[Photo: Kathy YL Chan]

Six different layers in this Mint-Chocolate Cake ($6.95) from the Rockefeller Center location of Bouchon Bakery, and I can't decide which I like best. Is it the mint-jelly and chocolate ganache quenelle that tops off the slice? Or maybe that pure white layer of vanilla bean mousse? It's hard competition when pitted against soft green mint mousse and a brownie-like chocolate cake. And don't forget about that layer of milk chocolate mousse! The very bottom crust is excellent as well, like a crushed Oreo cookie, only made of a darker chocolate and pressed tightly. Either way, it's a not-to-miss cake from the current selection at Bouchon, a cheerful reminder that spring is practically around the corner.

Bouchon Bakery

1 Rockefeller Plaza, New York NY 10020 (map)

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.


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