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Marita's Red Velvet Cake at Old Oakland & Grand Lake farmers markets

rworange | Sep 15, 200611:38 PM    

Marita's a San Leandro bakery that has a reputation for good Red Velvet cakes, is selling slices at the Friday Old Oakland Farmer's Market and the Saturday Grand Lake farmers markets.

They also had slices of their pineapple coconut and German chocolate cake that were looking fine. In addition, they were giving out samples of sweet potato pie that was good. Too small a piece to really describe but the taste hit me as ... gee, that's good.

The red velvet cake has a thin layer of cream cheese frosting that just works so well with the cake. The cake is a little dense and has both a dry and moist texture at the same time. It just seems to marry with that frosting and is great.

Better than Cassandra's where the cake is a little too lite. Much, much better than the dry tasteless red velvet cupcake at Berkeley's "Love at First Bite". And obviously better than the supermarket cake Cala foods sells that is red, and very little else.

Feels good to cross off my list one of those foods I always wanted to try and usually never get to ... however, that coconut cake might get added. IMO this was a good piece of red velvet cake and the best I've tried in the Bay Area.

http://www.maritasbakery.com/

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