Get yourself a slice of cake heaven in Victoria

When you think of British Columbia, you think plentiful fish, fresh vegetables and fine wines. But there’s no shortage of splendid desserts to be had on the beautiful West Coast, especially here in Victoria. Those with a sweet tooth have plenty of options. From pumpkin cheesecake to candy apple cake, get your slice before it’s gone!

Cakes Etc

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2821 Quesnel St, Victoria, BC V8T 4K2

For the connoisseur who wants something new every time, Cakes Etc. offers 15 different kinds of cake. From classics like the Chocolate Symphony Cake (available flourless) to the decadence of the Pumpkin Solitaire Cheesecake – a mash up of New York-style cheesecake with pumpkin pie – the moist, flavourful decadence on offer here will satisfy the most ravenous sweet tooth. Gluten-free options available.

Dutch Bakery & Diner

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718 Fort St, Victoria, BC V8W 1H2

The variety of cake available at the Dutch Bakery & Coffee Shop is overwhelming, but in the best way! Layer Cake, Heart Cake, Sacher Torte, Black Forest – this is only a fraction of what’s available here. Is your mouth watering yet? Find yourself a spot at the bar or take a place at one of the tables, grab a fork, and dig in.

Patisserie Daniel

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1729 Cook St, Victoria, BC V8T 3P4

Patisserie Daniel is a take-out spot – there is no seating inside – but what you'll find there is undeniably worth taking out. Daniel bakes in plain sight, and the care that goes into his selection of breads, pastries and cakes is obvious. Gluten-free options are available, as well as drip coffee. Get yourself some cake and find a spot to enjoy it.

QV Cafe & Bakery

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1701 Government St, Victoria, BC V8W 1Z4

The QV Cafe & Bakery is a fun-loving kind of place, open until 11 p.m. and providing you with such wonderfully insane options like a root beer cheesecake. The staff are a smiley bunch and they serve big slices, dripping in chocolate or caramel sauce and whipped cream. If root beer is not your thing, try the peanut butter cheesecake. It’s a must!

Lighthouse Cake Co

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742 Goldstream Ave, Victoria, BC V9B 2X3

There's nothing fancy about the decor, but the food options available at this family-owned bakery are beyond superlatives. Dark Ruffle Chocolate Cake? You'll want to take two. Blackberry Bliss or Candy Apple Cake? You won't be able to decide. They even have a cake of the month. For those with food sensitivities, there are gluten-free, dairy-free and egg-free cakes as well.

Pure Vanilla Bakery & Cafe

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6-2590 Cadboro Bay Rd, Victoria, BC V8R 5J2

Come here for some cozy coffee and stupendous cake. The staff are an amiable bunch, ready to satisfy your sugar cravings. When the weather is fine, stake a claim out front or in the back. Their chocolate cake is great, but if you want to try something new and delicious, the Amelie is the one for you.

Damn Fine Cake Company

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14-1701 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 0C1

Located in the Victoria Public Market, Damn Fine Cake Company has more than 25 kinds of cake to choose from. Come here if you want cake that's made local, with in-season ingredients, by an enthusiastic, personable bunch. Even the names of these cakes want to sit on your tongue: Buttermilk Cake with Blackberry Beaume de Venise; Chocolate Fallen Souffle Cake. There’s even an Eggnog Cheesecake with Caramel Rum Sauce. Why not?

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