The Elegant Truffle in Pt Loma is much more than truffles.  Jennifer Marie, Artisan Chocolatier and owner, uses the finest ingredients to make varieties of rich truffles and decadent cakes.

OMG Chocolate Cake

Her OMG chocolate cake and coconut cake are signature items and the coconut cake reminded me of a tres leche cake.  Sure enough, Jennifer told me that’s the base of the cake, sorta. When was the last time you saw house made angel food cakes? Right here they are, with flavors changing daily and popular is the orange cranberry.  I saw angel food cake pans, a testament to her baking craft.  Also, check out the hanging copper pans. It’s a real baking kitchen.

When you stop in the shop, you’ll be handed a generous plate of samples which may help you decide what to buy. But no guarantees once you look at it all!

1111 Scott St, San Diego

I’ve learned to get to Cardamom Bakery early for favorite pastries, coffee cake and croissants because Cardamom Bakery sells out early.  Joanne Sherif keeps her kitchen rolling along with handmade delights like layers of butter in the croissants.

This time, we also ate Bliss Cakes, served with honey mascarpone and a Messy Grilled Cheese served with Green Goddess dressing. I don’t know how I would contain myself if I lived close by the bakery!

2977 Upas St, San Diego