I heard that The Alcove had amazing desserts, so I went to try their cakes. They were not good. I tried the lemon, peach, and red velvet, and it's basically a cake with no flavor covered in a Crisco sugar frosting. They were very disappointing and a total waist of calories.
With that said I highly recommend Toast on 3rd st. for cake. The red velvet is amazing and is sold for $48 for the whole cake and around $5 for a slice, as apposed to The Alcove at $75 for the whole and about $6.50 a slice.
If you like red velvet, head to Toast and forget The Alcove.