In 2014, owner Gwendolyn Rogers opened her first Cake Bake eatery in Indianapolis’ Broad Ripple neighborhood. In 2019, she opened a second location and more spacious restaurant at Carmel City Center.
The extensive menu consists of French- and New Orleans-inspired dishes such as gumbo poutine, hunks of quiche, soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers and crab cakes. But make sure you save room for dessert, specifically cake.
Rogers and staff create cookies and pies but also Oprah-approved three-layer cakes in the basement of the restaurant. Although it costs around $15 for a slice of cake, it’s large enough to share with the entire table. Besides the sweet and savory menus, Cake Bake offers coffee drinks, cocktails and champagne, because nothing goes better with excellent cake than a little sparkle.