Serious Eats: New York
Sugar Rush: Valentine's Sweets at Spot Dessert Bar
Cupcakes have always been the sleeper hit at Spot Dessert Bar in the East Village. We love their dark chocolate cakes with green tea buttercream, a classic coconut, and apple crumb cupcakes. For this Valentine's they're putting out a special edition red velvet cupcake ($2.75) with whipped cream cheese frosting and cake crumbles to top. The frosting is ridiculously light, practically a whisper against the tender, tasty cupcake. The same cake base is used to form three-bite cake pops ($2.50) dipped in tempered white chocolate. And if red velvet isn't your thing, they're also making cake pops with chocolate cake and vanilla cake. Little indulgences never hurt.
Spot Dessert Bar
About the author: Originally from Honolulu, Kathy YL Chan blogs at Kathy YL Chan, where she chronicles her eats and travel adventures between Hawai'i, New York and beyond. She firmly believes that there is always room for dessert.