By Sara Nydam
When your sweet tooth strikes but you can’t seem to find anything in your cabinets, check out some of these local dessert spots to get your fix!
Cake Among US, Rancho Cucamonga
What better way to start off this list than with CAKE? Owners Laura and Scott McCaslin met in the baking industry, Scott growing up in it and Laura with over 25 years of experience baking. From wedding cakes to birthday cakes, croissants and doughnuts, Cake Among US is serving up your favorites Monday through Friday. The shop was also named California’s best on Buzzfeed’s “Here’s the best doughnut shop in your state” list.
À La Minute, Redlands
Located in Downtown Redlands, À La Minute, uses local ingredients infused with liquid nitrogen to create some of the most delicious ice cream you will ever taste. Because liquid nitrogen is used in the process, eliminating icy crystals, the ice cream comes out much creamier. Don’t miss classic flavors with a few twists, like Strawberry Balsamic, Orange Honey and Espresso Chip.
Just Pastries, Riverside
Cute decor and decadent pastries? Look no further than Just Pastries in Riverside. Greeted with a welcoming “bonjour!” as you walk through the door will take you to a quiet cafe somewhere in France while you relax, waiting for your freshly baked pastry to arrive. Customers rave about the macaroons and cannolis.
Bake My Day, Rancho Cucamonga
Looking for some help with your big day? Owner and baker at Bake My Day, Christine, is happy to help you with a stylish and also delicious creation. From girlie to gaming, your cake will be ready to make it’s debut for your loved ones occasion.
Sweet Daily Cafe, Riverside
The smell of cinnamon and gooey filling circles the air around Sweet Daily, inviting you to stop in for a freshly baked churro. Unlike most churro’s, Sweet Daily is filling them with blueberry, cream cheese, peanut butter and chocolate! If you’re not a churro fan, try the cream and cheese shaved ice (a customer favorite).
My Delight Cupcakery, Ontario
Since 2009, mother-daughter team, Melinda and Naomi Moreno have been baking cupcakes for people all over the Inland Empire. My Delight has won many awards for their consistency and mastery in the baking world. Some of their signature cupcakes include Dulce de Leche, Birthday, and Chocolate; each one as good as the next.
Crepes of Wrath, Redlands
At Crepes of Wrath you can build your very own crepe or let the professionals choose for you, either way, you’re in for a treat! With selections like Smores, Apple Crepe and Cinnamon Sugar, your sweet tooth will be satisfied. I know we’re talking sweets, but they also have some pretty amazing savory crepes you can try out as well.
Nothing Bundt Cake, Rancho Cucamonga
Dena Tripp and Debbie Shwetz joined forces in 1997 to create the perfect cake. Since then, Nothing Bundt Cake, has taken off in the Inland Empire. These cakes are the perfect combination of light and rich, melting with every bite you take! They are also perfect for a coworkers birthday or a large party and delicious under either circumstance.
Riverside Cookie Shoppe, Riverside
With over 20 flavors to choose from, Riverside Cookie Shop has just the cookie for you! Customers rave over the homemade taste and huge selection. Some even say that they had the best chocolate chip cookie they had ever tasted at Riverside Cookie Shoppe.
There aren’t too many places in the IE where you can sit down and enjoy an ice cold brew along with some freshly baked goods. Or, mix the two. At Brewcakes, try Beer Batter Funnel Cakes, Bananas Foster, Beer Floats and more, all served with a smile!
Whether you’re craving a traditional scoop of ice cream or would like to try something new, like a crepe, the Inland Empire has just what you need when you’re in the mood for something sweet.