100 Favorite Dishes: No. 77, Cafe Latte's turtle cake

As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2014, coming April 16, the Hot Dish is serving up 100 of our favorite local dishes.
100 Favorite Dishes: No. 77, Cafe Latte's turtle cake
Courtesy of Cafe Latte's Facebook page

It's no secret Café Latte has some of the best desserts in town. But when their famous turtle cake made the cover of Midwest Living magazine last year, it became pretty clear: Café Latte's desserts may be some of the best in the country.

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Sandwiched between three layers of not-so-ordinary chocolate cake is some of the best hot fudge and caramel sauce known to man. Each component is remarkable on its own, but the combination of a perfect cake to caramel to hot fudge ratio and the crunch of giant pecans, is what takes this dessert from perfect to magazine-cover worthy.

Whether you stop in for a cup of soup and can't resist grabbing a slice on your way out (the desserts are conveniently displayed right at the entrance; resistance is futile) or you plan ahead and order a couple of cakes for a work party, the faithful turtle cake never fails.

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850 Grand Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105


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