960 South Westlake Blvd Suite #4
Westlake Village, CA 91361
I needed a cupcake. It was as simple as that. So why not head to a famous bakery, known for winning The Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, twice.
At my hotel following a fantastic wedding in Westlake Village, CA, the concierge knew exactly where to send me. She assured me I’d find magic at Sweet Arleen’s. Cupcake lovers will know that arriving as soon as the bakery opens is, well, normal behavior. Like the excitement surrounding opening day of baseball season.
Inside were two very friendly staff members, and a host of treats too scrumptious to describe. For those avoiding gluten, Sweet Arleen’s makes a mean gluten-free Red Velvet, in addition to a gluten-free Sweet Chocolate.
I opted for a Carrot Walnut cupcake off of the traditional menu. And… a Chocolate Marshmallow specialty cupcake. The first was decadent, and the second was even better. The Chocolate Marshmallow was filled with a dollop of old fashioned marshmallow cream, that oozed out of the center when I broke the cupcake in half.
Too bad I didn’t leave room for sampling Arleen’s bread puddings. Such as these: Peaches and Cream with Amaretto Sauce, Gluten-Free Caramel Apple, Dulce de Leche and Chocolate with Caramel Sauce… Want more?
Sweet Arleen’s is open seven days a week.