They are true to their word at Murray's Cheese Shop where the lemon cake is indeed drenched in the essence of tangy sweet lemons. Sticky lemon syrup saturates the cake pores, rendering the body addictively moist. The surface is glazed in a lemon icing, and while I'm not typically an icing fan, this was a fine number. More lemony than sweet, and a perfectly complement to the slice of cake. A handful of lemon rinds top off the creation, which is a relative bargain at $2.99 a wedge. But here's a tip to keep in mind, the lemon syrup only soaks through the top half of the cake, leaving the the bottom half hovering on the edge of bland. Either way, the easy melt-in-your-mouth texture more than makes up for the slight loss in flavor as your fork eagerly sinks in from top to bottom.

Murray's Cheese

254 Bleecker Street, New York NY 10014 (b/n Leroy and Cornelia; map)


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