[Photograph: Kathy YL Chan]

A cake as beautiful as it is delicious. Tiny, housemade lemon marshmallows dot the exterior of this Provence Cake ($5.75) from Dominique Ansel Bakery. They're plush with a bit of crunch from a roll in lemon sugar, whimsical and cheery. The creation couples layers of a classic flourless almond cake with fragrant honey and lavender mousse, so light it feels weightless on the tongue. At the very center, a heart of fresh lemon curd—one extra bright reward.

Dominique Ansel Bakery

189 Spring Street, New York, NY 10012 (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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