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20 of Our Favorite L.A. Sweets, From Elvis Pie to Ice Cream Sandwich Cake


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Los Angeles has far too many amazing dessert menus, bakeries, cake shops and doughnut spots, and narrowing down this list of our favorite sweets was a special, stomach-rumbling kind of torture. Warning: Somewhere around No. 12, you might start eating your arm.