Beyond is the best way to describe this Brooklyn Blackout Cake ($6) from Sugar & Plumm. It's a welcome start to the weekend, four layers of a wicked dark and dense chocolate cake. It's both richer and more intense than devil's food cake, the usual cake employed in a Brooklyn Blackout. In the traditional version, the cake is paired with chocolate pudding and cake crumbs, but here you're treated to fudge-like filling separating the layers, a thick pour of ganache to coat the entire cake, and finally chocolate cake crumbs and a confident dust of glitter. Bring on the cold milk and two forks, please.
And if you're feeling especially over the top, don't forget about Earthquake in a Fishbowl where a petite slice of the Blackout is also included.