[Photograph: Kathy YL Chan]

Ovenly doesn't mess around when it comes to their Brooklyn Blackout Cake ($6). It's intense as it looks with layers of deep dark chocolate cake and a good punch of salt to the buttercream. It's not just any buttercream. First they make a chocolate pudding, and then fold that pudding into a classic buttercream. The result is a salted pudding-buttercream hybrid that should be whipped and served by the bowlful. Instead it comes in thick brushes dividing the fudgy devils food cakeā€”and I'm not complaining. Couple it with a mug of cold milk (they even serve almond milk at the bakery) to really kick off your weekend.


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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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