[Photo: Kathy YL Chan]

It's not just any flourless chocolate cake. This one from Spot Dessert Bar in the East Village comes with a white shower of coconut snow, a clean (though plenty bold) flavor concoction made from a seemingly simple base of coconut milk and water. The cake is warm and heady with a slightly crisp crust, forkfuls of moist dark chocolate lightened with zesty cuts of passionfruit jelly—a balance of rich and light. And as all desserts here must be appealing to the eyes as much as the tastebuds, it's finish with a tumble of fresh strawberries and crunchy chocolate pearls. Best of all, it's never too sweet.

Spot Dessert Bar

13 Saint Marks Place, New York, NY 10003 (map)

About the author: Originally from Honolulu, Kathy YL Chan writes A Passion For Food, where she chronicles her eats and travels adventures between Hawai'i, New York and beyond. She firmly believes that there is always room for dessert.


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