A breakfast luxury, or afternoon snack, sometimes nothing quite satisfies a sweet (and deep-fried!) craving like one of the legendary creations from the Doughnut Plant on the Lower East Side. My personal favorite? The Tres Leches Cake Doughnut. Make sure to get the cake doughnut, which the Doughnut Plant has established their reputation on, and not the heavier and bread-y yeast doughnuts. Like the Latin American cake where it gets its name from, the tres leches doughnut is a glorious concoction infused with a triple dose of evaporated milk, condensed milk and cream. The texture? Right at that very thin line where snowy white powdered sugar meets butter cake. It's indulgent to say the least.
This post may contain links to Amazon or other partners; your purchases via these links can benefit Serious Eats. Read more about our affiliate linking policy.