These cakes are a thousand layers in theory, and closer to thirty in reality, but they deliver above expectation in both presentation and flavor. Baked in a classic vanilla and a darker spice version with hints of nutmeg and cinnamon, the cakes are individually packaged in a size ideal for a small snack to accompany coffee or tea. I've never managed get away with eating less than three packs of these buttery creations in one sitting.
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These cookie sandwiches by Chicago-based Chocolate Gourmet may be mini in size, two bites at the most, but the sheer amount of chocolate and flavor packed into each nibble is sufficient to satisfy a sweet craving.
Jeni's, the Columbus, Ohio-based ice cream company, is known for an ever-changing array of creative and seasonal flavors. Think coriander-raspberry and goat cheese with red cherries, and wildberry lavender and brown butter almond brittle. Certainly a far way from plain vanilla. They also make ice cream sandwiches—and not regular ice cream sandwiches, but Macaron Ice Cream Sandwiches.
The chocolate sauce is like a creamier cake batter. [Photograph: Somebody's Mother] I thought I had some semblance of willpower. And I did—until I tasted Somebody's Mother's Chocolate Sauce. By the weekend, three days after I opened the container,...