The best red velvet cake in Toronto according to a Michelin chef

Chocolate may steal the spotlight on Valentine’s Day, but nothing says “be mine” like red velvet cake. Chef Anthony Rose tests his sweet tooth on six of the city’s finest takes.  Here are his red velvet rankings.

 

First Place — Euphoria

“Wow, this is so moist! And a heart-shaped cake? — can’t go wrong! There’s a lot of icing, but it really works.”
258 Dupont St., $37

Second Place — Carlo’s Bakery Yorkville

“This cake looks amazing. Visually it’s one of my favourites. I adore the chunky crumbs on the outside, and it’s rich in cocoa.”24 Bellair St., $59.99

Third Place — Amadeus Patisserie

“This cake is pretty awesome. You can tell there’s a lot of effort put into it, very well done. Personally, I think there’s a bit too much icing, but overall, it’s a delicious cake.” 7380 Bathurst St., Thornhill, $45

Fourth Place — Phipps Bakery Cafe

“This doesn’t taste like red velvet, but the flavour is good! It’s rich with cocoa, nice and moist and looks really pretty.” 420 Eglinton Ave. W., $51.99

Fifth Place — La Rocca

“The cake is super moist, and I love the bright red colour. The cream cheese icing is perfectly whipped, and it’s  just the right amount of sweet.” 2638 Yonge St., $34

Sixth Place — Bake Code

“Looks really nice, but I feel the cake is just OK. I love the crunchy outside crumb, and the macaron on top is a nice touch.” 4910 Yonge St., North York, $37

Anthony Rose, Post City’s tasting chef is the Michelin-recommended visionary behind Fat Pasha, Schmaltz and Fet Zun.

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