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Welcome to Lovin Oven Cakery

If baking is a lost art, we would like for you to rediscover some old-world pleasures. Our delicious desserts are made from only the finest ingredients—thick and heavy cream, European style butter, farm fresh eggs, premium frostings, and the sweetest fruit fillings to ensure a fresh experience every time you visit.

Mission Statement

Lovin Oven Cakery is dedicated to providing the best bakery products available as well as a unique and pleasure experience
for our guest.  We accomplish this by:

  • Creating extraordinary, sweet culinary products by using the finest igredients available and allowing our talented staff artistic freedom.
  • Providing friendly, efficient and helpful customer service.
  • Offering a warm and friendly atmosphere to complete your experience.

Come taste the difference pride makes.

John Slove

John Slove

Bakery Products



Life can be sweet, especially when you purchase a cake from Lovin Oven Cakery! Since 1989, when we first opened our store, we have been baking cakes and making memories for legions of loyal cake lovers.


A Lovin Oven Cake is more than just a cake; it’s a tradition that you, your children, and your grandchildren will want to continue for generations to come.


Take a moment to enjoy our delicious and delectable gallery of gourmet cakes. Go ahead. Indulge your senses. Seeing these cakes is about as good as sinking your teeth into a slice of our famous flourless chocolate cake – well, maybe not quite that good!


The following sizes are based on a 2" x 2" serving. All cake flavors, fillings and frostings are not listed here. Please contact us with questions regarding other options.


All cakes are custom created to fit the desires of our customers.

Click here to view our Custom Cake brochure.

Click here to view our instruction on how to handle a Tiered cake.

Please stop in our store or call to custom create your cake today. Additional charges apply to shaped cakes.


Cake Sizes:

Round and Square sizes

6", 8", 9" (round only), 10", 12", 14", 16"


Cake Flavors:

Banana*, Carrot*, Chocolate, Graham Cracker*, Marble, Pound*, Red Velvet, Shadow, Spice*, Sugar free Yellow/Chocolate*, Three Milk Cake
(tres leche)*, Walnut*, White, Yellow.

*3 days notice please.



Chocolate French Silk*, Fresh Banana*, Fresh Cherry*, Fresh Peach*, Fresh Strawberry*, Vanilla French Silk*, Chocolate Fudge, Custard, Lemon, Pineapple, Raspberry, Strawberry Jam, Butter cream (White/Chocolate), Whip Cream (White/Chocolate).

*Whipped Cream Frosting Only



Buttercream (White/Chocolate), Chocolate Fudge, Cream Cheese, Mousse (Assorted Flavors) Whipped Cream

Custom Gallery

Birthday Cakes

Graduation Cakes

Two Tiered Cakes




Baby Showers

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Congratulations on your engagement! How exciting!

Now you begin the joyous task of planning the celebration.

Let Lovin Oven Cakery help you with the critical first step – choosing the perfect wedding cake. Whether you want a traditional tiered cake, an individual cake, or a sweet table, Lovin Oven Cakery can create the perfect dessert to impress your family and friends.

Click here to view our wedding cake gallery

To schedule a free consultation and cake sampling with Erica, our wedding consultant, click here.

To order a replica of your wedding cake top tier, click here.

Bridal Sweet

About Us

Since 1930, my family has been baking quality products for dessert lovers like you. Our story begins with my grandfather, John Slove, being hired to work as an apprentice in a Chicago bakery. While there he learned everything there is to know about baking. Then, in 1946, he and my grandmother, Grace, opened their own store on Diversey Avenue in Chicago – Slove Bakery. My grandparents’ goals were to produce great quality dessert products and to provide excellent customer service: grandpa did the baking; grandma the hand shaking. Through hard work and determination they grew the business and the bakery’s reputation as one of the finest in the Chicagoland area. Eight years later grandma discovered she also had a bun in the oven – my father, Ken. In recognition of his birth, they changed the name of the store to Slove and Son Bakery. It turned out to be prophetic. In time my father, too, would become a master baker. Flash forward about 19 years. My father married Betty, his high school sweetheart, and took over the family business after my grandparents passed. The store had moved to Lindenhurst and was now named Slove’s Country Charm. Dad baked gourmet cakes and every treat under the sun, while mom mastered the fine art of customer service. Then, in 1989, my parents moved the store to our current location in Round Lake Beach and coined the term Cakery which, to keep things short and sweet – like a mini chocolate éclair (Sorry, I love chocolate!), explains how Lovin Oven Cakery was born. That’s our story. Thank you for supporting our dream and enabling us to continue the tradition started by my grandfather more than 75 years ago; in doing so, you have ensured that our family recipes will delight dessert lovers for generations to come. With sweet affection and an affection for sweets.

Matt Slove

Corporate Clients

Lovin Oven Cakery is the premier bakery in Lake County, as well as the perfect partner for dessert catering. Our talented team of bakers can create just about anything and on a scale appropriate to the needs of your organization. Our specialty is gourmet cakes, but we also customize a large array of other delicious desserts.

Let us cater dessert for your next gathering. We cater all corporate events including industry conferences, company meetings, holiday celebrations, birthday parties, and training sessions.

To get started, call Matt Slove at (847) 231-4700 (ext. 13).

Wholesale Opportunities

Lovin Oven Cakery offers a wholesale menu to restaurants, banquet facilities, and caterers who want to stock our delicious and delectable desserts.

Interested in receiving an application for a wholesale account?

Click here to fill out Our WholeSale Inquiry form.

We welcome the opportunity to serve you!

Contact Us

For general inquiries email us at

To contact the general manager send your emails to Matt Slove

For weddings and other large tiered cakes contact

Interested in becoming part of the Lovin Oven family? Click here to download an application.

Click here to download our donation request form.

Visit Us


2207 N. Route 83 • Round Lake Beach, IL • 60073 847-231-4700

Tuesday-Friday:    6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday:             6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday:                8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Monday:              Closed


355 N. Milwaukee Ave. • Libertyville, IL • 60048  224-207-4500

Tuesday-Friday:    7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday:              7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday:                8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
                             (until 4 p.m. for summer hours)

Monday:              Closed