When Vice President Kamala Harris visited Chicago in 2021 and stopped by Brown Sugar Bakery for a slice of German chocolate cake, she was just following in a long line of locals (and visitors) who had already discovered the joys of Stephanie Hart’s baked goods. But if you’ve yet to try the sweet pleasures of her German chocolate, caramel, or lemon cakes, it’s time to fix that. Her Greater Grand Crossing shop (she also has a walk-up spot on Navy Pier) offers slices, along with cupcakes, cheesecakes, chocolate turtles, and more. It can be hard to choose, but if you get just one thing, make it the caramel cake: four layers of vanilla cake spread with a thick, rich caramel frosting. 328 E. 75th St., Greater Grand Crossing