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[Photograph: Kathy YL Chan]

Magnolia Bakery's strong point is everything but the cupcakes. The flourless chocolate cakes, the icebox cakes, yes. The banana pudding, yes, yes! And these seasonal Jamborees ($4.50). They're currently doing them with peaches (though the blueberry is my favorite version), layering slices atop a fluffy cream cheese filling and vanilla shortbread base. It's messy to eat, but that's what both hands and plenty of napkins are for. And if you're in a super-peach mood, the peach crumble is also good. This is one of those desserts that I take home to warm up in the oven and pair with ice cream. Easy weeknight satisfaction.

Magnolia Bakery

Multiple locations in NYC (find them here)
magnoliabakery.com

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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