomish is worth a trip for its enticing cakes made from locally sourced and seasonal ingredients, which include natural decorations like fresh berries, edible flowers, and caramel drips. With a range of gluten-free and vegan cakes options, including the excellent coconut mocha cake, this shop truly has a slice for everyone.

2. Coyle's Bakeshop

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8300 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 257-4736
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A cake lover has ample options at Coyle’s, from the chocolate layer cake with silky buttercream to the grapefruit poppy seed bundt cake. A summer favorite is the Victoria sponge cake, two layers of fluffy yellow sponge sandwiched with mascarpone and seasonal fruit. Preorders are the best method for those who want to get a Victoria slice — they tend to go fast.

3. Deru

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723 9th Ave
Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 298-0268
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This neighborhood spot nestled between houses in Kirkland serves perhaps the most generous slices of cake in the greater Seattle area (verging on a half-pound in weight). The heirloom carrot cake encased in tangy cream cheese frosting ties with the moist salted peanut butter chocolate cake for the best slice on the menu.

4. Hiroki

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2224 N 56th St
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 547-4128
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This Tangletown bakery offers a mix of Japanese and European influences, including an excellent green tea tiramisu. Other delights include the souffle cheesecake, lighter than a traditional style and also less sweet, but incredibly creamy. The shop also offers roulades, or rolled sponge cakes, with flavored cream fillings including ube and strawberry.

5. Tres Lecheria

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2315 N 45th St
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 257-4299
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Pastry Chef Kevin Moulder, a frequent face on TV baking competitions, recently converted his Wallingford cake shop Cubes Baking Co. into Tres Lecheria, a bakery devoted to the popular Latin American dessert. The bakery’s classic tres leches slice is soft, creamy, and not overly sweet, and the horchata slice is also excellent, topped off with cinnamon whipped cream.

6. Simply Desserts

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3421 Fremont Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 633-2671
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For over 20 years this Fremont staple has nailed layer cakes, with terrific takes on the likes of chocolate raspberry and lemon blueberry. Open late, this is the perfect after-dinner spot, so those making a night of it should make sure to leave a little room for dessert (and bring cash because the bakery doesn’t accept cards).

7. Byen Bakeri

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15 Nickerson St
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 218-1000
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Perhaps the most popular slice at this Queen Anne bakeshop is the princess cake, a traditional Swedish sponge cake layered with raspberry jam, vanilla custard, and whipped cream. The cake is enrobed in green marzipan and finished with a marzipan rose. The shop also offers terrific slices of carrot and chocolate cakes for those who aren’t marzipan fans.

8. Raised Cakes

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1101 23rd Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 945-2353
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Raised Cakes is part of the popular Raised Doughnuts shop in the Central District. Slices are only available at the shop on the weekends with two rotating selections each week (posted online in advance). The ever-changing menu features harmonious flavor combos like cherry and chevre, apricot raspberry, and matcha black sesame.

9. Sugar Bakery and Cafe

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1014 Madison St
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 749-4105
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While the pastry cases at both the Queen Anne and First Hill locations of this bakery are full of excellent options overall, the cakes should not be glossed over. The creme brulee cake is the standout, with moist layers of burnt sugar cake filled with vanilla custard, iced with caramel frosting, and finished with a caramel drip — a surprisingly light and airy offering.

10. Cakes and Trees

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509 13th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 402-6504
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Part plant shop and part dessert shop, Cakes and Trees is a new culinary project from Alison Odowski and Erik Jackson of Good Day Donuts. There’s a rotating menu of killer slices, from bundts and butter cake to lemon velvet (a Southern buttermilk lemon cake with cream cheese frosting). The hours on this brand new shop are a little irregular, but posted online each week.

11. Bakery Nouveau

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4737 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116
(206) 923-0534
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With a wide selection of pastries and cakes (including French entremets), this bakery — with locations in West Seattle, Capitol Hill, and Burien — has a little bit of everything. Chocolate lovers should head straight for the rich dark chocolate cake slice and those looking for lighter options may want to check out the strawberry pistachio option.

12. Deep Sea Sugar And Salt

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6601 Carleton Ave S
Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 588-1186
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Georgetown’s cake specialist frequently draws long lines for its full pastry case of enticing selections like the London fog, an earl grey flavored cake with a bergamot mascarpone frosting. Seasonal offerings — like the strawberry shortcake, a ricotta olive oil cake stacked with fresh strawberries, strawberry jam, and cream cheese frosting — are also well worth a try.

1. Grain Artisan Bakery

717 1st St, Snohomish, WA 98290

This small bakery in historic downtown Snohomish is worth a trip for its enticing cakes made from locally sourced and seasonal ingredients, which include natural decorations like fresh berries, edible flowers, and caramel drips. With a range of gluten-free and vegan cakes options, including the excellent coconut mocha cake, this shop truly has a slice for everyone.

