[Photograph: Kathy YL Chan]

Here are two new updates on Butter Lane in the East Village. First, they recently rolled out four seasonal buttercream flavors to top your cupcake ($3.25): cherry, key lime, pistachio, and lemon. My favorite is the cherry: smooth, just sweet enough, and true to flavor. Pair it with the chocolate cake, which is then topped with a single fresh cherry.

Second, there are now ice cream sandwiches ($5)!! They're using scoops of Il Laboratorio del Gelato's vanilla or chocolate, sandwiched between two housemade chocolate chip cookies that are rich in brown sugar and finished with a touch of sea salt.

Butter Lane

123 East 7th Street, New York, NY 10009 (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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