717 1st St
Snohomish, WA 98290

2. Coyle's Bakeshop

8300 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

A cake lover has ample options at Coyle’s, from the chocolate layer cake with silky buttercream to the grapefruit poppy seed bundt cake. A summer favorite is the Victoria sponge cake, two layers of fluffy yellow sponge sandwiched with mascarpone and seasonal fruit. Preorders are the best method for those who want to get a Victoria slice — they tend to go fast.

8300 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

3. Deru

723 9th Ave, Kirkland, WA 98033

This neighborhood spot nestled between houses in Kirkland serves perhaps the most generous slices of cake in the greater Seattle area (verging on a half-pound in weight). The heirloom carrot cake encased in tangy cream cheese frosting ties with the moist salted peanut butter chocolate cake for the best slice on the menu.

723 9th Ave
Kirkland, WA 98033

4. Hiroki

2224 N 56th St, Seattle, WA 98103

This Tangletown bakery offers a mix of Japanese and European influences, including an excellent green tea tiramisu. Other delights include the souffle cheesecake, lighter than a traditional style and also less sweet, but incredibly creamy. The shop also offers roulades, or rolled sponge cakes, with flavored cream fillings including ube and strawberry.

2224 N 56th St
Seattle, WA 98103

5. Tres Lecheria

2315 N 45th St, Seattle, WA 98103

Pastry Chef Kevin Moulder, a frequent face on TV baking competitions, recently converted his Wallingford cake shop Cubes Baking Co. into Tres Lecheria, a bakery devoted to the popular Latin American dessert. The bakery’s classic tres leches slice is soft, creamy, and not overly sweet, and the horchata slice is also excellent, topped off with cinnamon whipped cream.

2315 N 45th St
Seattle, WA 98103

6. Simply Desserts

3421 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

For over 20 years this Fremont staple has nailed layer cakes, with terrific takes on the likes of chocolate raspberry and lemon blueberry. Open late, this is the perfect after-dinner spot, so those making a night of it should make sure to leave a little room for dessert (and bring cash because the bakery doesn’t accept cards).

3421 Fremont Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

7. Byen Bakeri

15 Nickerson St, Seattle, WA 98109

Perhaps the most popular slice at this Queen Anne bakeshop is the princess cake, a traditional Swedish sponge cake layered with raspberry jam, vanilla custard, and whipped cream. The cake is enrobed in green marzipan and finished with a marzipan rose. The shop also offers terrific slices of carrot and chocolate cakes for those who aren’t marzipan fans.

15 Nickerson St
Seattle, WA 98109

8. Raised Cakes

1101 23rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Raised Cakes is part of the popular Raised Doughnuts shop in the Central District. Slices are only available at the shop on the weekends with two rotating selections each week (posted online in advance). The ever-changing menu features harmonious flavor combos like cherry and chevre, apricot raspberry, and matcha black sesame.

1101 23rd Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

9. Sugar Bakery and Cafe

1014 Madison St, Seattle, WA 98104

While the pastry cases at both the Queen Anne and First Hill locations of this bakery are full of excellent options overall, the cakes should not be glossed over. The creme brulee cake is the standout, with moist layers of burnt sugar cake filled with vanilla custard, iced with caramel frosting, and finished with a caramel drip — a surprisingly light and airy offering.

1014 Madison St
Seattle, WA 98104

10. Cakes and Trees

509 13th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Part plant shop and part dessert shop, Cakes and Trees is a new culinary project from Alison Odowski and Erik Jackson of Good Day Donuts. There’s a rotating menu of killer slices, from bundts and butter cake to lemon velvet (a Southern buttermilk lemon cake with cream cheese frosting). The hours on this brand new shop are a little irregular, but posted online each week.

509 13th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

11. Bakery Nouveau

4737 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116

With a wide selection of pastries and cakes (including French entremets), this bakery — with locations in West Seattle, Capitol Hill, and Burien — has a little bit of everything. Chocolate lovers should head straight for the rich dark chocolate cake slice and those looking for lighter options may want to check out the strawberry pistachio option.

4737 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116

12. Deep Sea Sugar And Salt

6601 Carleton Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108

Georgetown’s cake specialist frequently draws long lines for its full pastry case of enticing selections like the London fog, an earl grey flavored cake with a bergamot mascarpone frosting. Seasonal offerings — like the strawberry shortcake, a ricotta olive oil cake stacked with fresh strawberries, strawberry jam, and cream cheese frosting — are also well worth a try.

6601 Carleton Ave S
Seattle, WA 98108

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